Professor Learning and Instruction
The University of Twente (UT) invites learning scientists with an excellent research and teaching record to apply for the position of Professor Learning and Instruction, in the Instructional Technology section of the department of Learning, Data and Technology (LDT), School of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS).
Our mission is to develop (theories underpinning) innovative, technology enhanced, and adaptive learning environments. We offer an exciting opportunity for inspiring learning scientists with a strong vision on how to effectively support teaching and learning with and from technology.
We invite the new professor to build upon our current approach in which we combine fundamental studies with applied research to strengthen our societal impact. We aim to understand students learning processes when learning in technology enhanced environments. The professor is expected to expand and extend research within the area of technology enhanced learning and instruction. For example, our group has a rich tradition of investigating learning in the context of STEM inquiry learning systems that include technologies such as open online laboratories, simulations and scaffolds, see this link.
The section of Instructional Technology (IST) currently employs 18 people. IST is part of the department of Learning, Data and Technology (LDT). Besides the IST section, the LDT department consists of the section of Cognition, Data and Education (CODE), the section of Teacher Professional Development (ELAN) and the section of Educational Sciences (OWK). Each section has its own responsibilities, but the sections cooperate in research projects and in teaching.
Research of IST is embedded in the Digital Society Institute of University of Twente, a leading innovation hub equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, stimulating entrepreneurship and improving education by personalized technology. Within the faculty, research support is provided by both the BMSLab and the behavioural data science incubator BDSI.
This ambitious research environment and the initiatives in the field of digital transformation of education, simulation modelling, and Big Data, supports truly multi-disciplinary research.
You will provide leadership to the IST research group. You take responsibility for building capacity on Technology Enhanced Learning and Instruction in the section, inspiring researchers from adjacent fields to collaborate.
- You strengthen the learning research by engaged supervision of BSc, MSc, and PhD students;
- You develop a strong Instructional Technology education portfolio, teaching in bachelor and master programmes, and in different formats of continuing and professional education;
- You acquire funding from national and international sources;
- You create impact with the research and teaching activities and actively engage with stakeholders from the field to set-up new collaborations and contribute to knowledge valorisation.
Information and application
Please submit your application until June 4, including a CV and a vision statement. Potentially interested candidates should feel free to send inquiries prior to applying to prof.dr. Susan McKenney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the organisation
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.