NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences is an independent and international higher education institution, specializing in the disciplines of Games & Media, Hotel, Facilities, Logistics, Traffic and Tourism & Leisure.

The institute seeks to create a distinct profile for itself as a centre for education, research and knowledge. It is in this capacity that the institute is committed to making a contribution to our globalising society by training young people to become responsible professionals – in conjunction with the international industries. Furthermore, the institute aims to create a stimulating workplace for both students and staff, to enable them to integrate knowledge and skills, to develop their talents to the fullest and apply these to society in a professional and responsible manner.

The Academy for Digital Entertainment of NHTV University for Applied Sciences in Breda (The Netherlands) offers bachelor programs in ‘Game Architecture & Design’ and ‘Media & Entertainment Management’. The CMGT Game Architecture & Design program is a full development program teaching all aspects of game development. The Media & Entertainment Management program has specializations in Media & Entertainment Marketing, Production and Content. The Academy also has a Master program in Media Innovation. As well as a Master of Game Technology.

Our programs are both rated Number 1 in the national rankings (National Student Survey and Elsevier) because of the vocational approach and the quality and experience of the staff. The staff of the academy are recruited from all over the world (e.g. US, UK, Australia, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands) and all courses are taught in English.

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Game Design and Production (1,0 fte)

Job profile

The activities to be performed include:  

  • Development and delivery of course material for the bachelor and/or master programme with a strong focus on the technical knowledge and skills to create finished interactive digital entertainment products including, but not limited to, 2 or more of the following:
    • Mechanics design
    • Documentation
    • Bug tracking
    • Producer roles
    • Level design
    • Gameplay balancing
    • Multiplayer gameplay design
    • Metrics-based design/analysis
  • Delivery of lectures and workshops to students on both a bachelor and/or master level.
  • Technical coaching and supervision of students in Project-Lab our in-house game development studio.
  • Supervision of internships and graduation projects.
  • Participation in (research) projects focused on the digital media industry.

Candidate profile

We are looking for candidates with recent and demonstrable (international) experience in the digital entertainment industry. Applicants with a master degree or PhD and experience in the academic field are highly desirable. In addition experience in development of digital entertainment products with a focus on games (console, mobile, web) is required. Ideal candidates possess teaching experience in higher professional education and experience with practical skill-based teaching or the willingness to do a training in didactical skills, which can be provided. To be eligible for the position applicants must have excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

Our offer

We offer you an academic position within the most experienced international entertainment development team in the country. We have an attractive and friendly working environment where good fellowship is an important value! You will be working with a select group of enthusiastic and motivated lecturers and students. You have the possibility to work on your own projects (together with students and with available research facilities).

Information about the University can be found at www.nhtv.nl, the Academy for Digital Entertainment can be visited at www.nhtv.nl/made. A brochure of the courses delivered can be downloaded from our NHTV   site.

Salary & Benefits

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences offers help and experienced in organisation and facilities for costs of relocation and settling in the Netherlands. Dutch Tax authorities may offer tax reduction to applicants from abroad (which makes tax rates comparable to the UK and US). 
This position is offered on a Master level within scale 11 or on a PhD level in combination with a research scale 12 (Collective Labour Agreement HBO -  CAO-HBO). Master holders are appointed at a level 11 scale €3392.46 - €4661.12 gross (full-time). for holders of a PhD starts from a monthly minimum of € 4122.09 up to a maximum of € 5301.29 gross (full-time). You will get a fixed annual benefit of 8.3%. Apart from this, NHTV University of Applied Sciences offers you an 8% holiday allowance, compensation for your Health Insurance.


We would like to invite you to only apply via the online application form, for which the link is provided on this page. If you already have an account in our Talentpool, you can log in and use “apply to this position directly”. The information in your profile will be used for your application which saves you time completing your application. In case of equal employability, internal candidates are given preference. For more detailed information you can contact Robbie Grigg, Coordinator IGAD, telephone +31(0)76 533 2690 / +31658931707 or e-mail grigg.r@nhtv.nl.


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Breda, The Netherlands

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Robbie Grigg
Telephone: +31 (0)765332690
Mobile: +31 (0)658931707

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