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Innovative Teacher Support /Education Development Officer (0.8 FTE/1.0 FTE)

Innovative Teacher Support /Education Development Officer (0.8 FTE/1.0 FTE)

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Mechanical Engineering
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Job description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering within  Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Innovative Teacher Support /Education Development Office.

Eindhoven University of Technology

TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The staff and students are curious, collaborative and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.

Mechanical Engineering

The mission of ME is to carry out long term, generic, world-class research within the Mechanical Engineering domain on carefully selected topics that fall within the research profile areas of the university, and that match the technological interests of high-tech, internationally oriented industry in the Netherlands and especially in Brainport Eindhoven. Furthermore, we want to realize an education and research program with a balanced combination of fundamental and application aspects, thereby aiming at providing industry with scientifically educated and application-driven engineers who are optimally equipped to address future challenges.

Job description

A team of motivated and professional teacher support officers / education experts helps the TU/e teachers design their education. Our mission is to provide teachers with high-quality ICT in Education (ICTE) support that is always up to date. The team supports the lecturer during the educational design process, analyses, advises, spars, but also has a hands-on mentality and makes a difference. In this way, we enable the teachers to develop forms of education that optimally help transfer the specialist knowledge of lecturers to the students. In that educational design, the student is always central. We always strive to achieve an effective and efficient design.

Are you the trusted innovative educational developer with a well-founded vision who functions optimally in a matrix of actors?

Are you a team player with a service-oriented attitude that will share insights, didactic knowledge, tools, and experiences throughout the organization?

Various preconditions have been created at the TU/e for innovations in education. Many new educational ICT systems and AV resources are also now making it possible to design education in an optimal mix of forms. Teachers are making increasing use of this.

You will cooperate with program coordinators, the departmental manager of Education and Students Affairs and the chain of (departmental) teacher supporters.

For the department Mechanical Engineering, you will be the reliable key-user of the educational management system (e.g., Canvas), assessment tools (e.g. Ans, Cirrus, etc.), tools for interaction (e.g. Mentimeter, Feedback Fruits) and other educational tools. With these tools, your job consists in supporting our teachers through the functionalities of TU/e toolbox, advising them about the best tool/ functionality based on their didactical plan and supporting them in setting up these tools in their courses, if practical support is needed.

As a teacher supporter, it is also expected that you participate in projects to work together with our teachers in their educational challenges. The ability to carefully listen to our teachers and to integrate their input in the implementation of strategies and projects is a fundamental aspect to be successful in this position. For example, preparing info sessions with important subjects to our teachers, looking for articles/ methodologies that could help them with their challenges etc.

Can you collaborate with teachers by guiding them to shape an optimal blend of learning forms for effective learning for students in a high-quality engineering education?

Can you switch roles from advising educational strategies to supporting teachers with hands-on tasks?

Will you, together with others in our university, be keeping up with ICTE developments and giving that extra boost to the range of possibilities and solutions that the department Mechanical Engineering and the entire chain of teacher support officers can offer our teachers?

Do you tackle educational innovations on a project basis and only let go when a new success has been achieved?

Do you like pioneering and sharing experiences with the community?

Job requirements

Then we look forward to receiving your application! Particularly if you recognize the following characteristics in yourself:

  • University graduate, specializing in Education or related studies;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience with ICT in education, affinity with technical and scientific subjects;
  • Experience with project-based work;
  • Hands-on mentality;
  • Good command of the English language, spoken and written;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with teachers;
  • Support-oriented attitude.

Conditions of employment

  • We are offering a 0.8 to 1.0 FTE appointment;
  • Depending on experience and education, the salary for a full-time contract ranges between € 2,960 and € 4,670 gross per month (salary scale 10 CAO Dutch Universities);
  • The TU/e offers a broad package of fringe benefits, for instance a end of the year bonus of 8.3%, holiday allowance of 8%, excellent sport facilities, excellent work facilities, partially paid parental leave, commuting expenses, 41 days of holiday.

We are offering a temporary appointment for a period of one year. The employment contract may be extended in the event of good performance and if the financial conditions remain the same.

Depending on the CV and work experience, an appointment via Euflex (TU/e secondment agency) is possible.

Information and application

General aspects

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology is a place that brings motivated students, lecturers and researchers together. We train high-caliber students and conduct pioneering scientific research and our in-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering enables us to find solutions to issues that exist within society.

As part of Brainport, the 'smartest' region of the world, we also enter into special collaborative partnerships with companies and government authorities. This enables us to provide exceptional future prospects to all those who study with us or collaborate with us.

The Education and Student Affairs service (ESA) is the central service point for teachers and (prospective) students at Eindhoven University of Technology and provides a range of services both centrally and from the departments in the field of educational support, educational logistics, study skills, career guidance, use of ICT resources in education, professional skills and language teaching. ESA also supports the various education programs in the fields of education policy, legislation and regulations, quality assurance, education and institution accreditation, educational innovation and internationalization.

We are looking for a colleague who wants to help build a high-quality, professional service in an informal, personal culture. We attach great value to customer focus, learning ability and cooperation.

Information and application

The chain Teacher Support attaches greatest value to diversity and is therefore pleased to receive applications from people that are under-represented in this group.

More information about TU/e and the Mechanical Engineering Department can be found on

If you have questions about the content of this position, please contact Yves Houben, Manager ESA Mechanical Engineering and Manager of the chain Teacher support, e-mail: y.h.m.houben[at]

Information about the employment conditions can be found here.

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If you are interested, we invite you to apply immediately, and no later than August 15, 2022. The first round of interviews is scheduled to take place on August 22, 23 and 25, 2022. For the second round, the invited candidates will have an assignment and will present it in an interview. This will take place on August 29, 2022. There is concurrent internal and external recruitment for this vacancy. For applicants of equal ability, internal applicants will be favored over external ones.

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.