Life Science tutor at Erasmus University College

Erasmus University College (EUC) invites applications for a Tutor position (0.5 fte) for its
Life Sciences department.

Job description
As a Tutor you will be assigned to guide up to four groups of approximately 12 students
each, in one or two courses during each so-called Quad period in the academic year of EUC.
You are required to do so in a way consistent with EUC’s educational philosophy of problem-
based learning. EUC designates the weekly sessions, in which you are required to guide
your assigned students in their learning, as tutorials.
Additionally, EUC tasks its tutors:

  • To reflect on the professional development of students during the academic year
  • To perform corrector duties regarding assessment work during the courses
  • To guide and/or instruct small groups on lab skills
  • To assist in recruiting events, such as the Open Days and ‘Experience EUC’
  • To take part in the interviews that EUC schedules with applying students
  • To support the Life Sciences department with assistance on the development of courses
    and/or the supervision of Capstone projects by students

Your profile

  • You hold at least an MSc in (Medical) Biology or Life Sciences; PhD candidates
    are especially asked to apply;
  • You are willing and able to guide tutorial groups on a wide range of subjects, as
    offered by not only the Life Sciences-department, but also the departments of
    Humanities, Social & Behavioural Sciences and Economics & Business;
  • You have at the very least demonstrable affinity with teaching; however, some
    relevant teaching experience is preferred;
  • You are proficient in mathematics and statistics;
  • You have excellent communication skills and you are highly proficient in the
    English language (at least C1 level in the CEFR, C2 level is preferred);
  • You look forward to becoming a proactive member of a stimulating academic community
    that is the hallmark of a university college;
  • We explicitly invite international candidates to apply for this vacancy.

 

Conditions of employment
The new Tutor is invited to join Erasmus University College starting August 13, 2018.
Contracts will initially be running for a period of one year, with a possible extension.
The workload for a member of the academic staff at EUC is not evenly distributed across the
academic year. Do expect a relative higher workload during the periods classes are
scheduled (so-called Quads) and a relative lower workload during the remaining months, so
plan accordingly. Lecturers and Tutors are also required to be flexible with their working
days, as the scheduling by EUC of all tutorials is dominant and by its nature quite inflexible.
As it is highly disruptive and next to impossible for EUC to change its schedule you will be
required to ensure and confirm your availability for all tutorials. Weekly work meetings for
preparation, coordination and reflective purposes require your attendance as well.
The conditions of employment comply with the ‘CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/Collective
Agreement Netherlands Universities (CAO NU)’. Salary is subject to know-how and
experience and will be within salary scale 10 (starting at € 2,588 gross salary per month for a
fulltime position). Starting salaries tend to be near the lower end of the scale.

Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance
of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a considerate amount of vacation days. More
information is available at https://www.eur.nl/en/working/hr-information.

Information and application
For more information about Erasmus University College, please visit the website
www.eur.nl/euc. For more information about the vacancy applicants should contact Dr. Kees
Vink, Associate Professor and Head of Department Life Sciences (vink@euc.eur.nl).
Applicants are required to send an electronic copy of their letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
and names of two referees to vink@euc.eur.nl. The deadline for applications is July 8, 2018.
Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates
will be invited to an interview with a selection committee.

Erasmus University Rotterdam
The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the disciplines
Medicine and Health Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Law, various other
social sciences including Psychology, Public Management, Sociology and Pedagogy and
various humanities including History, Arts, Communication, and Philosophy. In addition to the
initial degree programmes, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and
courses. Erasmus University has over 28,000 students (initial degree, postgraduate degree,
and other academic courses) and around 2,900 staff.

Erasmus University College
Erasmus University College is the EUR’s internationally orientated and selective
undergraduate college, that offers a bachelor’s degree programme in Liberal Arts and
Sciences based on intensive multi-disciplinary education. The college and its city campus are
in the centre of metropolitan Rotterdam. The residential character of the college attributes to
a safe academic community in which its students live and study together. Erasmus University
College works from five academic fields: Academic Core, Life Sciences, Humanities, Social
and Behavioural Sciences, and Economics & Business. Erasmus University College is part of
the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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