PhD position in the design and support of technology-enhanced-learning

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Deadline: 01 Mar 2023

PhD position in the design and support of technology-enhanced-learning
PhD position in the design and support of technology-enhanced-learning
Published Deadline Location
30 Jan 1 Mar Maastricht

Job description

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University offers a 4-year PhD positions for students with a (Research) Master degree or equivalent.

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organisation where students receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The PhD candidates will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within the Research Themes and Centres of Expertise within the research programme at the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) and will contribute to the development and outreach of its research. The candidate will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.

Which conditions do we need to create for learners in higher education to develop self-regulated learning skills, and support this using (learning) technology in a way that is effective (i.e., enhanced deep learning and retention of learning) and efficient (i.e., manageable workload for both faculty and students)? If this question intrigues you, and you recognize yourself in the requirements provided below, you might become our new colleague! Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a crucial element contributing to the success of learners and can be defined as a deliberate and cyclical process in which cognitive and metacognitive skills are applied to plan, monitor and reflect on a specific task or context, to achieve intrinsic or extrinsic goals. Effective and efficient implementation depends on a variety of contextual factors, including the use of technology in support of SRL development.

The results of your project are highly relevant in the field of education, as it builds on knowledge regarding instructional design for SRL in PBL and academic coaching as socio-constructivist learning environments and expands this with the use of (learning) technology to create an effective and efficient learning context.   

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2543—€3247 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)


Are you self-motivated, curious and interested in educational research? Do you have a record of high academic achievement (e.g. good grades and/or involvement in other academic activities) and the skills required to become an excellent researcher in the field of your choice? Do you have a master's degree in Educational Science or a related field? If so, then a PhD position at SBE might be the challenge you are looking for.

To apply for a PhD position, you must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter
  • Diplomas/degrees including a grade transcript of previous education at Master level


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1+3 years.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of €2.541.- with a yearly growth to € 3.247.- gross a month (based on a full-time appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

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  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and about 5,000 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 ( ).


The Department of Educational Research and Development

The Department of Educational Research and Development offers a highly engaging work environment. We serve Maastricht University, and the School of Business and Economics in particular, through the SBE Learning Academy. Next, we contribute to the top-ranked MSc Program Learning and Development in Organizations. Our research projects are focused on workplace learning, professional development, and technology-enhanced learning.

Working at Maastricht University

Maastricht University distinguishes itself with its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.

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Application procedure

Send your submission to:   and in cc: Manon Jacobs ( )

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2023

Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Alexandra Mihai ( ) or to Dr. Bas Giesbers ( )

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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