Lecturer Psychology & Technology

Lecturer Psychology & Technology

Published Deadline Location
25 Jul 25 Aug Enschede

Job description

At the department Psychology, Health and Technology (PHT) of the University of Twente we conduct research and teach students about the use of technologies to support (mental) health and well-being. We develop and implement theory-based interventions to influence behaviors, using persuasive technologies (web-based, mobile, gaming etc.). We work both from a psychology and an engineering perspective and cooperate with other scientific disciplines, based on the "Shaping 2030" vision of the University of Twente. We currently have a position for a talented teacher.

Your challenge

You will be working as a tutor in modules in the Bachelor of Psychology, focusing on behavior and technology, human centered design, research methods and professional skills. Within the theme of positive psychology and technology you are free to outline research topics of Bachelor theses and Master theses that you will supervise.


University of Twente (UT)


You preferably have a PhD in psychology. You have an interest in positive psychological approaches and see a challenge in technology use in (mental) health care. You are passionate about teaching and adopt a personal approach to students. You have good oral and written skills in English, as we teach in English.

Conditions of employment

This teaching position is intended for 32 hours per week for two years. Our terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on experience and qualifications, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis ranges between € 2.960 to € 4.670 (scale 10). Additionally, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions such as:
  • an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
  • an attractive solid pension scheme;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours.;
  • professional and personal development programs;
  • finally, you will work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic working environment in an organization focusing on internationalization, where you will have a high degree of responsibility and independence.


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.

The section of Psychology, Health & Technology

More information about the departmental section Psychology, Health & Technology can be found on the following website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/pht/

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application until August 25th, 2022, by using the 'Apply now' button and include your full cv, along with the names of two references.

For more information, please contact prof. dr. G.J. (Gerben Westerhof (e-mail: g.j.westerhof@utwente.nl.


  • Education
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 734


University of Twente (UT)

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Make sure to apply no later than 25 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).