Assistant Professor Policy Sciences

University of Twente
May 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 3.974
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As a newly appointed assistant professor, you will be working in the section of Public Administration at the University of Twente. Besides your excellence as a researcher, your teaching skills are very important since you will have the opportunity to develop and teach courses in our BSc Management, Society & Technology, the MSc Public Administration and MSc European Studies programs.

You will also supervise bachelor, master and PhD theses.

What are you going to do?

You are expected to:

  • develop your research profile, be active in the academic domain of Policy Sciences, publish in international journals, and disseminate your research at leading conferences;
  • teach Policy Sciences courses in BSc and MSc programs, including supervision of bachelor and master students.
  • take initiatives to attract external funding.
  • be open to collaborations with other institutes and public agencies and contribute to (joint) projects.
  • Your profile
  • you hold a PhD degree in the field of Policy Sciences.
  • you have knowledge of key theories and methods in the academic domain of Policy Sciences (including, among others, the policymaking process, policy design, policy implementation, street-level professionals).
  • you are committed to achieve societal impact.
  • you have the ability and ambition to obtain external research grants.
  • you are preferably experienced with teaching at an internationally accredited university.
  • You possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or are willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and inspiring lecturer in the field of Policy Sciences.
  • You are a team player with good social skills.
  • You possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English (C2) and preferably also of the Dutch language (or the willingness to learn the Dutch language).
  • You have ability and ambition to work closely with local and/ or (inter)national policymakers and implementation agencies.
  • Our offer
  • We offer a fulltime position (1.0 FTE) of 1 year with a probation time of 2 months and the prospect of a permanent position upon good performance.
  • The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.974 to € 6.181 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile of Assistant Professor.
  • Extras such as an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance.
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment.
  • An attractive pension schemes.
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave.
  • Professional and personal development programmes.
  • A family friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring.
  • Information and application

    Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from dr. Ringo Ossewaarde, e-mail: [email protected].

    You are also invited to visit our homepage

    Please submit your application until May 28, by filling in the form including a motivation letter and current CV (choose ‘apply now'). Job interviews are scheduled for the first week of June. Screening is part of the application process.

    About the organisation

    The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

    As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.

    Want to know more? Ossewaarde, M.R.R. (Ringo)

    Associate Professor

    Ossewaarde, M.R.R. (Ringo)

    Associate Professor

    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Ringo for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.



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    How to apply Step 1

    Apply. When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

    Step 2

    Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

    Step 3

    1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

    Step 4

    2nd interview. In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

    Step 5

    The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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