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Inspirator-Coach-Expert International Business


Your main task is to guide the development of our young IB professionals in the field of International Business. You coach them in their community together with other colleagues and the working field. You share your expertise and inspire our young professionals. You will coach and guide students in their project groups as well as in individual professional development. You will assess students, which is a result of a formative process of feedback and feedforward.


IB is looking for several new, enthusiastic, and highly motivated colleagues for in total about 2.0 fte. Your appointment will be between 0.5 – 0.8 FTE.
We are looking for individuals that can act as a broad business and personal coach, next to having one of the following fields of experience and expertise:

  • digital citizenship in the domain of international business & communication (for example digital transformation strategies, digital product development, digital research methods, big data analytics and visualization, online platform-based competition, creative online business models)
  • sustainable Supply Chain Management.
  • French business culture and language and intercultural competence

We expect you to:

  • be enthusiast about and able to work (individually but also within a team) in an innovative learning environment;
  • Provide energy to the community of students and colleagues, be adaptive to a rapid changing and innovative learning environment;
  • be a listener, give trust, help students in their development;
  • get energy from inspiring students to become the best IB professional they can be;
  • be flexible, result-oriented and a good team player.

And as your background, skills and education, you:

  • have experience in the IB work field;
  • are able to teach in English and have excellent English communication skills. Reasonable command of Dutch is an asset;
  • have excellent coaching skills for bachelor learning, be familiar with current educational views, methods, techniques and assessment methods;
  • have at least a master degree in the field of International Business (holding a PhD – or nearby completion of a doctoral degree - in the above mentioned expertise areas is an asset);
  • have self-organizational qualities.

The cluster International Business and Communication

The cluster International Business and Communication (IBC) of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht consists of four Bachelor programmes: the International Business School Maastricht, European Studies, Oriental Languages and Communication, and the Translation Academy. Furthermore the research centre Sustainable International Business and the research centre Professional Communication in a Digitalizing Society are part of the cluster.

The International Business School Maastricht is looking to fill three positions as from 22d August 2022

Inspirator-Coach-Expert International Business
The mission and vision of the International Business School Maastricht is as follows:
In this fast-changing world we, at International Business School Maastricht, guide our young professionals to become resilient business leaders with a global mind.
We believe that

  • everybody is intrinsically motivated and fueled with passion and curiosity to learn and develop themselves;
  • everybody learns and develops in their own unique way and is there to take the lead in their own development process;
  • everybody deserves personal attention and guidance to fully develop him/herself.

And therefore

  • we offer our junior IB professionals context and above all freedom and responsibility to grow and to explore this fast-changing international business environment;
  • by working in an internationally diverse community we create an environment where these young professionals can challenge and learn from each other;
  • they learn by doing and gain experience in the international business context with the help of our IB team and business experts in the professional field.

This makes that our IB graduates have acquired a sustainable and intercultural mindset, next to well-developed 21st century skills and international business expertise.

We stand for an international-oriented environment, a practical orientation that is implemented together with international businesses, an innovative didactical framework (based on HILL and an individual learning path with the student in the lead), strong focus on 21st century skills and ERS (Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability).
We are proud that the IB programme is accredited by EFMD and has obtained the EPAS accreditation. IB has about 750 students (35% international students) and the IB team consists of 35 colleagues.

We offer

The position is for one year with the possibility of extension (based on performance evaluation and the availability of organizational means).
The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s educational background and experience but will not exceed a maximum of salary scale 11 CAO-HBO, the collective agreement for universities of applied sciences, (maximum of € 5,332.48 before taxes, per month, under fulltime employment).
International Business School Maastricht offers a professional, collegiate, and inspiring work environment with a high focus on connecting education, professional practice and research. You will work in an informal environment and in a team with passionate colleagues.

Interest and application

For more information about this position please contact Manon Niesten +31 6 28 23 29 72, E: manon.niesten@zuyd.nl or Eefje Willems +31 6 51 61 80 64, E: eefje.willems@zuyd.nl, Programme directors International Business School Maastricht.

If you are interested, please apply before 22 August by uploading your personal information (including a covering letter and cv) on this website.

The interviews will take place in the week of 29st August.

Applications sent directly to the contact person or in any other manner will not be accepted. Candidates will be selected by a selection committee. The composition of the selection committee will be disclosed in the invitation.

Additional information
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences wishes to contribute to the development of professions and our region, including the wider Euregio. In collaboration with others around us, we are developing new insights and solutions for the professionals of today and tomorrow. We take a leading role in this endeavour and are only satisfied with the best.

Our 1,700 employees work on three core tasks: teaching 13,000 future professionals annually in approximately fifty bachelor's and master's programmes, developing training courses and programmes for professionals, and conducting research for and in collaboration with businesses, institutions, civic organisations, and the government.

International Business School Maastricht

Brusselseweg 150
6217 HB Maastricht
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