Thursday, 1 April 2010

We are looking for a master or phd in education who wants to work with international partners? Look here...

We are looking for an academic network coordinator - know anyone who fits this profile?

Be aware that the main focus is on education and pedagogy, and working with different cultures. So if this rings a bell, send your resume! And mention that you got the call through Ignatia/Inge de Waard (that's me, e will sometimes collaborate).

You will be asked to live in Belgium. Here is what the campus building looks like (normally International students roam around on these grounds):

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium seeks to recruit an academic collaborator with as main task the support and coordination of an international network of institutes involved in higher education in tropical medicine and public and global health. This network (LINQED - ) is part of a collaborative program for academic capacity strengthening in low and middle income countries, funded by the Belgian Ministry for Development Cooperation. Currently, LINQED counts 12 member institutions from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe and has as central theme “Quality care in higher education”. Actual projects relate among others to academic quality assurance, e-learning, academic exchanges and joint programming.

• Coordinate the management and activities of LINQED in collaboration with its international executive committee. This includes the preparation and attendance of network meetings and workshops, management of information flows and updating the network website.
• Provide academic support to the network partners regarding curriculum development, learning concepts and methods, staff training, quality assurance and accreditation processes.
• Manage the resources of the network, prepare meeting and annual reports, and write concept and scientific papers.
• Contribute to the general concepts and management of academic innovation, international networking and capacity strengthening at the ITM.

Profile (do not be scared if not everything fits)
• Holder of a master and/or a PhD degree in a relevant field, preferably in pedagogical sciences.
• Postgraduate training related to professional and academic health education is an asset.
• Experience in the development, management and quality assurance of higher education programmes.
• Strong and proven skills in communication, problem-solving, academic writing and teamwork.
• Active knowledge (spoken and written) of English and French.
• Willing to travel overseas (occasionally, short term missions) .

Additional assets include
• Experience with ‘teacher training’.
• Working experience in the health and/or education sector in low or middle income countries.
• Conceptual knowledge and practical experience in networking.
• Knowledge of Dutch and Spanish.

We offer
• An intellectually stimulating, international and socially committed environment. Personal initiative and creativity is encouraged.
• An initial contract of one year, with perspective of renewal and/or a long-term position.
• Commencement of employment: May 2010 (but flexible if necessary).
• A salary according the ITM and Flemish Universities scales, taking into account relevant experience and education.
• Reimbursement of public transport costs, bicycle compensation, private pension scheme (after two years); Belgian social welfare and benefits.

For more information, please contact Govert van Heusden, academic coordinator - tel: gvheusden (at) or Hilde Buttiƫns, promoter Educational Network - tel: hbuttiens (at)
If you get this, put in you got the call through Ignatia/Inge de Waard.
Applications with motivation letter should be received by e-mail, by April 9, 2010.