Lecturer for Biomedical Engineering Design courses (0.8 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. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

This position will be embedded in FSE’s School of Science and Engineering, which offers 14 Bachelor degree programmes and 26 Master degree programmes to approximately 7,000 students. In particular, you will become part of the team that takes care of the Biomedical Engineering programme.

Job description

We are looking for a lecturer who can strengthen our bachelor degree programme in Biomedical Engineering. The focus of the position will be on design courses. This is a crucial element of the Biomedical Engineering programme. The lecturer will strengthen the existing lecturing team in order to deal with the large number of students.

The tasks of the lecturer will include:
● teaching, tutoring and grading design courses in the Bachelor programme Biomedical Engineering
● facilitating and coordinating communications between instructors, teaching assistants (TAs), and students
● contributing to developing and assessing exams
● coordinating activities related to the TAs and their tasks
● developing active learning activities for tutorials and lectures.


We encourage you to apply if you:

● have a PhD degree in the area of Biomedical Engineering or a related field
● have ample experience in the design or development of medical devices
● have excellent teaching skills
● preferably have experience in teaching at the University level
● have good command of spoken and written English
● are a team player with good communication skills
● are able to work well in an international, culturally diverse, environment.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

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

● a salary, depending on work experience and qualifications, with a minimum of € 2,709 (salary scale 10) up to a maximum of € 5,127 gross per month (salary scale 11) for a full-time position
● an appointment for one year that will be extended by two years if you perform well
● a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
● an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
● a minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment
● training opportunities to further develop your didactic capabilities, including the UTQ (BKO) training.

Preferred start date: 1 September, in any case not later than 1 November

Consider our website for more information about the conditions of employment at the University of Groningen: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/new-staff/conditions-of-employment

Job Application

Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

● a cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position
● a curriculum vitae, including a description of your teaching experience.

You can submit your application until 13 June 11:59pm / before 14 June 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The interviews will take place in the weeks of 21- 25 June or 28 June - 2 July.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women 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:

Prof. E. van der Giessen, Programme Director (BSc Biomedical Engineering), info about the position
+31 6 57574223

Prof. Marc van der Maarel, Director School of Science and Engineering, for other information
+31 50 3639248

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221355

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