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Education Assistant

Do you want to support Master students from the Department of Plant Sciences at Wageningen University with for instance their consultancy projects? Do you …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


Do you want to support Master students from the Department of Plant Sciences at Wageningen University with for instance their consultancy projects? Do you want to take initiative and are you creative in finding solutions within set frameworks? Are you organization sensitive and able to deal flexibly with a very dynamic environment? Then we have an interesting vacancy for you!

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to join our teaching support team (currently three people) at Department of Plant Sciences at Wageningen University .
Job description:
  • You will be part of our teaching support team and will be involved in supporting the implementation and the innovation of our education;
  • Within this team you will be the logistic responsible person of the university-wide course Academic Consultancy Training (ACT). This is a highly innovative course with approximately 1000 participants per year. Students are working in small groups on a transdisciplinary-oriented academic consultancy project for an external commissioner. The video below gives you an impression of ACT;
  • You will also give logistic support for some other smaller courses within the chair groups;
  • The position involves working with the digital platforms.


  • An education at minimally HBO level;
  • A proactive and solution oriented attitude when organizing teaching;
  • Enthusiasm for education;
  • Good level of English and Dutch both verbally and in writing for communication with (international) teachers and students;
  • Experience in working with standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office )and eager to learn university digital platforms (OSIRIS, Brightspace, ANS);
  • Affinity with financial tasks;
  • Team player.


Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €2700,- and €3605,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 8). An independent and diverse position in a pleasant and student-oriented teaching and research group for 0.6-0.8 FTE with the prospect of a permanent position.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Additional information

For more information about the position please contact Niels Anten by e-mail: niels.anten@wur.nl

For more information about the procedure please contact vacaturemeldingen.psg@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 13 January 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on 27 January and 28 January 2022.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.