Job Opportunity:(Senior) Lecturer Advertising & Beyond

Mon 8 Mar

The Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (WdKA/RUAS), offers a variety of bachelor and master programs in the field of visual culture, art, design, education in arts, and leisure management.

The curriculum of the Willem de Kooning Academy is founded in an interdisciplinary ethos through the Autonomous, Social and Commercial Practices. The Majors are the entry point of study for all Bachelor students; the Practices the interdisciplinary research contexts in the second half of the Bachelor programs; and the highly unique Stations (advanced workshops focused on Research through Making) complete the three pillars of the institute.


At the moment we are looking for:

(Senior) Lecturer Advertising & Beyond

(0.2-0.4 fte)

Deadline for applications: March 18, 2021

About Advertising & Beyond

The speed and complexity of technological, political, social and economic developments strongly influence practices in art, design and communication.

The professional world is looking for young creatives with multiple talents and skills, who look beyond the borders of their primary disciplines.

Creatives that are going to shape the future of creativity and its meaning to society.

Advertising & Beyond has approximately 200 students and a small interdisciplinary teaching team. We believe creativity is the key that contributes to the future in a positive and meaningful way, effectively enhanced by science, technology, data and research.

We teach students to develop a strong moral compass; they need to determine what’s most meaningful to them and become conscious of the power of their creative talent and how to apply it to influence society, today and in the future.

Therefore we teach students to become familiar with the tools of advertising and communication, such as research, conceptual thinking, branding, brand-activism, communication-strategy, media-strategy, target groups, storytelling, design and copywriting.


The Major Advertising & Beyond is open to hiring several Lecturers or Senior Lecturers (level of appointment is based on previous experience) for a 1-2 day/week position with a focus on concept, branding and art direction. We are looking for hybrid practitioner-teachers who are excited about the possibilities of project-based education, and who want to grow as an educator. The ability to work collaboratively is a must, as all of our education is team-based. You should be excited about questioning established norms through design and be a proponent of critical new media literacy.

Tasks will include

  • Teaching, as part of a team, in courses ranging from the first year to the fourth.
  • Participating in the development of curriculum for the program.
  • Participating in assessments, both in the context of classes you are teaching, and in stand-alone assessment moments such as annual competence-based assessments and graduation.
  • Responding with flexibility to a workload that varies over the course of the academic year.


  • A bachelor degree and preferably a master-level degree in fine art, design or a relevant program has our preference.
  • A commitment to developing new forms of design education within the bachelor Advertising & Beyond program.
  • An interest in project-based education and a willingness to participate in team teaching.
  • EU/ECC work authorization.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • An interest and practice based experience to teach in the interdisciplinary Practices is an advantage.
  • Familiarity and an ability to engage with design communities in Rotterdam is a major asset.

Previous experience in education is a pro, but we encourage very motivated creatives with unusual experience and diverse backgrounds and talents to apply. We would like to enlarge cultural diversity within our team.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic and thoughtful teachers who are interested in helping the Advertising & Beyond major to stay ahead of the developments in the creative practice. The ideal candidates will have a desire to grow in the position and take an active role in the life of the program and are keen to develop their educational practice alongside an existing professional design practice.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a temporary contract, from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022, with the possibility for extension into a permanent contract. The salary ranges from €2,845.48 to €5,026.85 gross per month (salary scale 10-11) for a full-time employment, exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Secondary benefits include professional training opportunities and an attractive pension scheme.

All staff members of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences must be able to submit a Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag, VOG) issued by the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security.

Additional information

Informal enquiries about the position or the selection procedure can be directed to Hilary Buruma, or Maarten van de Vijfeijken, course leaders Advertising & Beyond.

Deadline for applications: March 18, 2021 - Interested? Click here.

Please do not use this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.