Instructional Designer / Education Development Officer

Instructional Designer / Education Development Officer

Published Deadline Location
24 Jan 10 Feb Tilburg
Tilburg University | University Services is looking for an Instructional Designer / Education Development Officer (0.8 FTE) for the Division Academic Services, Education Support Team (EST).
Location: Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD), Tilburg.

Job description

If you have passion for education and are motivated to contribute to the optimization of educational quality and innovation, we invite you to apply!

Your position
As an instructional designer, you are co-responsible for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of courses and innovation of education and learning strategies within our study programs. This includes designing blended learning pathways, applying media and technology in education, and introducing new (online) education and assessment formats. You support the design of the courses in the Learning Management System Canvas, the organization of the associated assessments, and you coach lecturers and Academic Directors/program coordinators in the design and development of blended courses and online assessment. You will work closely with the educational development and innovation project manager, the other instructional designer in our team, the assessment specialist, the Vice-Dean for Education, and the Head of the EST.  Besides that you participate in the TSHD Innovation Network that includes program lecturers.

We are looking for a new colleague who is enthusiastic about the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • coaching and advising lecturers on instructional design and educational innovation;
  • supporting those who are responsible for the content in the educational-didactic development of programs and courses;
  • conducting workshops in the field of course design, with the aim of blending and innovating courses;
  • transferring knowledge and expertise on the application of technology in blended teaching & learning in education and assessment by providing manuals, on-the-job guidance, and information sessions;
  • actively exploring new ideas in the field of technology-enhanced blended teaching & learning;
  • keeping abreast and having knowledge of current teaching & learning strategies in higher education;
  • providing input on policies, e.g., for the educational vision or assessment policies;
  • acting as a liaison in coordination with the educational and assessment organization within Academic Services.
  • Participating in both institutional and national platforms to keep abreast of changes in the industry, trends, and technological advancements in order to incorporate them into the education


Tilburg University


We are preferably looking for a candidate with professional and intellectual ability at an academic level in the field of educational sciences/educational technology. You have knowledge of and/or experience with innovation and improvement of education, didactics, digital applications, the use of modern media in education, and with the use of a Learning Management System in this context, or you are willing to (further) professionalize in these areas. You use a methodical approach to design learning experiences and you are able to reflect and act upon the strengths and weaknesses of the implemented interventions.

You have strong communication skills; you have the skills to translate requests and needs into concrete, tailor-made design solutions. You are entrepreneurial (think outside the box) and results-oriented, and are able to connect people in various positions and from various organizational units. You can also motivate and inspire both internal and external stakeholders in innovation projects. You work efficiently and have an accurate work attitude and a good understanding of processes. You are organizationally and mentally strong, work independently, can handle a high workload, are focused on connection and collegiality, and are solution and service oriented. You are keen to shape this position with enthusiasm and are not afraid of new and unexpected matters. You are flexible in the execution of your tasks. You have excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both verbally and in writing.

Conditions of employment

This is a temporary employment contract (funded through the Quality Agreements Program) for 0,8 fte (32 hours per week) for the duration of one year with the possibility of an extension, depending on the actual performance and available financial resources.

The appointment is with the Academic Services Division of the University Services. The position is based in the Education Support Team of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. This does not preclude any subsequent organizational change.

Tilburg University offers a good remuneration package. The appointment is in accordance with the UFO profile Educational Development Officer 3 in scale 10. The salary amounts to a minimum of € 2.960,- and a maximum of € 4.670,- gross per month for a full-time appointment. In addition, the university has excellent secondary employment conditions, such as a study facilities scheme and the possibility of partly influencing your terms of employment individually with the aid of an Options Model for employment conditions.


Tilburg University | University Services

Service society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.

Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepeneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepeneurial 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.

University support is invested in University Services, organized into seven divisions:

1. Academic Services
2. Marketing & Communication
3. Human Resources
4. Finance & Control
5. Library & IT Services
6. Facility Services
7. Executive Services


Education Support Team

The Education Support Team at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is part of the Academic Services Division. The Education Support Team supports the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of education policies and the range of programs offered at TSHD. 

Additional information

For more information about the position, please contact Loes Jongen, Head of the TSHD Education
Support Team, tel. 013-4662643, e-mail:


  • Education; Policy and staff; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 21278



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Application procedure

Application for this vacancy can only be made online. Application is possible until February 10, 2023.
Candidate selection interviews will be held on Monday, February 16, 2023.

This vacancy will be opened internally and externally at the same time. In case of equal suitability, an internal candidate will be preferred.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Application for this vacancy can only be made online. Application is possible until February 10, 2023.
Candidate selection interviews will be held on Monday, February 16, 2023.

This vacancy will be opened internally and externally at the same time. In case of equal suitability, an internal candidate will be preferred.

Make sure to apply no later than 10 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).