Open Education Specialist

Open Education Specialist

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23 Dec 17 Jan Delft

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Job description

Open, online and blended education is a new development for many teachers. TU Delft has committed to develop open education by making it an integral part of its open science programme. As open education specialist of the TU Delft Library, you work with the open education coordinator to promote open education, encourage teachers to explore new possibilities to better tailor their teaching materials to their personal educational approach and make them more accessible to students. You establish a network of contacts within faculties and you ensure good cooperation with other services of TU Delft regarding activities related to open education. In this role you advise the academic staff and the education management of the faculties to make open education part of the educational practice of the TU Delft lecturer.

The main part of your job will be to assist in the implementation of the open education resources (OER) policy that TU Delft has adopted. You will do this by giving advice to academic staff about open education and help them identify opportunities for new projects and by actively demonstrating the possibilities and benefits of open education.

You will also help to support teachers with writing open educational project proposals and by facilitating the development of (online) learning activities with open educational resources for courses. You will be asked to coordinate open education projects and stimulate the design of new projects at the faculties through consultations and workshops.

Working on open education is also a close cooperation with other educational support teams within the university (like Education & student affairs) on topics like course development, development and publication of teaching materials and didactics, to be able to translate the needs of teachers into concrete open education solutions. You stimulate the cooperation between the lecturers and these departments and monitor the process.

You will work closely together on the aforementioned tasks with the open education coordinator.

About the department
As open education specialist you are part of Education Support, the department within the library that focuses on implementing open science principles into campus education. The department works on the development of academic skills of students, teachers and researchers, in particular information literacy, information processing, research data management and open science skills. The department also provides both online and classroom education.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • An MSc degree and knowledge of the educational processes in higher education.
  • A vision for, experience with and expertise in the field of open, online and/or blended education in higher education, preferably in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
  • Experience with project management and coordinating and/or managing multiple projects.
  • Organizational talent, you work independently and you are able to keep a close eye on the planning.
  • You can work well with colleagues in project teams and in a small department (+/- 10 people).
  • You have an open mind-set and are able to work pragmatically, flexible and hands-on.
  • An accessible and proactive attitude. You are a good discussion partner for teachers, students and colleagues.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English, preferably also in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

  • Duration of contract is 2 year.
  • A job of 32-38 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 10 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 2.846,- and a maximum of € 4.490,- gross per month, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


University Corporate Office - TU Delft Library

TU Delft Library is the largest technical-scientific library in the Netherlands, a physical and virtual meeting place. The Library helps to find valuable knowledge needed for education and research, and to publish and store the knowledge generated at TU Delft. We believe it is important that knowledge is easily accessible and freely available to everyone. In this way, knowledge can flow freely and TU Delft's knowledge can become valuable to others. The Library is also a place where everyone can study in peace and quiet. This fits in with our inclusive organisation. The Library has chosen three strategic themes to guide its daily activities. 1) Open Science. We make an important contribution to TU Delft's broad strategic programme "Open Science - Research and Education in the Open Era". 2) Visibility and impact. With our expertise and tools in the field of research data management, research intelligence and publishing, we increase the findability, visibility and impact of TU Delft knowledge. 3) Inspiring learning and working environment. Through stimulating programming, we show how freely available and reliable knowledge makes life richer. This makes the Library a place where you can find new ideas and insights.


  • Policy and staff
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD01908


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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