Educational Advisor Laboratory classes

Educational Advisor Laboratory classes

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11 May 4 Jun Wageningen

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Job description

Are you interested in innovating laboratory classes? Would you like to give pedagogical advice to teachers and to work in a heterogeneous team of academic and technical experts? Then read on and apply for this job opportunity.

What will you do?
As an educational advisor you will advise and inspire university lecturers in improving and innovating the pedagogical aspects of their laboratory classes. In close cooperation with the lecturers, you develop or facilitate the development of high-quality teaching material that activates and engages students in their learning process. You combine currently used tooling with new online educational tools in the university teaching formats and offer practical support in using the software LabBuddy.

The team Online Learning Environment is one of the seven self-organized teams in our Teaching and Learning Centre. The team is responsible for support in the design, development and maintenance of the courses for students in our master and bachelor programs. This is done in close collaboration with the lecturers of Wageningen University & Research, who are responsible for the content of those courses. The Brightspace platform is used to build and offer the courses in which educational tools, such as H5P and LabBuddy among others, are used. Besides, the team makes use of MS Teams and Jira for daily tasks, communications and reporting.

The team Online Learning Environment consists of nine people. Five educational advisors, three functional administrators and you as a new colleague in the role of educational advisor with a focus on laboratory classes.
You will work as a team member in a self-organized team inspired by Agile principles. This requires a proactive attitude of you in organizing your own work. The organisation of the team is supported by a product owner and a flowmaster.

A standard day starts with a stand-up meeting with your team. During the day you might either be in close contact with lecturers giving advice or have a day in which you develop teaching materials in LabBuddy.

For the moment, the University aims at a hybrid way of working, so you will work with your colleagues both online as on Campus.


Wageningen University & Research


  • An academic qualification (MSc) in the domain of life sciences
  • Experience in (supporting) teaching laboratory classes in higher education
  • Affinity with educational tools and commitment to develop knowledge and skills in this field
  • Good communication and consultancy skills
  • Excellent proficiency in English (C2) and Dutch (C1)
  • Competences: pro-active, creative, eager to learn, analytical, solution oriented, team player.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

We offer initially a temporary appointment, preferably for 0.8 - 1.0 fte (38 hours) starting with a one year contract with a possibility to extend. Salary depends on educational background, training and work experience and is based on a fulltime employment, ranges from €2.960,- gross per month to € 4.670,- gross per month (scale 10 ) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The expected starting date is September 1st .

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "The Best University" in the Netherlands for the 18th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.


Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

As part of Education and Student Affairs (ESA), the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC, previously ESC), aims to optimise learning, teaching, and educational innovation at WUR. We seek to inspire all staff involved in designing, offering and coordinating education, in facilitating and supporting teaching, the (digital) learning environment, educational innovations and to enhance staff members’ professional competences.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.


  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P1226082-1


Wageningen University & Research

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