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Lecturer Communication in Science

We invite you to apply for a temporary position of lecturer in academic communication skills within the team Communication in Science (CIS). Our group teaches students to become accomplished writers and excellent presenters in the competitive publish-or-perish genres of science publication. We provide instruction in scientific writing and presentation skills to (bio)medical students in English. Our teaching program implements a task-based learning approach and is fully integrated within the content curriculum.

20 dagen geleden


Albinusdreef, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
24 uur
€ 4165 per maand


As part of the Communication in Science team you will provide instructions in scientific writing and training in presentation skills to students of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at bachelor’s and master’s levels in English. Within our team of ten teachers you will teach students in small groups, offer individual tutoring to senior students, and provide feedback and assessment on written papers.

 In short

·         You have affinity with teaching academic communication skills or English for Academic Purposes

·         You are familiar with the genres and forms of science communication

·         You are able to motivate students and have an excellent level of English

·         You are a team player and comfortable in a dynamic working environment


Ideally you already have experience in teaching academic communication skills to third-level students; though this position may also suit a new teacher or recent graduate. You have affinity with science communication and experience with scientific research genres. You have a background in academic communication skills, English for Academic Purposes, or rhetoric. You are a team player who is comfortable in co-teaching situations, and you can function within a dynamic working environment. Furthermore, you have strong personal communication skills, good organizational skills and a good sense of humor.


You will be employed on the basis of 24 hours per week. Appointment is fo 3 months. Your salary is based on your education and experience and is a maximum of  € 4,615  gross per month for a full time position (scale 10 in the Collective Labour Agreement for University Hospitals).

Additional information

Career at the LUMC

The LUMC offers opportunities to maintain and develop your knowledge and skills. We offer internal courses and in-service training to help you with your personal development. We also offer services for mobility and career advice.

More information

The start date for the position is effective immediately. You will be appointed until 31 August (0.65 fte).

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Contact details

John O’Sullivan, Coordinator Communication in Science, directorate of Education, Email: j.f.osullivan@lumc.n



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