Policy Officer Education / Beleidsmedewerker (0,8-1,0 fte)
Do you want to make a difference in the education of our future engineers by creating clear and practical policies, and work in an academic environment? Then we want to encourage you to apply for this position!
Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Mathematics and Computer Science
TU/e is a leading international university of technology specializing in Engineering Science & Technology. Through excellent teaching and research, we contribute to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations, and as a result to the growth of prosperity and welfare in the region and beyond. TU/e maintains close links with industry, healthcare and the building and logistics sector.
You will be part of the department’s team of Education and Student Affairs, which provides a wide range of services to support education, such as academic advisement to students, teacher support to educational innovation, educational quality assurance, student and study administration, support to the exam committees and educational policy.
As a policy officer education you will make a crucial contribution to the management and quality of education at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. You will be involved in the process of translating TU/e’s and department’s educational vision into educational policy and supporting the program director and academic staff in doing so. In line with that, your focus will be on educational processes related to curriculum development and innovation.
As a policy advisor education you are the ‘spider in the web’. You will carry out all activities in close cooperation with the program director and program coordinators, the manager ESA, the central policy advisor chain, the teacher supporter, quality assurance officer and the examination and program committees of the department. Communicating internally and externally is an important part of your job, as well as creating and promoting internal and external support. You are capable of taking on different roles, such as advisor, expert, project leader, or analyst. You are able to translate complex issues into concrete, executable or pragmatic solutions.
Within our department you will be part of the Improvements & Innovation team and the department's policy team, which includes a research policy officer and the secretary to the Department Board.
You will report to the Manager ESA M&CS.
Within this department, your tasks will encompass:
- Advise the Education Management Team and, subsequently, the Department Board on educational issues with focus on mid- and long-term perspectives;
- Translate strategical and tactical university policy and regulation into departmental education policy and regulation, and policies on topics such as quality assurance, assessment, and internationalization;
- Coordinate the process of setting up yearly reports and regulations, such as the Program and Examination Regulations of each educational program and the annual reports on education;
- Support and advise the program directors on their educational programs; help them to create a joint, departmental vision;
- Play a proactive and policy supportive role in the strategy development and annual cycle of educational strategy;
- Prepare external audits, i.e. prepare documentation for the regular educational accreditation committees;
- A leading managerial role in educational innovation projects at the department, for example in the current redesign of the Bachelor’s program, being responsible for the process and the accomplishment of the project goals;
- Maintain relevant university contacts and networks on an (inter)national level (UNL).
- Play a role in TU/e wide education policy projects and be an active member of the policy chain.
- You are in possession of at least a MSc degree in a field relevant to this position (preferably in educational science) and want to develop further in this field;
- You have at least 5 years relevant work experience, preferably in an institute for higher education;
- You have an affinity with the fields of the department: Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Science & AI;
- You have knowledge and experience in policy making;
- You have highly developed analytical and conceptual skills; this allows you to determine relevant stakeholders in decision making processes;
- You are a team player;
- You can organize and create a broad basis for support in a convincing manner;
- You are experienced in translating various mindsets and interests towards a consistent and uniform policy;
- You have good organizing and planning skills;
- You are proficient in English (C1 level) and Dutch (C1) in terms of oral communication and have a concise and accessible writing style in both languages;
- You are service and result oriented.
Conditions of employment
- A (0,8-1,0 fte) position with a gross monthly salary in the range of € 2,960.- to € 6,181.- (Policy Advisor, scale 10/11/12) based on your education and experience;
- A temporary contract for one year. It is our intention to convert this temporary contract to permanent employment after one year, conditional on good performance and unchanged economic circumstances;
- Free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization related to your professional development;
- Besides that, we offer an annual holiday allowance of 8%, an annual end of the year bonus of 8,3%, a total of 41 days of paid holiday leave and a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, child care and excellent sports facilities).
Information and application
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact ir. Larisa Camfferman, manager ESA, l.camfferman[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 8308.
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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position and your curriculum vitae.
The vacancy will be advertised internally and externally at the same time, internal candidates have priority over external candidates.
The interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 September and will comprise an entire day, including lunch. During this day, you will meet stakeholders and team members. You have ample opportunity to ask questions and present yourself.
As part of the interviewing process, you will be asked to prepare a short presentation on an assignment related to the job. No preparation is necessary for this assignment.