Assistant Professor in Public Administration
University of Twente
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The Department of Public Administration (PA) of the faculty Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) is looking for an , focusing on administration and policy in a transforming technological and societal context.

Assistant Professor in Public Administration (1 fte)

The challenge

The successful candidate will be part of the Department of Public Administration that investigates new challenges for administration and policy in a context of societal and technological transformations associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

This position is an exciting opportunity for co-developing and contributing to teaching public administration in various educational programs of the faculty, including the BSc Management, Society & Technology, the MSc Public Administration and the MSc European Studies.

The candidate teaches public administration courses, supervises bachelor and master theses, and acquires a University Teaching Qualification within an agreed period.

The candidate contributes to public administration research aimed at generating new understanding of administrative and policy responses to today’s grand societal and technological challenges.

The successful candidate will actively acquire funding for research projects.


  • You have a PhD, preferably in public administration;
  • A strong interest in, and preferably experience with, the study of administration and policy in emerging technological environments;
  • Preferably experience with teaching at an internationally accredited university;
  • A University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate, or the willingness to obtain this, and a passion for, and ambition to become, an inspiring lecturer in the field of public administration;
  • Experience in public administration research, which is apparent from publications in highly ranked academic journals, presentations at international scientific conferences, and other academic activities;
  • Experience with contemporary state-of-the art research methods;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated proficiency in the written and spoken use of the English language, at least at C2 level;
  • Being active in networks for obtaining research funding, and have ambition to work closely with government agencies.
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.

    Applications should be submitted before 22th of March 2020. With your application please include a curriculum vitae including a summary of your teaching evaluations, motivational- and preferably 3 references.

    Interviews will be held in week 15, 2020 (6 - 10th of April). For further information about this position you can contact dr.

    Ringo Ossewaarde, e-mail :

    More information about the department Public Administration within the faculty BMS can be found on the following website :


  • You will be appointed for 38 hours per week for 3 years with a prospect for a permanent contract.
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO).
  • Starting salary is between € 3.637,- to € 5.656,- gross per month based on your experience.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave.
  • Minimum of 29 holiday days in case of full-time employment.
  • A dynamic, cooperative work environment with entrepreneurial and enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence.
  • Professional and personal development programmes.

    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+).

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