Junior Lecturer (Junior Docent) In Academic Skills In Pharmaceutical Sciences

We are looking for a colleague who is passionate about science education, with a profile which suits a focus on Academic and Professional Skills within the Pharmaceutical Sciences curriculum.

Your function

As a Junior Lecturer you will support the following programmes: BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and MSc Drug Discovery Sciences. You will be involved in various teaching-related, and organizational activities in both programmes. Academic and professional skills in the programmes focus on oral and written presentations, studying and professional skills, use of software & statistics, and preparation for the job market.

You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build a portfolio in the context of education as a preparation for various career paths. To this end, you will acquire a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’) and other training. Moreover, you will work in a team together with other junior lecturers within the section of Innovations in Health and Life Sciences as well as with staff members of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Your duties
As a junior lecturer you will have a variety of duties depending on your expertise and interest, such as

  • contribute to several BSc and MSc courses related to academic and professional skills
  • contribute to promotional activities (Outreach) for the programmes
  • assist in the planning and design of academic skill-related learning paths
  • assist in the coordination and administrative tasks of the programmes
  • contribute to innovation projects to further improve teaching practices

Your profile

The candidate must have completed a life science master or a master related to education or pedagogy. Affinity with, or an interest in, the field of pharmaceutical sciences is required.

In addition, the candidate should

  • a proven interest in education
  • affinity with the field of pharmaceutical sciences and drug discovery
  • preferably be fluent in Dutch and English
  • have strong oral and written communication skills
  • possess good organizational skills
  • be proactive and able to work independently

As a university, we strive for equal opportunities for all, recognising that diversity takes many forms. We believe that diversity in all its complexity is invaluable for the quality of our teaching, research and service. We are always looking for talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. This also means that we are committed to creating an inclusive community so that we can use diversity as an asset.

We realise that each individual brings a unique set of skills, expertise and mindset. Therefore we are happy to invite anyone who recognises themselves in the profile to apply, even if you do not meet all the requirements.

What do we offer?

A challenging position in a socially engaged organisation. At VU Amsterdam, you contribute to education, research and service for a better world. And that is valuable. So in return for your efforts, we offer you:

  • a salary of minimum € 3.226,00 (Scale 10) and maximum € 5.090,00 (Scale 10) gross per month, on a full-time basis. This is based on UFO profile Teacher 4. The exact salary depends on your education and experience.
  • a position for at least 0.8 FTE. Your employment contract will initially last 4 year.   

We also offer you attractive fringe benefits and regulations. Some examples:

  • A full-time 38-hour working week comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year. If you choose to work 40 hours, you have 96 extra holiday leave hours on an annual basis. For part-timers, this is calculated pro rata.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave
  • child daycare facilities available on campus
  • good paid parental leave scheme

About us

The Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our department conducts internationally renowned research and provides inspiring teaching. We aim to inspire through imagination and vision, within a safe and stimulating environment. We believe that challenging existing theories contributes to a better world. We push the boundaries of our knowledge in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences to pass it on to future generations. Our core values are inspiration, interdisciplinary & collegial collaboration, and curiosity.

The department conducts research across a broad spectrum of the molecular sciences, "from electrons to drugs and smart materials." The research is combined with valorization and educational innovation. 

Faculty of Science
Researchers and students at VU Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science tackle fundamental and complex scientific problems to help pave the way for a sustainable and healthy future. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to malnutrition, and from molecules to the moon: we cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. Our teaching and research have a strong experimentally technical, computational and interdisciplinary nature.

We work on new solutions guided by value-driven, interdisciplinary methodologies. We are committed to research, valorisation and training socially engaged citizens of the world who will make valuable contributions to a sustainable, healthy future.

Are you interested in joining the Faculty of Science? You will join undergraduate students, PhD candidates and researchers at the biggest sciences faculty in the Netherlands. You will combine a professional focus with a broad view of the world. We are proud of our collegial working climate, characterised by committed staff, a pragmatic attitude and engagement in the larger whole. The faculty is home to over 11,000 students enrolled in 40 study programmes. It employs over 1,600 professionals spread across 10 academic departments.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam stands for values-driven education and research. We are open-minded experts with the ability to think freely. - a broader mind. Maintaining an entrepreneurial perspective and concentrating on diversity, significance and humanity, we work on sustainable solutions with social impact. By joining forces, across the boundaries of disciplines, we work towards a better world for people and planet. Together we create a safe and respectful working and study climate, and an inspiring environment for education and research. Learn more about our codes of conduct

We are located on one physical campus, in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, with excellent location and accessibility.  Over 5,500 staff work at the VU and over 30,000 students attend academic education.

Diversity
Diversity is the driving force of the VU. The VU wants to be accessible and receptive to diversity in disciplines, cultures, ideas, nationalities, beliefs, preferences and worldviews. We believe that trust, respect, interest and differences lead to new insights and innovation, to sharpness and clarity, to excellence and a broader understanding.

We stand for an inclusive community and believe that diversity and internationalisation contribute to the quality of education, research and our services.

Therefore, we are always searching for people whose backgrounds and experience contribute to the diversity of the VU community.

Interested

Are you interested in this position and do you believe that your experience will contribute to the further development of our university? In that case, we encourage you to submit your application.

Submitting a diploma is part of the application process.

