Junior Lecturer

Research / Academic

The department of Social and Cultural Anthropology is looking for a junior lecturer (temporary position, February-December 2022) with a passion for teaching Anthropology. You will be teaching courses in our Bachelor program.

Your duties

  • teach or assist in various courses in the Bachelor program
  • supervise bachelor’s theses
  • contribute to the student mentorship and internship programs
  • take part in monthly departmental meetings
  • actively participate in projects to further develop and innovate education


A successful candidate has recently completed a Master in Social or Cultural Anthropology and has experience in teaching. Affinity with the department’s research in the fields of mobility, migration, religion, diversity or development would be a plus.

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who:

  • is an inspiring lecturer
  • has strong communication skills
  • is a team worker
  • is fluent in English and Dutch
  • is based in the Netherlands

Salary Benefits:

A 0.7 FTE challenging position in a socially engaged organization. The remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,836 (scale 10) and a maximum €4,474 (scale 10), for a full-time appointment and depending on your education and experience. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system.
The contract is for 11 months. 

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expense
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge
  • discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance)

Work Hours:

28 hours per week


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