Open call: vacancy Programme Director Bachelor Arts and Culture

The aim of our BA Arts and Culture is that students learn to take a well-argued academic position with regard to current societal issues by linking these to relevant historical and contemporary contexts. Are you able to give academic leadership to this programme and give further shape to its content and organisation? Can you inspire colleagues to -even further -excel in their teaching? If so, consider applying for the position of Programme Director.

BA AC students need to develop an understanding of key moments and ideas in the history of Western culture, and of the global interactions in which the ‘west’ is co-constructed. Students will study the intersection and co-construction of different cultural domains (art, science/technology, media and politics) from an interdisciplinary perspective, while drawing on theories and methods from the humanities and qualitative social sciences.

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated students 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? If so, consider applying for the following vacancy: Programme Director of the Bachelor Arts and Culture.

The Programme Director has responsibilities in the following areas:

1. Giving strategic direction to the program;
2. Ensure that the program 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 and take responsibility of the quality assurance of the program;
6. Curriculum coordination and development in response to both internal and external developments and procedures (f.e. through monitoring the evaluation and updating of courses; managing of the next re-accreditation process in 2019/20); alignment of content and assessment);
7. Finance (management of budget);
8. Recruitment and matching of new students to the program on a yearly basis;
9. Representative functions regarding PR, recruitment and alumni activities;
10. Communication with students.

We are looking for an academic staff member who:

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

The selected candidate is expected to start on 1 January 2019. From September till December 2018, the selected candidate works in collaboration with the current Programme Director, Anique Hommels. The remuneration previewed for this position is 660 solver hour per academic year.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV and a motivation letter (including a vision on education) by email by 26 March 2018 to Racheel Wennek.

For more information on the vacancy please contact the current Programme Director Anique Hommels.