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Research Director Welten Institute

P o s i t i o n i n t h e o r g a n i s a t i o n

The Welten Institute is managed by a research director assisted by the strategic board, which is chaired by the research director. The research director sets out the policy lines and strategy for the institute in consultation with the strategic board, has decision- making authority and is responsible for implementing the policy adopted, key aspects of which include the organisational set-up, research planning and coordination, the quality assurance cycle, human resource policy and finance.

In conducting the day-to-day management tasks, the research director receives assistance from an operational management team and is supported by a management assistant and the head of the Faculty Office. The research director forms part of the faculty management team of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences. S/he performs tasks under the responsibility of the dean. S/he also serves as the point of contact for the Executive Board regarding the role of the Welten Institute within the university and the institute's contribution to the innovation of education provided by the institute.

In addition to management tasks, the research director conducts research within one or more of the institute's research themes.

P o s i t i o n d e s c r i p t i o n
The research director:
·   Is responsible for and formulates - in line with the OU Strategic Plan - the strategy and policy of the Welten Institute in conjunction with the institute's strategic board.
·   Chairs the operational management team, ensures the implementation of strategy and policy, with a focus on the following areas:

  •  the organisation of the institute and developing work practices;
  •  implementing institute policy on human resources, finance and infrastructure in line with the framework conditions of both faculty and central policy, and implementing the research policy;
  •  the annual quality assurance cycle;
  •  human resource management at the institute;
  •  monitoring the budgetary framework.

·   Has the ability to bring together academic insights and to utilise the richness of the pluriform nature of the institute to fulfil the remit concerning the innovation of education.
·   Achieves wider collaboration between the research themes of the Welten Institute and the research conducted by the Psychology research group at the faculty, and with other relevant research groups at the university.
·   Promotes high-quality research.
·   Has the ability to contribute to the innovation of education at the OU in line with the OU's mission and to strengthen the collaboration between the institute and the  faculties in this area.
·   Is enterprising and enters into agreements and collaborations, and has the ability to raise the visibility of the institute.
·   Is a member of and participates in the faculty management team, and serves as a consultation partner for the Executive Board.
·   ‘Personalises’ the mission of the institute and the Open University of the Netherlands.

Two post-doctoral positions (100% TV-L E131)

The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB) is currently inviting ap- plications for the following two positions:

Two post-doctoral positions (100% TV-L E131)

The fixed-term contract will be for two years initially with the possibility of extension for an additional four years. Our institute is one of the nationally and internationally leading centers in education sci- ences. As an interdisciplinary team we work in a newly equipped building located in close proximity to the historic center of Tübingen. We investigate determinants of successful teaching and learning processes using large scale assessments, longitudinal studies and randomized controlled field trials. The main areas of research are: 1. Educational Effectiveness, 2. Motivation, 3. Personality, 4. Quality of Teaching, 5. Methodology Research, 6. Competence Modelling and Research in STEM-disciplines. Further information can be found at

PhD position dedicated to research on educating "engineers for the future"

The candidate will conduct research in relation to TU/e’s educational mission to educate engineers who are able to make significant and innovative contributions to society throughout their career. More precisely, the candidate will be involved in research related to the current and future redesign efforts of the USE program (USE - User, Society and Enterprise) in the Bachelor College.

HOLLAND HAPPENING invitation AERA Annual Meetin in San Antonio

You are cordially invited at the HOLLAND HAPPENING
at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7:00–9:00 PM
Marriott Riverwalk, Room River Terrace
889 E Market Street, TX 78205

The Holland Happening at AERA 2017 is organized by the Netherlands educational Research Association (Vereniging voor Onderwijs Research) and

NRO - connection awards

Until July 3, 2017 teachers and education researchers can join for the NRO-connection awards.

NRO-education award is for teachers and the NRO VOR practice award for researchers; both prizes are 2,000 euros each.

Inaugural lecture Dr. Jan Riezebos

Tuesday March 21, 2017 Dr. Jan Riezebos will presents his inaugural. He is appointed as full professor at department Economics and Business at Groningen University. The lecture will take place at the 'Aula' of the 'Academiegebouw' at 4:15 pm.

The title of the lecture is: “Towards better education”. Please visit the website for more information.


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