Career & development

Career-development policies

Erasmus University finds the development of her employees very important. Therefore Erasmus University stimulates and supports you to actively shape your own career and to develop yourself in a direction you aspire. 

Career-development policies are created for both academic and support staff. For academic staff, the focus is on professional development and advancement within the academic positions. For support staff, the focus is more on the further development of skills and/or advancement through appointment to various positions within the EUR. 

4-months meeting

Four months after you started your job at Erasmus University you will receive an invitation for a personal meeting with your HR advisor or you supervisor. In this meeting you can indicate how you have experienced your first couple of months at our university. Postive and possible less positive aspects of your job and work environment can be addressed.

Performance and development cycle

During the performance and development cycle you will discuss to what extend you have achieved the targets set beforehand with your supervisor. You will also talk about your professional development and the possibilities of trainings.


Erasmus University believes in the continuous self-development of its staff. As an employee, this increases your ability to be versatile in your work and promotes your advancement to positions that reflect your talents. Furthermore, for Erasmus University, qualified staff means good performance in a wide sense and the possibility to face new challenges. The Trainings- en Ontwikkelingsplatform (TOP; Training and Development Platform) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam encourages and supports employees who want to grow both personally and professionally and want to get the best out of themselves and the organisation.

Personal Development Days

You are entitled to at least two personal development days each year (in proportion to the scope of your job). You are required to discuss the use of these days with your supervisor, a record of which will be made in your file.