Teaching fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

We are seeking a teaching fellow at 0.8FTE to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, especially within the BSc in Global Studies.

Job Description

FASoS is seeking a teaching fellow with a love for teaching and supporting students to contribute to teaching in the BSc programme Global Studies, an inter-faculty, interdisciplinary programme that supports students to become critical and responsible global analysts and citizens. There may also be opportunity to teach courses in the BA programmes in European Studies, Digital Society and/or Arts and Culture.

Based on our approach of problem-based learning in a small-scale educational environment, you will act as a tutor in courses that bring together perspectives from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., history, political science, economics, law, psychology), with a strong focus on the social sciences and humanities. Additionally, you will contribute to the teaching of academic skills and research methods, including quantitative (e.g., digital/computational, inferential statistics) and/or qualitative research methods. You may also be asked to take on the role of an academic mentor and thesis supervisor for bachelor students.


You will become a member of one of the five departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Literature & Art, History, Philosophy, Politics, and Society Studies. 


The job description for this entry-level position consists of teaching and assessment activities, including mentoring and thesis supervision. Please note that as an early-career position without a research component, this position is not considered suitable for candidates who have a PhD or are currently working on a PhD thesis.

You have a Master’s degree in, or closely related to, one of the above-mentioned fields, or will acquire one before the starting date of August 15.

You have the ability to stimulate student learning and participation in group discussions and to be an inspiring and stimulating mentor and supervisor. Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are an asset.

An excellent command of English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, oral and written), the faculty’s main language of instruction.

You are open to interdisciplinary work and are a team player.

What we offer
As a teaching fellow at Faculty of Arts and Social 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 10 according to UFO profile Teacher, function level 4, with corresponding starting salary of €3.226 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week, for an entry-level candidate with no previous university teaching experience). 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 FTE. Please note that this is a temporary contract for one year.
  • 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 Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences FASoS is a close-knit community of approximately 250 staff members and 2100 students. During breaks and before meetings, you can often find us at our favourite local coffee spot Bandito Espresso.  

Communication lines within our faculty are short and colleagues are always ready to assist each other. FASoS consists of a highly international student population and a significant part of our staff comes from abroad. Our faculty offers four bachelor programs, eight masters programs and two research master programs that are all characterized by their interdisciplinary approach.

Our research institute studies societies and cultures as they have developed in the modern and contemporary periods. We adopt a radically interdisciplinary approach, analysing the interconnections between Europeanization, globalization, scientific and technological advancement, political change, and cultural innovation. 

In addition to teaching and research, our colleagues enjoy expressing themselves creatively. They create podcasts, write poetry as well as fiction. 

Working at FASoS means working in a challenging yet informal environment. We believe in crafting your own career path and are always ready to help you in making the most of your job. For more information about FASoS, you can visit our website FASoS


Are you interested in this exciting position but still have questions? Feel free to contact Alexandra Supper at a.supper@maastrichtuniversity.nl (or +31 43 388 2008) for more information. 

Or are you already convinced and ready to become our new teaching fellow? Apply now, no later than May 30, 2024 for this position.

Please upload your CV, motivation letter, grade list (BA and MA level), contact information of 2 referees, and a statement of teaching interests (which reflects your approach to teaching, based on your experiences of teaching and/or of being a student, and indicates the subjects you would be comfortable teaching). If available, teaching evaluations and other attestations about teaching performance can also be included.


Interviews for this position will take place in June 2024, with a possibility of additional interviews at a later moment in case more than one position will be opened.


A reference check will be part of the application procedure. 


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 Arts and Social Sciences
Closing date:  30-05-2024
FTE min:  0,8
FTE max:  0,8
Salary min:  €3226,00
Salary max:  €5090,00
ID job:  967
Job Type:  Academic
Faculty/Service Center:  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Closing date:  30-05-2024
FTE min:  0,8
FTE max:  0,8
Salary min:  €3226,00
Salary max:  €5090,00
ID job:  967