University of Amsterdam: Junior lecturers

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The department of Political Science is looking for new junior lecturers to teach tutorial courses in the Bachelor programme.

What will you be doing?

Providing high quality teaching in the BSc Politcal Science in an enthusiastic fashion, in English and/or in Dutch. Junior lecturers will be mainly involved in teaching tutorial groups in academic and research skills for first and second year students. They are also tutors for first year students, assist the senior staff with assessment and support the coordination of courses.


We are looking for candidates with:

  • a completed MSc in Political Science or other relevant education, completed before August 2020;
  • interest and preferably experience in teaching, tutoring and/or coaching;
  • good didactical, social and organisational skills;
  • broad and up to date knowledge of the Political Science field, so as to allow candidates to teach various topics in the BSc Political Science, especially academic and research skills;
  • excellent verbal and writing skills in English. Willingness to learn Dutch;
  • eagerness to contribute actively to improving the quality of education in the BSc;
  • team spirit, flexibility and good communication skills;
  • flair in teaching and the ability to inspire students.

We are looking for teamplayers who feel at home in a team of junior lecturers and have flexibility to adjust their work week to the demands of the way teaching is scheduled.


Our offer

A temporary appointment of 22,6 hours per week for the duration of 7 months. The startdate is 15 August 2020. Upon proven suitability and unchanged organizational developments and inflows, there is a possibility of the extension of employment.

For this position the University Job Classification System ‘Docent 4’ applies. The salary will be, depending on level of education and relevant work experience, at least €2,790 and up to €3,491 gross per month with a full employment contract of 38 hours per week (according to scale 10.0-10.5, Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities).

Deadline for applications is June 28, 2020.

The UvA has a comprehensive package of secondary employment conditions including a spacious holiday-arrangement and a ‘13th month’. In addition, the UvA offers excellent study and development opportunities and encourages and facilitates employees to continuously develop themselves professionally.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Political Science
The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

Political Science at the UvA is one of the leading political science departments in Europe. It strives to be inclusive of all major theoretical, substantive and methodological colours in political science.


For further information you may contact:

Dr Marcel Maussen, programme director Bachelor Political Science
T: +31 (0)20 525 4097
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