About working at the university

Radboud University contributes to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. And for this purpose, we require people who can each make their own contribution to our study programmes and research. We work together to help students find their way and to ensure that science can progress. We do this in modern, green surroundings where the work environment is informal and colleagues are literally and figuratively within easy reach of each other.

Medewerkers aan het werk op de Radboud Universiteit

You have a part to play.

At Radboud University, your knowledge and skills will be valued. You will be given the opportunity to take responsibility and show initiative. And if you wish to develop your potential, you will be given ample opportunity. You will also find that our terms of employment focus on your needs, which makes it possible for us to help you achieve a good work-life balance. What’s more, we offer a good salary and sufficient leave as well as other attractive terms of employment.

Our attractive employment conditions

As an employee, you can partly put together your own employment conditions using our Selection model. For example, it is possible to exchange income for extra holidays. We also have good regulations for working part-time, various forms of leave and flexible working hours. 

View our overview of the terms of employment as laid down in the collective labour agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities and our local regulations.

Amount of salary, holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus

The amount of your salary is linked to your position. You will also receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus on top of your salary.

The 30% tax ruling

If you move from abroad for a job at Radboud University, you may receive 30% of your income as tax-free allowance for a maximum of five years.

Relocation allowance

If you relocate so that you can be closer to your job at Radboud University, you may be able to get a relocation allowance.

Dual Career & Family Support Services

As a spouse or partner of one of Radboud University's international staff, you may also like some support in your search for employment and settling in the Netherlands.

Annual leave

You are entitled to 232 holiday hours per year instead of the legally stipulated 160 holiday hours. See how many holiday hours you have left this year.

The Selection Model: sources and goals

The Selection Model can be used for exchanging your salary, holiday hours, holiday allowance or end-of-year bonus for a reimbursement or for buying or selling your holiday hours.

Flexible working hours

The working hours for full-time employees may deviate by two hours from the standard working week of 38 hours. If you work 40 hours a week, you will be given 96 extra holiday hours per year.

Parental leave

You are entitled to take 26 weeks of parental leave for each child up to eight years old. Read about the conditions and financial implications for parental leave and how you can request this type of leave.

Travel allowance for commuting and home working compensation

For each working day, you indicate whether you travelled to the campus or worked from home. You can declare this on a monthly basis to receive your monthly travel expenses and/or work from home allowance.

Pension contribution

All staff members accrue a pension with ABP. This contribution, of which 70% is paid by the university, goes towards your old-age pension, survivor’s pension and incapacity for work pension.

Collective healthcare insurance

As an employee, you receive a 5% discount on your basic healthcare insurance and a 15% discount on supplemental insurances with VGZ's collective health insurance.

The green campus is truly unique: There are not many organisations where several eateries, a greenhouse and a church are part of your work area.
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I love it when I see students grow and take brave steps. As a teacher, I am grateful that I can and may help them with that.
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Barbara van Riel Teacher in Administrative Law and teacher-ambassador Read Barbara's story

Create your own career

Personal development 

Radboud University gives you plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents, follow a training and realise your ambitions. We reimburse 50 to 100 percent of the costs of training courses as part of your career development. Read more about our possibilities for personal development

gROW online learning environment

In the online learning environment gROW, you can follow e-learnings, workshops, training courses and programmes that help you realise these ambitions. Your personal dashboard contains activities that match your position, role and department.

Nijmegen: Old city, young vibe

Radboud University is located in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, but young at heart. Nijmegen is well known for its festivals, music venues and cinemas. The large city parks and winding streets offer ample opportunity for scenic walks, while taking in the city’s historic buildings. 

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