Professor, Higher Education in a Digital Environment & Director, Centre for Education and Learning

Delft (NL)
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Professor of Higher Education in a Digital Environment and Director of the Centre for Education and Learning

To tackle the challenges of providing top-level university education, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam have come together to create a world-class platform for educational research, innovation and training: the Centre for Education and Learning.
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning is an interdisciplinary centre focussing on research, development and innovation, and professional training aimed at discovering what makes university learning and teaching work and how it can be innovated and improved. Within the three universities, educational scientists conduct research into education and learning in order to discover the conditions for study success. 

Research in the centre is multidisciplinary and profits from comparative analyses, mixed methods, large research populations and big data. The Centre aims to give a powerful impetus to the development of innovative online, blended, and on-campus teaching strategies and materials. Teaching staff are supported in developing their teaching skills by directly involving them in innovating their courses and designing their own training. This cooperation between research, development and education results in innovation with a real impact, enriching the teacher, the learning environment, and ultimately the student. With an expanding variety of evidence-based educational approaches, the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus initiative empowers students to become the leaders of tomorrow. 

The LDE Centre for Education and Learning now seeks to appoint a Professor of Higher Education in a Digital Environment who is also Director of the Centre for Education and Learning. The Chair of Higher Education in a Digital Environment covers the whole domain of higher education and includes the scientific reflection on research and theory development in the broad field of higher education. Subareas of higher education research and theory development include: students and their study success; teachers and their teaching success; learning environments for on-campus, online and blended teaching and learning; special topics such as assessment, internationalisation, diversity, and educational policy; teaching and learning in specific disciplines. The successful candidate will be an internationally renowned expert in the domain of teaching and learning in higher education, with a focus on these processes in a digital environment. He/she will be an experienced academic leader who is capable of facilitating top-level research, development and teaching in this domain. 
The Professor will be formally appointed at Delft University of Technology in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Information and application:

For more information about the Centre for Education and Learning, see For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. Geert-Jan Houben, phone: +31 (0) 638755245, e-mail

Perrett Laver is supporting the Selection Committee in the recruitment activities for this post. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a vision statement on research, education and leadership, and a letter of motivation, along with contact details of four references (please note, referees will not be contacted without express advance permission).

Applications can be uploaded at quoting reference 3272. The closing date for applications is 9am CET on Tuesday 12th December 2017.
Candidates will be considered by the Appointment Advisory Committee in early December. Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited for an interview in January 2018. Selection will take place shortly thereafter.