Educationalist (Onderwijskundige) (0.8 FTE)

Department

Faculty of Economics and Business

Organisation

University of Groningen

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) has approximately 7,000 students and 500 staff members who form an informal, personal and inspiring academic community; 25% of our students and our staff are international. FEB provides an ambitious, open and dynamic working environment and encourages its staff members to innovate. FEB currently offers 21 degree programmes (NVAO accredited). The Faculty is AACSB and EQUIS accredited and is thus among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

The Educational Quality (EQ) department of FEB has 12 staff members and provides advice and support in the fields of the Faculty’s educational logistics, quality assurance, accreditation, educational innovation, and teacher professionalization. EQ works closely together with the other supporting departments, the Faculty Board, and Faculty’s programme directors and lecturers. EQ has important cooperation relationships with various central departments of the University of Groningen. Staff in the department loves to achieve results in their own fields, as well as on interdisciplinary projects. Internationalisation is very important to us, which means we communicate mainly in English and expect an inclusive attitude from our colleagues.

Job description

Within EQ, you are able to support blended learning by giving advice to programme directors and lecturers focused on teaching and assessment. You will support lecturers with obtaining their UTQ (university teaching qualification, in Dutch: BKO) and will advise the Board of Examiners on assessment. Furthermore you will be involved in the quality assurance processes, such as AACSB Assurance of Learning (measurement if students gained the educational goals in a course by analyzing the outcomes of assessment).
The educationalist will also participate in regular processes of EQ that encompasses regular quality assurance processes and educational innovation projects, using the Faculty Strategy as an important policy framework. Regular quality assurance processes include, providing support in writing curriculum documents (Assessment plans, curriculum monitor), providing support for accreditation processes, and providing support for course and curriculum evaluation processes.
We expect you to work in a result- and client-driven way and work as a standout colleague within the EQ department. The head of the EQ department, also part of this team, will be your supervisor.

Requirements

We are looking for a new colleague with the following skills, abilities and qualifications:

• an academic level of working and thinking; a degree in the field of Educational Sciences (or similar); affinity with economics and business and blended learning and assessment in higher education is preferred
• professional experience in teaching professionalisation, assessment, and quality assurance processes
• experience in working on a project basis in the field of (international) higher education is preferred
• a result-oriented attitude
• strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, and external community partners in a culturally responsive manner
• commitment to functioning as an effective, collaborative team member
• excellent writing and communication skills in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

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

• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 2,836 gross per month and a maximum of € 4,474 (salary scale 10) for a full-time position (CAO VSNU 1 July 2021)
• 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees
• a position for the period of one year, with the possibility for a permanent position dependent on a positive performance evaluation and future developments of the department. For this position, the following UFO job profile applies: Medewerker onderwijsontwikkeling.

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 26 September 11:59pm / before 27 September 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), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Miriam A. Ossevoort
m.a.ossevoort@rug.nl

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221514

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