Educational advisor online education (2.0 FTE)


Center for Information Technology


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is an ambitious international research university that is firmly rooted in the north of the Netherlands. The university creates and shares knowledge through high-level research, education and science. The University of Groningen has an academic tradition dating back to 1614 and has a rich past. As a result, the university has grown into an academic community with a strong awareness of local and social commitment and a culture of innovative education and research.

The Domain Education of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) supports all education at the university and sometimes beyond in an international context. It does this by, for example, giving advice on educational innovation and curriculum innovation, training and guiding individuals or groups of lecturers, evaluation research about innovations in education and supporting e-learning. Education is always changing, which is why the ESI is developing new options in consultation with faculties, such as those for online education and assessment during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Job description

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the provision of online education and online exams has accelerated. In recent months, students and teachers have learned about the (im) possibilities of online education and exams. It requires a different way of studying and teaching and it costs teachers extra time and effort to develop good online education. In current online education, students and teachers lack interaction with and between each other and are looking for opportunities for improvement.

The university wants to support lecturers and students in this. As an education advisor, you are part of a pool of experts who help teachers with (online) education and assessment. This can be done, for example, by coaching (groups of) teachers in online education, giving webinars, developing templates in the learning environment and a website with a Community of Practice for teachers. As an advisor, you think along with teachers and help them to find solutions that make (online) education function better and easier.

We are looking for two educational advisors. There are tasks in the field of blended learning, teacher professionalisation, training and supervision, in the field of advice and design in curriculum development and subject improvement, expanding the online learning system, etc. If you have something to offer in one or more of these areas, we would be happy to talk to you. We expect you to have a good understanding of academic education, educational processes, learning processes and educational innovation. In addition, good communication skills are necessary and you have the ability to translate educational activities into solutions that fit the University of Groningen (UG)’s educational environment. We want to put together a diverse team to help as many teachers as possible.

You will work in one of the teams with educationalists, developers and faculty contacts. We are looking for enthusiastic, curious and constructively critical colleagues who are able to bring good teaching ideas about online education to reality. You know how to find your way in a diverse academic group and are able to work independently, but you also recognise the importance of working in a team.


● a Master degree, preferably related to education
● experience with educational advice, training and / or research
● knowledge and experience in the field of online education, teacher professionalisation, training and guidance, curriculum development, subject improvement and / or online learning systems
● excellent communication skills (oral and written)
● excellent spoken and written English language skills
● being able to work well independently as well as being able to work well with a wide variety of experts.

The people we are looking for score high on competences: socially skilled, customer-oriented, enthusiastic, analytical and result-oriented.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 24 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary depending on education and experience between € 2,790 (salary scale 10) and € 5,127 (scale 11) gross per month for a full-time working week
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
- a temporary full-time appointment, but part-time is a possibility.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Job Application

Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

• letter of application
• curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application until 24 February 11:59pm / before 25 February 2021 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP),

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr Jan Folkert Deinum, programmamanager
+31 6 55157010

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221001-02E

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