Teacher/Researcher in Online Education (0,8-1fte)

Teacher/Researcher in Online Education (0,8-1fte)

Published Deadline Location
9 Jul 21 Jul Rotterdam
Are you eager to improve teaching in online education? This position challenges you to contribute to the future of higher educational teaching.

Job description

Are you eager to improve teaching in online education? This position challenges you to contribute to the future of higher educational teaching.

Job description
The Methods & Skills and Educational Sciences teams at Erasmus University Rotterdam seek applicants for a fully funded 6-year teaching/research position on the project Online education, under the supervision of Marloes Nederhand, Bjorn de Koning, Guus Smeets, and Lidia Arends.

In this unique position, you will combine teaching and research at both our Methods and Skills (M&S) and Educational Sciences (ES) teams. You will contribute to teaching and research. The teaching part will mainly consist of statistical courses (M&S) and thesis supervision (ES), with room to contribute to educational innovation with respect to online education. Your research will focus on how we can optimize online teaching.

The research involves taking stock of current approaches in online teaching and investigating how we can further improve this. The focus is on both enhancing the instructional design (e.g., how to design an educational video most effectively) and the collaboration of students in an online learning environment.

Your core tasks include:
  • Teaching statistics in both the bachelor and master program of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences and supervising theses for i.a. Educational Sciences;
  • Performing both quantitative and qualitative research on effective online education;
  • Writing articles for an academic audience and presenting your findings at scientific and professional conferences;
  • Participating in relevant courses on teaching (e.g., UTQ) and research (e.g., participation in the EGSH and/or ICO graduate school, courses on quantitative and/or qualitative research);
  • Collaborating with researchers at the Erasmus University and presenting at the Community for Learning and Innovation;
  • There is a possibility to develop (open access) tools or knowledge clips for teachers who provide online education.

Specifications

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Requirements

Requirements:
  • A Master’s degree (a research master is preferred but not necessary) in Psychology (educational, cognitive or methods and statistics), Educational Sciences, or other Social Sciences in a direction related to the project;
  • Strong interest for teaching and supervision of students, particularly on topics regarding Methods and Statistics and Educational Psychology;
  • Demonstrable research skills, for example, evidenced by participation in research project and/or one or more publications;
  • In terms of research skills, the ideal candidate has experience with quantitative (and preferably also qualitative) research methods;
  • Strong social and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work individually and in a team;
  • Possession of organizational skills and/or demonstrable experience with project-based work;
  • Affinity with and preferably knowledge of (innovations in) education and online learning, particularly in the context of higher education (WO);
  • Excellent academic writing and speaking skills in both Dutch and English (C1 conform CEFR).

Conditions of employment

We offer you an internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with excellent working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

The start date of this position is 1 September 2024 and you will be based at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). This position is for 0.8 fte - 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 3.226 to a maximum of € 5.090 gross per month, salary scale 10, on a fulltime basis (38 hours), in accordance with the CAO-NU. The temporary contract is for the duration of a period of 6 years.

Everything else we offer you, you can find below!

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 4.100 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. www.eur.nl.

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research. Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit www.eur.nl/essb).

Department

Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies (DPECS)

Our department consists of 6 teams covering the disciplines of Psychology, Educational Sciences and Pedagogical Sciences; three closely related disciplines with each their own profile. The different psychological specialization areas of DPECS focus on understanding cognitive, physical, and social functioning and well-being in the context of mental health, education, and work. The educational sciences focus on issues regarding effectiveness and inclusion in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The pedagogical sciences focus on issues related to everyday as well as problematic development and upbringing within families, at school and in youth care. The disciplinary perspectives of DPECS complement each other and share the mission to generate societal impact with high-quality scientifical research on timely societal issues, and with the use of innovative methods and techniques and open science. The bachelor and master programs of DPECS build on this mission and educate students to become scientifically trained professionals for the society of the future.

More information about the research at DPECS can be found here: https://www.eur.nl/en/essb/information/researchers/lab-society

More information about the education programs offered at DPECS can be found here: https://www.eur.nl/en/essb/education

Our department also has access to an excellent laboratory for research and education purposes. The Erasmus Behavioural Lab offers state-of-the art facilities, including video observation, EEG, eye-tracking, virtual reality, experience sampling, and biofeedback: https://www.eur.nl/en/essb/information/researchers/erasmus-behavioural-lab

Team Methods & Skills (M&S)

Our interdisciplinary team focuses on scientific research and education in relation to research methods, statistics, and promoting professional and academic skills of students within the behavioural sciences. With our research, our team contributes to the disclosure of innovative and state-of-the-art research methods, such as analysis methods for (intensive) longitudinal data, big data, and quantitative and qualitative measurement research. Our applied research into education has a direct link to practice and contributes to evidence-informed educational improvements. Within DPECS, our team is responsible for the methods and techniques education and for training in professional skills (conversation, diagnostics) and academic skills (scientific writing).

Team Educational Sciences
With our interdisciplinary team of Educational Psychologists and Educational Scientists, we focus on developing theory and practical applications regarding effective, innovative, and inclusive environments for lifelong learning. We aim to identify the cognitive and psychosocial processes that contribute to effective learning and how this knowledge can be applied in the design of innovative and effective learning environments and instructions. Our team is responsible for teaching in the bachelor programs Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences, and the master specializations Educational Sciences, Educational Psychology, Psychology of the Digital Media, and the Educational Master in Primary Education. We prioritize creating societal impact through our research and education, actively bridging the gap between science and practice.

Additional information

You can find more information about the EUR on our website www.eur.nl. Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained by contacting Marloes Nederhand via m.l.nederhand@essb.eur.nl or Bjorn de Koning via b.b.dekoning@essb.eur.nl.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 4402

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062PA, Rotterdam

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Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, before the vacancy closing date.

The selection procedure consists of 2 interviews.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Persons of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, neurodiversities, functional impairments, citizenships, or any other aspect are welcome to apply and join the EUR community.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, before the vacancy closing date.

The selection procedure consists of 2 interviews.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Persons of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, neurodiversities, functional impairments, citizenships, or any other aspect are welcome to apply and join the EUR community.

Make sure to apply no later than 21 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).