Gepubliceerd op 06-03-2014

Vacature: Teaching Assistant, History, at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History, Maastricht University

Job description
You contribute to teaching in the interdisciplinary field of contemporary history and culture. Teaching duties include courses at the BA level and the MA level in the faculty’s Arts and Culture programmes and European Studies programmes.
Your teaching activities will take 100% of your time.


  • The candidate has a Master degree in History or a related field in the Humanities or the Social Sciences.
  • The candidate should be capable of triggering student learning and participation in group discussions. (S)he is an inspiring and stimulating supervisor. As the language of instruction is English, your command of English (oral and writing) should be excellent. Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are highly welcomed.
  • Experience with teaching international classrooms would be a plus. All members of staff are expected to share our emphasis on high quality teaching, reflected in our system of small-scale problem based learning.
  • You are open to interdisciplinary work.
  • You are a team player.

What we have to offer
We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research.
We offer an 0.80 fte appointment as Teaching Assistant for one year.
Depending on the number of students and on your performance there might be the possibility to extend the contract after one year.
The contract period of Teaching Assistants at FASoS is in total maximum 3 years.
The FASoS Teaching Assistant policy will give you the opportunity to prepare for continuing your career outside FASoS through career counseling.

Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is about € 2.425,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment).
Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for a relocation allowance or an allowance for alternative housing.
Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.
You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.

Dienstverband: Temporary, 1 year

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 15,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university’s strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has a staff of about 250, and over 1,800 students. All programmes are offered in English. Students come from all over the world. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor programmes: Arts and Culture, and European Studies, eight different 1-year Master programmes and two 2-year research Master programmes. Its Graduate School takes in around 10 PhD students each year. Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in several recently renovated 18th-century buildings in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciencesis available on our website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos

Solliciteer vóór 30 maart 2014 op deze vacature.

Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to the Head of the Department of History, Prof. K.K. Patel (k.patel@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local university provisions apply as well. For more information please see the website.

Starting date: Preferably 15 August 2014

Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Word lid van het KNHG.
Het Huygens Instituut beoogt de Nederlandse geschiedenis en cultuur inclusiever maken. Het ontsluit historische bronnen en literaire teksten en ontwikkelt innovatieve methoden, tools en duurzame digitale infrastructuur.