Lecturer Research Skills for Creative Business (1.0 fte)

Lecturer Research Skills for Creative Business (1.0 fte)

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Will you help us in our mission to educate the creative strategic thinkers of the future?

Job description

As a Lecturer Research Skills, your tasks include teaching and developing courses in the field of Applied Research. In addition, you supervise and examine graduation students. You will teach courses in which students learn to:

  • Apply statistics in research projects;
  • Set up applied research;
  • Critically analyze and identify trends and patterns from complex data sets;
  • Apply data visualization and data storytelling: translating data into language(s) that can be easily understood by different types of stakeholders from end users to data analysis teams;
  • Communicate and work with other strategists, creative and production teams to set measurable benchmarks for effectiveness. 


HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht


We are looking for a research specialist, preferably with a background in Creative Business. Ideally, you are strong in both qualitative and qualitative research. Since we work with an international team, being competent in a culturally generic way, i.e. being good at dealing with differences, is essential for this job. The diversity of the CB team will be enriched by your own background, history or expertise.

Also we are looking for something with:

  • A PhD;
  • Affinity with creative business;
  • Experienced with data tools such as SPSS,  Atlas.ti and Tableau;
  • Excellent English proficiency. 

Because of our hybrid education form, you have to be able and willing to teach both offline and online with the facilities provided by our university. 

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: A temporary contract for one year; to be renewed for an indefinite period in case of positive assessment.

The Creative Business bachelor programme is a true success story in international education. In only a few years we have doubled in student numbers and colleagues who all come from across the globe. Our goal is to offer a state-of-the-art higher educational environment that prepares and inspires young people to deliver great work in jobs that may not exist yet. We believe in innovation, and accomplish this through four pillars that structure our education:

  • Creativity; as in Creative Strategic Thinking and problem solving
  • Technology; because technology allows us to build completely new experiences
  • Business; because great ideas will not work without business sense
  • Humanities; because eventually everything we do, we do for real people.

Applied Research is the starting point of all these pillars. It is our aim to educate the Creative Strategic Thinkers of the future and we are looking for people with a vision on the Global Creative Business environment to help us with that! 

Apart from a very inspiring and multicultural work environment, we have a lot more to offer:

  • A contract for 1.0 fte on a temporary contract for one year (D3); to be renewed for an indefinite period in case of positive assessment;
  • The gross salary for a full-time position starts at € 3.392 with a maximum of € 4.461 (scale 11);
  • A health care contribution of € 300.00 gross per year in proportion to employment;
  • In addition, according to the collective labor agreement for HBO, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8% and a guaranteed year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • We have excellent study and development opportunities;
  • The possibility to have 428 holiday hours per year with a full-time employment;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Obviously a smartphone and a laptop;
  • A voluntary collective health insurance and nice extras such as a bicycle plan and
  • discounts on other insurance policies, software and fitness;
  • And last but definitely  not least: a great team with a lot of ambition. 


The Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Open communication both internally and with our surrounding environment is what makes the HU a transparent organisation. At the HU, our management philosophy is based on working in teams. Sharing knowledge and doing exactly what we promise to do, inside and outside the HU, is the foundation for cooperation. This means we acknowledge, use, share and enhance each other’s competencies and expertise consistently, so all of us are able to get as much out of it as we can. The Utrecht University of Applied Sciences is a knowledge organisation. Through high standard education and research, we work on the innovation and professionalisation of professional practice and the personal development of talent. This is our way to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of an open, fair and sustainable society. The HU educates motivated students ranging from 17 until 67 years old. Not only new people on the labour market but also those who are already working and wish to update, extend or deepen their knowledge and skills come to the HU for education. There is a high demand in society for professionals who keep on developing their skills. The HU has a large variety of different Study Programmes which cover almost all (professional) sectors and we are one of the major providers of master courses and advanced courses for people with a higher education.

We are a large organisation with approximately 3500 employees where humans are still in the centre of the attention. The HU has locations is Utrecht and Amersfoort. The Remedial Education Seminary organises its regional activities through local offices.


Creative Business

Since this is one of three English taught programs at the HU, this is an unique place to work. Our team is very ambitious and comes from all over the world, which makes this work environment really interesting. Creative Business aims to educate the Creative Strategic Thinkers of the future, which brings its own unique culture and vibe. Do you want to know what our staff have to say? Have a look at our Instagram page: www.instagram.com/creativebusinesshu.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; Assistant professor; IT
  • Economics; Natural sciences; Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3392—€4461 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT Lecturer Research Skills


HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

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