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Lecturer Psychology & Technology

We currently have a position for a talented teacher. You will be working as a tutor in modules in the Bachelor of Psychology, focusing on behavior and technology, human centered design, research methods and professional skills.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 32 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,960 - € 4,670
  • Deadline 25 Aug 2022

At the department Psychology, Health and Technology (PHT) of the University of Twente we conduct research and teach students about the use of technologies to support (mental) health and well-being. We develop and implement theory-based interventions to influence behaviors, using persuasive technologies (web-based, mobile, gaming etc.). We work both from a psychology and an engineering perspective and cooperate with other scientific disciplines, based on the “Shaping 2030” vision of the University of Twente. We currently have a position for a talented teacher.

Your challenge

You will be working as a tutor in modules in the Bachelor of Psychology, focusing on behavior and technology, human centered design, research methods and professional skills. Within the theme of positive psychology and technology you are free to outline research topics of Bachelor theses and Master theses that you will supervise.

Your profile

You preferably have a PhD in psychology. You have an interest in positive psychological approaches and see a challenge in technology use in (mental) health care. You are passionate about teaching and adopt a personal approach to students. You have good oral and written skills in English, as we teach in English.

Our offer

This teaching position is intended for 32 hours per week for two years. Our terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on experience and qualifications, the gross monthly salary on a full-time basis ranges between € 2.960 to € 4.670 (scale 10). Additionally, the University of Twente offers attractive employment conditions such as:

  • an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
  • an attractive solid pension scheme;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours.;
  • professional and personal development programs;
  • finally, you will work in a lively, inspiring and dynamic working environment in an organization focusing on internationalization, where you will have a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please submit your application until August 25th, 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: g.j.westerhof@utwente.nl.

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About the department

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.

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.

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?

Westerhof, G.J. (Gerben)

Westerhof, G.J. (Gerben)
Department Chair Psychology, Health, and Technology

Westerhof, G.J. (Gerben)
Department Chair Psychology, Health, and Technology

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