Lecturer Communication and Information Sciences

Lecturer Communication and Information Sciences

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22 Mar 22 Apr Tilburg
Tilburg University | Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for a LECTURER COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES, Department: Communication and Cognition, Location: Tilburg. Full time equivalent: 0,8 fte – 1,0 fte (32 - 40 hours per week). Duration of employment contract: 1 year, with an extension of 1 year.

Job description

The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for two enthusiastic new colleagues in Cognition and Communication. This position is especially suitable for researchers who have just obtained their PhD and want to continue their academic career.  
  
The successful candidates will contribute to one of the leading programs in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS, bachelor and master). Annually, the CIS program attracts approximately 100 new bachelor students, 200 new premaster students, and 300 new master students. The candidates are expected to mainly teach courses within the Business Communication and Digital Media track (BDM track), as well as research methods and skills-oriented courses. Within the BDM track, we study how the rapidly changing internet and digital media technologies impact organizational communication, and examine how people interact online, both in organizational settings and in social interactions. Example courses include Technology in Organizations, Resistance & Persuasion, and Responsible Strategic Communication. Skills and research method courses include academic writing, introduction to statistics, and survey design. Lecturers will also supervise bachelor thesis groups and master theses on various topics. We are looking for lecturers who can teach both in Dutch and in English. 

The successful candidates will be part of 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, interviews, content analyses and computational modelling. We value methodological innovation and focus on and aim to further develop our research on themes such as: the human mind in interaction; communication, resilience and empowerment; social responsibility and effective communication design; ethics and responsible human-centered AI design; inclusion, language, and well-being in a changing (digital) society; health and climate communication; interpersonal and multimodal communication in innovative contexts.

The Department of Communication and Cognition is responsible for the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), where research is conducted into cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach combining careful experimentation with survey methods, corpus analyses and computational modeling. The research group consists of about 80 researchers covering a broad range of topics relevant for cognition and communication, and this includes approximately 20 PhD students. Core research domains include communication and technology, cross-cultural communication, computational linguistics, information visualisation, marketing and business communication, language production, and non-verbal communication, with a strong emphasis on digital methods.

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. The School has approximately 3100 students and around 270 employees.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

As a successful candidate, you have: 

  • obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline (or will finish a PhD before September 2024); 
  • excellent teaching and research skills; 
  • a professional attitude with a strong commitment to integrity and (research) ethics; 
  • the capacity to teach in Dutch and English;
  • published in international journals or proceedings. 

You also show personal leadership, possess a good level of self-knowledge, and are able to critically reflect on the (societal) implications of your teaching and research. In addition, you enjoy sharing knowledge and experiences, and are motivated to contribute to an open and inclusive work environment. We offer you the possibility to acquire the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate.

Conditions of employment

This is a position for 0,8 fte – 1,0 fte (32 - 40 hours per week) of full working hours. Working hours can be flexible for caring responsibilities. This is a vacancy for a temporary position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 5 of the CLA for Dutch Universities. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 months. After this period, in case of proven suitability and continuation in the same position, you will receive a subsequent employment contract that can be extended to a maximum duration of 12 months. Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions with attention to flexibility and (personal) development and attractive fringe benefits. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of €3.226 and a maximum of €4.929 (gross per month for full-time employment), based on UFO profile Lecturer 4 or 3 and salary scale 10 or 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year. 
Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary if they meet the relevant conditions. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf. All employees of the university are covered by the so-called General Pension Fund for Public Employers (Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP).  

We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and arrangement to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example, in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development. 

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 

Employer

Tilburg University's motto is Understanding Society. Based on this vision, our more than 2,800 employees conduct research, inspire more than 20,000 students of 110 nationalities, and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together to learn from each other. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepreneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and public administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology. We seek the connection between the various disciplines to find solutions to the major issues we face as a society. Our students are educated to become responsible and entrepreneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility, and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way. Tilburg University has a culture of collaboration and co-creation, at local, regional, national, and international level.
 

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.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Additional information

We invite you to apply online for this position by April 22
More information about the vacancy can be obtained from dr. Maria Mos (Maria.Mos@Tilburguniversity.edu).

Specifications

  • Lecturer
  • Language and culture; Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 22202

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Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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Application procedure

Please attach the following documents to the application:

  1. A cover letter in English (maximum of 1 page)
  2. A concise Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 4 pages, including the names and contact details of two references)
  3. A brief teaching statement (maximum of half a page
  4. Two of the publications you are most proud of.

The first selection interviews will take place on April 30 and second interviews on May 16 

The starting date is negotiable, but a starting date no later than September 1st, 2024 will be desirable.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Please attach the following documents to the application:

  1. A cover letter in English (maximum of 1 page)
  2. A concise Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 4 pages, including the names and contact details of two references)
  3. A brief teaching statement (maximum of half a page
  4. Two of the publications you are most proud of.

The first selection interviews will take place on April 30 and second interviews on May 16 

The starting date is negotiable, but a starting date no later than September 1st, 2024 will be desirable.

Make sure to apply no later than 22 Apr 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).