Working as a teaching assistant


Working as a teaching assistant
Being a teaching assistant gives you a great opportunity to earn money while studying, and at the same time develop valuable skills that are relevant for your profession. You’ll gain relevant experience leading tutorials and you’ll be in close contact with lecturers. This experience can also be helpful in deciding if a job in teaching, for example at a university, is something suitable for you.


What does a teaching assistant do?
At Erasmus School of Economics, approximately 200 teaching assistants are supervising Bachelor  tutorials. Their responsibilities include explaining assignments, guiding students in completing assignments, explaining subject matter covered in lectures, administrative tasks, providing support and carrying out tasks related to the examination process. The exact responsibilities and duties will vary depending on the course.  You will get more information from the course coordinator or the Tutor Academy teacher.

Salary and employment conditions
The employment conditions for teaching assistants are described in the “Regeling Student Assistenten”.(in Dutch).

The salary you will receive as a teaching assistant, as well as the number of hours you are allowed to work, is determined by your progress within the study programme. The closer you are to completing your study, the more you can earn and the more hours you are allowed to work. The minimum appointment is 0.1 FTE that is 4 hours in a week.

In the table below you can see the facts which are valid in 2016. Please check here for the current salary and other employment conditions (in Dutch). 

You will be appointed for the period of the course or courses in which you will be teaching assistant. Supplementary terms and conditions apply if you are a teaching assistant from outside the EEA or from Switzerland. For more details see the checklist on the Internationalisation website.

Interested in a job as a teaching assistant? View the latest vacancies and read more about the selection procedure here.