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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).

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 38 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 5,864 - € 10,309
  • Deadline 31 Dec 2022

The challenge

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Your profile

  • Have a strong background in either the learning, educational, or psychological sciences, and a background in technology enhanced learning and instruction
  • Have developed a research line of international stature, with strong scientific and societal impact and acquired substantial external funding
  • Have strong collaborative capabilities, and communication skills, with research experience in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Are active in networks and have experience in working closely with both students and teachers in primary, secondary, vocational or higher education
  • Show vision and drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition)
  • Are skilled in teaching at all levels of the university, and possess a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate, or are willing to acquire this
  • Have an excellent command of English, at least at C2 level
  • Have a good command of the Dutch language (or are willing to learn it)

Our offer

We offer you a tenured position as Professor with a competitive salary (maximum €10.309,- euro gross per month). The position is full-time, however, for excellent candidates a flexible appointment is negotiable.

  • Excellent research facilities in our LDT department within the BMS school
  • Extras such as an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment
  • An attractive pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Professional and personal development programmes
  • A family friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring

Information and application

Please submit your application, including a CV and a vision statement, This vacancy remains open until a suitable candidate is found. Potentially interested candidates should feel free to send inquiries prior to applying to dr. Tessa Eysink (t.h.s.eysink@utwente.nl), prof.dr. Bernard Veldkamp (b.p.veldkamp@utwente.nl) or prof.dr. Susan McKenney (susan.mckenney@utwente.nl).

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About the organization

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.

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.

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!

How to apply

Step 1

Apply.
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

Selection.
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.

Want to know more?

Eijsink, T.H.S. (Tessa)

Eijsink, T.H.S. (Tessa)
Associate Professor

Eijsink, T.H.S. (Tessa)
Associate Professor

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