The School of Management and Governance is a rapidly growing faculty that strives to hold a leading position in the field of business and social sciences and to do joint education and research with the technical schools of the University of Twente. The faculty focuses on management, governance, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programmes. In addition, scientific and applied research is carried out in various settings, such as health care, tertiary education, banking, and service business industries. Research is accommodated within the university research institutes: The Institute for Governance Studies (IGS), and the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). The faculty has approximately 350 staff and 2,200 students.
The department of "Social Risks and Safety Studies" (MR&V) specializes in sociological research and education of social problems in modern societies. Within this broad field two specific areas are distinguished. On the one hand, the study of (new) social risks concerns issues like immigration and integration. On the other hand the study of social safety focuses mainly on crime science, policing and crime prevention.
The central research questions in both areas concern the questions of how to govern and manage these social problems and risks. These questions of governance and management do not only address the traditional issues of public governance, but also include new modes of governance in private environments and issues of public-private interplay.
The department is responsible for a broad spectrum of regular courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes and for several post-graduate courses in the school of Management and Governance.
For the Department of Social Risks and Social Safety we are looking for a
(38 hours a week/full-time)
Your major task consists of conducting independent research in the field of the crime science, in particular, the relation between traffic flows and crime. The precise research topic will be chosen in correspondence with your research interest and skills.
You have proven to be able to acquire financial resources for both own research projects and that of other people. We expect you to publish your research results in national and international refereed scientific journals. You also will supervise students when they conduct research within the scope of obtaining their degrees. A part of your job consists of education in which you will contribute to (English language) bachelor and master courses in the Crime Science programs of the department.
You have a PhD degree in a relevant field such as Social Sciences or Social Geography. Knowledge of research in crime and of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for crime studies is desirable but not essential. Your scientific activity and productivity is demonstrated by a good number of publications in international peer reviewed journals. You have a proven experience in acquiring financial resources for research projects. You also have a background in quantitative research methods, particularly in survey design. Teaching experience is desirable although not necessary. You are prepared to work in the field of crime and safety (crime science) with other researchers within the department and with colleagues of other departments within and outside the University of Twente. You possess good communicative skills and are fluent in English and Dutch.
We offer a challenging position in an inspiring environment. You will be appointed in a full-time position, 38 hours a week, for a period of two years. The salary scale, depending on your experience, extends to a maximum of € 4.374,= gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive fringe benefits.
Information and application
For more information please contact Prof. Dr. M. Junger, full professor of Social Safety Studies Department MR&V, phone: +31 53 489 3207, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your written application including a full resume, before October 24th, 2009 to email@example.com, stating application number 09/198, attn: Prof. Dr. P.J.J.M. van Loon, Dean. For further details relating to this position, see www.mb.utwente.nl and/or www.mb.utwente.nl/mrv/