The appointment is for a period of five years with effect from 1 April 2022, with the intention of reappointment for a second and final term of five years. Depending on education and work experience, the person appointed will be remunerated at scale 16 (of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary. The Academy has a comprehensive package of fringe benefits.
DANS is the Dutch national expertise centre and repository for research data. The institute focuses on all scientific disciplines, with a strong basis in the social sciences and humanities. With more than 160,000 datasets and sixty employees, DANS is one of the leading repositories in Europe. Since 2005, DANS has been helping researchers to make their data available for re-use. This allows data to be used for new research, while making published research verifiable and reproducible. DANS offers services for the use of data during research as well as for long-term preservation. The institute also provides consultancy and training for data professionals and researchers. Internationally, DANS plays a prominent role in the promotion of findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of research data. The institute participates in dozens of (European) projects and organisations. DANS strives for continuous innovation based on user requirements and closely follows technical developments.
The Academy is a learned society of outstanding scientists and scholars, advising the Dutch government on research matters, and is responsible for ten national research institutes, an institute that delivers infrastructure for research and an institute for advanced study. DANS is one of the institutes of the Academy and is co-supported by NWO.
The Academy is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation and strives to set a good example in its leadership and management and ensure a safe, honest and inclusive workplace culture.
For more information on this position, please contact Aline Korterink, Forum, Advisory and Research Department, e-mail: email@example.com (please provide your telephone number in the e-mail).
DANS website: dans.knaw.nl/nl; website KNAW: www.knaw.nl
Work location: Anna van Saksenlaan 51, 2593 HW The Hague
The selection procedure may involve an assessment.
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Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Borneo Building, Anna van Saksenlaan 51, 2593 HW, Den Haag
Please send your letter of application with curriculum vitae to the Academy, stating in the subject line: DANS director.
Make sure to apply no later than 22 Aug 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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