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Curriculum Developer/lecturer Science & Engineering Education/Communication (220176)

Job description

The Undergraduate School of Science and Engineering has a temporary vacancy for a curriculum developer & lecturer. The primary responsibility of this position is to support and supervise UTQ candidates.

• supervising candidates for the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ)
• organise and teach professional development trainings for teaching staff, PhD students and/or student assistants
• support curriculum development within the study programmes of mathematics, computing science and artificial intelligence
• co-teach course ‘Nature of Scientific Disciplines’ within the master’s programme Science Education and Communication.

The trainer will work closely with FSE’s curriculum developers in the PIE Team, as well as with fellow lecturers from the master’s degree in Science Education and Communication. S/he will report to the head of the PIE team and the Director of the USSE.


What we expect of you:
● a master degree in mathematics, computing science, AI or related domain, or a master degree in science education
● a PhD degree is an advantage
● experience in teaching in secondary or tertiary science education
● experience in organising professional development activities and curriculum development in higher education is an advantage
● excellent social skills to be able to work in a complex, international organisation
● excellent communication skills in English.


The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the university is currently in the top 100 of several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from traditional disciplines, such as physics and biology, to interdisciplinary disciplines, such as artificial intelligence and industrial engineering and management. The Undergraduate School and the Graduate School of the faculty provide 14 bachelor degree programmes and 26 master degree programmes to more than 6000 students. The faculty’s staff and students come from all over the world and nearly all its degree programmes are taught in English.

Education within the faculty is supported by the PIE Team (Professional development and Innovation in Education). This team consists of educational developers and trainers, and is responsible for:

● development of and innovation in all the science and engineering curricula
● the educational and intercultural professionalization of students and staff
● support of e-learning tools in science and engineering education.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary with a minimum of € 2,709 up to a maximum of € 4,978 gross per month (salary scale 10-11) for a full-time position
• a great team to be part of
• employment for 0,5 FTE
• in addition to the salary: 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus
• an appointment for 5 months.

Further conditions of employment can be found here:


You can apply for this position by sending a curriculum vitae and motivation letter (in English). The application can be sent by clicking on "Apply" below the advertisement on the university website until 7 June 23.59pm, before 8 June 2020 Dutch local time. The selection interviews will take place in the week of 15 June 2020. An assessment interview may be part of the selection procedure.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Ms. Beth Yoder, Head of Professionalization and Innovation in Education (PIE) Team, b.a.yoder

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.