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Educator in Sustainable Business

Geplaatst: 15-05-2024
Sluitingsdatum: 02-06-2024
Avans Hogeschool
min. 0.8 fte, max. 1 fte 
max. 11 (€4.234,28 - €5.936,77) 


As an educator at our International Business Program you teach subjects related to sustainability in the value chain for international businesses. You also play an active role in curriculum development.

Great job

As an educator in Sustainable Business you apply your expertise of creating sustainable value chains in the context of doing business internationally, your ability in communicating the added value of sustainable value chains through effective marketing campaigns as well as the pertaining ethical and legal aspects in project-based settings in which students must take the lead of their learning process. Your tasks and responsibilities encompass various aspects of curriculum development, student mentorship, professional development, and teaching, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the role of an educator in the International Business programme. This means that in this role you:

  • Develop and assess subjects related to Sustainable Business, Marketing, International Law and Ethics for interdisciplinary projects with an international scope.
  • Mentor and guide students during international internships and provide feedback (including formal assessments) to their work.
  • Take the initiative in learning about blended learning, technological developments (such as A.I.), and data utilization.
  • Employ activating and creative didactical methods to promote students’ digital literacy.
  • Maintain professional relationships with industry partners for our projects and internship opportunities.

Your role as educator within Avans

International Business has built a sound reputation in higher education, which is rooted in a committed and highly international staff, with a personal and small-scale approach to education, an internationally and interculturally diverse student population and a strong network of international partner institutions.

International Business offers you a challenging work environment within a culturally diverse team of Business professionals. The team comprises of 33 enthusiastic professionals. We offer our study programs to approximately 900 students.  Self-management and personal responsibility are highly valued within both our programs and our students graduate as excellent young professionals.

What we offer you

An environment where you have the freedom to discover and improve things: this is how we get the best out of you. We’ll help you to continue developing, enabling you to contribute to the ongoing professionalisation of our organisation. We’ll also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of at least € 4,234 up to a maximum of € 5,936 gross, based on a fulltime position (scale 11 in the collective labour agreement for Higher Professional Education).
  • A year-end bonus, which is approximately equal to a 13th month.
  • Initially, we will offer an annual contract for this permanent position (0,8 - 1,0 fte). Our intention is to offer you a permanent contract within 2 years, as long as the circumstances allow.
  • Plenty of freedom in your work, with the option of working partly from home.
  • A good work-life balance and comfortable workspaces.

You fit right in

You enjoy inspiring your students with your knowledge and enthusiasm. You are a flexible team player, you have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and you are able to motivate your colleagues. You have an entrepreneurial attitude and are efficient in your time. Additionally: 

  • You hold, at minimum, a relevant master’s degree and have relevant (international) work experience in international business including the sustainability, ethical and legal challenges that pertain to international expansion and in Higher Education.
  • You have experience with teaching professional skills and the ability to develop and assess these.
  • You have a Basic Qualification in Didactic Competence (BDB) certificate or you are willing to attain this through Avans.
  • You possess excellent communication skills in English C1 level.
  • You are willing to take on roles that revolve around our IB curriculum including the design of new curriculum components and guiding students during internships.

Innovative Avans

Big ambitions, human scale. Committed, personal – that’s Avans. A place where you can be yourself. With your unique ideas and insights. That’s part of our learning and entrepreneurial character. We offer optimum flexible education, in co-creation with the professional field. And we are always changing, and moving with the world around us. Our aim is to offer ever more personalisation, so that our students can choose part of their own learning pathways. That’s our Ambition for 2025. Read these stories to discover Avans as an employer.

Contribute to our Ambition

Do you see a rewarding role for yourself as we continue to professionalise our education? Then apply no later than June 2, 2024 by clicking the apply-button. Provide us with a clear motivation letter in which you explain why you feel that this is the right challenge for you and why you wish you to work in the IB programme. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan van Melle, Lecturer, via jh.vanmelle@avans.nl or +31885257465. We will provide you with an update about your application within 2 weeks after the vacancy closes.

We find our own candidates, so we are not interested in unsolicited services or offers.

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