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Assistant Professor/ Universitair Docent (1.0 fte) Department of Health Services Research

We are searching for a talented Assistant Professor, with a track record in Change Management Research, who is aiming to support Health Care Innovation within our Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care.

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Minderbroedersberg, Maastricht, Limburg
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3637 - € 4978 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

How do long-term care organizations and their staff need to prepare themselves to change and innovate, in order to better meet the needs and demands of future older people and their families? That is the key question within the Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care of Maastricht University to answer for our new colleague. We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant Professor specialized in Innovation and/or Change Management, who can strengthen our interdisciplinary research group, including nursing science, social gerontology, old age medicine, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and customer-centric service design. We use a team science approach, i.e. a collaborative effort to address the scientific challenges in long-term care building on strengths and expertise of researchers trained in different fields.

The mission of our Living Lab is to contribute with scientific research to improve i) quality of life of older people and their families; ii) quality of care and iii) quality of work of those working in long-term care. The Living Lab is not a physical space, but a virtual network in the southern part of the Netherlands in which researchers collaborate through continuous dialogue with end-users such as older persons and their families, client representatives, professionals, health care directors, policy makers and teachers. The Living Lab takes an international leading position for its model (Verbeek et al. (2013). Keys to successfully embedding scientific research in nursing homes: a win-win perspective. J Am Med Dir Assoc,14:855-7).

The Assistant Professor will be based at the Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science. The research will be positioned within research school CAPHRI, research line Ageing and Long-Term Care.

The tasks include:

- Developing a research line within the area of innovation / change management within long-term care;

- Acquiring external research funds, including personal, international (e.g. EU) and national funds;

- Supervising PhD students;

- Publishing in (high impact) international peer-reviewed journals;

- Teaching in innovative educational programs (e.g. Bachelor Health Sciences, Master Healtcare, Policy, Innovation and Management, Medicine);

- Full filling a Linking Pin role within our Living Lab: being positioned within one of the care organizations for one day a week, linking scientific research to long-term care policy and practice.

Functie-eisen

Maastricht University provides an attractive, internationally-oriented academic environment where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct first-rate research.

The ideal candidate meets the following criteria:

- Should display outstanding quality in research and be open to an interdisciplinary approach;

- Have a relevant international network and track record of potential for grant acquisition;

- International peer-reviewed academic publications are imperative;

- Hold a PhD in health care management, innovation or change management, health care sciences or related field;

- Be an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset.

- Is able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem-based learning (PBL).

The candidate is expected to be a team player, to have an open, effective management style, and to be eager to work on both scientific as well as societal impact of his/her research. The candidate needs to speak and write fluently in Dutch. There is the opportunity to obtain the “Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO)” and receive training in supervision of PhD students.

Initially, candidates are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 1 or 2, depending on experience) and agree to specific development goals. Four years into the appointment, candidates will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, promoted to Assistant Professor (level 1) on a permanent contract. The evaluation can be brought forward if criteria are met earlier. On the candidate’s request, the evaluation can be deferred in case of special personal circumstances, such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness. To encourage the candidate’s own research line, the candidate will be given the opportunity to submit a proposal for an internally funded PhD project, contributing to the Living Lab’s goal and mission.

The workload will be the normal workload for the position of an Assistant Professor. Currently this implies 50% research activities and 50% teaching activities. If the candidate will take on a role as Linking Pin, If the candidate will take on a role as Linking Pin, teaching activities will be reduced to 30%.

Conditions

Initially, candidates are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 1 or 2, depending on experience) and agree to specific development goals. Four years into the appointment, candidates will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, promoted to Assistant Professor (level 1) on a permanent contract. The evaluation can be brought forward if criteria are met earlier. On the candidate’s request the evaluation can be deferred in case of special personal circumstances, such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

Additional information

For further information you could contact Dr. H. Verbeek (Associate Professor and scientific coordinator Living Lab; 043-3881279 or h.verbeek@maastrichtuniversity.nl) or Prof. Dr. JPH Hamers (043-3881570 or jph.hamers@maastrichtuniversity.nl )

The first round of interviews is scheduled for Monday April 1st.