Lecturer in Social Sciences

University of Twente



Job description

University College Twente (est. 2013) is the international Honours College of the University of Twente. Its Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences programme (ATLAS), aims to educate a new kind of engineer. The ATLAS engineer works on modern engineering solutions that require not only technical but also social perspectives and understanding.

In order to educate such engineers, ATLAS has chosen a bold approach to teaching and learning by putting the student in the lead, and the individual academic development of students at the heart of the curriculum. Self-directed learning, Integration, Excellence, Community and Trailblazing are the core-values that ATLAS lives by and that create the distinctive and much-valued learning and teaching experience. Together, they support not so much a curriculum or a programme, but rather a distinctive learning and teaching experience. A learning experience that is focused on understanding, and a teaching experience that puts students in the lead of their academic development. Apart from ensuring an academic foundation through required domains in Natural Science, Social Science, and Math, our programme is not based on a specific set of prescribed courses, nor on curriculum requirements or restrictions. ATLAS students are encouraged to explore academic opportunities within and beyond what is offered by the programme.

We are small scale community of students and lecturers with an annual inflow of about 50 students. The programme is part of the faculty ITC.

As lecturer, you are actively involved in all aspects of the bachelor education of our students. Main tasks are the co-development and co-teaching of social science courses, co-development and tutoring of interdisciplinary projects, and academic advising of students on their development of their academic profile. You work in close cooperation with the social science staff, and various semester teams.

Your profile

In view of the combination of tasks as outlined above, you:

  • possess a PhD in a field of social sciences
  • have affinity with technology & society
  • are passionate about teaching and educational development
  • have experience with high quality education at university level
  • are a team player, and are able to combine your expertise with those of other disciplines
  • have an affinity with a multi-cultural education environment
  • have excellent English communication skills, both orally and in writing


Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from Dr. Jasper Homminga (email: j.j.homminga@utwente.nl).

Please submit your application before 7 March 2020 (choose “apply here” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and also outlining your teaching interests and (ii) a detailed CV with references.

Our offer

We offer a fulltime position in an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be employed for four years. Extension of the employment after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 2709,- and € 4274,- depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Lecturer level 4).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for professional and personal development
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of fulltime employment

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.


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