Assistant Director / Coordinator (interim)

Assistant Director / Coordinator (interim)

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29 Jun 16 Jul Enschede

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Job description

The philosophy department of the University of Twente is responsible for the daily management of the Centre. The Centre has a Graduate School, with currently 19 PhD students enrolled. Together with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director, the Assistant Director forms the daily board of the Centre.

The primary task of the Assistant Director is to coordinate the activities of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and the Centre’s graduate school. The Assistant Director does the daily practical management of Centre, and works in close consultation with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director of the Centre. The Assistant Director is responsible for implementing the policy as outlined by the daily board. This includes the following tasks:

  • Daily management of the Centre, preparing meetings with the Centre’s Management Team and Board; coordination with other Centres of Excellence of the 4TU.Federation; communication with the secretary of the 4TU.Federation.
  • Coordination of the Graduate School, which includes course organization, administration, and evaluation; coordination with other Dutch graduate schools; evaluation of the graduate programme in relation to funding organizations; promotion of the graduate school and recruitment of new PhD students.
  • Organization of 4TU.Ethics events.
  • Coordination with international partner institutions in ethics and philosophy (a.o., The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm).
  • Promotion of the Centre’s visibility and outreach, which includes website maintenance, promotion of the Centre on electronic mailing lists, developing outreach materials.
  • Finances, which includes the administration of budget requests and declarations, support with attracting external money from funding organizations, coordination joint research proposals (Horizon2020, NWO).

Your office will be located at the University of Twente, where the daily board meetings will also take place. Management team meetings take place in Amersfoort or Utrecht.


University of Twente (UT)


We are looking for an enthusiastic, results-oriented, and proactive colleague. Requirements:

  • PhD or master’s degree in philosophy or other relevant discipline, with an interest in technology and engineering.
  • Excellent social and organizational skills, professional disposition, responsible, accurate, independent, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English. Mastery of Dutch is a pro.
  • Managerial experience is a pro.

Information and application
Further information about the Centre can be found on the website, For questions about the vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, scientific director of the Centre ( 

Your application should include a CV and a letter of application and can be submitted by using the application link below before July 16th, 2017. A limited number of suitable candidates will be invited for a job interview (Skype is a possibility).

Conditions of employment

We offer an appointment for the period September 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017. The appointment is offered fulltime, but can be taken up at 80% if desired. The gross monthly salary is between € 3.475,- and € 4.757,- (fulltime, scale 11 CAO-NU), depending on experience and excluding a holiday allowance of 8% of annual salary and an end-of-year allowance of 8,3% of the annual salary. The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.


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+).


  • Management
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €3475 per month
  • University graduate
  • 916326


University of Twente (UT)

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