Associate professor | Department of Educational Development & Research

Do you want to contribute to educating healthcare professionals for the future? Are you interested in innovations and research in education in the health professions domain? This position focuses on expanding insights in this domain from practical and theoretical perspectives.


Job Description


This position is embedded within the Department of Educational Development & Research (O&O). We contribute to educational innovation and research and offer support to teachers, educational coordinators and leaders within the various bachelor’s and master’s programs of the FHML in the following four domains: Faculty Development, Instructional Design and e-Learning, Evaluation and Assessment. As an associate professor at the Department of Educational Development & Research, you will participate in research that is part of the School of Health Professions Education (SHE). SHE is one of 6 graduate schools at FHML and focuses on a range of research topics relevant to health professions education.


In this job, you take a leading role in educational innovations and research within the domain of learning and curriculum design addressing questions such as how to embed technology in a curriculum, how to tailor a curriculum to the needs of learners.


Your responsibilities

  • You take a leading and pioneering role in innovation and research in the domain of learning and curriculum design;
  • You take a leading role in two of the four domains/task forces;
  • You inspire the leaders and coordinators of the FHML bachelor and master programs to innovative their programs;
  • You fulfill teaching roles, such as tutor, mentor, and course coordinator roles;
  • You conduct scientific research and further develop your line of research resulting in international peer reviewed journal articles;
  • You take a leading role in supervising PhD candidates and other researchers and apply for research grants;
  • You take on coordinating and management responsibilities in education and/or research.


Job Requirements


  • You have completed relevant training (MSc) in educational sciences, psychology or social sciences or in the health domain with additional qualifications in education.
  • You have a doctoral degree (PhD).
  • You have expertise in the domain of learning, instruction and curriculum design, from a theoretical, empirical and practical perspective as evidenced by scientific publications.
  • You have preferably supervised three completed PhD candidates as a (co-)supervisor.
  • You have acquired various grants.
  • You hold a teaching qualification certificate and have broad teaching experience.
  • You have good communication and organization skills.
  • You are a team worker and are active in relevant national and international networks.
  • You have leadership skills.
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English language in word and writing.


What we offer

As Associate professor at Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:

  • Good employment conditions. The position is graded in scale 13 according to UFO profile associate professor, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €6002,00 and €7305,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 0,8 - 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract. 
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model. 
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students. 
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for your personal and professional development. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and supporting various well-established initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate'. 
    The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.

Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?
At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

Click here for more information about UM. 

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

At the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), everything revolves around healthy living. Our research and education are not solely focused on recovery, but place a strong emphasis on prevention, health preservation, and health promotion. Our aim is to use our knowledge and expertise to genuinely contribute to the well-being of individual people as well as society in total. 

In, research, and healthcare, FHML is closely collaborating with the academic hospital in Maastricht, together forming the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+).  FHML is strongly connected in education, research, and care with the Maastricht academic hospital, together with which it forms the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+). 

FHML, which is the largest faculty of Maastricht University, is formed by an (inter)national community of employees and students. The faculty offers a wide range of Dutch and English-taught bachelor's and master's programs in innovative educational concepts in which the emphasis is always on building bridges to practice.

The multidisciplinary research of the FHML focuses on a number of carefully chosen topical current themes. In addition to research aimed at gaining new insights, it also concerns research whose results can be directly translated into concrete applications and innovations. The implementation of the various research programs is organized in our six graduate schools and two institutes.



Department of Educational Development and Research

This department supports the development and innovation of bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate training programmes within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), Maastricht University, in various domains such as instruction and e-learning, assessment, faculty development, and evaluation or quality improvement. Another important sphere of activity is to support research on education. Furthermore, we participate in a broad range of teaching roles and provide training and consultancy services.


School of Health Professions Education (SHE)

The School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a graduate school for research, education and innovation in health professions education. SHE’s ambitions are captured in our vision: excellent healthcare requires evidence-informed models for the education of future and current healthcare professionals.

Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? 
Feel free to contact for more information:

prof.dr. Diana Dolmans, e-mail or 

prof.dr. Pim Teunissen, e-mail

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new associate professor? Apply now, no later than december 7th, for this position.

The vacancy is open for internal and external candidates. In case of equal qualifications, internal candidates will be prioritized.


Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Job Type:  Academic
Faculty/Service Center:  Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Closing date:  7-12-2023
FTE min:  0,8
FTE max:  1,0
Salary min:  €6002,00
Salary max:  €7305,00
ID job:  416
Job Type:  Academic
Faculty/Service Center:  Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Closing date:  7-12-2023
FTE min:  0,8
FTE max:  1,0
Salary min:  €6002,00
Salary max:  €7305,00
ID job:  416