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      October 08,2021
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    Junior Lecturer Software Engineering

    Vacancy details of Junior Lecturer Software Engineering

    Publication date

    3 September 2021

    Closing date

    13 October 2021

    Level of education

    Master's degree


    38 hours per week

    Salary indication

    €2,836 to €4,474 gross per month

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    Do you want to make a valuable contribution to educating students of our Master programme Software Engineering? Do you want to be part of a team that runs one of the best-rated ICT Master programmes in the Netherlands (according to NSE)? Share your software engineering talent with our students. At the same time boost your own knowledge of software engineering on an academic level and benefit from our vast network of industrial partners.

    What are you going to do

    As a junior lecturer you are the face of the programme working with the students from their first steps to their final thesis defense. You support the course coordinators in the organisation and supervision of work groups and labs. You grade assignments and give valuable feedback to students. You (help to) organise plenary events such as the Thesis Fair, the Graduation Project Kick-off or the Mid-term Presentations. With growing experience we expect you to coach students through their graduation projects, predominantly in collaboration with industry. You will further assist the programme director on the daily management of programme-level affairs.

    In addition to your teaching activities, you are encouraged to spend 0,1 FTE of your time on personal and professional development. For instance, if you wish to pursue setting up your own research projects for students or scientific publications and related activities, we are happy to support you in any way that we can.

    What do we require

    As a junior lecturer in Software Engineering you have:

    • a MSc degree (or even a PhD) in software engineering, computer science or a closely related discipline;
    • practical software engineering experience, preferably in an industrial context;
    • prior teaching experience, e.g. as a student assistant;
    • good didactical and organisational skills;
    • an excellent command of English (C1); Non-native Dutch speakers must be willing to obtain B2 level proficiency in the Dutch Language;
    • a proactive and flexible attitude;
    • the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

    Our offer

    The Faculty of Science offers you a temporary contract of four years (with a 2 month probation period) for 38 hours per week which includes 0.1 FTE dedicated to training and development. The salary, depending on relevant work experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,836 to €4,474 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

    This combination of working as a lecturer while following training is called the Lecturer Development Program (Docent Ontwikkel Programma, DOP). The purpose of the DOP is to optimise your position on the job market (employability and career opportunities) once your temporary employment comes to an end. During the course of your four-year contract, you will follow training modules together with other junior lecturers; this will include the opportunity to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). Together with your supervisor, you will draw up a Personal Development Plan (Persoonlijk Ontwikkelplan, POP) detailing the specifics of your customised program.

    Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

    • A.L. (Lisa) van Pappelendam

    About us

    The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain. Faculty of Science offers a challenging and save work environment with modern facilities and an international atmosphere. The position of a junior lecturer provides you with ample opportunities to grow, personally as well as professionally, to take responsibilities and to shape individual courses and eventually the programme as a whole.

    The Graduate School of Informatics is home to the Faculty’s Master programmes in Information Sciences, among others the Master programme Software Engineering.

    Job application

    The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 13 October 2021. You can apply online by using the link below.

    Applications in .pdf should include:

    • a motivation letter and CV,
    • a detailed description of prior experience in teaching as well as in (industrial) software engineering,
    • a list of publications (depending on experience).

    Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

    We will invite potential candidates for interviews in the beginning of October 2021.

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