Assistant professor policy sciences

University of Twente is seeking an Assistant professor policy sciences. Please check the vacancy for more information.

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As a newly appointed assistant professor, you will be working in the section of Public Administration at the University of Twente. Besides your excellence as a researcher, your teaching skills are very important since you will have the opportunity to develop and teach courses in our BSc Management, Society & Technology, the MSc Public Administration and MSc European Studies programs.

You will also supervise bachelor, master and PhD theses.

What are you going to do?

You are expected to:

  • develop your research profile, be active in the academic domain of Policy Sciences, publish in international journals, and disseminate your research at leading conferences;
  • teach Policy Sciences courses in BSc and MSc programs, including supervision of bachelor and master students.
  • take initiatives to attract external funding.
  • be open to collaborations with other institutes and public agencies and contribute to (joint) projects.


  • you hold a PhD degree in the field of Policy Sciences.
  • you have knowledge of key theories and methods in the academic domain of Policy Sciences (including, among others, the policymaking process, policy design, policy implementation, street-level professionals).
  • you are committed to achieve societal impact.
  • you have the ability and ambition to obtain external research grants.
  • you are preferably experienced with teaching at an internationally accredited university.
  • You possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or are willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and inspiring lecturer in the field of Policy Sciences.
  • You are a team player with good social skills.
  • You possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English (C2) and preferably also of the Dutch language (or the willingness to learn the Dutch language).
  • You have ability and ambition to work closely with local and/ or (inter)national policymakers and implementation agencies.


  • We offer a fulltime position (1.0 FTE) of 1 year with a probation time of 2 months and the prospect of a permanent position upon good performance.
  • The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.974 to € 6.181 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile of Assistant Professor.
  • Extras such as an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance.
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment.
  • An attractive pension schemes.
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave.
  • Professional and personal development programmes.
  • A family friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring.

Bedrijfsprofiel Universiteit Twente

The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.


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