Academic teacher in Spectroscopy

Research / Academic
Are you passionate about teaching and digitalization of education? Can you motivate and teach our students in finding answers in the area of quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and organic structure elucidation? Are you holding a PhD degree in spectroscopy or physical/theoretical aspects of chemistry? Then we are looking for you!

The position is shared between the labs of Biophysics and Organic Chemistry.

Our chair groups are responsible for teaching a wide range of courses at Wageningen University. These include introductory and advanced courses on quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and structure elucidation of organic compounds. The introductory courses are given to 100 - 250 students per year, while the advanced courses focus on smaller groups (10 - 30 students). For both small-scale and larger scale courses we are aiming to further improve the level of our teaching by further digitalization. The position therefore encompasses roughly 50% teaching and course coordination, and 50% course development.


We are looking for a highly-motivated, academically curious and result-driven team player with:
  • A PhD in theoretical or physical chemistry, and/or spectroscopy;
  • a strong knowledge of molecular physics/chemistry (e.g. relevant for organic structure elucidation);
  • experience in teaching, and the desire to further develop this;
  • practical skills of programming;
  • responsibility for the progress and quality of projects;
  • good-to-excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English.

Salary Benefits:

We offer you a temporary position for a period of 1 year with extension to 4 years after successful evaluation. Salary before tax from € 2.790,- to € 4.402,- (scale 10) based on full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience. We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension by the ABP Pension Fund.

In addition, we offer:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 1.6-2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use of the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week