Information specialist

We are looking for an enthusiastic information specialist for the faculty BMS. Being an information specialist for the university library means you are the first contact person within the faculty in regard to services surrounding scientific information. It is a challenging position where you play a role in both the education as well as the research processes of the faculty.

Apply now
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Mike van de Steeg
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Monique de Groot
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Laura Heuten
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Roy van Dijk
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Sanne Reukers
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Guivret Bruins
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Liene Schipper
  • Hi! Are you my
    new colleague?
    Jacqueline Calis

Key takeaways

  • Hours
    32 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,226 - € 5,929
  • Deadline
    14 Apr 2024

In your position as an information specialist for the faculty Behavioral Management and Social Sciences ( BMS) of the University of Twente, you will be the first contact person in regard to the education of information literacy, and research within the faculty.

Interdisciplinary education within the faculty is given at the cutting edge of technology and social sciences. And this is taught in five Bachelor’s and 11 Master’s programmes within four departments:

1. Technology, Policy and Society
2. Technology, Human and Institutional Behaviour
3. Learning, Data Analytics and Technology
4. High-tech Business and Entrepreneurship

Additionally, research at the faculty is conducted within five themes: Emerging Technologies & Societal Transformations;

Resilience; Smart Industry, Learning and Health. The aim of the research and education in the faculty is at continuously contributing to a responsible and sustainable relationship between technology and society as a whole.

As an information specialist for the faculty BMS, you will support the faculty's pioneering research and education. You will support researchers in regard to information literacy, such as finding and using reliable scientific information and publishing their research, as well as in developing information literacy education with them.

In your position as an information specialist, you will be part of the Embedded Information Services (EIS) department within the services of Library, ICT Services, and Archive (LISA) and you will be positioned within the faculty of BMS. This is a multifaceted position in which your activities will largely be developed in collaboration with the faculty. Your core tasks in this position are as follows:

Your profile

  • You have obtained at least a master degree, preferably in one of the BMS disciplines and a few years of relevant work experience. Having obtained your PhD and/or work/study experience in relation to the faculty is an advantage.
  • You have affinity with and knowledge of the research process in an academic environment.
  • Experience in developing and providing education is a plus.
  • Considering that most of the communication will be in the English language, Good command of the English language is required (at least level C1), fluency in Dutch is preferred.
  • You can work both independently as within a team. You feel right at home in a complex organization with a broad spectrum of clients and relations.

Our offer

  • We offer a one-year position, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation.
  • The salary is set at a maximum of €5929 gross per month for full-time employment (scale 10 or 11) depending on education and experience. (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, professional and personal development programs).
  • Free access to all sports facilities on campus.
  • A minimum of  232 hours off a year based on full time employment (38 hours a week).
  • A family friendly organization allowing for parental leave  (paid and unpaid)

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Apply before April 15, 2024 via de the button below and send in your CV and motivation letter.

A screening may be part of the selection process.

Share this vacancy

About the department

As an information specialist, you will be employed within the Embedded Information Services (EIS) department of the Library, ICT Services, and Archive (LISA) department. This department includes the faculty information specialists, data stewards, UT Open Access team, data librarian, and manager of the Digital Competence Centre (DCC). The colleagues within EIS are part of the faculty research support teams and often operate within the faculties..

About the organisation

The Library, IT Support & Archive Department (LISA) provides a broad range of library, IT and archive support services to more than 12,000 students and 4,000 employees at University of Twente. We combine different disciplines with a view to offering better and more efficient services to those at our university engaged in education, research and operational activities. Through all of this, we support UT in contributing to a fair, sustainable and digital society as a learning community and a people-first university of technology.

As an employer, LISA offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. At LISA, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.

Want to know more?

Alberts, L.K. (Mert)

Alberts, L.K. (Mert)
Director LISA / CIO

Alberts, L.K. (Mert)
Director LISA / CIO

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Mert 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.

Apply now

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. If applicable, we will sign you up for screening.

Your Colleagues

About the LISA department

Curious about what the Library, IT Support & Archive Department (LISA) stands for? Check out the LISA website for more information.

A job that matters 

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!

  • Our mission
    Human Touch

    At the UT it’s all about people, in line with our university’s High Tech Human Touch philosophy. In everything we do, the well-being and future of our students and staff are paramount. From research and teaching to personnel management, campus management and the use of new technologies.

  • Our mission
    We are a university of technology

    Our university is a public institution that serves society. We are accountable to society for the ways in which we use our academic freedom. We are responsible for ensuring that the power of science and technology is harnessed to achieve the best possible impact in a changing world. We cherish our rich tradition of combining technical and social sciences in our five profiling themes: Improving healthcare by personalized technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

  • Our mission
    We help to strengthen society

    We help society meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. But we are also transparent about what science and technology can and cannot do in finding sustainable solutions. And help translate these solutions into everyday life.

  • Our mission
    We are sustainable

    We want our communities to flourish and show resilience, so we seize opportunities for innovation. We are knowledgeable and have an eye for what society needs. Our students and staff receive all the guidance they need in their quest for ecological, social and economic sustainability.
    “The University of Twente is all about people. Our sustainable technologies help to strengthen society.”

Browse all jobs