Maastricht University (UM) — Education Development Officer CES and MSS

Education Development Officer CES and MSS.

Job description

The Center for European Studies (CES) and the Maastricht Summer School (MSS), part of the Student Services Centre, are looking for an Education Development Officer. 

We are looking for an internationally oriented person with a great general knowledge, a broad scope of interests and a keen understanding of higher international education who could start as soon as possible.

This 1-year contract (potentially extendable as this is a permanent position) will be for 4 or 5 days a week. Exact working hours/days will be decided in conjunction with the successful applicant.

What will you do?

The new employee is expected to carry a high degree of responsibility for their own duties, is able to handle tasks efficiently and accurately, works independently and is able to manage their time well. Main responsibilities are:

  • Monitoring the quality of education, assessment and instructors;
  • Evaluating courses and (coaching) faculty;

  • Assisting faculty and staff with programme, curriculum and course development;

  • Being the contact person for the Academic Board of CES and MSS;

  • Being responsible for course overviews, course descriptions, syllabi and ECTS calculations;

  • Preparing future accreditation of programmes and courses;

  • Chairing of the CES and MSS examination committee;

  • Editing academic handbooks for students and professors;

  • Hosting academic sessions and educational workshops for international students from diverse cultural backgrounds.


What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in the field of Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Learning Sciences, Human Resource Development or a related field and have teaching experience, preferably in tertiary education. The candidate will have strong planning and coordination skills and be result orientated, with a demonstrated ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data/results. The candidate will demonstrate a high-level of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including academic and professional staff and international students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Skills in persuasiveness and coaching will also be important within this role, to encourage and facilitate improvements in teaching, programme offerings and student performance. A willingness to cooperate with a diverse and dynamic team and contribute to common goals of the organization, even if outside of the individual’s core duties, is required. Excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken) is required and some knowledge of Dutch is preferred but not mandatory. Experience of the complete Microsoft Office-package and Qualtrics online survey platform is also desirable. 

Conditions of employment

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > Support > UM employees.

This year contract (potentially extendable as this is a permanent position) will be for 4 or 5 days a week. Exact working hours/days will be decided in conjunction with the successful applicant.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of minimum € 2.709,00 and maximum € 4.274,00, according to scale 10 of CAO NU. Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%.

The job profile of this post has been rated as Education Development Officer in the University Job Classification (UFO) system.


Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.



Function types Education, Policy and staff positions
Hours min. 30.4 - max. 38.0 hours per week
Salary min. € 2709 - max. € 4274
Education University Graduate
Job number AT2019.082

This job is only available for internal candidates.

Job has expired on April 7, 2019