Education Officer
Wageningen University
Netherlands

Education Officer

Published on
July 21, 2022

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Are you passionate about education and plant sciences? Do you want to contribute to high quality education, and are you passionate about optimizing and innovating educational activities? Then this is the perfect position for you at Wageningen University & Research!

Within the chair group Horticulture and Product Physiology, we are looking to expand our education team to further strengthen our role in education and training of future executives in the horticultural sector. In this role you will:

  • support the coordination of teaching at our chair group, such as the BSc and MSc courses, thesis projects, internships, and outreach courses;
  • contribute to developing and evaluating (new) learning concepts and activities;
  • optimize and innovate existing workflows to support the education activities of our chair group;
  • assist in the implementation of new (digital) solutions to facilitate education;

We ask

Our ideal candidate is a pro-active problem solver with attention for detail and efficiency, and
enjoys working in a creative team.

Furthermore, we ask:

  • You have a BSc or MSc degree in plant sciences, biology or education;
  • you have a keen interest in both plant sciences and education;
  • you have very good communication and networking skills to build an education support network within the chair group and university;
  • you have affinity with using digital tools and educational platforms to innovate and support our lectures;
  • you are an organizational talent and solve problems quickly and independently;
  • you have good proficiency in English, both oral and written. This position requires a good English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
Bij deze uitstekende secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden hoort natuurlijk ook een passend salaris. Wij bieden afhankelijk van je ervaring, een marktconform salaris van minimaal €3.098,- tot maximaal €4.257,- bij een volledige werkweek van 38 uur conform CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (schaal 9). 

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad

Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Communitypage contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact prof.dr.ir. LFM (Leo) Marcelis by phone +31 (0) 317485675.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Ine van’t Land, Recruiter at vacaturemeldingen.psg@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?

You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

You can apply up and until the 1 September 2022

Don't email directly to the people mentioned above but use the website to apply.

Equal opportunities

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 7.200 employees and 13.200 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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