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Study Advisor (20 hrs per week)

Job description


Every student in ATLAS has frequent discussions with their mentors (academic staff) mainly on the development of their academic profile, study choices, and study approach issues.

As study advisor, you are the second line of student guidance, where you are involved in advising and guiding students on topics like study approach, study delays, study plans, personal circumstances and transfer to or from the programme, the Modern Migration Act, Binding Study Advice (BSA), and studying with a disability or chronic illness.

  • Guide students in their study approach, study delay, study planning and personal circumstances, transfer to or from the programme, disabilities or chronic illness.
  • Update and maintain processes and administration around: BSA, MOMI, CPO and regulations
  • Set up and revise annual plan for Study and Academic Advising together with the academic adviser
  • Update Study and Academic Advising Handbook together with the academic advisor.
  • Join the ATLAS Wellbeing Community Building work group
  • Join the UT Coaching and Counselling meetings (student counsellors, student psychologists) regarding individual guidance of student advisors at the UT for sharing expertise.
  • Join the admission board, being part of the selection committee and interviewing prospective students.

Your profile

In view of the combination of tasks as outlined above, you:

  • possesses excellent people skills and are an approachable person for students,
  • are experienced in giving advice and guidance talks in an academic setting in topics such as: BSA, MOMI, CPO and regulations.
  • are knowledgeable about cultural diversity in an internationally oriented academic setting,
  • are able to guide students in an academic setting, based on knowledge and insight of the student’s life and study phase,
  • are proactive and entrepreneurial and have problem solving skills,
  • work well individually as well as in teams, and are able to combine your own expertise with those of others,
  • have excellent English communication skills, both orally and in writing

Our offer

We offer a part-time position in an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be employed for 1 year. Extension of the employment after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 2,790.00 and € 4,402.00 (fulltime, depending on experience and qualifications) according to the job profile Study Advisor level 2 or 1).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for professional and personal development
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of fulltime employment

Information and application

Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from Drs Laura Bagur (email: l.bagurmarques@utwente.nl).

Please submit your application before 20 June 2021 (choose “apply here” below). Your application should include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and (ii) a detailed CV with references.

About the department

University College Twente (est. 2013) is the international Honours College of the University of Twente. Its Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences programme (ATLAS), aims to educate a new kind of engineer. An engineer that can work on modern engineering solutions that require not only technical but also social perspectives and understanding.

In order to educate such engineers, ATLAS has chosen a bold approach to teaching and learning by putting the student in the lead, and the individual academic development of students at the heart of the curriculum. Self-directed learning, Integration, Excellence, Community and Trailblazing are the core-values that ATLAS lives by and that create the distinctive and much-valued learning and teaching experience. Together, they support not so much a curriculum or a programme, but rather a distinctive learning and teaching experience. A learning experience that is focused on understanding, and a teaching experience that puts students in the lead of their academic development. Apart from ensuring an academic foundation through required domains in Natural Science, Social Science, and Math, our programme is not based on a specific set of prescribed courses, nor on curriculum requirements or restrictions. ATLAS students are encouraged to explore academic opportunities and work towards the development of an academic profile within and beyond what is offered by the programme

About the organization

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

Study Advisor (20 hrs per week)
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