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Junior Lecturer position in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for the position of a Junior Lecturer.The preferred starting date is 1 …

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 32 uur
€ 2836 - € 4474 per maand


The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for the position of a Junior Lecturer.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2022, or before.

As Junior Lecturer, you will play a central role in Higher Education within the Mathematics Department. Your tasks will include: lecturing, supervising internships, working with students to improve their academic skills, initiating and participating in innovation projects related to educational improvement, coordination and organizational tasks (10%) related to the educational programs. The mathematics department hosts two state-of-the-art bachelor and master programs in Mathematics and Business Analytics. The precise tasks will be determined in consultation, taking into account your background and interests as well as the needs of the department. You will also acquire a basic qualification in teaching ('BKO').

We aim to appoint an inspiring teacher, keen to disseminate mathematics at all levels, to classes with various backgrounds. The Junior Lecturer should be motivated by a strong desire to have an impact on students' learning, and on our educational policies. We expect the Junior Lecturer to contribute to our inclusive, welcoming, international environment.

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are particularly encouraged. We are working to improve the present gender balance within the department, and particularly welcome applications from women.


  • a (prospective) MSc. degree in Mathematics (or an equivalent thereof) with excellent results
  • some experience in teaching (e.g. as a TA)
  • a desire to develop your teaching skills
  • strong communication skills in English


A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,836 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,474 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The appointment will be for 4 years. Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • good paid parental leave scheme
  • child daycare facilities available on campus
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button by March 1, 2022 and upload: a cover letter, a CV, a brief teaching statement , a list of courses and grades at the MSc level, a (draft) MSc thesis if available, and the names and e-mail addresses of two references (e.g your MSc thesis advisor and someone who can say something about your teaching).

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Daniele Avitabile
Position: Associate Professor of Mathematics
E-mail: d.avitabile@vu.nl