Teacher trainer for student teachers in international education in English

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 international classroom?  

Please check out the other ITESS vacancies. Combining English and (parts of) the Educational Studies and Research, Mathematics or Social Studies vacancy would certainly be an option. 

The organisation  

ITESS is a growing international community, located on a campus in the vibrant student town of Groningen, the Netherlands. We value students’ ideas and input towards the programme and the community. The English teacher trainer is expected to instruct 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, acquire English language skills both in social interaction outside the classroom, in dedicated EAL classes and through CLIL in other course units.  
Our new colleague shows a continuous desire to grow and learn as part of a friendly, dedicated and international team of higher education professionals.  

Task description  

Your core task will be to develop, plan and teach courses in the field of English, both as a language and culture course as well as English language acquisition. You evaluate current practices and develop courses regarding TESOL, culture and literature and language acquisition. As a teacher trainer, you are skilled and knowledgeable in your subject field and you have a great didactic skillset. You are aware of your role as model for our aspiring teachers and plan your lessons accordingly.  

Applicant profile: 

  • Master’s Degree or higher in the field of Language and/or Education 

  • Substantial international secondary school experience 

  • Academic English/C2  

We are looking for someone who: 

  • is enthusiastic, creative, has a good sense of humour  

  • has a passion for inspiring a new generation of international secondary school teachers. 

  • is pragmatic and flexible and can work both independently and collaboratively 

  • has experience and 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 expertise in curriculum development and an interest in current developments in international education. 

  • is dedicated to creating interactive and motivating learning experiences.  

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.  

We offer 

The salary, depending on age and experience, is maximum € 5.127,39 (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.  


Are you the enthusiastic and inspiring colleague that we are looking for? Please send your letter of application and CV by the application button to Kristien Koning, ITESS: English, stating vacancy number 2919 AVM. 


The deadline date for applications is May 30. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on June 3. 


In case of further questions, you can contact Kristien Koning, ITESS: English coordinator, telephone +31 (0)6 22036261 

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.