We are looking for an excellent enthusiastic scholar to join the Learning, Data-analytics & Technology cluster at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, a growing multidisciplinary research group exploring how technology and various sorts data can support teaching and learning within schools and other organizations. The new colleague will be imbedded in our departments Educational Sciences (OWK) and Teacher Development (ELAN) and mainly contribute to their research, but also to the research of others who work on similar topics. In our research and teaching we strongly focus on how technology like VR, AR, apps, and (sensor) data can be used to support the learning of employees (OWK) and the professional learning and decision making by teachers (ELAN).

We seek a talent with a background in learning technologies with a focus on professional learning and development. We invite you to develop a new line of research in cooperation with us, that focuses on the development and utilization of learning analytics and data visualization techniques like dashboards, to provide adaptive support to learners and teachers. We are looking forward to collaborating on challenges, such as finding ways to use technology to better connect the contexts of (vocational) education and work. Are you looking for forward-thinking in a team-based environment, to expand and develop cross-disciplinary expertise? Join our team and strive to have a significant and balanced impact on science and society.



You contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge valorisation. You will:

  • carry out research in the field of professional learning and technology, with a genuine interest in operating at the crossroads of different subject areas;
  • improve your specific expertise and develop an interdisciplinary research line;
  • expand your network and acquire external research funding;
  • (co-)teach and coordinate courses in our Master program Educational Science and Technology, the minor Professional Learning in Organizations, and contribute to our Pro-U program;
  • contribute towards the supervision of PhD students;
  • develop expertise in novel data-driven research methods and work jointly with the BMS lab.

Candidates we seek

  • show vision and a results-oriented drive;
  • hold a PhD degree in a relevant background (educational science, -psychology, HRD, computer science or human-technology interaction);
  • have experience in field research, which is apparent from publications in academic journals, presentations in international scientific conferences, and other academic activities;
  • conduct (fundamental and applied) research within a multidisciplinary environment;
  • are active in scientific and professional networks for acquiring research funding, and have ambition and experience in working closely with companies and government agencies;
  • have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring) at an internationally accredited university;
  • possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English; a good command of Dutch is preferable.
  • possess a(n) (equivalent of) the University Teaching Qualification certificate, or are willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher.


We offer a tenured full-time appointment. The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.746 to € 6.940 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Assistant or Associate Professor. In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).


You are encouraged to discuss your ideas about this position with dr. Maaike Endedijk: or prof. Adrie Visscher: You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement on teaching and research, a summary and table of contents of your dissertation, three references to your best publications along with the names of two references before January 4, 2021.


University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology’ we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT’s departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.