Vacancy Programme Director CAST

Are you able to give academic leadership to a group of highly-motivated teaching staff and give further shape to the content and organisation of the programme? Are you a dedicated and inspirational teacher and committed to the educational practices at FASoS? Do you have a vision on how to provide bachelor education for today’s students? If so, consider applying for the following vacancy: Programme Director of the Research Master CAST.

Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) is a two-year interdisciplinary Research Master programme that has its focus on the way technologies, scientific knowledge and art change societies. In a two-year curriculum students are trained in analytical and methodological skills in order to prepare them for a research position at a university, knowledge institute, (non) governmental agency or a firm.

The Programme Director has responsibilities in the following areas:

  1. Giving strategic direction to the programme;
  2. Coordination of teaching staff and interaction with other internal players such as OMT, the board of examiners, MarCom, etc;
  3. Curriculum Development in response to both internal and external developments;
  4. Quality Assurance (f.e. through monitoring the evaluation and updating of courses; managing of re-accreditation processes; alignment of content and assessment);
  5. Finance (management of budget);
  6. Admission of new students to the programme on a yearly basis in cooperation with the Master Admission Office;
  7. External representation (f.e. alumni);
  8. 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 preferably 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 and revision;
  • 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/email by 28 March 2019 to:

For more information on the programme and its directorship: contact the current Programme Director Harro van Lente.

Looking forward to your application,

Jessica Mesman (Associate Dean Education)

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