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Technology Enhanced Learning and Instruction (TELI) Professor Job – Education, The Netherlands

University of Twente (UT)

The Netherlands

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Oct 31, 2021 23:59 (GMT +2)

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The University of Twente (UT) invites learning scientists with an excellent research and teaching record to apply for the position of Full Professor Technology Enhanced Learning and Instruction (TELI), in the Instructional Technology section of the department of Learning, Data and Technology (LDT), School of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS) – The Netherlands, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)
Instructional Technology section of the department of Learning, Data and Technology (LDT)
University of Twente (UT)

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Qualification Details

  • have a background in either the learning, educational, or psychological sciences, and a strong background in technology enhanced learning and instruction
  • have developed a research line of international stature, with strong scientific and societal impact and acquired substantial external funding
  • have strong collaborative capabilities, and communication skills, with research experience in a multidisciplinary environment
  • are active in networks and have experience in working closely with both students and teachers in primary, secondary, vocational or higher education;
  • show vision and drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition)
  • are skilled in teaching at all levels of the university, and possess a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate, or are willing to acquire this
  • have an excellent command of English, at least at C2 level
  • have a good command of the Dutch language (or are willing to learn it)

Responsibilities/Job Description

As TELI professor, you will provide leadership to the IST research group. You take responsibility for building capacity on Technology Enhanced Learning and Instruction in the section, inspiring researchers from adjacent fields to collaborate.

You strengthen the learning research by engaged supervision of BSc, MSc, and PhD students. You develop a strong Instructional Technology education portfolio, teaching in bachelor and master programmes, and in different formats of continuing and professional education. You acquire funding from national and international sources.

You create impact with the research and teaching activities and actively engage with stakeholders from the field to set-up new collaborations and contribute to knowledge valorisation.

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Documents Required

Please submit your application, including a CV and a vision statement, before October 31, 2021.

About the Department

Our mission is to develop (theories underpinning) innovative, technology enhanced, and adaptive learning environments. We offer an exciting opportunity for inspiring learning scientists with a strong vision on how to effectively support teaching and learning with and from technology.

We invite the new professor to build upon our current approach in which we combine fundamental studies with applied research to strengthen our societal impact. We aim to understand students’ learning processes when learning in technology enhanced environments. The full professor is expected to expand and extend research within the area of technology enhanced learning and instruction. For example, our group has a rich tradition of investigating learning in the context of STEM inquiry learning systems that include technologies such as open online laboratories, simulations and scaffolds (see

The section of Instructional Technology (IST) currently employs 18 people. IST is part of the department of Learning, Data and Technology (LDT). Besides the IST section, the LDT department consists of the section of Cognition, Data and Education (CODE), the section of Teacher Professional Development (ELAN) and the section of Educational Sciences (OWK). Each section has its own responsibilities, but the sections cooperate in research projects and in teaching.

Research of IST is embedded in the Digital Society Institute of University of Twente, a leading innovation hub equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, stimulating entrepreneurship and improving education by personalized technology. Within the faculty, research support is provided by both the BMSLab ( and the behavioural data science incubator (BDSI,

This ambitious research environment and the initiatives in the field of digital transformation of education, simulation modelling, and Big Data, supports truly multi-disciplinary research.

The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. By means of 'social engineering', we are here to integrate these advances in society. As a people-first tech university, we align these advances with the needs and behaviour of humans. We ensure proper public and private management as well as robust, inclusive and fair organisational structures. The faculty of BMS does this by developing, transferring and applying high-quality knowledge of Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Science, Philosophy, Educational Science, and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines is challenge-based. The BMS research programmes are directly linked to our research institutes: Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, the TechMed Centre and the Digital Society Institute.

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.

About the Employer: University of Twente (UT)

Note or Other details

We offer a full-time position as Professor with a competitive salary and excellent employment conditions.

  • excellent research facilities in our LDT department within the BMS school
  • extras such as an 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance
  • minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • an attractive pension scheme
  • possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • professional and personal development programmes
  • a family friendly institution, offering support for dual hiring

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Contact details

Potentially interested candidates should feel free to send inquiries prior to applying to dr. Tessa Eysink (, prof.dr. Bernard Veldkamp ( or prof.dr. Susan McKenney (


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