Societal transitions as well as contemporary digital transformations in various policy fields (like healthcare and safety) provide examples of developments that are often presented as solutions to a wide range of current and future societal challenges. These developments raise questions such as: how do societal transitions reshape public policy directions? How do digital transformations ignite new forms of public governance? How are societal challenges addressed by policy makers/through the policy making process? Contemporary societal transitions and technological developments ask for insights into the dynamics of public policy making. As new developments also have unforeseen, unintended, or uncontrollable outcomes, we need insight into how they contribute to inclusive, resilient, and sustainable communities and when they are counterproductive. Are you looking for an inspiring environment that stimulates your teaching and academic research in various areas of public policy and governance? Then join our team!
As a newly appointed assistant professor, you will be working in the section of Public Administration, within the department of Human Institutional Behavior, at the University of Twente, and strengthen the area of public policy and governance in relation to social transitions and digital transformations in various policy fields.
Besides your excellence as a social scientist, 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 contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge valorization. You will:
- develop your research profile, be active in the academic domain of Public Policy and Governance, publish in international journals, and disseminate your research at leading conferences;
- teach Public Policy and Public Governance 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.