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Educational coordinator Urban resources: energy, food and materials

Permanent, Full-time
Published on 17 days ago

Educational coordinator Urban resources: energy, food and materials

Job description

The position includes the following tasks:

  • Within in the field of sustainable urban bioscience engineering, more precisely within the domain of urban resources (with a focus on urban water, urban food and energy), you will provide high-quality education, both for the Master of Bioscience Engineering: Sustainable Urban Bioscience Engineering (under the condition of approval) and for the Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering. Your educational assignment will evolve along with the study programmes. The courses you will teach in the Master programme may include Sustainable Cities (5 ECTS, 1st semester, 1st master phase), a part of CityLab 2 – Urban Resources: Conceptual Framework (9 ECTS, 2nd semester, 1st master phase), a part of CityLab 2 – Urban Resources: Integrated Case (6 ECTS, 2nd semester, 1st master phase), Renewable Energy (3 ECTS, 2nd semester, 2nd master phase), a part of Technologies and Infrastructure for Sustainable Water Use and Resource recovery (3 ECTS, 1st  semester, 2nd master phase), and a part of Technologies for Protein Transition (3 ECTS, 2nd semester, 2nd master phase). The courses you will teach in the Bachelor programme are focused on chemistry and environmental technology.
  • You will supervise Master students during their internship and their dissertations (whether or not within the framework of the course Innovation & Entrepreneurship); and Bachelor students during their Bachelor Project.
  • From a specific and academic expertise, you will support the Department of Bioscience Engineering in the development, analysis, implementation and evaluation of activities in the assigned educational domain: for example, preparing didactic quality practicals and exercise sessions, scientific and content-related guidance of students in performing practicals and exercises, fine-tuning techniques and experiments, preparing exercises, tests and exams, giving feedback to students, developing syllabi, cooperating in education-supportive research in the domain. 
  • You are responsible for a sustainable and professional service within your domain: for example, guiding students in the Integrated Case of the CityLab (Master’s programme) and in the area of study approach, study skills and study planning, setting up and maintaining external contacts for the purpose of internationalisation and quality improvement. You will develop activating, blended, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes.
  • You support the management of the Department in directing, coordinating and monitoring the internal processes related to the assigned educational domain: for example, determining the administrative organisation and internal division of tasks, coordinating and directing the organisation of practicals, lectures, evaluation forms and events, developing and monitoring procedures.
  • You manage co-workers and motivate them in order to ensure the efficient and correct functioning of the Department of Bioscience Engineering: for example planning the work of co-workers who supervise practicals, providing professional support to team members, coaching and/or supervising co-workers, monitoring staffing levels.
  • You will initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects, that are complementary to the current activities within the Department of Bioscience Engineering. You will also participate in ongoing research programmes.
  • You will actively contribute to both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally.
  • You will participate in student recruitment and alumni work, participate in the inter-university programme committee and other education-related councils and committees, etc.

In your role, you take instructions and regulations into account with a view to achieving predefined objectives.


  • You hold a PhD in Bioscience Engineering or equivalent competences gained through prior work experience.
  • You have teaching experience and/or a certificate of pedagogical competence, obtained through a teacher training programme of another didactic training programme.
  • You have at least five years’ experience in practice-oriented higher education.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available.
  • You are willing to contribute to the development of a high-quality, engineering-oriented (problemsolving) and research-based multidisciplinary education withing the Department of Bioscience Engineering. For this, you can look beyond the borders of your own discipline or field, both in term of content and skills.
  • You have a student-focused approach to education and are able to activate student learning.
  • If you do not speak Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a programme component coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction (for the Master programme: English). The University of Antwerp supports international staff members through an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations.
  • You are broadly and flexibly employable.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You are skilled in planning, organising and giving direction.


  • Meal vouchers
  • Parking
  • Public transport contribution
  • Eco Cheque
  • Training
  • Additional paid leave

  • We offer an appointment as a statutory official. The planned start date is January 1st 2023 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will have the opportunity to work in the new Master of Bioscience Engineering: Sustainable Urban Bioscience Engineering. The official recognition of the program is planned this fall.
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary within pay band 8.1-10.1 of the pay scales of the Administrative and Technical Staff. Your entry-level grade (usually grade 8) depends on your relevant professional experience.
  • You will receive meal vouchers, ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • We offer flexible working hours.
  • You will have 40 days of annual leave and collective leave for 1 week when the university is closed, between Christmas and New Year.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this job through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 6 October 2022 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply for job', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following document: (1) a weblink to a short video introducing yourself, (2) your motivation letter, (3) your CV.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next step(s) in the selection procedure. 
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. Karolien De Wael, chair of the Department of Bioscience Engineering ( or prof. dr. ir. Siegfried Vlaeminck, vice-chair of the Department of Bioscience Engineering and team leader Microbial cleantech and Systems Analyses for Water, Nutrients, Food and CO2 ( .

The University of Antwerp is a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

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