full professor in Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education and Technology

full professor in Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education and Technology

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2 Aug 30 Oct Enschede

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Job description

The University of Twente (UT) invites senior academics with a strong interest in education policy to apply for the position of full professor in Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education and Technology at the department of CHEPS (Center for Higher Education Policy Studies: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/cheps/) within the Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social sciences (BMS).

Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, the UT prides itself on the capacity to combine technologies of the future in engineering, behavioural and social sciences to produce creative and innovative graduates and ground breaking knowledge to address societal challenges. Rapid technological advancements fundamentally affect our societies and also have a major impact on our education, research and innovation systems.

You will address the challenges confronting the design, implementation and evaluation of 21st century educational and research policy and practice on different levels - from the classroom and organisational level to the national and international levels. Using different disciplinary perspectives, you will study the functioning of educational institutions (i.e. schools, colleges, universities, etc.), sectors and systems in response to technological and educational developments as well as governmental steering mechanisms. You analyse how the enabling environments evolve and affect the behaviour of educational organisations, their staff and their students.

You will teach in the study programmes of BMS and professional training activities of CHEPS.


University of Twente (UT)


You have:

  • A PhD in a field related to education policy and technology.
  • Expertise in the field of education policy, one or more of its constituent disciplines, comparative policy research, as evidenced by international publications and networks.
  • Ability and willingness for cross-disciplinary collaboration that supports the High Tech – Human Touch profile of the University of Twente.
  • Affinity with policy developments in the area of digitalisation of education and society.
  • Ability to support PhD researchers and junior staff.
  • Ability to acquire and co-ordinate multinational research grants and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capacity to connect, motivate and lead academics and departments.
  • A basic qualification in teaching for Dutch universities ('UTQ'), or willingness to obtain this.
Information and application

For more information on this position, you can contact prof.dr. Hans Vossensteyn, head of the CHEPS group (j.j.vossensteyn@utwente.nl, tel. +31534893263). Please send your application, at the latest on the 30th of Ocotober 2018, with a short overview of your research plans and ambitions (2-3 pages), and a CV (including contact information for at least two academic references), via the application link below. The first selection of candidates will take place in October.

Conditions of employment

We offer a full time tenured position as Professor with a competitive salary (maximum €9.563,- euro gross per month) and the intention to grant tenure after three years. You can find information about our excellent terms of employment at www.utwente.nl, such as:

  • Remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs.


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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

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+).


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Economics; Behaviour and Society
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €6060—€9563 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 998213


University of Twente (UT)

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