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Digital Test Developer Math and Computer Science

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Job description

The Mathematics and Computer Science departments at the University of Twente (UT) are looking for a developer to support the digital testing in both programmes.

Digital testing is an innovative and challenging field, with a great amount of potential for both staff and students. Challenges are:

  • Firstly, to enable tests to be taken digitally in the first place. This means that assignments and questions of many types can be easily created and offered in a digital form by examiners, and answers can be easily entered by students, as well efficiently processed and reliably and transparently graded. Digital tests offer types of assignments and questions that are not feasible in a traditional written tests; these possibilities need to be investigated and made available.
  • Secondly, to enable tests to be assessed automatically, with appropriate, relevant feedback. The potential for automatic assessment is starting to be unleashed, but is as yet very much a developing field of study.
  • Thirdly, to help in the adoption of digital tests. It is not enough to show that digital tests and automatic assessment are possible: teachers need to be aided in creating them in order to appreciate the possibilities and embrace their potential.You will work in a vibrant and dynamic team consisting of e-learning specialists, educational advisors, software administrators, programme management, and lecturers of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The responsibilities include:

  • Develop new types of questions and assignments that can integrated in a digital test and measure the abilities of students in a fair, transparent, reliable and valid way
  • With the help of educational specialists, aid the teachers in actually developing concrete questions and assignments of such types and building a “question bank”
  • With teachers and researchers in the field, study and enable the automatic assessment and automatic feedback for a growing set of question types
  • Along with the software administrator, manage the administration and organisation that is involved with setting up and running digital tests

Your profile

  • You have an MSc degree in Mathematics or Computer Science, with a strong affinity for both fields.
  • You have expertise in Educational Science, and where needed, can show initiative to increase expertise through self-regulated learning.
  • Ideally, you are proficient in tools such as Integrated Development Environments and algebra packages such as Mathematica or Maple and have working knowledge of LaTeX

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

Are you interested to join our team?

Please send your application, including a motivation letter emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position and a detailed CV (resume). You can apply until July 11th.

You are welcome to contact Jan Willem Polderman for any questions you might have j.w.polderman@utwente.nl  

Our offer

The UT provides a dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high industrial relevance, excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment and a green and lively campus.

We offer

  • A temporary position of at least two years for 1,0 fte;
  • A gross monthly salary ranging from € 2790,-- to € 4402,-- ;
  • Excellent benefits in accordance with the collective labour agreement CAO-NU for Dutch universities including pension, holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%);
  • Excellent facilities for professional and personal development.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

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