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Student Assistant (10 - 12 hours per week)

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1 maart 2023
2 maart 2023 Vacature gesloten

Leiden Learning & Innovation Centre is looking for a Student Assistant for a research project on innovation in education

Student Assistant (10 - 12 hours per week)

We’re looking for a student who is enthusiastic to interview and speak with a variety of stakeholders across the University. Additionally, you should be comfortable working with complex research questions and turning your findings into concise summaries. This position requires both desk work and face-to-face interaction, and it is beneficial if you are comfortable with both.

Who are you
You’re self-motivated with a genuine interest in researching, writing, editing and speaking with a diverse group of people. You can easily manage your own time to set and meet deadlines. You adapt swiftly to changes, and love being part of a community. An interest in education – especially innovative education – is useful but not required.

What’s in it for you?

  • Be a part of an enthusiastic and collaborative team of doers who deeply care about their work;
  • Build valuable connections in the higher education and innovation;
  • Possibility to expand your responsibilities based on your skill set;
  • Take part in shaping the direction of a multi-year project.

Key responsibilities

  • Project set-up.Work with us to create a research plan and template(s) for interviews and determine what types of data to collect;
  • Interviews with stakeholders.Reach out to stakeholders in faculties and central departments involved in educational innovation. You will also conduct interviews and report findings within the research framework;
  • Desk research. Use digital resources (e.g., websites, video, etc.) to research available innovation opportunities for teachers and what are common focus areas for innovation projects;
  • Attending events.Attend university events on education (e.g., education festivals) and include findings in reporting (where relevant);
  • Reporting.Summarize and record findings within the research framework. You will conclude this in a report.

Selection criteria

  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English, preferably also in Dutch;
  • Comfortable working independently;
  • Able to reach out to different stakeholders and take initiative to meet with staff across Leiden University;
  • Experience doing research using multiple sources;
  • Able to attend meetings in person in Leiden and The Hague, including during the summer months.

Our organisation
In January 2023, the Centre for Innovation (CFI) and the Higher Education department of ICLON merged into the Leiden Learning & Innovation Centre (LLInC). At LLInC, we use our talents and enthusiasm to support first-class education at Leiden University. Our multidisciplinary team of 50 professionals work closely with university lecturers on tools and techniques that make learning attractive, innovative, accessible, and inclusive. Our way of working is collaborative and creative. We are not afraid to experiment and take risks, and we prioritise solutions that have a positive impact on people and our world.

Terms and conditions
The employment contract is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities for a period of one year. Depending if you are a bachelor or master student the salary will be €2.402 (second- or third-year BA student) or €2.611 (MA student) gross per month for a full-time appointment. It concerns a role for 10 -12 hours per week effective immediately. An extension is possible, depending on need, proven suitability and available resources.

LLInC has office space in The Hague and Leiden, but it is also allowed to partly work from home.

In addition, Leiden University has good employment conditions. For example, there is an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), holiday allowance (8%), excellent training facilities, paid parental leave and the option to choose tailor-made employment conditions via a selection model. You can find all information about this at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Information about the vacancy can be obtained from Anthea Aerts, email: a.h.g.aerts@llinc.leidenuniv.nl

You can apply online via the “Apply” button. Applications bearing the vacancy number and accompanied by a cover letter and CV can be addressed to Anthea Aerts - a.h.g.aerts@llinc.leidenuniv.nl until 2 March 2023. Due to the large number of applicants, we have decided to close the vacancy as of Mach 2nd, 2023.Only students from Leiden University will be considered for this position.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

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