Head of International Education Programs Development

University of Lorraine

Head of International Education Programs Development

University of Lorraine

Nancy, France

Employer: Université de Lorraine - Direction des Relations Internationales et Européennes
Office location: 91 avenue de la Libération, Nancy, FRANCE
Duration: fixed-term public contract of 36 months (renewable)
Working time: Full time
Starting date: as soon as possible
Job category: A
Monthly gross salary: min 3 250€ + possible top-up according to profile and experience


The European University on Responsible Consumption and Production, in short EURECA-PRO, unites nine universities from eight different countries around Europe. EURECA-PRO derives its name from Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) of the United Nations, the systematic implementation of which, in education, research, innovation and society, is at the core of EURECA-PRO's goals, strategies, and activities. EURECA-PRO long-term vision is to be leader in education, research and innovation in responsible consumption and production of goods and resources; and to be a European role model for inter-university cooperation across borders and the open integration of society.

Job description

The recruited person will provide operational support to the Université de Lorraine's education officers in order to develop the EURECA-PRO alliance's education offer, prioritising the field of SDG12. The Head of international education programs development will be part of the "project" team that organises the UL's contribution to the EURECA-PRO alliance. He/she will work in close collaboration with the members of the UL team, in particular the education officers, and the partners. He/she will report to the local European University Project Manager.


Mission 1: Internationalise UL current training offer on SDG12-related topic:

  • Map the UL's training courses linked to SDG12, coordinating with faculties and other internal departments and projects. This includes the collection, labelling, ensuring consistency and formatting of data: SDG 12 consistency, campus, subject area, degree level, precise monthly timetable, grain [course, module, pathway/mention, degree], associated ECTS, stacking possibilities in a consistent way;
  • Link, make connection and synergize the UL courses identified with the courses offered by the partners.

Mission 2: Coordinate pedagogical engineering:

  • Identify and taylor appropriate teaching methods (e.g. Problem-Based Learning activities) or teaching format (Summer Schools, Lectures Series, MOOCs) within UL that can be shared with alliance partners (type of activity, timing, accessibility, etc.);
  • Analyse the need to design or adapt teaching content;
  • Arrange cooperative work between faculties and the relevant departments for projects implementation;
  • Organize the alignment with the partners of the alliance to jointly design teaching grains, from modules to comprehensive work programmes;
  • Assist with project content development: mobilising human and logistical resources, supporting implementation, coordinating the stakeholders (UL departments), mobilising the partners’ departments.

Mission 3: Coordinate training engineering:

  • Develop an approach to promote courses (marketing), to reinforce attractiveness;
  • Develop communication contents to attract talented students in conjunction with the UL Communication Department and the Communication and Dissemination Centre of the EURECAPRO alliance;
  • Contribute to define joint selection criteria and to the selection of candidates to EURECA-PRO study programs;
  • Contribute to develop a joint programme framework, which includes credit transfer and recognition, at several grains;
  • Develop a joint quality assurance approach of educational activities, in compliance with European standards.

Mission 4: Support the emergence of the EURECA-PRO Life-Long Learning Academy (ELLA):

  • Contributing to draw up specifications;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the ELLA activities. Related activity: promoting inward and outward mobility for student training;
  • Contribute to defining the alliance's overall mobility strategy;
  • Liaise with the alliance's partners to set up collaborations (agreements, joint training courses or activities);
  • Engage Faculties and teachers to establish mobility agreements with partners.

The missions include tedious activities (e.g. harmonisation of data) we expect the recruited person to undertake. The tasks may evolve according to the needs of the alliance.

Profile required

  • Minimum required diploma: MSc. or equivalent.


  • French Higher Education and Research;
  • Languages: French and English at C1 level;
  • European standards for quality assurance in education.

Operational skills

  • Design, formalise and manage a project;
  • Write reports or summary documents;
  • Set up collaborative work;
  • Be alert to opportunities.

Interpersonal skills

  • International collaboration: Ability to work effectively with partners from different countries and cultures within a European environment;
  • Ability to adapt;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Ability to listen and provide support;
  • Collaboration and teamwork;
  • Sense of initiative and autonomy, while being able to report effectively.

Fluency in another language (German, Spanish, French, Greek, Romanian, Dutch, Polish) is a plus.

This position will require travelling in Europe.

The UL IRO (International Relations Office, or in French DRIE - Direction des Relations Internationales et Européennes) is the operational office of Université de Lorraine in charge of international and European affairs (i.e. Erasmus + projects, student and staff mobility, international student and staff welcome, hosting of international delegations, operational support to UL international strategy, etc.). The office is made up of three divisions: institutional cooperation, international mobility, and international welcome.

Université de Lorraine is one of the largest university in France; regrouping over 60.000 students and 7.000 employees throughout a network of Faculties, Technological Institutes, and Schools mostly based in NANCY and METZ. The university comprises 60 research laboratories (hosting approx. 4.000 faculties); many of which are joint laboratories with national research institutes such as INRAE, INRIA, or CNRS.

The city of NANCY is located in the northeastern French region Grand-Est, in a European transborder area near Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium, and only 1h30 from Paris by train. NANCY is a historical city of approx. 100.000 inhabitants, at the center of a larger urban area of approx. 500.000 inhabitants.

This medium-sized city combines affordability, proximity to country-side, and, with a fifth of the population being a university student, a dynamic and culturally-active livelihood environment.

For any enquiries, contact eurecapro-contact@univ-lorraine.fr.

To apply, send a Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter to eurecapro-contact@univ-lorraine.fr.

Application deadline: position opened until filled.

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