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Assistant Professor (UD) in the Department of Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR)


Job description

HTSR is part of the Technology, Policy and Society (TPS) cluster at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, a growing multidisciplinary research group exploring and assessing how emerging innovations affect our societies, institutions and daily lives, and vice versa. The contributing departments collaborate to craft responsible and sustainable solutions for challenges in healthcare and other fields.


You contribute to teaching (70-80%) and research (20-30%) will be responsible for :

  • (co-)teaching and coordinating courses in our Bachelor and Master programs in several educational Health Programs (Health Sciences, Technical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering);
  • building our teaching programs and ecosystems (e.g., by contributing to continuous curricula improvement activities);
  • supervision of students and working with PhD students;
  • carrying out ambitious health services and/or clinical epidemiological research, with a genuine interest in operating at crossroads of different research fields;
  • growing your specific expertise and providing input to research lines and grant proposals linked to various research themes within the department and the cluster;

Your profile

Candidates we seek:

  • hold a PhD degree in Epidemiology, Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences or related areas
  • have experience in, and enjoy, teaching (both lecturing and tutoring), designing and coordinating courses;
  • are interested in improving the learning experience of the students, have an open mind towards modern views on learning;
  • possess a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate, or are willing to acquire this;
  • have performed research in the area of health services research and/or clinical epidemiology as apparent from publications, presentations, and other academic activities;
  • possess good communication skills and have an excellent command of the Dutch language (vital to perform research in care settings) and of the English language (at least at C2 level);
  • can use software packages such as R, SPSS, and Excel for research and education;

An interest in the medical fields of oncology or cardiovascular disease is considered an advantage. Perhaps you are the candidate we are looking for!


You are encouraged to discuss your ideas about this position with prof.dr. C.J.M. Doggen of the HTSR department: . The interviews will take place on Friday 26 June 2020 from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs.

You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement on teaching and research, along with the names of two referees before June 15, 2020.

Our offer

We offer an appointment as Assistant Professor (0,8-1,0 FTE) for 4 years, after which your position can become permanent, subject to a successful evaluation. The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.637 to € 5.656 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

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: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

Assistant Professor (UD) in the Department of Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR)
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