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    • Date Posted
      January 20,2022
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    CIEE Lecturer Intercultural Communication and Leadership

    CIEE Lecturer Intercultural Communication and Leadership

    Faculteit/Dienst: Studenten Services
    Opleidingsniveau: Universiteit
    Functie type: Wetenschappelijk Personeel
    Sluitingsdatum: 31-1-2022
    Vacaturenummer: 8027
    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.

    International Communication and Leadership

    This course explores the contemporary host culture through the lenses of intercultural studies. Students will learn about current cultural, societal and political themes in the host city, compare ethnic and racial identities in the host country and the U.S., and explore the experiences of diverse populations within the host country. We will examine the complexity of host culture values, beliefs, and practices and learn to identify the cultural differences and similarities between the host culture and U.S. American cultures. Students will also learn about key intercultural communication theories, frameworks and leadership practices in order to deepen their cultural self-awareness, acquire new perspectives and effectively communicate and interact with culturally different others.

    By completing this course, students will:
    • Understand and competently discuss societal, political and cultural themes as they relate to racial and ethnic identity configurations in the host country.
    • Increase self-awareness, particularly cultural self-awareness.
    • Acquire a deeper understanding of the field of intercultural communication and intercultural concepts/theories and their relevance to their own experience in the host culture(s).
    • Recognize cultural differences and similarities between U.S. American and the local culture and develop effective strategies to bridge differences.
    • Develop an intercultural leadership practice that helps students translate their culture-specific and culture-general knowledge into moment-to-moment competence.

    This is a CIEE administered class.


    • Teach the Intercultural Communication and Leadership class (i.e. design and deliver two-hour classes, for a total of 45 contact hours, across 16 weeks of teaching).
    • Update the existing Intercultural Communication and Leadership 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.

    Job requirements

    • Master’s degree (preferably in Intercultural/International Communication, Journalism 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.

    Our offer

    • 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: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00
    • Compensation: €3.375 net (VAT included) for the complete assignment

    Job Application

    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:

    • Albertine Wiersma, CIEE Amsterdam’s Center Interim Director - via email only

    Kindly do not use the ‘Apply now’ button and this will result in a delay in us receiving your application.

    Please put ‘Lecturer Intercultural Communication and Leadership’ 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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