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Challenger ICT & Cyber Security

This is working at Fontys. This is NEW GEN ICT

You are ready to broaden your horizon and your expertise. To help build the future of ICT and add to the success of the (Brainport) region and beyond. You want to inspire, excite and challenge the next generation o f ICT experts. You are ready for an important and meaningful career move: a job at Fontys ICT. Come and work in a unique environment and in teams that incorporate talents of the future and the expertise of colleagues and partnering companies. Work on smart solutions and innovations that make a difference. This is a job where your expertise and talent can thrive like nowhere else. And a job that will allow you to keep on learning.

Fontys ICT
0,6 - 1,0 fte
Temporary contract with a prospect of permanent employment
Based on age and experience, salary scale 11 cao hbo, min. € 4.234,00 / max € 5.936,00

Not convinced yet? Let's (video)chat for more information before your application and to answer all your questions.

Help build the future of ICT: NEW GEN ICT

You thought: challenger? What does that mean? Is that something for me? Curious as you are, you read on and that (besides passion for ICT, duh) is exactly the characteristic that drives our students and colleagues. And when you think of working in education, do you immediately think of packed lecture halls or a classroom with a chalkboard and your spirits sink in? CTRL+A+DEL; because that is exactly NOT what working at Fontys means!

  • There is a class, but you are in the middle of it;
  • There is a classroom, only without walls and with labs and the latest tech & gadgets;
  • There are classes, but in them you listen to or spar with your students (whom you get to nicely challenge with fat and innovative projects);
  • You work with students, challenging, stimulating and inspiring them. As a challenger, you are also the expert who manages, coaches, connects and researches.


Cyber Security has become indispensable in today's IT world. In all IT areas, it is important to consider security aspects. This involves protecting computing environments from security threats such as cybercriminals, hackers, malware, but also, for example, countering or investigating fraud. Technical aspects play an important role, but non-technical aspects such as threat and risk analysis, compliance with relevant legislation, and attention to user awareness must also be taken into account.


As a teacher and coach, you guide students in their development, towards positions such as ethical hacker and pen-tester, security analyst and security engineer. You will help them strengthen their security skills, but also help them become better professionals and researchers. You will work with them as a teacher/coach, supervising personal and group projects, also giving workshops and practical instruction, and holding regular personal progress meetings with your students.


Shaping the ICT and ICT workers of tomorrow together. NEW GEN ICT is what we call it. In short, you will make the difference in a job in which your knowledge and talent have maximum scope and where you also continue to learn. Making an impact on society, your students and yourself. Can you feel it already?

Challenge them. Challenge yourself.

If you are curious, at Fontys ICT you will find the environment and people that reward that. Actively participate in research and education projects, follow courses, visit events, think up innovative solutions and keep developing yourself. As an ICT professional, as a human being and as a shaper of NEW GEN ICT.
No teaching experience? No problem! We will help you get the qualifications you need quickly.

Is this you?

As a person:

  • You are an enthusiastic ICT practitioner and apart from being good at, and enthusiastic about your profession, you are open-minded and interested in what concerns the students;
  • You communicate clearly in both Dutch and English (you also teach in English);
  • You are inquisitive. That's why at Fontys ICT you'll find the job and colleagues that reward that. Actively participate in meaningful research and education projects, follow training courses, visit events, think up innovative solutions and keep developing. As an ICT professional, as a human being and as a shaper of NEW GEN ICT.


In terms of education and background:

  • You have WO working and thinking level, at least a college degree and affinity with higher vocational education;
  • You have several years of recent experience with technical Cyber Security aspects within the ICT work field, and are also familiar with non-technical aspects;
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English languages;
  • No teaching experience? No problem! We will help you get the qualifications you need quickly.

This is us

At Fontys, we believe that "growth through attention and challenge" is important. For students and for employees. We challenge you to develop your talents and, together with students, colleagues and partners, to shape NEW GEN ICT.

You will find a dynamic workplace and a team where atmosphere and trust are paramount. You will be given the freedom to organise your education in your own way. For example based on your practical experience. We work intensively with interesting, leading companies: here in Eindhoven - at Brainport, for example - but also internationally. At Fontys ICT, you keep the connection with the business world, you continue to develop your talents and you remain at the forefront of your profession.

What we offer

Do you think (personal) growth and development are as important as we do? Then we would like to get to know you! We challenge you to further develop your talents and contribute to our ambitions. Of course, we will support you in doing so. For example, we offer a wide range of career and development opportunities, and we have an extensive range of services for a healthy and active lifestyle ('Fontys Vitaal'). We also have an end-of-year bonus, a number of collective insurances and a flexible working hours and leave scheme.

Help build NEW GEN ICT

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Got questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Karlijn van den Akker, HR Advisor. She will probably have the answers. You can reach her by phone:  +31 6-23496067  or by e-mail: