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Job Erasmus University Rotterdam - Educational consultant HRS4R

Specifications - (explanation)

Location Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Function typesResearch, Development, Innovation, Education, Policy and staff positions
Hours 32.0 - 40.0 hours per week
Salary € 2709 - € 4978
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number ESSB 13-6-2019
Translations
About employer Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/55269

Apply for this job within 14 days

Job description

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is starting a Learning & Innovation team as part of our faculty’s strategy. You will be part of a new team that will consist of a head of Learning & Innovation, several educational consultants (~2.4 fte), and existing staff for technical development and support of educational systems.

The main tasks and responsibilities of the L&I team (as a whole) are:

  • Innovation and (further) development of ESSB education, in collaboration with teachers who retain ownership of their courses;
  • Gaining and maintaining an overview of educational developments within the faculty and providing internal knowledge sharing;
  • Supporting and motivating teachers when it comes to educational development;
  • Training teachers and providing information about educational innovation and available tools;
  • Evaluating the results of educational innovations;
  • Implementing and maintaining digital tools/systems that are used in our education, such as Canvas;
  • Connecting with staff and students, and expertise centers such as the EUR Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI), other L&I teams/hubs on campus, the LDE Center for Education and Learning (CEL), Erasmus Education Research (EER), RISBO, and our own ESSB education researchers.

As one of our educational consultants you will work together with teachers, tutors, students and/or policy makers to realise educational innovations. You combine advisory skills with a strong hands-on mentality. Next to one-on-one sessions with teachers, curriculum development, shaping innovation projects, evaluating projects/innovations, advising program directors, writing guidelines for digital tools, and training a group of teachers may be part of your role.

You make sure, together with the technical support colleagues within the L&I team, that innovative procedures and instruments are available, that they meet the latest developments in the field of digital education and that they are properly embedded in the university-wide IT systems. The starting point here is that digital tools are a means that must contribute to the end goal of high-quality education.

You will use your didactic expertise and stimulating way of working to support teachers in the redesign of (parts of) their courses. You will advice on, develop and implement new ways of organising our education, new didactic methods, educational processes, and (digital) tools. For this you will develop a network of colleagues within and outside the faculty, and you will carefully listen to and translate the wishes and needs of our teachers and program directors into effective innovations.

Requirements

You recognise yourself in the following profile:

  • A relevant master’s degree, for example in educational sciences/educational psychology. A PhD degree is considered a plus;
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in higher education. Experience with being a teacher (in higher education) is considered a plus;
  • Knowledge of and experience with a range of educational innovations, didactical approaches, learning analytics, and/or the use of educational ICT tools;
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, supportive and with the capability of connecting people;
  • Experience with project-based work, including evaluation of (educational) projects;
  • ompetencies such as: cooperative, taking initiative, taking responsibility, and commitment to the client;
  • A solid command of English (at a minimum level of C1, according to the Common European Framework), both oral and written, and a solid command of Dutch or the willingness to learn Dutch at a basic working level in three years’ time. This will be facilitated.

 

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Your initial employment term will be 1 year and can may be extended/converted into a permanent contract if your performance proves satisfactory. Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR €2,709 and €4,978 gross per month (salary scale 10/11 CAO NU). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library.

We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university on research and education. This means that we are looking for a person who can complement our team well.

Contract type: Temporary, Your initial employment term will be 1 year and can may be extended/converted into a permanent contract if your performance proves satisfactory.

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success http://www.eur.nl

Department

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit www.eur.nl/essb).

Additional information

For more information about EUR and ESSB, please visit www.eur.nl/essb. For additional information about this specific vacancy, please contact dr. Mariette de Jong, faculty director via mariette.dejong@essb.eur.nl or via +31 (0)10 4082064.

You are welcome tos end your letter of application accompanied by your CV to office@essb.eur.nl and stating “Educational consultant” in the subject field. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019. Interviews will likely take place in the beginning of July.

