Open call: vacancy Programme Director GDS

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? Would you like to play a key role in decisions related to quality assurance at FASoS? 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 the vacancy of Programme Director MA GDS.

The Master European Programme Globalisation and Development Studies (GDS) is a one-year international Master of Arts Degree Programme. The programme has its focus on how globalisation trends affect and interconnect different areas of the globe while marginalising others and how they produce diverse ‘local’ responses. While acknowledging the roles of the state and the market, students examine the processes of globalisation and development ‘from the ground up’ and look at how they are experienced in for example the everyday lives of families, migrant diasporas, grassroots organisations. This MA programme participates in the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated students and give further shape to content and organization 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 GDS.

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 the 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 2018. 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 Monday 5 February to Racheel Wennek.

For more information on the vacancy please contact the current Programme Director Wiebe Nauta.