Assistant Professor of Communication Science
The department of Communication Science of the University of Twente has a mission to empower humans and organizations in our high-tech digital society by exploring how they interact and adapt to their environment amidst current technological innovations and societal transitions. Against this background, we are currently looking for an Assistant Professor Digital Marketing to strengthen our team in these activities. More specifically, we look for a candidate who studies and teaches current and emerging tech developments, such as the use of AI and algorithms in personalized communication or non-profit aspects of digital marketing.
You will be teaching in our top ranked bachelor’s and master’s programmes of Communication Science. For instance, in the bachelor’s programme you will contribute to modules in the ‘persuasive tech’ track; in the master’s programme you will teach a course closely related to your research expertise for example in our master’s double degree program Digital Marketing (COM and BA) that is designed to make students understand the most innovative technologies and acquire the skills to manage the upcoming technological disruptions in marketing. We encourage you to develop a productive and viable research line and play an active role in the acquisition of research funding.
You will assess the importance, impact, and pervasiveness of tech developments in today’s society and, on a more applied level, explore the opportunities granted by these developments for the future marketer. You know the background and impact of data-driven digital marketing and possess the skills to develop strategies in a world overflowing with data on customers, brands, products, services, and their interactions.
Information and application
For further information about this position, you can contact prof. dr. Alexander van Deursen (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information about the department Communication Science can be found on the following website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/cs/
More information about our bachelor and master programmes can be found here:
Please submit your application until June 1, by filling in the form including a motivation letter and current CV (choose ‘apply now’). Job interviews will be scheduled in June.
About the department
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS), to which the department of Communication Science belongs, 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 behavior, 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.
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.