Teacher for the Master Science Education and Communication (0.5 FTE)


Faculty of Science and Engineering


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the university is currently in the top 100 of several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers education and research in a wide range of science disciplines, from traditional disciplines such as physics and biology to interdisciplinary disciplines such as artificial intelligence and industrial engineering and management. The School of Science and Engineering of the faculty provide respectively 13 Bachelor degree programmes and 26 Master degree programmes to approximately 6,000 students. The faculty’s staff and students come from all over the world and nearly all its degree programmes are in English. The Master Programme in Science Education and Communication is bi-lingual (English and Dutch are used in projects).

Job description

The School of Science and Engineering has a temporary vacancy for a teacher in the Master Science Education and Communication.

You will join a small team of teachers that together takes care of the teaching in the Master Science Education and Communication. This programme teaches students to become science communicators or high-school teachers in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology or computer sciences.
You will be teaching in the course Research Methods for Science Education and Communication and supervise student projects, with a focus on Research in Science Education and (especially) Science Communication. You will also act as coordinator of a course on Science History and Philosophy, which is mainly taught by guest lecturers. You will be affiliated to ISEC, the Institute for Science Education and Communication.

We are therefore looking for a candidate with a research background in science education and communication, preferably with a PhD in this field, or someone with a strong background in science and additional experience with research in science education or communication.


We encourage you to apply if you:

• have a PhD degree, preferably in Science Communication or Education, or a discipline with related research methods, or similar research experience
• have a background in mathematics, natural sciences and/or engineering
• have experience in teaching, preferably at the University level
• have knowledge of science philosophy
• have Dutch and English proficiency
• possess cross-cultural sensitivity and strong communicative skills.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary depending on your level of experience with a minimum of € 2,790 (salary scale 10) up to a maximum of € 5,127 gross per month (salary scale 11) for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
• a minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment.
• an appointment for one year, with possibility of extension for one more year, depending on the developments within the organisation, and a positive evaluation during the Result and Development Interview.

Start date: 1 August 2021

Job Application

We invite you to submit a complete application including:

• a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
• a curriculum vitae
• a statement of your teaching goals and experience.

Applications are allowed at any time until 6 May 11:59pm / before 7 May 2021 Dutch local time (CET), by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The interviews with the potential candidates will be held in week 20.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr Henk Mulder, Programme Director
+31 6 25130100

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221206

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