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Tutors / Trainers in Psychology (m/f, 0,5 - 0,6 fte)

As a tutor you guide first or second year tutorial groups of 11 - 12 students. In a PBL environment the tutor is not a teacher in the traditional sense, but a …

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Burgemeester Oudlaan, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
20 - 24 uur


As a tutor you guide first or second year tutorial groups of 11 - 12 students. In a PBL environment the tutor is not a teacher in the traditional sense, but a guide. You observe and analyze the group process in the background, you direct or guide if necessary by using questions, examples or advice instead of giving instructions or information directly. You consider it a challenge to help students understand the material and to encourage their academic thinking.

These are your activities two days a week for half a day or a full day, depending on your contractual hours. You are responsible for one or two tutorial groups and these groups convene throughout the year on fixed times. The first year tutorial meetings will be on Monday and Thursday whereas the second year tutorial meetings will be on Tuesday and Friday. Additionally, you will be a practical skills trainer during the course-related practicals. These practicals (such as an introduction to psychodiagnostics, psychological communication, training trainers) are on Wednesday or Thursday. Doing research is not part of your position.

In preparation of your duties and responsibilities, you will participate in a tutor training in August in week 33 or 34. For those familiar with PBL (as student or teacher), please inform us in your letter of application.


  • A (nearly) finished Master’s Degree in Psychology
  • Proof of excellent language skills in English, such as a being a native speaker or having a CAE or CPE certificate. (For the International Bachelor Program of Psychology, we are specifically looking for (near) native English speakers who can tutor and train the International students in English)
  • Experience with statistics and methods & techniques is a plus (please mention in your letter);
  • Proven affinity with academics, teaching and PBL
  • Availability on the aforementioned days when tutorial and practical meetings take place, as well as the days for training.

You enjoy the experience and challenge of guiding and encouraging groups of first- or second-year students. The success of our program is partially dependent on your enthusiasm and engagement!


A varied job in an enthusiastic team with good employment conditions, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The initial contract will run for a period of 1 year. Then there is a possibility to extend the contract to a maximum duration of 4 years.

The EUR offers a salary of € 2.588,00 in the first year (scale 10, step 0) in accordance with the CAO NU. Salary is based on a fulltime occupation. The employment factor can vary from 0,4 fte to 0.6 fte and depends on the number of groups that you will supervise. The attractive employment conditions package includes a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%, 8% holiday allowance and a good pension provision. Employees can also use a number of facilities such as the sports facility and the library.

The EUR highly values the development and training of their employees. As a tutor / trainer at the ESSB, you will have the opportunity to participate (under conditions) in the so-called 'academic tutor career path development program'. This career program offers you the opportunity to prepare for a future career within education / training or research. More information about this will follow during the interviews.

Additional information

You can find more information about the Faculty and our bachelor programme on www.eur.nl/essb/. For additional information about the position you can contact Estella van der Wal (vanderwal@essb.eur.nl) of Jolijn Serto (serto@essb.eur.nl)

We look forward to receiving your written letter of application with resume and the grade lists of both your Bachelor and Master degree before or on 21th of May 2018 per email (sollicitaties-dpecs@fsw.eur.nl) under the email subject: Tutor/Trainer IBP.

The job interviews take place in week 24 and 25