Assistant Professor, Maritime Education and Training

Application closing date: 15 April 2019

Job title: Assistant Professor, Maritime Education and Training

Organizational Unit: Faculty, Maritime Education and Training Specialization

Grade: P2

Duty Station: Malmö, Sweden

Duration of contract: Two-year fixed-term appointment

1. Organizational setting

The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields.

The Assistant Professor position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.

2. Main purpose

The position works under the supervision of the Vice President Academic, and functionally with the Head of the MSc. Specialization – Maritime Education and Training (MET). As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Assistant Professor is expected to provide services in teaching, mentoring, research-based publishing, and the promotion of inter- university cooperation in the maritime education and training, leadership and human resource management fields.

The Assistant Professor, MET, will focus on the areas of seafarer education and training, education for a sustainable maritime future, technology and the human element, as well as leadership and human resource development in a maritime context. The position requires in- depth knowledge of the International Maritime Organization, its conventions and their aims as well as an understanding of the technical operation of ships within the legal framework of these conventions. The faculty member must be knowledgeable and supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to IMO and to the university’s mandate and goals. Work involves teaching regularly both introductory and specialization courses, mentoring PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on committees and panels, and providing service to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community.

Duties include engaging in maritime research projects and scholarship leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles, reviewing scholarly publications, and assisting in the development and execution of research projects and the subsequent dissemination of findings in a scholarly manner.

As a member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, he/she will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence and help advance the institution, encourage inter-university research cooperation, and build its reputation in the field of expertise.

3. Working relationships

Internal contacts – Incumbent liaises and interacts with all faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff as required.

External contacts – Incumbent liaises with global maritime and ocean/marine industries and communities, research organizations, government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, as well as scientific journals and publishing entities.

4. Duties, responsibilities

  • Teaching and assessing students in the University’s Masters level programmes in Malmö, and in other locations, in particular in the Maritime Education and Training specialization and in Postgraduate Diploma Programmes by distance learning;
  • The delivery of the University’s Executive Professional Development Courses (EPDC) in different locations both physically and via e-learning;
  • Mentoring of PhD and MSc students and supervision of research theses/dissertations in the relevant subject area;
  • Coordinating and participating (as accompanying person) on student field studies;
  • Coordination of visiting faculty and researchers within the related budgets;
  • Service, as required, on WMU committees and work groups with active participation in administrative, academic and curriculum duties;
  • The development of projects, submission of project proposals, and delivery of such projects;
  • Participating in the organizing and hosting of conferences, seminars, etc.;
  • Undertaking substantive research, individually or in collaborative teams and the presentation of research findings at professional conferences and meetings:
  • Other duties as may be required to attain the University’s vision and carry out its capacity building mandate.

5. Minimum requirements – education, experience and language skills

Education

Essential

  • A Ph.D. in a maritime affairs subject area relating to education, leadership, human resource management.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in teaching at the postgraduate level, preferably within themaritime education and training field;
  • Certificated sea experience in vessels to which the STCW Convention 1978 apply, preferably at a management level;
  • A track record of academic achievement in teaching, curriculum development, academic supervision, research and publication in the fields of education, leadership and/or human resource management appropriate for the level of appointment;
  • Experience in research projects and in knowledge transfer as well as in capacity-building programmes at a country level.

Desirable

  • Professional experience in working within or with maritime administrations;
  • Professional experience in an internationally diverse context;
  • Experience in organizing conferences and seminars and fund-raising.

Languages

Essential

  • High-level fluency in spoken and written English.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.

6. Knowledge, skills and attitudes

Essential

  • In-depth knowledge of the IMO system and of other UN institutions and an understanding of the duties and obligations of member states in those contexts.
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles of human resource development and leadership in the maritime sector and of the international legal and administrative framework of overseeing maritime education and training standards.
  • An understanding of and familiarity with current maritime industry challenges and change- driving trends in the sector, particularly as they relate to the UN Sustainability Development Goals and technology.
  • An understanding of WMU and its mission, and a strong commitment to the delivery of the highest practicable standards in pursuing the University’s mandate;
  • A commitment to academic excellence in the international maritime sector;
  • Excellent teamworking (including communication) skills in an internationally diverse academic context with evidence of gender-sensitivity and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional/academic team;
  • High-level computer literacy.

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.

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Teacher Educator (Volunteer)

Application Closing Date – 31 March 2019

Role overview

The Teacher Educator will play a crucial role in VSO’s teacher education project in Myanmar. Based at an Education College, you will support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of local Teacher Educators (TEs) to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course. The role will focus on inclusive teaching practices and, in particular, the access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential: • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education • Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience • Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice • Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes • Experience of mentoring teachers

Desirable: • Qualifications in special needs • Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia

Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis.

VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Find out more about how we support you before, during and after completion of your project and how you can stay engaged with VSO afterwards.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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Volunteer role: CPD and Inclusion advisors

Application Closing date: 31 March 2019

Role overview

To support teacher education reforms in Myanmar and build the capacity of TEs to deliver the new 4-year pre-service degree course with a focus on inclusive teaching practices, access, participation and achievement of children with disabilities. This position will be based at an Education College in Myanmar.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in education.
  • Minimum of five years of primary or secondary school teaching experience.
  • Expert knowledge of pedagogy and inclusive classroom practice
.
  • Strong track record in planning, delivering and monitoring teacher CPD programmes.
  • Experience of mentoring teachers
.

Desirable:

  • Qualifications in special needs.
  • Experience of working in Myanmar or SE Asia.

Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

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