Junior Researcher/ Lecturer at the Department of International Health

Maastricht University


June 10, 2022


Job description

The offered job involves a combination of junior lecturer and junior researcher, each 50% of the employment contract.

As junior lecturer, you will perform a variety of tasks as assigned within two public health education programmes, one at the bachelor and one at the master level. These programmes are the Bachelor of European Public Health (BEPH) and Master of Governance and Leadership in European Public Health (MGLEPH), respectively. Both programmes fall within the Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.

As junior researcher, you will participate in research focused on the implementation of the European Health Union (EHU), the European integration project in the area of health of the time. The aim of the study is to create policy relevant evidence that can be taken up in the design and operation of the EHU and its elements.


  • A completed MSc in public health, health sciences, healthcare management or social sciences
  • Openness to and interest in performing a wide-variety of educational tasks including tutoring, training, lecturing, assessment, support to course design and course management and various other related activities;
  • First experiences in conducting literature reviews and research methods to provide policy advice as proven by a Master (and Bachelor) thesis or other activities
  • Good understanding of the EU policy making process and the features of the EU's health mandate
  • Intention to publish research results, interest in other forms of science communication
  • Flexible, proactive and independent
  • Ability to work with a team-spirit and within an environment with ongoing time-sensitive deadlines;
  • High degree of computer and internet literacy;
  • High level of fluency in written and spoken English.
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    Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

    Fixed-term contract: 3 years, starting date 15 August/1 September 2022

    Fixed-term contract for 3 years full-time comprising 0.5 FTE (50%) work in education and 0.5 FTE (50%) in research.

    The salary will be set in salary scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (from € 2.846,00 to € 4.490,00 gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance.

    The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www. maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.


    Employer Maastricht University

    Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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