Director of Studies for the Bachelor Programme in Circular Engineering

Director of Studies for the Bachelor Programme in Circular Engineering

Published Deadline Location
13 Jan 18 Feb Maastricht
Maastricht University is looking for an educational leader to further strengthen the educational profile of Maastricht University in the Engineering domain.

Job description

Since September 2011, Maastricht University has developed bachelor and master education in the natural sciences. Currently, the total enrolment of the Faculty of Science and Engineering is about 2000 students from over 50 countries. It is the ambition of Maastricht University to further strengthen these programmes. In addition, new science and engineering programmes are currently being developed.

We are searching for a talented and motivated candidate with a solid background in engineering to join our team as director of studies. Initial focus of the appointment will be on the further development and educational management of a new bachelor programme in Circular Engineering. The new Maastricht bachelor Circular Engineering will combine the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Engineering Physics in one exciting interdisciplinary degree programme with a focus on sustainability. With the growth of the faculty, the director may also become involved in the development of new programmes as well as facilitating synergy between existing programmes. The position will report directly to the Faculty Board and will become part of the educational management team of the faculty.

The candidate should have a strong educational track record in a relevant field of Circular Engineering, including prior experience in educational management, accreditation and programme development, preferably in an international setting. The candidate needs to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, since this is an important focus area of this position. In addition to educational management, the candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching courses, skills and projects. The candidate will also have the opportunity to supervise thesis students in their research and design endeavours. The expectation is that the educational management position will be 0.4 to 0.5 fte. The remainder of the time will focus on research and educational activities, depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidate. Candidates with a multidisciplinary interest and willingness to cross boundaries between disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The programmes at the Faculty of Science and Engineering are characterized by small-scale student-centred education. The director of studies is expected to become an active part of our community, advising students, mentoring staff, organizing activities, building a scientific network for our students and staff to explore and establishing contacts with other faculties within Maastricht, the Netherlands and across the world.

The programme in Circular Engineering is closely linked to new Maastricht research institutes, bridging various engineering disciplines in an interdisciplinary manner and trains students as circular engineers who are able to provide technical solutions in the transition to a circular economy. The programme is partially offered at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus near Geleen, surrounded by industry, the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, in close proximity to important agri-food players, and the Brightlands Health Campus in Maastricht, which also contains the Maastricht UMC+ hospital. The director of studies ensures that good working relationships with academic and industrial partners on the different campuses are established and maintained.


We offer:

·        An appointment as an associate professor position 1.0 fte. Appointments at a different level are considered, depending on qualifications;

·        A temporary contract with agreed specific goals. Depending on your track record and/or as soon as the goals have been met, you will get a permanent contract;

·        €5039-6738 gross p/m;

·        An international academic environment and student community;

·        Family friendly university within interesting Euregion;

·        Partially paid parental leave;

·        A pension scheme;

·        The option to participate in collective healthcare insurance; reimbursement of sport activities;

·        A one-time reimbursement of your relocation costs if you are moving to Maastricht from more than 40 kilometers away;

·        Assistance with practical matters such as housing for candidates unfamiliar with the Netherlands, through Maastricht University’s Knowledge Centre for International Staff;

·        A welcoming and open work environment with a high degree of flexibility, and plenty of opportunities for collaboration and growth;

·        Mentoring to develop yourself as a teacher and obtain a University Teaching Qualification (BKO, for ‘basiskwalificatie onderwijs’: an official certification for teaching at Dutch universities) through a training programme, in case you are not yet certified;

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

·        A PhD in a relevant academic engineering field;

·        An excellent track record, which includes educational management at the bachelor level;

·        Teaching experience in a relevant field at the bachelor level;

·        Good familiarity with small-scale open curriculum teaching at the bachelor level in an international setting would be considered an asset when applying;

·        An excellent command of the English language and you flourish well in an international setting and rapidly developing environment.

 

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 http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Employer

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 18,000 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.

Specifications

  • Education; Management
  • Natural sciences; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €5039—€6738 per month
  • AT2020.6

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Location

Lenculenstraat 14, 6211 KR, Maastricht

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Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

You can send your application to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2020.6 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

You can send your application to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Make sure to apply no later than 18 Feb 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).