Jobs and vacancies

Are you enthusiastic about geography and do you like to share your knowledge with other people? Consider to become a geography teacher. 

Master in teaching

The best way to do so is to follow the one-year Master’s programme Leraar voorbereidend hoger onderwijs (in Dutch), after finishing your current Master’s programme. This will grant you a first degree teaching qualification for secondary education. That means you will be able to work in the upper and lower years of vmbo, havo, and vwo in the Netherlands. There are entry requirements. You need to have a broad geographical knowledge, especially in physical and human geography. If you have any deficiencies, it would be wise to repair them before you finish your Master’s programme. To do so, you can make use of a special offer of e-modules.


These e-modules are available on Blackboard. You’ll take a module in a standard teaching period. Every week has it own learning aims. Your self-tuition will be supported by knowledge clips and lectures. You’ll stay in contact with your lecturers and fellow students on a platform on Blackboard. In principle, you’ll take the courses within your exam programme. The e-modules are in Dutch.

Job openings from the UU network

Career Services regularly receives job openings from companies and organisations in the UU network. As long as these job openings are relevant to a large enough group of students, we’ll post them on this job board. So make a profile and job opportunities will start popping up!

Student jobs

Over the course of the academic year, Utrecht University needs UU students to perform various jobs. Career Services collects these jobs and publishes them on their job board as soon as they start welcoming applications. The jobs we might post this year* include:

  • Staff at events like the Career Day, Education Fair, LinkedIn photoshoot and resume check, the Introduction Day for International Students and the Science Park Marathon.
  • Web editors for the websites and social media channels of Career Services, the University Fund and other University departments.
  • Administrative support at the International Office, the Press Office and VSBfonds selection.
  • Project assistant at Your CareerLab and other projects.

*we can't guarantee to offer these jobs this year because of the corona virus and events taking place in an online form.

Hours and duration will vary from job to job. The Facebook announcements for each job will include a link where you can apply. If you’re selected, you’ll be engaged on a temp contract with Topselect for about € 14.50 an hour. So like our page and job opportunities will start popping up on your timeline!