In an academic career, a position as professor is often the ultimate goal. This senior position allows you to combine various responsibilities, conducting independent research, teaching, and supervising research and PhD candidates.

Before becoming a full professor at a university, you will need to gain ample experience as an assistant and associate professor.

At Dutch universities of applied sciences, the position known as 'lector' in Dutch also refers to a professorship. Where professors at research universities may conduct fundamental academic research, professors at universities of applied sciences conduct practice-related research with applications in the business world or elsewhere in society.

View all the positions for assistant, associate and full professors below.