Coordinator for Learning & Innovation research theme at EDLAB 0,80 FTE

Coordinator for Learning & Innovation research theme at EDLAB 0,80 FTE

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5 Aug 15 Aug Maastricht

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Job description

Maastricht University (UM) is looking for a coordinator who will serve as a knowledge broker, linking pin, and innovator by bringing together existing research on education, learning and innovation across Maastricht University faculties and institutes. The aim is to build on Maastricht University’s international expertise in the topic ‘Learning & Innovation’ and ignite multi- or interdisciplinary and interfaculty research on these topics. The coordinator is part of the steering group ‘Learning & Innovation’.

Experience or affinity with educational/learning research is strongly recommended, as is the ability to discover new (global) trends in educational/learning research and aid in translating these to Maastricht University context. Communicating with stakeholders within and outside of Maastricht University is also part of the role. You are a discussion partner for the Executive Board, the EDLAB board, faculty boards and researchers at the faculties.


The position will be placed at EDLAB, the Maastricht University Institute for Education Innovation. At EDLAB, we promote an optimal learning experience for students of Maastricht University by advancing the field of teaching and learning for both students and staff. We define innovation as the process of creating new ideas and practices to address educational needs – to do different things, and doing things differently.

EDLAB is located in the Tapijn Barracks, close to Maastricht’s city centre.


  • To help develop and implement a vision that further strengthens Maastricht University’s expertise in the topic ‘Learning and Innovation’ (locally, regionally, nationally, internationally);
  • To bring together information, identify links, and maintain an overview of research on ‘Learning and Innovation’ at Maastricht University;
  • To stimulate multi- and interdisciplinary and interfaculty research on ‘Learning and Innovation’ at Maastricht University;
  • To contribute to the harmonization and embedding of recently awarded Growth Fund projects in relation to the themes ‘Learning & Innovation’ within Maastricht University faculties;
  • To promote Maastricht University ‘Learning and Innovation’ research locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally (within academic and non-academic communities);
  • To act as secretary to the Steering Board ‘Learning and Innovation’.


Maastricht University (UM)


You are a proactive colleague with a pragmatic and self-directed work attitude. You will be working in a dynamic and international environment that requires tact, organisational sensitivity and excellent organization and communication skills.

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who

  • Can build bridges between disciplines and between faculties at Maastricht University;
  • Communicates easily with scientists of all disciplines and moves around easily in multiple contexts of the academic world;
  • Has an antenna for opportunities and improvement possibilities and enjoys coming up with and implementing new ideas, insights or solutions;
  • Who loves variety and dynamism, can maintain an overview and monitor progress;
  • Has the ability to engage people, search for commitment and connection;
  • Who works independently, accurately, who is proactive and results-oriented;
  • Who has excellent oral and written skills, both in Dutch and English;
  • Who has an academic working and thinking level; a university master’s degree in educational sciences (or comparable). A PhD in any field related to education is a plus;
  • Who is familiar with problem-based learning.

Conditions of employment

  • The 0.8 FTE position is initially offered for 1 year
  • The gross monthly salary of this appointment will depend on education and relevant working experience, based on salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities, with an expected minimum of € 3.974,00 and a maximum of € 5.439,00 per month (based on a full-time position of 38 hours/week).
  • In addition, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end allowance.
  • The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the CAO. Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information please go to > 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. For more information, visit


For more information about EDLAB, please visit the website.


  • Policy and staff
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • AT2022.345


Maastricht University (UM)

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