The professorship in Excellence in Higher Education and Society conducts applied and scientific research into honors education and talent development at both national and international level. This research is conducted within a network of researchers and PhD graduates under supervision of the professor. We believe that scientific publishing, writing grants and creating research-based new educational products in co-creation are important. Amongst other areas, the research focuses on teaching strategies aimed at encouraging talented students, the effects of honors community culture, the specific learning requirements of honors students and global citizenship in the context of honors education. Under supervision of the professorship, (inter)national honors teacher professionalization is offered and research takes place to identify the characteristics of excellent professionals in collaboration with the professional field. The professorship works with various national and international partners and is represented at national and international conferences.
The professorship is part of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (HG) Hanze Honors College (HHC). The HHC aims to offer talented students the option to become excellent professionals.
The professorship in Excellence in Higher Education and Society (EHOS) currently has a vacancy for an
Experienced educational researcher
0.6 FTE, vacancy number v18.0203; AT
As a researcher, you contribute to the professorship's research theme, centred around teaching staff and honors-level didactics. Research concerns honors-level teaching methods aimed at promoting excellence, curriculum development and assessment and student-lecturer interactions.
You will be expected to further develop the 'honors lecturer' research theme by building on existing research projects, initiating your own projects, writing grant applications and involving more HG-lecturers/researchers in the professorship's research activities. You will work with the professor to further develop the research theme to the point where it can also accommodate both smaller research projects published in professional journals and more extensive projects with a broader impact and peer-reviewed publication. You will also help initiate doctoral research projects and supervise PhD candidates. You are an active member of the research group and team member of the (inter)national honors teacher professionalization. You lead internal research programmes and stimulate teachers in this area. In addition to initiating, conducting and supervising research projects, you will present your research findings at conferences in the Netherlands and abroad, and publish in leading national and international journals.
In addition to your role as an individual researcher, you will work with researchers in your field and other fellow-researchers in the Netherlands and abroad. You will also work with a team to promote lecturer training. Providing feedback on research questions and results to your fellow-researchers within the network, sharing your own knowledge with others within Hanze UAS, involving students in the professorship's research projects and contributing to the valorisation of research results within regular and honors education programmes: you will be actively participating in each of these activities.