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JUNIOR RESEARCHER AND LECTURER IN ADAPTIVE ORGANISATION & REFLECTIVE PRACTICES FOR INCLUSIVE INNOVATION

We offer the position of a junior researcher and lecturer in adaptive organizations & reflective practices. The Athena Institute’s research programme aims …

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Standplaats:
De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2640 - € 4166 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We offer the position of a junior researcher and lecturer in adaptive organizations & reflective practices. The Athena Institute’s research programme aims to contribute to the improvement of health and well-being in a sustainable and equitable way by studying and designing inclusive, multi-stakeholder, innovation processes. The way (public) organisations are able to respond to changes in their environment and take part in, and accommodate, inclusive innovation processes is of growing importance and an expanding area of research. You will participate in one or two research projects that involve studying and facilitating change within (public) organisations (such as health & welfare organisations, research institutions, governmental organisations) with a focus on enhancing the reflexive capacity of organisations, teams and professionals through interactive evaluation methodologies. This research should be considered in the light of system innovation and transition management.
The position involves contributing to this research area for 50% of the time and teaching in various courses offered by the Athena Institute for the other 50%.

Research tasks include applying interactive monitoring and evaluation methodologies and designing and facilitating focus groups discussions and reflection sessions as part of change processes in public sector organisations (e.g. in health care) or research institutions (e.g. in the domain of nature and agriculture. There are possibilities to start a PhD track when functioning is excellent.
Teaching tasks are embedded in the wide variety of courses offered by the Athena Institute and include workgroup coaching, assisting in course coordination and daily supervision of students during their internships in the research project the candidate is involved in.

Functie-eisen

You:
• have a MSc degree (GPA>7,5), preferably with knowledge in the field of system innovation, science & technology studies, public sector transformation, organizational change (incl. communities of practice, reflective practitioners), knowledge co-creation or other fields that show an integrated social sciences and natural sciences background;
• preferably have expertise in both qualitative and participatory research methods and you are open to transdisciplinary research work;
• are a team player;
• have some form of teaching experience;
• write and speak Dutch and English fluently.

Conditions

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 2.640,- and a maximum of € 4.166,- in accordance with salary scale 10, depending on your education and experience. The job profile (researcher 4) is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for 0,8 FTE.

The appointment will initially be for a period of one year with a possible extension conditional upon assessment of adequate functioning.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
• a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
• 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
• considerable employer’s contribution to the ABP pension scheme
• contribution to commuting expenses
• optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Send us an e-mail with your curriculum vitae and cover letter by 13 December 2018E. Mention vacancy number 18427.

Name: Dr. B.J. Regeer
Position: Associate Professor, Learning for Sustainable Development

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Dr. B.J. Regeer
Position: Associate Professor, Learning for Sustainable Development
E-mail: b.j.regeer@vu.nl

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