Assistant Professor of Education

Research / Academic

Are you passionate about education and interested in developing a new programme? We seek an Assistant Professor of Education to join the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine to lead the formation of a new degree in topics closely related to our research. 

MERLN was founded at Maastricht University in 2014 and has quickly become a leading institute in Europe. We are a team of 14 faculty members and >100 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers with diverse expertise and research interests, including biomaterials, cell biology, tissue engineering, biofabrication, microfabrication and -fluidics, nanofabrication, computational modelling, and bioinformatics. The Faculty for Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) in which we are situated currently offers four broad Bachelors programmes (Biomedical Sciences, European Public Health, Health Sciences, and Medicine) and the intention for this position is to create a fifth in the field of regenerative medicine and engineering. Education at Maastricht University is known for its international character and for its innovation in problem-based learning. FHML welcomes over 1000 new students every year, making it the largest faculty of its kind in Europe.


We are seeking a team member who can lead the formation of a new education programme. Working closely with the Institute for Education FHML and other related departments, the candidate should help shape the curriculum and prepare for the relevant accreditation. In the longer term, the candidate will be responsible for the quality of the degree and will prepare and deliver education. The candidate will be an ambassador for problem-based learning. Part-time research activities (e.g., the supervision of students and interns) can also be supported if of interest to the candidate.

The successful candidate will join the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine under the supervision of Prof. Pamela Habibovic. The appointment (0.8–1.0 fte) is intended to be at the level of an Assistant Professor of Education. Since 2010, there has been a career policy for faculty with primarily education roles, and there are thus opportunities for advancement. We encourage candidates who reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Candidates must:

  • Be experienced in developing education at the Bachelors and/or Masters level
  • Possess a PhD in a discipline related to the proposed degree programme
  • Possess a Dutch University Teaching Qualification or the equivalent from another country
  • Be able to manage an interdisciplinary team of scientists, educators and administrators
  • Be fluent in English (the language of the degree)

Salary Benefits:

The contract terms will be finalized upon selecting a candidate, but the expectation is to begin with a fixed-term contract (4 years) as an Assistant Professor of Education (0.8–1.0 fte) following a probationary period and acquisition of any necessary certificates/qualifications.

Possibilities for a permanent position exist after the requisite evaluation. Salaries in the Netherlands are set by the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Scale 11 or 12 depending on experience.

Employees also receive an 8% holiday and 8.3% year-end bonus given annually and those who need to relocate may be eligible for compensation. Employees relocating from abroad may be eligible for the Dutch ‘30% ruling’, which can result in a significantly higher net salary. The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in CAO-NU and local UM provisions also apply.

For more information look at the website > Support > UM employees.

Work Hours:

32 - 40 hours per week


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