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Specifications - (explanation)

Location Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Function typesResearch, Development, Innovation, Education, Policy and staff positions
Hours 32.0 - 40.0 hours per week
Salary € 2709 - € 4978
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number ESSB 13-6-2019
Translations
About employer Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/55269

Apply for this job within 14 days

Job description

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is starting a Learning & Innovation team as part of our faculty’s strategy. You will be part of a new team that will consist of a head of Learning & Innovation, several educational consultants (~2.4 fte), and existing staff for technical development and support of educational systems.

The main tasks and responsibilities of the L&I team (as a whole) are:

  • Innovation and (further) development of ESSB education, in collaboration with teachers who retain ownership of their courses;
  • Gaining and maintaining an overview of educational developments within the faculty and providing internal knowledge sharing;
  • Supporting and motivating teachers when it comes to educational development;
  • Training teachers and providing information about educational innovation and available tools;
  • Evaluating the results of educational innovations;
  • Implementing and maintaining digital tools/systems that are used in our education, such as Canvas;
  • Connecting with staff and students, and expertise centers such as the EUR Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI), other L&I teams/hubs on campus, the LDE Center for Education and Learning (CEL), Erasmus Education Research (EER), RISBO, and our own ESSB education researchers.

As one of our educational consultants you will work together with teachers, tutors, students and/or policy makers to realise educational innovations. You combine advisory skills with a strong hands-on mentality. Next to one-on-one sessions with teachers, curriculum development, shaping innovation projects, evaluating projects/innovations, advising program directors, writing guidelines for digital tools, and training a group of teachers may be part of your role.

You make sure, together with the technical support colleagues within the L&I team, that innovative procedures and instruments are available, that they meet the latest developments in the field of digital education and that they are properly embedded in the university-wide IT systems. The starting point here is that digital tools are a means that must contribute to the end goal of high-quality education.

You will use your didactic expertise and stimulating way of working to support teachers in the redesign of (parts of) their courses. You will advice on, develop and implement new ways of organising our education, new didactic methods, educational processes, and (digital) tools. For this you will develop a network of colleagues within and outside the faculty, and you will carefully listen to and translate the wishes and needs of our teachers and program directors into effective innovations.

Requirements

You recognise yourself in the following profile:

  • A relevant master’s degree, for example in educational sciences/educational psychology. A PhD degree is considered a plus;
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in higher education. Experience with being a teacher (in higher education) is considered a plus;
  • Knowledge of and experience with a range of educational innovations, didactical approaches, learning analytics, and/or the use of educational ICT tools;
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, supportive and with the capability of connecting people;
  • Experience with project-based work, including evaluation of (educational) projects;
  • ompetencies such as: cooperative, taking initiative, taking responsibility, and commitment to the client;
  • A solid command of English (at a minimum level of C1, according to the Common European Framework), both oral and written, and a solid command of Dutch or the willingness to learn Dutch at a basic working level in three years’ time. This will be facilitated.

 

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Your initial employment term will be 1 year and can may be extended/converted into a permanent contract if your performance proves satisfactory. Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR €2,709 and €4,978 gross per month (salary scale 10/11 CAO NU). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library.

We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university on research and education. This means that we are looking for a person who can complement our team well.

Contract type: Temporary, Your initial employment term will be 1 year and can may be extended/converted into a permanent contract if your performance proves satisfactory.

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success http://www.eur.nl

Department

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit www.eur.nl/essb).

Additional information

For more information about EUR and ESSB, please visit www.eur.nl/essb. For additional information about this specific vacancy, please contact dr. Mariette de Jong, faculty director via mariette.dejong@essb.eur.nl or via +31 (0)10 4082064.

You are welcome tos end your letter of application accompanied by your CV to office@essb.eur.nl and stating “Educational consultant” in the subject field. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019. Interviews will likely take place in the beginning of July.

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