Lecturer Communication and Cognition

Lecturer Communication and Cognition

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25 Oct 2 Dec Tilburg

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The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic new colleague in Cognition and Communication. This position is especially for academics who have just obtained their PhD and want to continue their academic career.

Job description

The successful candidate will contribute to one of the leading programs in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS, bachelor and master), consisting of three tracks: Business Communication and Digital Media (BDM), Communication and Cognition (CC), and New Media Design (NMD). Annually, the CIS program attracts approximately 125 new bachelor students, 350 new premaster students, and 300 new master students. The candidate may contribute to all of the tracks in CIS, and will also supervise bachelor and master theses on various topics. 

The successful candidate is also expected to conduct research in the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC). Researchers in TiCC explore cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach, combining careful experimentation with survey methods, corpus analyses and computational modelling. Core research domains include (in alphabetical order) communication and technology, cross-cultural communication, information visualization, language production, new media design, social media research, strategic communication and non-verbal communication.


Tilburg University


The successful candidate has:

  • obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline, 
  • published in international journals or proceedings,
  • excellent methodological skills,
  • acquired, or is willing to acquire, the University Teaching Qualification, and
  • the ability to communicate in English fluently and is able (or willing to learn) to communicate in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as teacher 4. The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3270,- up to (maximally) € 4474,- gross per month. The successful candidates will be offered a four year contract.
If you want to, we can offer didactic training to facilitate the start as a teacher.


Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies. 


Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program. The School has approximately 2000 students and 250 employees.


  • Lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3270—€4474 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 18564



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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