Program manager Liberal Arts and Sciences

Program manager Liberal Arts and Sciences

Published Deadline Location
31 May 19 Jun Tilburg
Are you the professional and pro-active program manager who is excited to coordinate and manage the interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor program at University College Tilburg? Do you get inspired from implementing new directions for high quality and innovative interdisciplinary education? Then we are looking for you!

Job description

University College Tilburg 

The Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor program at University College Tilburg is a selective, broad interdisciplinary bachelor program with more than 300 students. The program currently offers about 65 intensive courses in small-scale formats where lecturers from all the five schools of Tilburg University contribute to the program. 

In your role as program manager, you closely cooperate with and function as a sparring partner for the dean of the college on the curriculum and the future directions for the university college. You become part of the management team of University College Tilburg (approximately 10fte). A policy advisor, coordinator operations and management assistant support in the daily management of University College Tilburg. You also work in close collaboration with the Education Support Team and directors of other programs of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.

You will be responsible for 

  • Implementing the vision for UCT and Schools and university policies into the program
  • Monitoring the quality, the content, and execution of the curriculum
  • Develop proposals for improving various aspects of the program (e.g., curriculum, quality, selection processes)
  • Collaboration in designing and realizing future directions for University College Tilburg
  • Communication and coordination with the different departments and schools of Tilburg University about their contributions to the program
  • Monitoring student enrollments and selection processes
  • Supervise marketing and communication activities, internally and externally
  • Communication to students about developments in the program
  • Coordinate program evaluation and formal re-accreditation processes
  • Participate in activities from the national network of University Colleges

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

Qualifications 

The successful candidate has

  • A completed MSc or PhD in a domain relevant to the liberal arts and sciences program at Tilburg University (humanities & digital sciences, social & behavioral sciences, law, economics and business, or broader interdisciplinary or educational sciences)
  • Proven affinity with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary education on societally relevant subjects
  • Ample experience with program management and quality monitoring in a higher education context, demonstrating a high quality standard
  • Demonstrable experience with innovation and transformation processes in education 
  • The ability to prioritize and communicate short- and long-term goals
  • A pro-active attitude and hands-on mentality
  • Strong communication, coordination, organization and social skills
  • Teaching experience and a university teaching qualification is a pré
  • Good command of written and spoken Dutch and English language

Conditions of employment

Terms of employment 
For this position, we offer:

  • A position based on 0.7-0.8 FTE (28 – 32  hours per week);
  • You receive a contract for 12 months. Continuation of this function is subject to performance and substantive need and availability of financial resources. 
  • A salary ranging from a minimum of 5247 to a maximum of 7305 gross per month for full time employment, based on UFO profile program manager 2 or 1 and salary scale 12 or 13 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. We have a transparent remuneration policy and the grading is based on education and relevant experience.
  • In addition to your monthly salary, you will receive 41 vacation days (for a 40-hour work week), a holiday allowance (8%), and a year-end bonus (8.3%). 
  • We reimburse the full cost of sustainable commuting: walking, cycling or public transportation.
  • We have a moving expenses scheme that makes it attractive to live close to the university. 
  • Employees from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable wages. We will apply for this reimbursement for you;
  • Our Options Model allows you to choose from a variety of facilities at a tax advantage. In agreement with your supervisor, you can work in a hybrid manner: on campus and from home. 
  • You will be enrolled in the General Pension Fund for Public Employers (ABP) through us;
  • Various training courses, for example in leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development;
  • A wide range of amenities and facilities and various arrangements to create an optimal work-life balance.

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment with attention to flexibility and room for (personal) development. We recognize and reward our employees and encourage the use of talents and strengths.
Tilburg University is committed to an open and inclusive culture, embracing diversity, and encouraging the mutual integration of groups of staff and students. We create equal opportunities for all our staff and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 
 
We work in a vibrant and lively (work) environment on our beautiful campus, close to the forest and easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution to this. 

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

 

Specifications

  • Management
  • 22310

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Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

Information and application

We invite you to apply online for this position ultimately June 19 2024, 23.59u
More information about the vacancy can be obtained from the dean of University College Tilburg, Prof. dr. Emely de Vet (e.w.m.l.devet@tilburguniversity.edu) 

Please attach the following documents to the application:
1) Motivation letter
2) CV

The selection interviews will be scheduled June 26 (morning) and June 28 (morning), July 2 (entire day)

Ideally, you will start working for Tilburg University, August 15, 2024.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Information and application

We invite you to apply online for this position ultimately June 19 2024, 23.59u
More information about the vacancy can be obtained from the dean of University College Tilburg, Prof. dr. Emely de Vet (e.w.m.l.devet@tilburguniversity.edu) 

Please attach the following documents to the application:
1) Motivation letter
2) CV

The selection interviews will be scheduled June 26 (morning) and June 28 (morning), July 2 (entire day)

Ideally, you will start working for Tilburg University, August 15, 2024.

Make sure to apply no later than 19 Jun 2024 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).