Educational Advisor/Trainer (1.0 FTE)


Center for Information Technology


University of Groningen

Job description

The Educational Staff Development team of the Center for Information Technology at the University of Groningen is looking for an educational advisor/trainer and invites candidates to respond to the profile description and offer below. We are looking for an advisor/trainer (1.0 FTE) with broad expertise and experience in the field of teacher professionalization.

Our advisors/trainers provide advice and guidance in the area of teacher professionalization, including coaching individual teachers and advising on educational development. We also provide and develop didactical courses for lecturers, PhD students, and other education professionals at the University of Groningen. As an initiating discussion partner for lecturers and managers in higher education, you support the continuous improvement and innovation of education. In addition, you will ensure a dynamic, effective and informed implementation of the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). Supervising and training lecturers within the UTQ will be a substantial part of your duties.

The University of Groningen ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide. In recent years, the RUG has invested in the quality of education, including by training and supervising more lecturers in teaching and by investing in (faculty) projects for educational innovation. There is also an increasing focus on the continuous professionalization of lecturers.

The Center for Information Technology (CIT) of the University of Groningen is the leading university center in the Netherlands in the field of information and communication technology. With over 300 employees, CIT manages the necessary IT facilities and support processes for approximately 36,000 students and 7,500 employees. The University of Groningen (UG) is among the top 100 universities worldwide.

CIT supports and facilitates scientific research and university education with innovative data and IT solutions, consultancy and training. Our mission is 'Education and research: supported by innovative and reliable IT'.
In order to make a maximum contribution to the strategic objectives of the UG every day, CIT works in a customer-oriented way with 23 self-organizing teams in five domains: Education, Research, Organizational Systems, Basic Workplace and Infrastructure.
Our core values are Respect, Collegiality, Together, Fun, Openness and Commitment.

Team Educational Staff Development
Team Educational Staff Development (ESD) is one of the five teams of Domain Education of the CIT and is responsible for developing and implementing the professionalization offer for RUG lecturers with the aim of ensuring the quality of education. The team consists of 12 educational advisors and 1 support coordinator. We also cooperate a lot with other teams of Domain Education within the CIT, faculties of the RUG and policy makers.

The main task of the team is to develop and implement training courses and to supervise individual teachers. This includes training and coaching lecturers who are in the process of obtaining their University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or Senior Teaching Qualification (STQ). We also provide a wide range of didactic training for the continuous professional development of PhDs and lecturers. The team is also involved in various UG-wide educational projects, such as Open Educational Resources and the Active Learning Classroom.


The ideal candidate for this position is/has:

- a completed WO education in the field of educational sciences or (developmental) psychology, combined with educational expertise and experience. Having a PhD is a plus
- experience or affinity with consulting and training for education professionals, preferably in higher education
- experience or affinity with educational research and able to translate current scientific insights into educational practice
- experience in bringing together different didactic requirements and creatively translating them into an educational solution
- experience in giving (developmental) feedback on assignments and portfolios or be motivated to develop in this
- a discussion partner for teachers and managers in higher education
- enterprising and innovative
- independent and cooperative
- good communication skills in Dutch and English, both written and oral
- a professional attitude and scores high on the competences social skills, customer-oriented, enthusiastic, analytical, eager to learn and result-oriented
- preferably experience as a teacher within or outside higher education, whereby possession of a UTQ or STQ is an advantage
- knowledge of recent developments concerning the University Teaching Qualification, blended learning, testing, internationalization and educational innovation in higher education.

Conditions of employment

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

- a salary of minimum € 3,226 (salary scale 10) to maximum € 5,929 (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position, depending on qualifications and experience
- a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income
- a temporary employment contract for the duration of 1 year with the possibility of
converting it to a permanent contract upon satisfactory performance and depending on organizational developments
- attractive fringe benefits such as the Employee Benefits Choice Model and a good pension and leave plan.

A Certificate of Conduct (VOG: Verklaring omtrent Gedrag) may be requested for this position.

Date of employment: as soon as possible

Job Application

Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

- letter of application
- curriculum vitae.

You may apply for this position until 1 October 11:59pm / before 2 October 2023 by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

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Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Marlies Venhuizen-Ter Beek, Tteamlead (for specific information about this vacancy)
+31 6 31983133

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0601

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