Applications received by e-mail will not be considered.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

Your function

As a Junior Lecturer you will support the following programmes: BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and MSc Drug Discovery Sciences. You will be involved in various teaching-related, and organizational activities in both programmes. Academic and professional skills in the programmes focus on oral and written presentations, studying and professional skills, use of software & statistics, and preparation for the job market.

You will be encouraged to work on academic innovations and to build a portfolio in the context of education as a preparation for various career paths. To this end, you will acquire a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’) and other training. Moreover, you will work in a team together with other junior lecturers within the section of Innovations in Health and Life Sciences as well as with staff members of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Your duties
As a junior lecturer you will have a variety of duties depending on your expertise and interest, such as

  • contribute to several BSc and MSc courses related to academic and professional skills
  • contribute to promotional activities (Outreach) for the programmes
  • assist in the planning and design of academic skill-related learning paths
  • assist in the coordination and administrative tasks of the programmes
  • contribute to innovation projects to further improve teaching practices

Your profile

The candidate must have completed a life science master or a master related to education or pedagogy. Affinity with, or an interest in, the field of pharmaceutical sciences is required.

In addition, the candidate should

  • a proven interest in education
  • affinity with the field of pharmaceutical sciences and drug discovery
  • preferably be fluent in Dutch and English
  • have strong oral and written communication skills
  • possess good organizational skills
  • be proactive and able to work independently

As a university, we strive for equal opportunities for all, recognising that diversity takes many forms. We believe that diversity in all its complexity is invaluable for the quality of our teaching, research and service. We are always looking for talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. This also means that we are committed to creating an inclusive community so that we can use diversity as an asset.

We realise that each individual brings a unique set of skills, expertise and mindset. Therefore we are happy to invite anyone who recognises themselves in the profile to apply, even if you do not meet all the requirements.

What do we offer?

A challenging position in a socially engaged organisation. At VU Amsterdam, you contribute to education, research and service for a better world. And that is valuable. So in return for your efforts, we offer you:

  • a salary of minimum € 3.226,00 (Scale 10) and maximum € 5.090,00 (Scale 10) gross per month, on a full-time basis. This is based on UFO profile Teacher 4. The exact salary depends on your education and experience.
  • a position for at least 0.8 FTE. Your employment contract will initially last 4 year.   

We also offer you attractive fringe benefits and regulations. Some examples:

  • A full-time 38-hour working week comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year. If you choose to work 40 hours, you have 96 extra holiday leave hours on an annual basis. For part-timers, this is calculated pro rata.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave
  • child daycare facilities available on campus
  • good paid parental leave scheme

About us

The Department of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our department conducts internationally renowned research and provides inspiring teaching. We aim to inspire through imagination and vision, within a safe and stimulating environment. We believe that challenging existing theories contributes to a better world. We push the boundaries of our knowledge in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences to pass it on to future generations. Our core values are inspiration, interdisciplinary & collegial collaboration, and curiosity.

The department conducts research across a broad spectrum of the molecular sciences, "from electrons to drugs and smart materials." The research is combined with valorization and educational innovation. 

Faculty of Science
Researchers and students at VU Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science tackle fundamental and complex scientific problems to help pave the way for a sustainable and healthy future. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to malnutrition, and from molecules to the moon: we cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. Our teaching and research have a strong experimentally technical, computational and interdisciplinary nature.

We work on new solutions guided by value-driven, interdisciplinary methodologies. We are committed to research, valorisation and training socially engaged citizens of the world who will make valuable contributions to a sustainable, healthy future.

Are you interested in joining the Faculty of Science? You will join undergraduate students, PhD candidates and researchers at the biggest sciences faculty in the Netherlands. You will combine a professional focus with a broad view of the world. We are proud of our collegial working climate, characterised by committed staff, a pragmatic attitude and engagement in the larger whole. The faculty is home to over 11,000 students enrolled in 40 study programmes. It employs over 1,600 professionals spread across 10 academic departments.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam stands for values-driven education and research. We are open-minded experts with the ability to think freely. - a broader mind. Maintaining an entrepreneurial perspective and concentrating on diversity, significance and humanity, we work on sustainable solutions with social impact. By joining forces, across the boundaries of disciplines, we work towards a better world for people and planet. Together we create a safe and respectful working and study climate, and an inspiring environment for education and research. Learn more about our codes of conduct

We are located on one physical campus, in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, with excellent location and accessibility.  Over 5,500 staff work at the VU and over 30,000 students attend academic education.

Diversity
Diversity is the driving force of the VU. The VU wants to be accessible and receptive to diversity in disciplines, cultures, ideas, nationalities, beliefs, preferences and worldviews. We believe that trust, respect, interest and differences lead to new insights and innovation, to sharpness and clarity, to excellence and a broader understanding.

We stand for an inclusive community and believe that diversity and internationalisation contribute to the quality of education, research and our services.

Therefore, we are always searching for people whose backgrounds and experience contribute to the diversity of the VU community.

Questions about the vacancy?

Please contact

Chris Vos

Opleidingsdirecteur

Interested

Are you interested in this position and do you believe that your experience will contribute to the further development of our university? In that case, we encourage you to submit your application.

Submitting a diploma is part of the application process.

Applications received by e-mail will not be considered.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

Questions about the vacancy?

Please contact

Chris Vos

Opleidingsdirecteur

Application procedure

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