Open call: vacancy Programme Director ALS/PS

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 programme? Would you like to play a key role in decisions related to quality assurance at FASoS? Can you inspire colleagues to -even further -excel in their teaching? If so, consider applying for the vacancy of Programme Director MA Arts & Culture (specialisations ALS/PS).

The Master Arts & Culture (specialisations Arts, Literature and Society (ALS) / Politics and Society (PS)) is an interdisciplinary MA programme that has its focus on contemporary society. The programme has different tracks: one that addresses contemporary debates in literature, art, religion, philosophy and culture, and one that provides students to gain an understanding in the ways culture has become a source of concern and conflict in the (inter)national political arenas.

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 programme? Are you a dedicated and inspirational teacher and committed to the educational practices at FASoS? Would you like to play a key role in decisions related to quality assurance at FASoS? Can you inspire colleagues to -even further -excel in their teaching? Do you have a vision on how to provide Master education for today’s students and in the current organisational context of our university? If so, consider applying for Programme Director of the MA Arts & Culture (specialisations ALS/PS).

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
• In view of the double scope of the specialisations: has a thorough interest in and is well-informed about both politics and art & literature.

The selected candidate is expected to start in September 2018. The remuneration previewed for this position is 225 solver hours.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV and a motivation letter (including a vision on education) by email by Monday 5 February to Racheel Wennek.

For more information on the vacancy please contact the current Programme Director Jan de Roder.

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