CIEE Lecturer Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands
CIEE Lecturer Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands
Faculteit/Dienst: Studenten Services
Functie type: Wetenschappelijk Personeel
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Our mission is one shared by many in international education: ‘to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.’ To fulfill that mission, CIEE provides both outbound international education experiences for university students, faculty, and administrators, and study, work, and internship opportunities for people coming into the U.S.
CIEE has had a presence in the Netherlands since 1993 with a Social Sciences program in cooperation with the College of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and since 2012 in Business and Culture with the Faculty Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam. Apart from these semester programs CIEE offers January term, summer and customized programs.
Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is known for its excellence in sustainable business practices, boasting both national and global companies recognized for promoting and championing sustainability. This program is designed for students interested in learning more about the new, up and coming world of sustainable business, in a country of unique cultural and societal characteristics. A combination of classroom work with guest lectures and company visits/excursions will provide students with firsthand experiences that will allow them to better understand how Dutch history (e.g. the fight against rising sea levels), culture (e.g. the Dutch as practical problem-solvers), and society have shaped the development of a sustainability focused business culture. The four themes included in this course are all important determinants of the Dutch sustainable business culture. The course starts off with the exploration of Dutch culture. This will be done from a quick view on the Dutch historical context and also from a social and cultural perspective. The second part focuses specifically on sustainability. This is a multidisciplinary analysis of topics ranging from Dutch ethics to for-profit business strategies. The third section will provide concrete examples of profitable sustainable businesses and the Dutch Business culture and leadership. The fourth part of the course will focus on responsible investment and future sustainable business trends. Themes include: the establishment of the Netherlands, Dutch tolerance, the Dutch Polder Model, sustainability, circular economy, Public-Private-Partnerships, creating new supply chains, sustainable business in the Netherlands and responsible investment strategies.
By completing this course, students will:
Demonstrate a deeper understanding of how Dutch cultural history has informed the development of innovative models and leadership practices in the Netherlands.
Be able to identify and critically evaluate those business management skills that are critical to Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance both in today's and tomorrow's global business landscape.
Be able to analyze the diverging political frameworks and economic climates that encourage sustainability in the Netherlands, while simultaneously comparing these to their European and US-American counterparts.
Test their critical and analytical thinking skills by selecting and parsing successful case studies that integrate sustainability across specific companies' value chains.
Be able to speak authoritatively and think strategically about the evolving relationship between businesses and sustainable business practices.
This is a CIEE administered class.
Teach the Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands class (i.e. design and deliver two-hour classes, for a total of 45 contact hours, across 16 weeks of teaching).
Update the existing Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands syllabus, while maintaining alignment with the course description and learning goals/outcomes for this class (as listed above).
Arrange for guest lecturers and site visits that extend student learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Conduct student meetings and hold office hours if necessary.
Grade student assignments and provide timely feedback in accordance with CIEE’s academic guidelines (as laid out in the CIEE Academic Manual).
Keep meticulous student records and report problematic student behavior to the CIEE Center Director.
Use Canvas (CIEE’s Learning Management System) as directed by the CIEE Center Director and outlined in CIEE’s Academic Manual.
Master’s degree (preferably in Business Studies, Sustainable Development or a related field) and subject area expertise.
Full professional/academic fluency in English (both written and verbal).
Experience with teaching students at the university/wo level.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to speak in front of groups.
Cultural interest in the Netherlands and the U.S.
Enthusiastic, shows a lot of initiative, is not afraid to challenge students and create an open classroom environment.
Must be available to accompany students on class-related site visits.
Must be able to teach the class at the teaching times listed in the header.
Teaching location: Amsterdam
Start date: Week of 7 February 2022
End date: Week of 23 May 2022
Hours: 45 contact hours (plus preparation time)
Teaching times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 - 13:00
Compensation: €3.375 net (VAT included) for the complete assignment
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Albertine Wiersma, CIEE Amsterdam’s Center Interim Director - via email only
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Please put ‘Instructor Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands” in the subject line of your email. The deadline for receiving applications is 31 January 2022.
For more information about CIEE Amsterdam’s semester study abroad programs, please visit the CIEE website.
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