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Professor Global Learning

Geplaatst: 21-07-2017
Sluitingsdatum: 20-08-2017
De Haagse Hogeschool
The Hague 
Onderzoek / Lector 
min. 0,8 fte, max. 0,8 fte 
max. 15 (€5.375,64 - €6.940,60) 


The position

The first year the Professor Global Learning will be devoted to the development of the research programme and the formation of the research group, as well as to making contributions to education and to the acquisition of external means to finance further projects of the research group. In a yearly plan all of the tasks of the professor and research group will be specified and translated into activities for the different members of the research group. The research will apply the PDCA-quality cycle of THUAS.

The Professor in Global Learning has a number of responsibilities:

  • to conduct practice oriented research in the area of global learning;
  • to supervise lecturers and PhD’s in conducting research projects;
  • to publish research results and to expand the professional and academic network;
  • to collaborate with partners in the educational field, lecturers and other professors (in the research platform and CoE) on the development and supervision of research programmes;
  • to acquire contract research and subsidies (building up to 30% external income for the research group in 2020);
  • to contribute to education, e.g. by developing (parts of) new modules;
  • to contribute to THUAS policies and organisational development in the area of internationalisation and global learning;
  • to supervise lecturers in their professional development.


The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has a highly diverse and internationally oriented student population. This university of applied sciences is located in The Hague and directly experiences the consequences of globalisation, migration and diversity. The Hague University of Applied Sciences plays a major role in diversity issues in relation to the study careers of its students.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has identified four strategic themes for its research in relation to both the educational programmes and professional practice: Good Governance for a Safe World, Quality of life: People and Technology; the Next Economy and Connected Learning.


Organisational context

The research group Global Learning will be positioned in the Faculty of Management and Organisation (M&O) and from there will work on the topic of internationalisation and global learning for THUAS as a whole. The research group Global Learning will be a part of the research platform Connected Learning, for which the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work and Education is responsible, together with a leading lector. This research platform was started in 2015 and has formulated its research programme, in which the various research groups will collaborate. Three main research-lines have been defined: Public Learning, 21st Century Learning, Global & Inclusive Learning. The research group Global Learning will contribute to all three research-lines of the research platform, but mostly to the third line. The emphasis on the importance and acquisition of global competencies relates to learning at an individual level (that does not stop at the graduation date), but also to learning in a diverse and global society; it needs learning communities both within THUAS, but also in the region and internationally.

Finally, because of the importance of having lecturers that are well equipped for teaching in the field and spirit of global learning, The Hague Centre for Teaching and Learning (HCTL) will also be an important internal partner for the work of the research group, as well as Team Internationalisation of the Education, Knowledge and Communication department (OKC). One of the main responsibilities of this team is to stimulate internationalisation within THUAS and professionalise staff.

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Your profile

We are looking for an an experienced researcher who holds a good scientific reputation, also based on publications relevant to the area of the research group. The candidate is prepared and able to collaborate with the research platform and other internal and external stakeholders, and to direct the efforts of the research group to the innovation of knowledge and professional practice in the area of Global Learning.

If you meet the job requirements we would like to invite you to apply for this vacancy.

  • university education and PhD in in educational science, social sciences or a related field of relevance to the field of Global Learning;
  • recent research experience;
  • a clear vision on global learning and internationalisation;
  • substantial theoretical and practical knowledge of global learning and related areas;
  • a broad interest in and experience with issues of interest to global developments;
  • substantial international experience;
  • experience in lecturing and education;
  • verifiable qualities in managing a multidisciplinary research team;
  • the capacity and will to collaborate and to connect different partners in (research) projects;
  • experience in acquiring contract research and subsidies;
  • experience in publishing and communicating research results;
  • a relevant network in the field of Global Learning.


Are you our new colleague?

You can apply for the position by submitting your CV and cover letter via the link below. The application deadline is August 20, 2017. The selection process consists of a presentation based on an assignment and a meeting with the selection and advisory committee. An online assessment may be included in the selection procedure. The first round of interviews will be held during the week of 36 and 37


What we offer

In general the research group Global Learning seeks to contribute in a meaningful manner to the global discourse on internationalisation of the curriculum, student development and assessment. In particular, research activities could provide:

  • a greater insight in theoretical concepts such as cultural literacy and cultural agility;
  • more tools for structurally embedding global learning in curricula and co-curricula;
  • a better understanding of blockers and enablers in internationalisation and mechanisms to either overcome or capitalise on them;
  • more knowledge of alternative and emerging paradigms in internationalisation.

The lector will also engage with the other THUAS research platforms in order to ensure the learning acquired in this research group is disseminated and utilized in the research conducted in those platforms.

We also offer:

  • A maximum gross monthly salary of €6,940.60 (scale 15) for full-time employment, not including 8% holiday allowance (our employment terms and conditions are in keeping with the Collective Labour Agreement for higher professional education);
  • An end of year bonus;
  • An appointment term of six years, with an evaluation after two years;
  • A 0.8 FTE appointment;
  • A generous leave policy of around 45 days with a full-time appointment, not including the mandatory days off and national holidays;
  • An easily accessible work space (in The Hague) by both car (plenty of parking facilities) and train (next to the Holland Spoor station);
  • The Lighthouse: A platform for encounters, inspiration and innovation at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, with a varied programme of lectures, inspiring stories, discussions and debates, workshops, exhibitions films and performances;
  • A large network and a dynamic environment among young, motivated international students.

Contact informatie

Do you want more information?

For detailed information about this vacancy, please contact Rajash Rawal, Faculty Director Management & Organisation, by e-mail to r.rawal@hhs.nl. Do you want more information on the application process? Please, contact the Resourcing team at 070-4458612 or by email to vacatures@hhs.nl.

You can apply for this position through the application button. Applications sent to the e-mail addresses mentioned above will not be considered. Recruitment in response to this job opportunity is not appreciated.

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