Lecturer in Tourism

Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen



Appointment Characteristics

You will be recruited for a limited duration from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020. Extension / appointment is possible.

There is a possibility that an educational activity can be organized during the evening and / or on Saturday.

The maximum granted seniority from the private sector and / or as a self-employed person is 10 years for this position. This useful professional experience can be granted if you provide the necessary supporting documents and after examining the complete file. To the extent applicable, seniority may be increased by seniority from the public sector.

Job Description

The Tourism and Recreation Management course is in full development and is looking for reinforcement. This half-time assignment will mainly be a teaching assignment, in which you will be involved as a teacher in courses on outgoing tourism, such as Destinations, Aviation, Organization and structure of the tourism industry.

In time, expansion is possible and the teaching assignment will be expanded with other subjects and / or specific tasks within the study program (supervision of internships, bachelor thesis, etc.)

You will join an ambitious and collegial team with a great deal of passion for tourism and education. Our full functioning is based on consultation and collaboration, both within the team and with our main partners: the field and the students.

Do you have a firm grip on the tourism microbe and do you wish to share your passion and practical experience with future tourism professionals? Then you might be the person we are looking for!



Required diploma and knowledge:

  • Bachelor or master degree, preferably in the Commercial Sciences and Business Administration field.
  • C1 English certificate or willing to achieve this
  • If you have a foreign diploma, with the exception of the Netherlands, a certificate of equivalence from NARIC ( www.naric.be ) must be added.

Howest competence profile:

  • You take on your professional role in a committed manner.
  • You are open minded.
  • You are a team player.
  • You respond adequately and agile to change and innovation.
  • You are convinced of the importance of social commitment.
  • You are a broad networker and you bring your professional network within Howest.
  • You help build the international dimension of Howest.
  • You have an attitude of lifelong learning.

Job-specific competence profile:

  • You can complete multiple courses related to outbound tourism, you are also prepared to familiarize yourself with new material
  • You have a current and critical view of tourism at home and abroad
  • Together with us you want to form tourism professionals who are not only travel experts but also entrepreneurial and creative product managers
  • You are an inspiring and motivating coach for our students, and you look for new ways of working together that make learning enjoyable and effective
  • You have a solid foundation in Office skills


Experience in the outgoing tourism sector is a must.


Howest, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, is an atypical, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial college. We try to put our core values, Serve Empower Care, into practice every day. We take care of our students and train them to be immediately employable professionals.

Howest is an open and pluralistic college, with respect for diversity. As an agile and decisive organization, Howest offers its employees maximum opportunities to develop. Howest offers a team-oriented work environment.


More Info

For substantive information you can contact: 
Vicky Van den Heede , training coordinator Tourism

For information about the appointment characteristics you can contact: 
Luc Verhalle - director of personnel and HR

Application Procedure

Candidates will only be sent electronically via https://ses.howest.be   at the latest on 15/08/2019. You register with a login and password. We also ask you to upload your CV, motivation letter and diploma in the system. Once registered, you must also effectively apply for this vacancy.

Candidates are screened based on the CV and motivation letter. Those who qualify further are invited for a selection interview.

The selection interview will take place on 21 August from 5 pm at the following location: General Services Howest Kortrijk, Marksesteenweg 58, Kortrijk.

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