International Rankings Officer / Institutional Researcher (1.0 FTE)

International Rankings Officer / Institutional Researcher (1.0 FTE)

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25 Aug 20 Sep Tilburg

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Tilburg University is looking for an International Rankings Officer/ Institutional Researcher (1.0 FTE). You will further develop and implement the strategy and methods in order to analyze all rankings criteria and improve the overall ranking and subject rankings for Tilburg University in QS, THE, the Business School Rankings - Financial Times, and ARWU.

Job description

Tilburg University is looking for an International Rankings Officer/ Institutional Researcher (1.0 FTE). You will further develop and implement the strategy and methods in order to analyze all rankings criteria and improve the overall ranking and subject rankings for Tilburg University in QS, THE, the Business School Rankings - Financial Times, and ARWU. The International Rankings Officer proactively provides advice and guidelines to the Schools about their research publications and develops an effective strategy to boost Tilburg University’s reputation. The International Rankings Officer will be a team member of the Marketing & Recruitment Office. In close collaboration with the market researcher and international M&R strategist, the officer has the possibility to access the existing rankings network of the Marketing team. The officer will work closely with the Schools and other Divisions/Departments, Policy Staff Office in particular.
Moreover, within the broader area of Institutional Research you will have to deal with lots of data and information for different purposes. Full contribution to Tilburg University’s Institutional Research field is an essential part of your job. 

Responsibilities and duties
International Rankings area: (via HoD M&R – M&C director)

  • Further formulate the international ranking strategy for Tilburg University in order to improve positions in all international rankings;
  • Conduct clear analyses of international rankings on all relevant criteria; 
  • Maintain close relations with a network of international rankings organizations;
  • Collect relevant internal data (for example, staff-to-student ratio, number of international students, number of international staff, financial status of the university, research income, etc.);
  • In close collaboration with the Policy Staff Office, develop a policy to enable researchers to improve their national and international visibility, resulting in a greater impact of their research (for example, workshops, best practices, online personal branding and reputation, etc.);
  • Cooperate with relevant stakeholders (the Executive Board, TiSEM, Academic Services, etc.) to direct actions that can improve our position in the rankings (for example, based on the criterion of ‘Reputation’).

Institutional Research area (via the M&C director - the Executive Board and Board of Governance):

  • Identify information needs 
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and report data and information (about Education and Research)
  • Serve as an agent of data and information (institution-wide data strategy)
  • Educate information producers, users, and consumers -this includes the training and coaching related to the use of data, analysis, and information to inform decision making 

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

  • You have a degree from a research university, preferably in the fields of Business Administration, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Data Science or Management;
  • You have evident affinity with higher education and research;
  • You like to work both independently and in teams;
  • You have at least two years of work experience in market research and/or data analysis in a similar field; 
  • You are enthusiastic and result-driven;
  • You have excellent networking, analytical, and communication skills;
  • You are punctual and are able to deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information/material;
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • You are able to motivate and activate the academic staff to become aware of the necessity of rankings and how to increase the impact of their work;
  • You are able to develop a policy and present it including your findings;
  • You have the ability to convince and encourage your stakeholders about the ranking strategy and policies developed. 

Conditions of employment

The position of International Rankings Officer/ Institutional Researcher is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. The positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO). The gross salary for a full-time position is maximally € 5.127,- gross per month, in line with the experience of the candidate.

Tilburg University offers excellent terms of employment. You are entitled to a holiday allowance amounting to 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross yearly income. If you work 40 hours per week, you receive 41 days of paid recreational leave per year. 

We believe flexibility, development, and good employee benefits are very important. We make clear agreements on career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and schemes to maintain an optimum balance between work and private life. Tilburg University also fosters diversity & inclusion; that is why we pursue an active policy for inclusive teams where diverse talents can flourish.  

Please visit Working at Tilburg University for more information on our employment conditions.

Employer

Tilburg University

Would you like to pursue a career at Tilburg University? We would be happy to have you on board!

Working at Tilburg University means: 

  • High-level education and research. Tilburg University one of the world’s Top 200 universities. The Tilburg School of Economics and Management is one of the leading schools in its field worldwide.
  • Working together with inspiring and passionate colleagues.
  • Connecting to society. The university’s focus on society is clear from its slogan 'Understanding Society'.
  • Ample room, flexibility, and high-quality facilities for your own scientific research.
  • Working on a lively campus in a beautiful green environment, easily accessible, and close to many big (European) cities.    
  • Excellent terms of employment with attention paid to personal development, and an attractive work-life balance.

Department

Division Marketing and Communication

Important focus areas of the Division are corporate communication and spokesmanship, research communication, marketing and recruitment, and communication and interaction with students and staff. The M&C concentrates on the recruitment of national and international students for all Tilburg University’s degree programs and on the presentation of the university as a strong brand. 
 

Specifications

  • Policy and staff
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • 16961

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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