Educational adviser/pedagogical expert on programme learning pathways and skills learning trajectories (1 fte)
You facilitate and inspire programme directors and programme committees in innovating Bachelor and Master degree programmes. You will advise programme directors and programme committees on (flexible) learning pathways, including skills learning trajectories. For this task you should be able to communicate tactically on programme development level.
In addition, you will support teacher teams to implement these learning trajectories into their programmes and courses. In doing so, you support the implementation of the University’s vison for education: offering high quality scientific knowledge in a rich learning environment, activating and engaging students in their personalised, flexible and continuous learning process.
Besides the advice and support, you offer training and workshops on implementing balanced university curricula. You will work in a team of educational trainers and advisors and will also collaborate with instructional designers, project coordinators, functional managers and multimedia experts.
More specifically, our team requires a results driven individual who drives the completion of projects. If you see yourself in this role please don’t hesitate to apply! These concern eventually permanent positions, starting with a one year contract with a possibility to extend.
Salary depends on educational background, training and work experience and is at this stage based on scale 11 according to the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten), ranges from € 3746,-gross per month to € 5127,- (1,0 fte). In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary and a good pension of the ABP Pension Fund. Any future changes will depend on the content of the several tasks and the professional development of the support officers. Wageningen University and Research centre Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.wageningenur.nl/career.
Education and Student Affairs
‘Education and Student Affairs’ (ESA) is – as central department in Wageningen University and Research – responsible for the strategy, the implementation as well as the support for and innovation of its education. The department matches supply and demand in education, is responsible for all the administrative processes, guarantees the quality of its education and develops and implements the university’s vision for education. In addition to its accredited educational BSc and MSc programmes, ESA initiates and develops new educational activities, including an online education portfolio and professional education. More than 200 employees work at the department of Education and Student Affairs. Since 15 years, Wageningen University and Research has a leading position in the Netherlands for its quality education and education facilities.
The Education Support Centre
As part of ESA, the Education Support Centre (ESC), aims at optimising learning and teaching and educational innovations at our university. ESC seeks to inspire lecturers, facilitate and support their teaching and the education environment and finally to enhance lecturers’ professional teaching competences. The Education Support Centre employs around 60 staff members (70 fte) in 6 teams: Firstly, the centre offers pedagogical advice and educational training, workshops and courses, such as the University Teaching Qualification; (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs). Secondly, the centre supports the development and implementation of open and online education. Thirdly, it offers functional management of the digital learning environment (Brightspace) and new IT applications in education. Furthermore, the centre is responsible for supporting multimedia applications (knowledge clips, weblectures, excursion apps) and the fifth team is responsible for all the digital assessments in education. Finally, the sixth team stimulates and organises real life cases in education offered by societal partners (from business, governmental-, to civil society organisations). To strengthen our team Pedagogical Training and Advice, we are looking for an: Educational adviser/pedagogical expert on programme learning pathways and skills learning trajectories We are looking for a professional with:
A relevant MSc-degree in the field of educational or pedagogical sciences, educational technology or similar,
A proven track record in the advice, development and implementation of educational improvements and innovations in higher education curricula/programmes,
Excellent communication and consultancy skills, enabling you to give well-founded advice to teachers and staff and to work in a heterogeneous team of academic and technical experts
Ability to cope with stress and work agile and with deadlines,
(Up to date) knowledge of and skills in teaching competences (e.g. design, teaching, supervision, assessment and evaluation, learning pathways),
Excellent proficiency in English (C2),
Affinity with the Wageningen domains of environment and life sciences is a plus,
Competences: results driven, assertive, solution oriented, team player, creative and curious
You will be working in a dynamic educational organisation that constantly seeks for innovative (IT) tools, pedagogical approaches and activities for its stakeholders and for our own performance. Hence there is ample room for personal contribution and initiative. The centre has an entrepreneurial, open and informal organisational culture. For more information about this function you can contact Han Smolenaars or Erik Heijmans, head of the Education Support Centre: office.ESC@wur.n. l
Do you want to apply? This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission. This vacancy is open until October 11th 2020.
Equal opportunities employer We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.
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