The Utrecht University Senior Fellow Programme is a selective programme which aims to strengthen educational leadership within the university and to increase the number of professors with a special focus on education. With this programme Utrecht University wants to reward good teaching and learning and stress the fact that career advancement is also possible through excellence in teaching (and not only through excellence in research). The programme also aims to promote innovation in teaching and learning and to increase the overall quality of education. Senior Fellows will play a key role in improving teaching and learning at Utrecht University. They will be an inspiration to their colleagues.
Senior Fellows are appointed for two days a week at the Utrecht Centre for Academic Teaching: one day to be devoted to a project that involves leadership in strategic institutional curriculum and/or policy development and one day to personal development as well as active contribution to teacher development activities of the centre. For the rest of their working time, Senior Fellows will remain active within teaching and research at their faculty. Active dissemination of findings and insights is an important part of the fellowship.
The duration of the fellowship is flexible, ranging from three to five years depending on the seniority of the candidate, to be reviewed by the nominating dean. Successful completion of the programme will culminate in a nomination for a position as full professor with a special emphasis on education. The programme is open to candidates from within and outside Utrecht University, who have completed the Educational Leadership Programme and hold the Senior Teaching Qualification (SKO), or have achieved equivalent competencies..
Read more about the programme and exemples of projects of the current teaching fellows by following the links underneath.