Dear FFNT member and UT colleagues,
The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to the May lunch discussion with the current Chair of VAWO, the Union for the Dutch Academic Community:
Dr. Marijtje Jongsma
on May 22, from 12.30 till 13.30 hrs.
Here you can find the PowerPoint gender diversity in science.
Hosted by Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, Former Chair of FFNT
in the Drienerburght Hotel
FFNT members, but also any academic staff members interested in work situation of female academics in the Netherlands over the past decade and wishing to engage in discussions of what can be done about it at the national and institutional levels.
Jane in the academic jungle
For decades now, the Netherlands has one of the lowest percentages of female professors in Europe. Despite continuous efforts, there seems to be little progress. Recently, a vast body of research has acknowledged the fact that implicit gender bias play an important role. In her presentation, Marijtje will give an overview of how the proportion of female academics has developed over the past 15 years, not only with respect to full professorship, but for every academic function, from PhD students, postdocs, tenure track, assistant, associate and full professorship. For each of these functions, specific bottlenecks and threats seem to arise for especially female employers which will be discussed. Finally, she will explain the current opinion of the VAWO – the union for the Dutch academic community– with respect to gender diversity and the consecutive recommendations.
Marijtje Jongsma obtained her M.Sc. in Neuro and Rehabilitative Psychology in 1997. In 200I she obtained her PhD in Medical Science at the Radboud UMC after which she started as a post-doc researcher investigating rhythm perception by means of EEG methodology. In September 2002 she received a VENI-grant from the Dutch Science Organisation (NWO) and in June 2006 she started as a post-doc at the Department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. In September 2007 she became an Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her current research is concerned with Cerebral Palsy. Apart from being an Assistant Professor, Marijtje currently is the chair of the VAWO - the union for the whole academic society - and member of the central board of the CMHF, an association of several unions in the Netherlands.
If you want to attend the lunch discussion please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you cannot attend the event after registration, please cancel in writing before the lunch discussion to contain the costs of the event. Thank you for your understanding.
Looking forward to seeing you!
With kind regards,