Assistant professor public governance and transformation
Contemporary processes of transformation are marked by a convergence of digital, biological and physical innovations that reshape state and society. Think about fundamental transformations in the production and consumption of energy and food, security, the provision of public safety, welfare or health care in new technological contexts. Transformational leadership in the public domain is needed to ignite and catalyze transformations of systems, open-up new policy perspectives, to shape new administrative cultures, and to stimulate or nudge behaviours in stakeholders.
We seek a talented new colleague with a background in the broad field of public administration who has an interest in, or experience with the study of public governance and innovative administrative responses in different policy domains to contemporary societal challenges. This position is an exciting opportunity for co-developing and contributing to innovative public administration research and socio-technical perspectives on societal and technological transformations. This position aims at generating new social scientific understanding of public governance in a global, European, national or local context of transformations, based at a university of technology that puts innovations at the heart of its research and education. Next to developing research in the above-mentioned areas the position has teaching responsibilities in public administration, policy studies and/or (international) public governance in various educational programs of our faculty, including the BSc Management, Society & Technology, BSc Public Governance Across Borders (bin-national program), the MSc Public Administration and the MSc European Studies. Do you wish to be part of an exciting, newly developing department that researches and teaches on public administration, public policy and public governance in transforming societal and technological environments? Join our team and strive to have a significant and balanced impact on public administration research and society.
You contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge transfer. You will:
- carry out research and publish in the exciting field of public governance in a transforming societal context, within the section of Public Administration
- co-develop a new research line that fits with a multi-disciplinary (public administration, psychology and communication science) approach to public governance and transformation
- teach in the curriculum of English taught bachelor and master programs of Public Administration and European Studies. For more information about the education programs, see https://www.utwente.nl/en/pa/ (Public Administration) and https://www.utwente.nl/en/es/ (European Studies)
- expand your network and acquire external research funding
- contribute to our interdisciplinary research domains of resilience, emerging technologies and societal transformations, learning or health in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS)
- develop expertise in novel research methods
Information and application
For more information please contact Dr. (Ringo) Ossewaarde, chair of the section of Public Administration: email@example.com. Submit your application (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement and two names of potential references online before 6 January 2023 to the University of Twente.
About the department
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) 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 behaviour, 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. Research is strongly connected to our institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.
For information about the BMS Faculty research themes Health and Wellbeing see: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/research/bms-research-themes/health/ and Resilience, see: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/research/bms-research-themes/resilience/.
The BMS-LAB provides an innovative infrastructure for research at the Faculty: https://bmslab.utwente.nl/
The HIB-department is one of four departments at the faculty. The department is committed to design, evaluation and implementation of and teaching about comprehensive technology-based solutions supporting people in behaviour that promotes their health, safety, resilience, connectedness and joy. The HIB-department comprises research groups of Communication Science; Psychology, Health & Technology; Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety; and Public Administration. For more information on these groups, see: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/organization/departments-institutes/#department-clusters
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.