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Assistent professor Resilient Organizational Communication in a Digital Society

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.
We are currently looking for an ambitious Assistant Professor who can strengthen our team in exploring new directions.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    38 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,974 - € 6,181
  • Deadline
    4 Jun 2023

We are all working at the crossroads of organization and society, where technology and innovation meet. We are looking for excellent candidates who can share their vision with us about what is needed for organizations to face some of the grand challenges in society. For example, how can organizations successfully incorporate sustainability in their system and contribute to a better society? How can they handle cybersecurity risks? Or: how do they relate to online privacy and social media algorithms?

Are you a scholar who has (almost) finished your dissertation, looking for a community to further develop your thinking? Then we may be looking for you. Take a look at our section profile, and position yourself there: with connections to others, but with a clear contribution of your own.

Your challenge

You will be teaching in our top ranked bachelor’s and master’s Communication Science programmes. For instance, in the bachelor’s programme you will contribute to modules in the ‘changing organizations’, ‘digital society’, and ‘persuasive tech’ tracks; in the master’s programme you will teach a course closely related to your research expertise. We encourage and support you to develop a productive and viable research line and play an active role in the acquisition of research funding.

Your profile

  • You have (nearly finished) a PhD in communication science or related disciplines (e.g., business administration, organizational psychology, sociology)
  • You have strong affinity with strategic communication (e.g., corporate or organizational communication) and are interested in the implications of technological innovations for organizations
  • You are an excellent teacher
  • You have a good track record in research, reflected in high-quality publications. Experience in the acquisition of funding is a pre
  • We expect that you will be able to set up and maintain a network within the academic world and with relevant external stakeholders such as companies and tech developers
  • You have a (near-)native mastery of the English language
  • Candidates are required to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ)

Our offer

It concerns a fulltime position of 1 year with a probation time of 2 months and the prospect of a permanent position upon good performance. You will be appointed for 38 hours per week.

  • A dynamic, cooperative work environment with entrepreneurial and enthusiastic colleagues
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence
  • Professional and personal development programmes, including facilities in obtaining a University Teaching Qualification
  • The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.974 to € 6.181 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile of Assistant Professor
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,3%
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • A family friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring.

Information and application

For further information about this position, you can contact prof. dr. Menno de Jong (e-mail: m.d.t.dejong@utwente.nl).

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:



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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.

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Jong, M.D.T. de (Menno)

Jong, M.D.T. de (Menno)
Full Professor

Jong, M.D.T. de (Menno)
Full Professor

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Menno for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.

How to apply

Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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About the BMS faculty

Curious about what The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) stands for? Check out the BMS website for more information.

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Create new opportunities for yourself, your colleagues and our society. Scientist or teacher, administrator or facilitator, thinker or doer, energetic leader or silent support – your work at the University of Twente matters. And you too!

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