(interim) Course Director International Business RBS (0.8-1.0 fte)

Gouden Gasten | Executive Search & Interim Management is looking for a Course Director RBS on behalf of Hogeschool Rotterdam. You can fill in this position on an interim basis or a fixed term contract.


Rotterdam Business School (RBS) is the international institute of Hogeschool Rotterdam (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) and offers undergraduate and graduate education in business and management. With approximately 3,700 students from both Europe and the rest of the world, and over 270 international employees (academic and administrative), Rotterdam Business School has an international intake and a global reach.

RBS offers English taught preparation courses for Bachelors and Masters. One Bachelor programme: International Business and three Master programmes: Master in Consultancy and Entrepreneurship, Master in Finance & Accounting and Master in Logistics Management.

RBS is linked to a ‘Hogeschool Rotterdam’ Knowledge Centre where practice-oriented research relevant to the professional practice and contributing to the quality of education is conducted in cooperation.

Rotterdam Business School (RBS) is looking to recruit a:

Course Director m/f (0.8 – 1.0 fte)

For the undergraduate course ‘International Business (IB), with 3,400 students and 160 lecturers. IB is an international and intercultural business course with intensive contacts with international partner universities, the (international) professional field, and international research centres, and with an interculturally sensitive staff.

IB trains both Dutch and foreign students (e.g. from Southeast Asia, South America, the Arab world (North Africa and the Middle East) and (Eastern) Europe) towards becoming modern professionals able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and possessing the professional qualities demanded by the job market.

The RBS core qualities are: intercultural, international, inclusive, practice-oriented, and entrepreneurial. RBS culture can be described as: hands-on, pragmatic, result-oriented, open and collaborative.


Together with your fellow course directors you have – led by the Dean of RBS – overall responsibility for the smooth running of the programme in general, for excellent and innovative education, for quality assurance and compliance, and for establishing a work climate with optimal development opportunities for both lecturers and students. Strategy of RBS is designed in close cooperation between Dean and Course Directors.

Your main responsibilities
You lead and direct lecturers individually and as a group, and create a strong and clear line of management resulting in an effective and positive team, ensuring that all staff are motivated and carry out their roles and duties to a high standard.

Together, the course directors have final responsibility for the curriculum development in accordance with the HR Business school’s educational model and take the lead in all aspects of education.

As a member of the RBS management team you are accountable to the dean and in this role will advise and decide about the courses in general, about policy, education, personnel, students, quality, and in general about efficiency and effectiveness.

Your Profile

Skills & Expertise – YOU… Personality – YOU…
  • are of graduate calibre and qualified by experience;
  • have knowledge of and broad experience in higher international education, preferably in the domain of business administration;
  • have a broad knowledge of educational and organizational matters and questions and the ability to integrate context, contents, processes and organisation;
  • have the ability to make a significant contribution to the development of new course initiatives;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • are fluent in English and Dutch, both orally and written (at least CAE level);
  • knows how to switch between policy, strategy and day-to-day educational practice.
  • can lead the change process in transitioning IB towards the larger HR Business School and can provide direct support and coaching to staff and help them through transitions;
  • have highly effective leadership skills and experience in leading professionals;
  • have a demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development;
  • show intercultural sensitivity;
  • are articulate and confident with a strong attention to detail and versatile when communicating with people on all levels;
  • show sensitivity, flexibility, situational awareness and curiosity;
  • are an authentic and coaching leader.


Our offer

You can fill in this position on an interim basis or a fixed term contract (two years D3).

The salary range is HBO-CAO grade 12 to 13 for full-time employment, exclusive of 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Our fringe benefits include excellent training facilities, an attractive pension scheme, and allow for a proper work/life balance.

An assessment can be part of the application procedure.


RBS works with Gouden Gasten | Executive Search & Interim Management to fill this position. In week 32 and 33 we will schedule the 1st interviews. A shortlist of candidates will be presented to RBS after these interviews.

For more information about this role, please contact Albert Goldsteen | Gouden Gasten | albert@goudengasten.com | 06 – 81804220.


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