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Assistant Professor Professional Learning Communities in Higher Education

The Assistant Professor (1.0 fte) will contribute to the teaching innovation initiative at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. With regard to teaching, the Assistant Professor will play a pivotal role in coordinating ...

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Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 5405 per maand


The Assistant Professor (1.0 fte) will contribute to the teaching innovation initiative at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. With regard to teaching, the Assistant Professor will play a pivotal role in coordinating and supporting the professional learning communities in the departments of Sociology, Psychology, and Educational Sciences. The Assistant Professor can also develop own professional learning communities, for instance in the field of ‘Student as Partners’, where students will be directly involved in the development of courses. The assistant professor’s research, among others into the professional learning communities, will be part of the research programme ‘Effectiveness of Higher Education’.


- a PhD degree in the Social and Behavioural Sciences
- proven ability to collaborate in a teaching or research team and to take the lead in organizing collaborative work
- experience or affinity with teacher professionalization in Higher Education
- experience with research in Higher Education
- in possession of the University Teaching Qualification (or willingness to obtain it within the first two years of employment)
- publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals in the field of higher
-the ability to communicate orally and in written form in English (command of English C1 level) and command of Dutch (or willingness and ability to learn Dutch in a short period).


The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience.
For candidates at the Assistant Professor level the salary for a full-time position ranges from a minimum of € 3,475 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 (salary scale 12) gross per month. The gross salary is excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
The appointment will be for a period of four years. Before the end of the first year there will be an evaluation. After a positive performance evaluation, the position will be extended to four years full time.

An employment of a minimum of 0.8 fte is possible.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

The interviews will be held 16 November 2017.

You may apply for this position until 30 October 23:59h / before 31 October 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applicants are requested to submit:
- a letter of motivation including their view on how the applicant’s profile fits with the job description
- an up-to-date curriculum vitae
- sample copies of their research (published papers or papers under review)
- the names and contact details of two references.

Applications without these documents will not be considered.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

Prof. Klaas van Veen

Dr Ellen Jansen


Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a centre of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. The faculty studies issues relating to human behaviour, the relationships between people, and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how these can be resolved or prevented.