Description of the project
The Netherlands Institute in Morocco, in collaboration with all institutes from the Faculty of Humanities and the African Studies Centre Leiden, intends to develop a field school aimed at MA and doctoral students in Morocco that will explicitly focus on peer learning of students from various disciplines, such as linguistics, African studies, Middle Eastern studies, history, archaeology, anthropology, museum and heritage studies, biology, etc.
Students from the Netherlands will work together with Moroccan students on a specific site and theme, to which they will bring their various competences, skills, and disciplines. The theme of the field school will be (at least) one of the two following:
- port cities on the Moroccan coast;
- management of natural resources, new social debates, and sustainable development goals.
As the field school coordinator, you are responsible for developing the curriculum and organising the Graduate Field School. You follow Leiden’s procedures and ensure that the course programmes meet Leiden’s academic standards. For the contents of the curriculum, you are assisted by the academic director and the lecturers of NIMAR. You also provide lectures in at least one of the disciplines relevant to the field school. You have a broad and interdisciplinary interest and a varied network of academics who can participate in the field school, and the pedagogical skills to encourage peer learning and development of research skills. Furthermore, you serve as first-level support for students before, during and after the field school. You will also participate in other NIMAR activities, such as the regular education programmes, academic and cultural activities and visits of study associations, universities and universities of applied sciences.
Your main duties are:
- Develop, coordinate and implement the contents of the programme, curriculum and assignments of the field school;
- Manage the registration of the programme, the quality assurance and the end-of-course evaluations in consultation with the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University, which, among other things, includes contacting examination and programme committees and study coordinators;
- Provide one or more courses in the social sciences or humanities for the field school and regular education programmes at NIMAR;
- Correspond and coordinate with other instructors and guest lecturers;
- Build and maintain a network of relevant researchers, institutions and civil society in Morocco;
- Serve as first-level support for (potential) students with regard to registration, education, accommodation and general well-being and mentoring students;
- Receive groups (both students and professionals) at NIMAR: provide information about NIMAR activities and Moroccan culture.