Coordinator and Teacher Social Sciences with a Sustainability Focus (0.6 FTE)

Coordinator and Teacher Social Sciences with a Sustainability Focus (0.6 FTE)

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11 Nov today Tilburg
Tilburg University | Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for a Coordinator and Teacher Social Sciences with a Sustainability Focus (0.6 FTE) for the University College Tilburg.
Scientific area: Social Sciences, duration of employment contract: 1 year with a possible extension of 2 years.

Job description

University College Tilburg is a university-wide college, residing within the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digitals Sciences (TSHD). University College Tilburg offers a three-year interdisciplinary and international bachelor program in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our University College selects students on the basis of their intellectual curiosity, eagerness to learn and interest in small-scale and interactive education. The teacher will play a major role in University College Tilburg’s new interdisciplinary minor program ‘Sustainability: Towards a Better Future’ through teaching and coordinating efforts. The teacher furthermore participates in University College Tilburg’s research and will add a focus on responsibility and sustainability.

University College Tilburg has recently designed the interdisciplinary ‘Sustainability: Towards a Better Future’ minor. This minor aims to engage students with key topics and issues surrounding sustainability and sustainable development. These include, but are not limited to: how to solve complex, ‘wicked’ sustainability issues; how a sustainable global future could be envisioned; how sustainable behavior may be promoted; and how (inter)national cooperation on sustainability topics may best be safeguarded. The minor combines theoretical underpinnings with several practically oriented projects where students put the obtained knowledge into practice. 
The minor endeavors to stimulate students to explore possible pathways for positive contributions and sustainable solutions to the (often transdisciplinary) problems of the Anthropocene Epoch. In doing so, students learn to take practical, well-informed action to assist in the development of a resilient and future-proof society.

As part of the introduction of this new minor program. University College Tilburg is hiring a teacher who will design, teach in, and coordinate, this new minor program.

The main tasks of the teacher are:

  • You (team)teach small-scale and interactive interdisciplinary minor courses, where you bring in your (inter)disciplinary expertise in the field of sustainability. You provide tutorials focusing on the application of sustainability theories, and supervise student groups in project assignments and bachelor theses. 
  • You design and monitor the integration of academic contributions from different scientific disciplines in the minor.
  • You develop and employ relationships with external organizations which contribute sustainability (business) cases. You oversee students’ engagement with these questions and guide their development of actionable, sustainable solutions.
  • You coordinate the minor program as a whole and are responsible for the implementation, coherence and quality assurance of the program and the communication with lecturers.
  • You participate in the curriculum team meetings of University College Tilburg, and take on core staff related tasks (e.g. participation in committees, program admission interviews, etc.).
  • You perform teaching related research activities with a focus on responsibility and sustainability. 

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

  • You have obtained a PhD in Social Sciences, (Law, Economics, Sociology or Psychology) with a clear and demonstrable focus on sustainability or environmental studies. You have demonstrated affinity with interdisciplinarity.
  • You have at least two years’ experience in providing and coordinating courses at a university level.You have a positive motivation for interactive teaching and display an inspirational attitude towards students.
  • You have an excellent command of English.
  • You possess strong organizational and communication skills.

Conditions of employment

This is a position for 0,6 fte (24 hours per week). Working hours can be flexible for caring responsibilities. This is a vacancy for a position of one year, with the possibility of extension with an extra 2 years. This is in accordance with article 2.3 paragraph 1 of the CLA for Dutch Universities. 

Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions with attention to flexibility and (personal) development and attractive fringe benefits. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of €3.974 and a maximum of €5.439 gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Teacher 3 and salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on work experience. 

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year. 
Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary if they meet the relevant conditions. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf. All employees of the university are covered by the so-called General Pension Fund for Public Employers (Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP).  

We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and arrangement to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example, in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development. 

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 

Employer

Tilburg University's motto is Understanding Society. Based on this vision, our more than 2,800 employees conduct research, inspire more than 20,000 students of 110 nationalities, and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together to learn from each other. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology. We seek the connection between the various disciplines to find solutions to the major issues we face as a society. Our students are educated to become responsible and entrepreneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way. Tilburg University has a culture of collaboration and co-creation, at local, regional, national, and international level.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. The School has approximately 3100 students and around 270 employees.
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Additional information

More information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Alkeline van Lenning, email A.vLenning@tilburguniversity.edu

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Education
  • Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21152

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

We invite you to apply online for this position by December 5th, 2022.
Please attach the following documents to the application:

  1. cover letter
  2. CV
  3. reflection on your vision on teaching (max. 400 words)

Ideally, you will start working for Tilburg University on February 1st, 2023.

Application procedure

Application procedure

We invite you to apply online for this position by December 5th, 2022.
Please attach the following documents to the application:

  1. cover letter
  2. CV
  3. reflection on your vision on teaching (max. 400 words)

Ideally, you will start working for Tilburg University on February 1st, 2023.

Make sure to apply no later than 5 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).