The section Psychology, Health, and Technology in the Technology, Human and Institutional Behaviour (HIB)-department is currently seeking an assistant professor in the area of professional development for health technology. The section has a focus on the development and evaluation of engaging personalized and adaptive interventions in (mental) health care to promote health and well-being in our digital society. We offer an exciting position in a stimulating, international environment. We have a strong culture of interdisciplinary research within the Health and Institutional Behaviour department. There is an opportunity to contribute to BMS Faculty themes like health, resilience, and learning, but also to engage in university-wide networks such as the Techmed Centre and the Digital Society Institute at the University of Twente. Furthermore, we have longstanding collaboration with (mental) health care institutes.
Innovative technologies are not always used to their full potential in (mental) health care. However, the question on implementation of innovative technologies goes beyond the mere use and adaptation of technology by healthcare professionals, but includes how routines, networks, and organizations are transformed in everyday practice. Professionals do not only need to learn to work with new technologies, but also need to develop their professional identities: what does being a professional mean with increasing technological innovations in healthcare? This asks for a value-based approach to professional learning, stressing values like compassion, agency, autonomy and safety. In close collaboration with (mental) healthcare organizations, you will develop and contribute to interdisciplinary research and to the challenge of professional development in relation to the implementation of innovative health technologies. You will contribute to our interdisciplinary research domains of resilience, emerging technologies and societal transformations, or health in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS).
In addition to research, you will contribute to the education of our students, by coordinating, developing and teaching courses in the Bachelor and Master Programme of Psychology. You will engage in supervision of Bachelor and Master theses in the Psychology programmes and will supervise PhD-students.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application until August 31th, 2022, by using the ‘Apply now' button and include your full cv, along with the names of two references.
For more information, please contact prof. dr. G.J. (Gerben Westerhof (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the selection procedure, please contact Karen Geerdink, HR advisor, email: email@example.com.
About the department
Many of the major societal challenges of our current and future world - such as transitions in health care, building capacity for resilience and risk-management, creating inclusive and sustainable, safe communities—warrant a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to technological innovations. The department Technology, Human and Institutional Behaviour (HIB) at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) comprises expertise in psychology, communication science and public administration and aims to integrate individual, (inter)organizational, institutional, and societal perspectives on technologies of behaviour change. In addition, innovative technologies are increasingly used to understand human behaviour in our rapidly digitalizing world. The HIB-department is committed to designing, evaluating, implementing and teaching about comprehensive technology-based solutions supporting people in behaviour that promotes their health, safety, resilience, connectedness and joy.
More information about the department HIB can be found on the following website:
The section of Psychology, Health & Technology
More information about the departmental section Psychology, Health & Technology can be found on the following website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/pht/
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.