Purpose Economy Lecturer

Scope: 0,4 fte - 0,6 fte
Work location: Middelburg

Are you the future-minded Economy Lecturer that will help us develop content of the “value creation” learning line?

You are a global citizen and that is why you are the right person to coach our students in our brand new Global Project and Change Management study programme (GPCM). It is more than just a study programme. In our GPCM community we welcome you as a member of our large network of changemakers. We believe the world needs a new generation that is resilient, connected to the global challenges and willing to contribute to new solutions. If you are committed to take a deep dive and use all your skills and knowledge you are most welcome to guide our students’ journey.

What you will be doing as a Purpose Economy Lecturer
Small-scale and intensive is the predicate that characterizes the GPCM study programme. That is why you are going to work with a select group of international students who follow the fast track. Our students are expected to be motivated to do curricular work to complete this above-average bachelor programme. Your experience as a circular economist or international consultant will help to stimulate and enthuse students to think outside their box and work hands on with big(ger) challenges involving multiple stakeholders. Your work will involve:

- developing content of the “value creation” learning line within the programme;
- providing education/teaching;
- coaching the students towards success
- organizing practice-oriented learning activities and involving the work field.

The second batch of students will start this September 2023. You will be part of a small-sized and highly motivated team that forms the core of the study programme, ensuring the further development and fine-tuning of the programme. You will also have the chance to work with colleagues available on demand to share their special expertise or experience. Together we will realise an unforgettable study time for our students. We intend to build a close-knit community together, embracing our students even when they are experiencing their world for a semester during their studies, dealing with sustainability issues.

Working at University of Applied Sciences: The Personal University
With 4,800 students, 600 employees and 25 HBO-programmes, the HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ) in Zeeland can be called a small, personal university. We offer Bachelor programmes, (bridging) courses, a Master programme, post-graduate programmes and Associate degrees. In addition, our lectorates and knowledge centres perform practice-oriented research within the themes of vitality, nutrition, energy, water, and bio-based solutions. Working at HZ means working in a vibrant environment where no two days are the same. Where the lecturers know their students by name. And where the communication lines are short. Whether you are working as a lecturer, janitor, marketing employee, ICT professional, P&O advisor or financial manager: together with your colleagues, you form a team of professionals who are preparing our students for the (international) employment market. And did you know that we have been in the top 3 best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for years?

You have it in you
What you give attention to, grows - and precisely that is why students will draw to you. You know how to foster the talent and potential in each person – viewing them from a world perspective. If you can contribute and have experience in that direction, we may just be a great match. We see you demonstrate continuous involvement in social trends and emerging developments, and you are a strong communicator. You utilise your knowledge, skills, initiative and enthusiasm to enhance student skills and knowledge, helping them to become enterprising, innovative and driven professionals.What also makes you our Purpose Economy Lecturer:

  • a relevant (and completed) Master’s Degree or PhD;
  • demonstrable work experience with (inter)national projects and change processes in the areas of water, energy, vitality and/or food;
  • knowledge of and experience essential for the value creation learning line; the purpose economy, finance and business models, sustainable business cases, (international) law and policies and preferably you have knowledge of project management;
  • English proficiency at Cambridge Proficiency level;
  • Dutch e-language skills are recommended;
  • (applied) research skills.

You recognize yourself in somebody who has a great personal reflectivity and drive to develop yourself professionally. Your communication and coaching skills are on point.

Grow with us
We believe that future-proof education starts with our employees. That's why we offer you - in addition to a lively working environment:

  • a 1 year, temporary contract to the position of lecturer. Extension of this contract depends on personal functioning and formative space of the institution;
  • a gross monthly salary payscale 11 between € 3.731,81 and € 5.127,39 in accordance with the HBO (higher education) collective labour agreement paid for full-time employment;
  • an end-of-year allowance, holiday pay and if applicable contribution to travel expenses and/or work from home allowance when working from home;
  • opportunities to work on your personal and professional development;
  • freedom and independence in your work;
  • support in obtaining a recognised didactic qualification should you not possess. You do not necessarily need an educational qualification to start working as an hbo lecturer, but should be willing to obtain it, thus investing in your teaching options.

Are you our Lecturer Purpose Economy? Then press the Apply Now button and send in your application before 25 april 2022. Would you prefer to receive some more information first? Send your question(s) to Birgit Dauwe (Manager bachelor Program Global Project and Change Management), via +31(0)6 45 87 73 29.

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 May 2022 or Tuesday 10 May 2022.

At HZ University of Applied Sciences, we manage the recruitment of our new colleagues ourselves.