Junior Lecturer in Information Systems
University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science

Junior Lecturer/Senior Teaching Assistant for MSc track Information Systems

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Science
Educational level:  Master
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  6-11-2022
Vacancy number:  10488

Do you:

  • want make a valuable contribution to educating students in our master track Information Systems?
  • want to work in a programme that has been in the spotlight for years but has also opted for quality and small-scale education?

Then the job of Junior Lecturer/Senior Teaching Assistant MSc Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam may be perfect for you. We are looking for a junior lecturer who will support group classes (seminars and computer lab sessions), evaluate assignments, supervise teaching assistants (TAs) and coach students during their thesis projects. The Master Information Sciences programme consists of two tracks (Information Systems and Data Science) and is part of the Graduate School of Informatics of the Faculty of Science.

What does this job entail?

As a junior lecturer, you will help in the preparation and organisation of seminars, computer labs, and projects for a range of courses in our programme. This will be done in consultation with the course coordinators who are responsible for the theoretical and course pedagogical implementation of a course. The emphasis of the junior lecturer position is on supporting the practical matters of the education within our Master’s programme and coaching students who are working on their thesis projects. The tasks of a junior lecturer consist of:

• preparing and adapting course material for project and practical groups;
• coaching and instructing teaching assistants (TAs);
• supervising project and practical groups;
• providing feedback on weekly assignments;
• supporting the Master thesis process (organisation as well as supervision of academic processes);
• organising extracurricular activities, such as ad-hoc workshops.

What do you have to offer?

• a Master of Science degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, information science, or a related discipline;  
• good didactical and organisational skills;
• an excellent command of English (C1); Non-native Dutch speakers must be willing to obtain B2 level proficiency in the Dutch language;
• a proactive and flexible attitude;
• the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Please note that the job that we have on offer is a junior teaching position. 

If you hold a recently obtained PhD degree (or nearly completed) in computer science, artificial intelligence, information science, or a related discipline, we invite you to apply as well.

What can we offer you?

We offer an employment contract for 4 years (with a 2 month probation period) for 38 hours per week, with a starting date that is as soon as possible.  

Your salary, depending on your relevant workexperience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €2,960 to €4,670 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

The Faculty of Science offers you a four-year contract, which includes 0.1 FTE dedicated to training and development. This combination of working as a junior lecturer while following training is called the Lecturer Development Programme (Docent Ontwikkel Programma, DOP). The purpose of the DOP is to optimise your position on the job market (employability and career opportunities) once your temporary employment comes to an end. During the course of your four-year contract, you will follow training modules together with other junior lecturers; this will include the opportunity to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO). Together with your supervisor, you will draw up a Personal Development Plan (Persoonlijk Ontwikkelplan, POP) detailing the specifics of your customised programme.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

The great strength of the Faculty of Science lies in the commitment and enthusiasm of its lecturers and students, combined with the scope for individual initiative, increasingly effective support as well as a modern, professional campus. The degree programmes have been designed according to the principle of 'uniformity where possible and differentiation where necessary', which means that the programmes decide what goals to achieve and how to reach such goals within generic frameworks.

At our organisation, you will find a challenging work environment with diverse tasks as well as enough room for your own initiative and development. The atmosphere is open and there is scope for collaboration between colleagues.

In addition, we offer an extensive package of benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end allowance, while it is also important to us that you continue your development and professionalisation. To this end, we can offer you excellent study and development possibilities.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

Lisa van Pappelendam
Supervisor to Junior Lecturers, Graduate School of Informatics

Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving both your cover letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until the 6th of November. Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

If you encounter Error GBB451/ GBC451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

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