Help us in our mission to educate the creative strategic thinkers of the future!
The Creative Business bachelor programme is a true success story in international education. In only a few years we have doubled in student numbers and colleagues who all come from across the globe. Our goal is to offer a state-of-the-art higher educational environment that prepares and inspires young people to deliver great work in jobs that may not exist yet. We believe in innovation, and accomplish this through four pillars that structure our education:
Creativity; as in Creative Strategic Thinking and problem solving
Technology; because technology allows us to build completely new experiences
Business; because great ideas will not work without business sense
Humanities; because eventually everything we do, we do for real people.
Applied Research is the starting point of all these pillars. It is our aim to educate the Creative Strategic Thinkers of the future and we are looking for people with a vision on the Global Creative Business environment to help us with that!
You are curious about the world around you and how it relates to all forms of creativity and business. You collaborate. You listen. You are open to new or additional learning experiences. You like to dig deeper and do research. You are current and relevant. You know what’s happening in the world and you are a sponge for knowledge.
You have a passion for Creative Business related topics such as design thinking, creativity, digital media design, new forms of marketing, growth hacking, branding and technologies like blockchain or artificial intelligence. You appreciate life-long learning, for both your future students and yourself. You fit in a team with people with many different kinds of expertise and cultural and work backgrounds. You are happy to join a team of Creative Strategists, Creative Directors, Media & Brand strategists, growth hackers, researchers and entrepreneurs who all work together on that one goal. To deliver innovative higher education.
More specifically, this will mean that a successful candidate has experience with one or more of the following:
Extensive experience in working in the creative industry, with in–house and remote creative teams. Knowledge of how to meet deadlines, preferably via Agile/ iterative ways of working.
Solid experience with working in international teams and for international clients. The ideal candidate has not just worked with people from Europe and North America but also from MENA regions, Asia (eg. China) and/or LATAM region.
Substantial experience with design thinking and/or circular thinking.
Experience with working in a fast–paced, deadline–driven environment and managing competing priorities.
Knowledge of business and marketing/branding objectives and how they are translated into a dynamic customer experience in an integrated manner
Affinity with newest technologies and innovations, such as growth hacking or blockchain, is a plus.
Your English proficiency is excellent. Being competent in a culturally generic way, i.e. being good at dealing with differences, is essential for this job. The diversity of the CB team will be enriched by your own background, history or expertise. You are a team player and you take initiative and responsibility for the tasks at hand. You are able and willing to teach both offline and online with the facilities provided by our university.
We are very curious to learn about your vision on Creative Business. To be eligible for this role, you need at least a Master degree.
Creative Business is located at Utrecht Science Park at Heidelberglaan 15.
You will work within the Creative Business (CB) team. CB is a steadily growing study programme, taught in English. You will have approximately 70 colleagues, teaching a student population of approx. 1300. CB has a truly international population of students and lecturers.
You'll receive a contract for a year (D4) for a minimum of 0.5 fte and a maximum of 1.0 fte. The legal status of your current contract will not be affected in case you are already working at the HU. The gross salary for a full-time position is at least € 3.658,64 with a maximum of €5.026,85 (scale 11). In addition you will receive, in accordance with the Dutch collective labour agreement, a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end benefit. We have excellent opportunities for studying and development.
If you require more information about this vacancy, please contact Richard Versmissen, Programme Director CB (Richard.email@example.com). You can find more information about working at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences at Werken bij de HU
You can apply until 25 November next, but only directly online. Interviews will be held from 29 November onwards. Please note that the interviews will be in English. Depending on covid-19 guidelines and your personal situation, interviews will be held both offline and online.
A reference check, a digital screening for diploma and ID and the application for a VOG will take place at the end of the procedure.
Based on the belief that diversity contributes to our teaching and research, candidates with different backgrounds, experiences and limitations are strongly invited to apply.