Learning Developer for Open, Online & Blended Education

Department/faculty: Education and Student Affairs
Level: Master degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: 1 year with possibility of extension
Salary: €3475 to €4757 gross per month

Education and Student Affairs

Education and Student Affairs (ESA) provides educational support for the TU Delft (BSc, MSc, PhD and online education) and currently consists of four departments: Education Service Centre (ESC), Academic Services (AS), Extension School (ES), and Sports and Culture (S&C). ESA is known within the TU Delft for the high-quality service it provides and has a pro-active and solution-oriented culture.

The Academic Services Department is responsible for Student Development and Teaching and Learning Services, including support for various educational innovative programmes such as the Extension School for Open and Online Learning and the TU Delft Teaching Academy. The department’s mission is to be a catalyst for educational innovation at the TU Delft.

The Teaching and Learning Services team aims to be a partner for educational change and the development of teaching skills by offering effective, efficient, and accessible service, with state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of education, innovation, and support systems.
The team consists of 30 people separated into three groups: Support, Learning Development, and Educational Innovation.

Job description

As Learning Developer you will be part of a team creating advanced learning modules for open, online, and blended courses for learners, professionals, and students. You will have considerable experience designing and developing online and blended courses. In this role, you will partner with the academic staff to create outstanding courses. Your project management skills contribute to your success in this role as you will be responsible for managing multiple projects.

Your tasks include the following:
• Guiding course teams in the entire process of designing, producing, delivering and evaluating online or blended courses or programmes.
• Devise complex technical methods and processes to meet new and unique eLearning and web requirements and resolve technical problems.
• Work independently and interact effectively with various faculty in the TU Delft organisation.
• Recognise, recommend and participate in the development of standards and procedures that support quality improvement in the Delft Extension School and products for our students.
• Provide project management for learning projects with tight deadlines. These projects bring together people from various departments and backgrounds to develop content, technical specifications and functional prototypes for the Extension School.
• Develop and provide workshops and trainings for academic staff.
• Meet all internal deadlines according to project plan regardless of project limitations.
• Participate in educational innovation projects for online courses and in the new TU Delft Teaching Lab.


Applicants should have the following qualifications:
• Master of Education (MEd) in Instructional Design, Educational Technology or related experience plus 1 year recent curriculum design and/or course development experience in online education;
• Keen sense of organisation and attention to detail;
• Demonstrated ability to handle unforeseen difficulties and obstacles with ease;
• Excellent team player attitude and ability to work on complex projects with a group of other course developers;
• Ability to work on a tight, rapidly-changing schedule;
• Experience with using ICT in education, such as digital assessment, e-moderating, online teaching methods and platforms;
• Commitment to consulting and strong communication skills in English; mastery of Dutch is a plus;
• Experience in higher education;
• Experience as a teacher of open or online education is a plus.
● Experience with D2L Brightspace is a plus.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Willem van Valkenburg, phone: +31 (0)15-2786825, e-mail: w.f.vanvalkenburg@tudelft.nl. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Mrs. Ruth Vidal, phone: +31 (0)15-2781223, e-mail: po.ud@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 29 October 2017 to Willem van Valkenburg, po.ud@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number AT/UD/O&S/2017-26.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Education and Student Affairs
Master degree
Working hours
1 year with possibility of extension
€3475 to €4757 gross per month

Closing date
Oct. 29, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Willem van Valkenburg, Contact person.

T +31 (0)15-2386825
E w.f.vanvalkenburg@tudelft.nl

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Willem van Valkenburg/Academic Services.

E po.ud@tudelft.nl