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PhD/Lecturer position Interdisciplinary Engineering and Social Science Education ResearchPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2020-Feb-26
The University College ATLAS (ATLAS-UCT) together with the Philosophy Department at the University of Twente invites applicants for a combined junior Lecturer (40%) and PhD (60%) position. Are you passionate about education? Do you want to contribute, by both teaching and educational research, to the innovations that we are currently implementing in our interdisciplinary engineering and social science education? In this job, you will join a team of dedicated Lecturers, educational scientists, and philosophers of science.The challenge
Our mission is preparing students for the 21st Century in which technological and societal developments progress faster than knowledge of experts, which requires intellectual resilience and agility. The challenge is how to teach academic skills, such as creative, critical, and interdisciplinary thinking, needed in scientific research, design, and decision making. The project includes the design, execution, and evaluation of innovative ways to teach model-based-reasoning and interdisciplinary in challenge-based education.
As a Lecturer, you will take part in the design and execution of teaching modules in ATLAS-UCT. Your research project seeks to bring together theoretical insights and methodologies from both the education sciences and philosophy.
This project is a collaboration between ATLAS-UCT, the Department of Philosophy, the BMS research theme Learning (ILLUSTRATE), and the 4TU Centre for Engineering Education (4TU-CEE). You will be a member of the ATLAS-UCT team and the philosophy community in BMS.Atlas UCT
University College Twente (est. 2013) is the international Honours College of the UT. 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.
For more information on the PhD position, please contact prof.dr.ir. Mieke Boon (email: m.boonutwente.nl). On the lecturer position, contact dr.ir. Jasper Homminga (email j.j.hommingautwente.nl). Apply by March 6th, 2020. Applications should include the following documents:
Note that incomplete applications (not including cover letter, CV, video, and transcripts) will not be considered. Please, only apply via the web platform and not via email. The successful candidate ideally begins on April 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible after that date.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
You will be appointed for five years, 60% as a Ph.D. candidate at BMS and 40% as a junior-lecturer at ITC.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking 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.
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 Centra and Digital Society Institute.