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Teacher Educational Studies in International Education

Geplaatst: 15-02-2024
Sluitingsdatum: 15-02-2025
NHL Stenden Hogeschool (NHL Hogeschool)
min. 0.8 fte, max. 1 fte 
max. 11 (€4.234,28 - €5.936,77) 


"A good education can change anyone. A good teacher can change everything.
Become an international teacher, teach anywhere in the world and change everything."
Are you passionate about shaping the future of international education and inspiring the next generation of international teachers? Are you adept at bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical classroom application?

At NHL Stenden, we provide a high-quality and unique programme for International Teacher Education (ITE). Our ITE programme prepares students for roles in international schools, offering bachelor courses for teaching in primary (ITEPS) and secondary education (ITESS) and a special track ITE in the masters Learning & Innovation (MITE). With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we cultivate a supportive learning environment in which students from various cultural backgrounds feel at home. All courses are delivered by a faculty with extensive experience in working in international education and are offered in English.

International Teacher Education consists of:
The bachelor courses ITEPS and ITESS, which are offered at our campus in Meppel.
A masters track ITE, which is an online master course with two residentials in Leeuwarden.

A professorship ITE (starting September 2024), will also be located at our campus in Meppel.

Over 600 international students are part of our ITE community and most of them live in or around Meppel. About 70 percent of them is non-Dutch and our staff comes from various countries within and outside Europe. In this international environment we challenge students to be the best they can be and prepare them for the wonderful profession of international teacher.

Position overview
As a Teacher Trainer for Student Teachers in International Education, you will be responsible for planning, delivering, and reviewing learning sessions in the field of educational studies. The course units in Educational Studies are closely linked to students' annual internships, to the students' professional identity, to subject didactics and applied research. Integration between these elements is strengthened in the Design-Based Education Lab. You will also play a pivotal role in mentoring a group of student teachers and serving as their supervising lecturer during Teaching Practice at international schools worldwide. Additionally, you will be actively involved in curriculum development, collaborating with colleagues to ensure our programs remain at the forefront of international education. As a Teacher Trainer in International Education, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse student body from various cultural and educational backgrounds. We believe that diversity enriches the learning experience and prepares our student teachers to thrive in multicultural classrooms.

We welcome candidates with experiences and expertise from all over the world, and who want to deliver and co-create education to a diverse student body with a wide range of experience and perspectives. A fluency in academic English is an evident requirement, just like an awareness of current research in the areas of learning theory and a dedication to research-based practice. You will be part of the international ITE community located in Meppel, the Netherlands.

We are seeking candidates who embody enthusiasm, flexibility, and a genuine passion for education.

The ideal candidate:
  • Has a Master's degree in Educational Studies or a related field.
  • Has profound experience teaching in (international) primary and/or secondary schools, with strong pedagogy and didactics.
  • Is familiar with international curricula such as IB-PYP/MYP, English National Curriculum, IMYC, or American Common Core.
  • Expertise in curriculum development is essential.
  • Has a sustained interest in current developments in International Education and Preferably experience in higher education/curriculum development.
  • Has experience in supporting the professional development of groups of students with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • Is dedicated to research-based practice and is aware of the intricacies of working within a multilingual and multicultural environment.
  • Has sustained knowledge of current developments in international education.

We offer
Suitably qualified applicants will be considered for the position of lecturer researcher B. The salary, depending on age and experience, is maximum € 5.936,77 (scale 11 cao hbo) gross per month for a full-time job, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The function is initially for the period of one year and will become permanent depending on good performance. Start date will be 1st of August 2024 at the latest.

About NHL Stenden University of applied Sciences
It happens because we make it happen. That is what we believe at NHL Stenden. We offer our students the opportunity to develop their and fulfill their potential as learners and professionals. In a challenging environment, they give direction to their study and professional growth. We maintain strong bonds with companies and organisations in both the region and abroad. As an international, multi-campus university of applied sciences we stimulate our students to look beyond their own professional field to develop new knowledge and to participate in innovative projects. We create meeting places where knowledge flows and cultures come together and where new connections with the professional field are made. In an ambitious way, NHL Stenden provides knowledge that works.

Are you the enthusiastic and inspiring colleague that we are looking for? Please send your letter of application and CV (in one document) via the application button stating vacancy number 3284 PO to Kristien Koning.
In your application, please consider the following questions:
  • Share your vision on the (future) role of international education.
  • What are important skills to learn for pre-service teachers who are preparing for their role in the context of international education.

The deadline date for applications is 27 February 2024.
Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be online and take place on 4-6 March 2024.
If needed, a follow up assessment or second interview might be planned.

If you are seriously interested and have further questions, please contact Kristien Koning, Head of ITESS, telephone +31 (0)6 83064305

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