Assistant Professor Research Methods and Statistics

Assistant Professor Research Methods and Statistics

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9 Jun 27 Jun Enschede

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Job description

You teach research methods and statistics at an introductory level for various bachelor programs in the social sciences. Courses may include introduction to research methods, introduction to statistics and introduction to conceptualization and scale construction, partly depending on your interests and abilities. Some courses will be co-taught with other teachers and materials for teaching are available. You will also be encouraged to develop your own line of research.


University of Twente (UT)


You hold a PhD in one of the social or behavioral sciences and you have experience in teaching at an university. You have good teaching evaluations and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to stimulate students to systematically reflect on answering questions in the context of Business Administration, Public Administration, Psychology and/or Communication Sciences.

You have a strong background in methodology and statistics. You have an excellent command of the English language, as all programs at the University of Twente are taught in English.

You are interested in the relationship between technological developments and society, and in new technology-based ways of collecting and analyzing data. You will be encouraged to develop your own line of research within this field.

We want to stress that candidates with an all-round, broad experience in teaching (various courses) take precedence, since the main part of the position consists of teaching.

Information and application:
For more information about this position, please contact prof. dr. Bernard Veldkamp (Chair Department; ; phone +31-53-4893653) or dr. Henk van der Kolk ( ; phone +31-53-4893281).
More information about the department can be found on our website:

Your application should reach us by June 27, 2017, and should include a CV, a letter of application (preferably including teaching evaluations), a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or your full dissertation), and contact information for 2 or more references.

Applications should be uploaded via > vacancies > current vacancies. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

You will be informed before Friday June 30 whether we invite you for an interview. Skype interviews are a possibility.

Conditions of employment

You are appointed as an Assistant Professor (full-time) for at least one year. Depending on the financial situation of the department, there is perspective on extending the ‘one year position’.

The starting date is September 1, 2017 (negotiable). The gross monthly salary ranges from € 3.475,- up to € 4.757,- gross per month (based on experience) in accordance with the job profile for a “Universitair Docent-2”, under the University System for Job Classification (UJC).

In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example, 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus on top of to the annual salary) and excellent facilities for professional and personal development.


The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) 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 behaviour, 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. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).


  • Professor, associate professor, assistant professor & lecturer
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 914326


University of Twente (UT)

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