2 Educational Project Managers & 1 Educational Development Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 04 Jul 2022

Are you passionate about designing high quality education? Would you like to work in a dynamic and innovative environment? Are you a team player who also takes ownership? If the answers are yes, this could be your next position!


Position

Non academic staff (supporting staff)


Service(s)

Education and Student Affairs


Reference number

V28.5721


Job description

For enabling the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) educational vision 2030, we have the following 3vacancies:
1. Educational Project Manager in Challenge-based Learning (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)
2. Educational Project Manager for Future Assessment Methods (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)
3. Educational Development Officer for the Department of Electrical Engineering (0.8 – 1.0 FTE).

General aspects 

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) strives for small-scale innovative education with a freedom of choice for students. If you join Eindhoven University of Technology, you step onto the campus of a small university with a big impact in the smartest region of the world. TU/e offers students meaningful learning to integrate and apply knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. System thinking will be essential for engineers that enter the job market to work with increasingly complex systems. Challenge Based Learning (CBL) is the educational concept that achieves this type of learning at TU/e.  

Education and Student Affairs (ESA) is the central service point for teachers and (prospective) students at TU/e and provides a range of services both centrally and from the departments in the field of educational support, educational logistics, study skills, career guidance, use of ICT resources in education, professional skills and language teaching. ESA also supports the Executive Board, the Deans of the Bachelor College and the Graduate School, and the departments in the fields of education policy, legislation and regulations, quality assurance, education and institution accreditation, educational innovation and internationalization. 

The central Teacher Support & Quality Assurance department within ESA consists of two main areas of attention: Educational Teacher Support and Educational Quality Assurance. The Project Manager CBL and the Project Manager for Future Assessment Methods will become part of this team.   

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to acquire, share and transfer knowledge and understanding in the whole field of Electrical Engineering through education, research and valorization. The Educational Development Officer for the Department of Electrical Engineering) will become part of the ESA-team of this department. 

 Educational Project Managers / Educational Development Officer 

As an Educational Project Manager or Educational Development Officer, you will be part of a team of motivated education experts helping TU/e teachers to design and innovate their education. Our mission is to provide high-quality EdTech support that is always up to date. The team supports the teacher during the educational design process, analyses, advises, spars, but also has a hands-on mentality and makes a difference.  

1. Challenge-based Learning  

The CBL program guides the CBL implementation TU/e wide. Each department integrates CBL in the study program. The challenging task of Teacher Support in CBL is to advice program directors and teaching staff to design and implement CBL in courses and at program level.  

2. Future Assessment Methods 

The TU/e Vision 2030 gives direction on the development of the education (e.g., Challenged-based Learning) including assessment. The intention is to 1) empower students towards self-directed learning; 2) involve multiple stakeholders in assessment; and (3) assess students on individual learning objectives. 

3. Educational development officer at the department of Electrical Engineering 

In this position you will, together with the other educational development officer, have a central and leading role in the educational development and support of the teachers and teacher teams of the department of Electrical Engineering (EE). ’you will work closely with the education development officer of the Applied Physics department (AP), the program directors EE and AP, the Manager ESA AP/EE, other ESA colleagues of both departments, the chain of TU/e-wide ESA teacher support officers, and the exam and program committees of both departments. 


Job requirements

Are you the innovative educational developer with hands-on project management and stakeholder management skills and experience that wants to bridge the educational needs from the TU/e education? Do you have a well-founded and innovative vision on education and do you function optimally in a matrix of actors, and are you a team player with a customer-oriented attitude?
Can you translate educational needs of program directors and teaching staff to support students’ collaboration in CBL groups?
Then we look forward to receiving your application! Particularly if you recognize the following characteristics in yourself. You are / have:  

  • A university degree, specializing in Education or related studies. 
  • Relevant professional experience. 
  • Experience with (supporting) educational innovations on a curriculum level in higher education. 
  • Able to translate needs from society and industry into educational activities that are implemented in the study programs and/or in courses. 
  • Experience in managing change and facilitating innovation with multiple stakeholders 
  • Hands-on mentality. 
  • Good command of the English language, spoken and written. Preferably also good command of the Dutch language.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with teachers. 
  • Support-oriented attitude.

Additional experiences for the Project Manger CBL 

  • Experience with CBL or project / problem / design based learning approaches. 
  • Experience in coaching approaches and methods in relation to coaching and supervision of students on process, products, and competences development. 

Additional Experiences for the Project Manager Future Assessment 

  • A broad orientation towards the (technology enhanced) assessment landscape, 
  • Knowledge of systematic assessment design, the balance between learning and assessment, the power of feedback, feed-up and feed-forward. 

Conditions of employment

ESA is an inclusive working environment and emphasizes the importance of personal development and facilitates employees to work on it. 

What we offer: 

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university. 
  • Depending on experience and education, the salary for a full-time contract ranges between € 2.960,00 and € 5.439,00 gross per month (salary scale 10-11 CAO Dutch Universities).   
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, for instance a year-end bonus of 8.3%, holiday allowance of 8% and excellent sport facilities. 
  • A temporary appointment for a period of one year. The employment contract may be extended in the event of good performance and if the financial conditions remain the same.  

Depending on the CV and work experience, an appointment via EUFLEX (TU/e secondment agency) is possible 

Information about the employment conditions can be found here .

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!


Information and application

For more information about this vacancy, please contact dr. ir. Ludo van Meeuwen, Manager Teacher Support & Quality Assurance, email: L.W.v.Meeuwen[at]tue.nl, tel. +31 (0)40-247 8672; dr. Sonia Gómez Puente, Strategic Advisor Innovations in Teaching & Learning, email: S.M.Gomez.Puente[at]tue.nl, tel. +31 (0)40-247 8636; dr. ir. Ruben Trieling, Manager ESA AP/EE, email: R.R.Trieling[at]tue.nl, tel +31 (0)40-247 2673.  

Your motivation letter and CV can be addressed to them until July 4th via the link below (solliciteer direct / apply now). Clearly motivate your preferred position (i.e., CBL, Future Assessment, or Department EE).
We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.
Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, please combine files.

The first round of interviews will take place on July 7th and 8th . There is concurrent internal and external recruitment for this vacancy. For applicants of equal ability, internal applicants will be favored over external ones. 


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