Open application call for Programme Director of MA Arts & Heritage

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated teaching staff and give further shape to content and organisation of the Masters programme Arts & Heritage? If so, consider applying for the position of Programme Director of this programme. The focus of the programme is the interdisciplinary study of cultural practices, and of the different ways arts and heritage are available and functioning in society.

The Master’s programme ‘Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education’ (and its Dutch track ‘Kunst, Cultuur en Erfgoed’) focuses on the concepts of heritage and art as expressions of past and present culture. Culture is defined in broad terms, encompassing current as well as historical expressions of artistic and cultural manifestations. In this context, heritage is regarded as a particular component of culture in the wider sense of the word. Students develop insights into these key concepts and in the different meaning they get depending on time, place and community.

The focus of the programme is the interdisciplinary study of cultural practices, and of the different ways arts and heritage are available and functioning in society. Students learn how to research, analyse and discuss issues related to appreciation, interpretation, education, use, management and policy. In addition, students acquire academic and professional knowledge and skills necessary in the practice of cultural policy, management and marketing of arts and culture, and cultural education. The curriculum is a specialisation of the Mater programme Arts & Culture.

The Programme Director has responsibilities in the following areas:

  1. Giving strategic direction to the programme;
  2. Ensure that the programme operates within FASoS’ policies and procedures regarding quality standards, financial sustainability and work load for staff and students;
  3. Coordination of teaching staff and interaction with other internal players such as OMT, the board of examiners, MarCom, Finance, Faculty Management, etc;
  4. Inform, instruct and evaluate course coordinators and teaching assistants;
  5. Be engaged in the FASoS quality care cycles;
  6. Curriculum coordination and development in response to both internal and external developments;
  7. Admission of new students to the programme on a yearly basis in cooperation with MarCom;
  8. Representative functions regarding PR, recruitment and alumni activities;
  9. Communication with students.

We are looking for an academic staff member who:

  • Is enthusiastic and has a vision about teaching and the organisation of educational and quality assurance practices in our Faculty;
  • Holds a PhD degree and has prior experience with teaching in this programme;
  • Holds the BKO certificate;
  • Is an inspiring leader and team-player;
  • Is willing to go the extra mile on the road of educational improvements;
  • Has strong managerial skills

The selected candidate is expected to start in September 2019. The remuneration previewed for this position is 225 solver hours. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV and a motivation letter (including their vision on education) by email by 15 November 2018 to: secr.hislk@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For more information please contact the current programme director Emilie Sitzia: emilie.sitzia@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

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