Educational Innovator in Computing Science

Educational Innovator in Computing Science

Published Deadline Location
25 Jul 21 Aug Nijmegen

Job description

To educate students to be successful in a complex world that faces technological, economic and demographic change, we have to evolve and adapt as a university. Would you like to help us innovate our way of supporting teaching, grading and learning, so that we can work towards future-proof and effective education? Then you have a part to play as an educational innovator.
At the Educational Institute for Computing Science and Information Sciences, we organise education for hundreds of students in our fully English taught Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. Our enrolment figures have increased over the past years and we expect this trend to continue. To alleviate the workload of our teachers and teaching assistants, and to investigate and implement methods and opportunities for better and more effective teaching, we are looking for an education innovator.

As an education innovator you will coordinate, initiate and develop tools and educational methods for everybody involved in teaching at our institute. You will synchronise and link existing efforts of teachers and teaching assistants who may be working in parallel on similar initiatives without being aware of each other's work. You will spot interesting new developments in teaching and raise awareness among our staff of these developments, and of initiatives that are already being taken at the institute and faculty level. You will consult regularly with the educational innovators at the other educational institutes of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty’s Teacher Information Point.

Your work may, for example, include the development and implementation of:
• Tools for automated testing and grading of homework assignments and guidance on how to properly construct these kinds of assignments.
• Approaches to design exams that can be graded more quickly and reliably.
• Methods for active, collaborative and team-based learning.
• Guidance on the most effective use of existing university tools such as Brightspace, Cirrus and Osiris.
• Novel approaches to combine in-person education with online learning, drawing on the experiences of the past two years.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You have a degree (HBO, MSc, PhD) in a relevant field of study. 
  • You communicate well in English.
  • A good command of the Dutch language is desirable, but applicants who do not yet speak Dutch are also welcome.
  • You have a clear interest in and knowledge of education and teaching methodology, particularly in the context of computing science and information science.
  • You enjoy working together with teachers and teaching assistants.
  • You are an effective communicator with the ability to initiate, coordinate and implement novel ideas.
  • Experience with teaching or the organisation of teaching at university level will be considered beneficial.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: this is a temporary position on a one-year contract with a view to permanency.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.6 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of € 2.960 and a maximum of € 4.670 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • This is a temporary position on a one-year contract with a view to permanency.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Employer

Computing Science in Nijmegen traditionally aspires to be a welcoming, open and accessible educational environment for students. Despite the growing inflow of students, we continue to focus on creating a thriving learning culture. Our educational institute and the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS), our research institute, are located in the Mercator building. 
The educational institute organises and manages education for the Bachelor's degree programme in Computing Science and the Master's degree programmes in Information Science and Computing Science with specialisations in digital security, data science, software science, the mathematical foundations of computing science, and, as of the academic year 2022-2023, cyber security and AI. We want to provide the best possible educational experience for our students, stimulate self-directed learning and encourage students to focus on their own plans and goals. Our Bachelor's degree programme in Computing Science is ranked first in its field in the Keuzegids Universiteiten (students’ guide to Dutch universities).

Radboud University
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

Additional information

For questions about the position, please contact Peter Achten, Coordinator of the Bachelor Computing Science at +31 24 365 24 83 or peter.achten@ru.nl.  Alternatively, you can contact Lejla Batina, Director of the Educational Institute for Computing Science & Information Sciences at lejla.batina@ru.nl.

Specifications

  • Education
  • Natural sciences
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 1193683

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Peter Achten. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
The first round of interviews will take place in the week of Monday 29 August. Start date: negotiable.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Application procedure

Application procedure

You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Peter Achten. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
The first round of interviews will take place in the week of Monday 29 August. Start date: negotiable.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Make sure to apply no later than 21 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).