Assistant Professor Policy Sciences

Assistant Professor Policy Sciences

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2 May 28 May Enschede

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Job description

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.


University of Twente (UT)


  • 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.

Conditions of employment

  • 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.


  • Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1224


University of Twente (UT)

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