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Curriculum Specialist

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Part-time temporary position
Posted on
7 May 2024

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is currently seeking dynamic academics and experts in Dutch art to develop and review the syllabus for a brand-new course (Masters of Dutch Art) offered in English to U.S. college students studying in Amsterdam.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is the largest non-profit, non-governmental study abroad organization in the United States. CIEE has 75 years of experience in international education and exchange. CIEE programs and services span study abroad, teach abroad, customized faculty-led programs, and internship and service-learning programs for today’s university students, high school students, professionals, and educators.

The new Masters of Dutch Art course will explore developments in Dutch and Flemish art from the sixteenth to the 21st century. Students will explore the works and lives of different Dutch artists and how their artwork reflects social, political, and cultural contexts of their time. In combination with excursions to local museums or other cultural destinations, students will critically examine how these artistic developments have shaped Dutch cultural identity.

The course will be offered in the Spring 2025 Semester and Open Campus Block term. It will be held in person at the CIEE Amsterdam location. Courses and in-class work focus on place-based, experiential learning for students to engage with local communities, cultural institutions, and the host culture.


  • Set the learning objectives for the course (in close collaboration with the Center Director)
  • Develop two syllabi, one for a six-week course and one for a regular semester course (four months), with 45 contact hours each

Selection criteria:

  • PhD preferred, Master’s degree in Art History with focus on the Netherlands
  • Subject area expertise (either academically or professionally)
  • Near-native fluency in English (both oral and written)

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter addressed to Samanthya Bittinger, Academic Coordinator, at Please place the title of the course in the subject line of the e-mail. Eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. This is a freelance position and you must be authorized to work in the Netherlands.