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Teaching Coordinator (junior) spatial sustainability education

Teaching Coordinator (junior) spatial sustainability education

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,818 - € 3,764
  • Deadline 20 Aug 2022

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM, VU) and Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, UT) are renowned knowledge institutes with strong teaching programs to train professionals to contribute to sustainable future societies. The BSc and MSc programmes at these institutes address complex societal challenges related to sustainable use of land resources, food security, circularity and resilience. The teaching programs on these topics are highly complementary. While VU-IVM has interdisciplinary MScs and BScs focusing on describing linkages between social and natural systems, UT-ITC’s MSc interdisciplinary programs focus on the geo-information science and technologies to capture these processes in space and time. This content-based connection but with different foci opens opportunities for joint teaching programs.

In this context we are looking for a Teaching Coordinator to explore opportunities and content towards a solid joint teaching program bridging spatial and sustainability sciences at BSc and MSc level. More specifically, you will explore three options for operationalizing the collaboration between both institutes: 1) the development of a joint minor programme at BSc level; 2) the development of joint courses at MSc level; and 3) the possibility of exchanging topics for master theses.

Your tasks include:

Your profile

You:

  • Have an MSc in a relevant field, such as Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Science or GIS (for example Spatial Engineering, or Global Environmental Change and Policy)
  • Have experience in or knowledge of the education system of the University of Twente or the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (for example, by having studied at one of these institutes).
  • Have interest in academic education, in particular in relation to sustainability and land use.
  • Have a collaborative attitude, good communication skills.
  • Are fluent in English, fluency in Dutch is an asset.

Our offer

Our offer

We offer an inspiring international environment for 40 hours per week. You will be employed for 6 months.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 2,818.00 and € 3,764.00 fulltime, depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Research/Education Officer, level 3)
  • A holiday allowance of 8 % of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %
  • Facilities for professional and personal development
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • A total of 41 holiday days per year in case of full-time employment

Starting date of the position is September 2022. This position requires frequent travel between Enschede and Amsterdam (the main office location could be in either city).

Information and application

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Prof Wieteke Willemen (e-mail: l.l.willemen@utwente.nl). You are also invited to visit the ITC and IVM homepages (https://www.itc.nl/, https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/research-institutes/ivm).

Please submit your application before 20 August 2022 (choose “apply here” below). Your application has to include i) a motivation letter how you meet the selection criteria and ii) a detailed CV.

The University of Twente wants to be an organisation that optimally deploys diversity, talents and capabilities in the labour market for now and the future. In the framework of our diversity and inclusiveness policy, we strongly stimulate people with a (work) disability to apply for this position.

In accordance with international law, only applicants holding the nationality of a member state of the EU/EEA or Switzerland could be employed in this support (non-academic) position.

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About the organization

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. Our mission is capacity development, where we apply, share and facilitate the effective use of geo-information and earth observation knowledge and tools for tackling global wicked problems. Our purpose is to enable our many partners around the world to track and trace the impact – and the shifting causes and frontiers – of today’s global challenges. Our vision is of a world in which researchers, educators, and students collaborate across disciplinary and geographic divides with governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutes, businesses, and local populations to surmount today’s complex global challenges and to contribute to sustainable, fair, and digital societies.

About the faculty ITC 

Curious about were the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) stands for? Check out the ITC website for more information.

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2nd interview.
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The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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Willemen, L.L.J.M. (Wieteke)

Willemen, L.L.J.M. (Wieteke)
Full Professor

Willemen, L.L.J.M. (Wieteke)
Full Professor

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