Lecturer in English as an International Language

Do you want to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of international education and the social mission of higher professional education? Can you bridge the gap between teacher training education and the classroom?   

On behalf of the bachelor programme International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (ITESS), NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands is looking for a:  

Lecturer in English as an International Language   

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Who are we looking for 
Our ideal candidate 

  • Is enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable, has a good sense of humour and a passion for inspiring a new generation of international secondary school teachers.  

  • Brings experience of teaching at International Secondary Schools, preferably in the age range between 11 and 16.  

  • Has a pedagogical and didactical knowledge of English in international secondary schools in one or more widely used curricula (e.g., IB-MYP, English National Curriculum (IGCSEs), IMYC, American Common Core).  

  • Has a broad experience in supporting learners of English as an Additional Language in groups of students with diverse backgrounds and varying language skills, preferably within a setting of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) 

  • Has a sustained interest in current developments in International Education and particularly in the didactics of EAL and CLIL. Expertise in curriculum development in EAL and CLIL is of great added value. 

  • Is dedicated to research-based practice and ideally has published work in the field of education and/or participated in research projects.  

Where will you be working 

ITESS is a new, small but expanding international community, located on a relatively small campus in the lively, old student town of Groningen, the Netherlands. We value students’ ideas and input towards the programme and the community. The English lecturer is expected to help deliver and co-create a curriculum largely based on the NHL Stenden approach of Design-Based Education. All ITESS students including those specializing in History, Geography, Science and Maths need to achieve CEFR-level C1 in year and level C2 in year 4. In the ITESS programme, students acquire English language skills both in social interaction outside the classroom, in dedicated EAL classes and through CLIL in other course units. The new colleague shows a continuous desire to grow and learn as part of a friendly, dedicated and increasingly international team of higher education professionals.   

What will you be doing 

Your core task will be the planning, delivering and reviewing of learning sessions in the field of English as an additional language with both larger and smaller groups of students within a multi-disciplinary team. You evaluate current practices and (help to) build course units that include CLIL elements. We assess students’ work in the form of regular language skills test, essays, presentations, events, portfolios and other conceptual designs and creative testing formats.  

Applicant profile 

  • Masters Degree or higher, in the field of Language and Education 

  • Substantial international secondary school experience 

  • Preferably experience in higher education/curriculum development  

  • Profound pedagogical and didactical knowledge, including the use of ICT & technology 

  • Knowledge of current developments in international education 

  • Academic English/Native/C2   

We offer 

The salary, depending on age and experience, is maximum € 4.892,31 (scale 11 cao hbo) gross per month for a full-time job, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus. A one-year contract will initially be offered.  

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 talents to the maximum. 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 via the button to the ITESS coördinator, Alex van der Stouwe, a stating vacancy number 2422 AVM.  


The deadline date for applications is May 26th.   


In case of further questions, you can contact Alex van der Stouwe, team leader of ITESS, telephone +31 (0)6 28 30 53 73