Assistant Professor of Communication Science

Assistant Professor of Communication Science

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8 May 2 Jun Enschede

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Job description

You will be teaching in our top ranked bachelor's and master's programmes of Communication Science. For instance, in the bachelor's programme you will contribute to modules in the 'persuasive tech' track; in the master's programme you will teach a course closely related to your research expertise for example in our master's double degree program Digital Marketing (COM and BA) that is designed to make students understand the most innovative technologies and acquire the skills to manage the upcoming technological disruptions in marketing. We encourage you to develop a productive and viable research line and play an active role in the acquisition of research funding.

You will assess the importance, impact, and pervasiveness of tech developments in today's society and, on a more applied level, explore the opportunities granted by these developments for the future marketer. You know the background and impact of data-driven digital marketing and possess the skills to develop strategies in a world overflowing with data on customers, brands, products, services, and their interactions.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have a (nearly finished) PhD in communication science or related disciplines (e.g., psychology, business administration)
  • You have strong affinity with marketing communication in our digital society and are interested in the implications of technological innovations for organizations and people
  • Your research interest covers digital marketing in combination with tech developments such as AI
  • You are an excellent teacher
  • You have a good track record in research, reflected in high-quality publications
  • We expect that you will be able to set up and maintain a network within the academic world and with relevant external stakeholders such as companies and tech developers. Candidates are required to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ)

Conditions of employment

It concerns a fulltime position of 1 year with a probation time of 2 months and the prospect of a permanent position upon good performance. You will be appointed for 38 hours per week.
  • A dynamic, cooperative work environment with entrepreneurial and enthusiastic colleagues
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence
  • Professional and personal development programmes, including facilities in obtaining a University Teaching Qualification
  • The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.974 to € 6.181 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile of Assistant Professor
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3%
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • A family friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring


The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS), to which the department of Communication Science belongs, strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering, and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behavior, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society.


  • Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1228


University of Twente (UT)

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