Scientific Director Education Institute Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (0.7 / 1.0 fte)

Maastricht University


July 8, 2021


Job description

What are we looking for?

  • You are a member of the academic community;

  • You have completed your PhD;

  • You have received your University Teaching Qualification (UTQ);

  • You are a Full Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in the field of Business, Economics, Sustainability, Governance or a related field, including Educational Sciences;

  • Knowledge of regulations and laws regarding higher education in The Netherlands is a plus;

  • You have proven managerial experience within the field of higher education;

  • You have affinity with complex organisational structures and the challenges these bring;

  • You have a rich track record in higher education at various levels, including executing education as well as performing managerial tasks within the realm of education;

  • You contribute to the strategic agenda of SBE and have an affinity with technology enhanced learning.

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    Competences needed for the role

  • You are committed to continuously improving and innovating education;

  • You are committed to further developing and improving students' learning experience;

  • You are a process manager with an inclusive and decisive leadership style;

  • You are a team player.

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    Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

    What we have to offer

    As Scientific Director, you are accountable to the Board of SBE. We offer a 0.7-1.0 fte appointment for 3 years. In case of good performance and equal prospects for the faculty, the position can be temporarily extended.

    Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education, relevant work experience and background.

    Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. Other secondary conditions include e.g. partially paid parental leave.

    If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for a moving costs allowance and will be temporarily eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.

    Starting date: 1 September 2021


    Employer Maastricht University

    Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterised by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterised by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 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.


    Department School of Business and Economics

    The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education to students and conducts excellent research, offering an international perspective in the fields of economics and international business administration. SBE is home to 5,000 students and 570 staff, around 40% of whom come from abroad. SBE's approach revolves around small-scale teaching methods supported by an electronic learning environment, a portfolio of international study programmes, and strong incentives for top-quality research. The focus lies on educational innovation. All degree programmes make use of Problem-Based Learning, with an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work and self-directed learning – to prepare students optimally for the European and international knowledge society. SBE is Triple Crown accredited (AACSB, Equis and AMBA), and with around 140 partner universities all over the world it has a strong international focus.


    Additional information

    Further information about the School of Business and Economics is available on our websitewww.

    Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Wilko Letterie, Associate Dean for Research and Education (e-mail, or Dr. Pien Versteegh, Managing Director of SBE (e-mail

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