Lecturer Communication and Information Sciences

Research / Academic

The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for two enthusiastic new colleagues in Cognition and Communication. This position is especially suitable for researchers who have just obtained their PhD and want to continue their academic career.  


The successful candidates will contribute to one of the leading programs in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS, bachelor and master). Annually, the CIS program attracts approximately 100 new bachelor students, 200 new premaster students, and 300 new master students. The candidates are expected to mainly teach courses within the Business Communication and Digital Media track (BDM track), as well as research methods and skills-oriented courses. Within the BDM track, we study how the rapidly changing internet and digital media technologies impact organizational communication, and examine how people interact online, both in organizational settings and in social interactions. Example courses include Technology in Organizations, Resistance & Persuasion, and Responsible Strategic Communication. Skills and research method courses include academic writing, introduction to statistics, and survey design. Lecturers will also supervise bachelor thesis groups and master theses on various topics. We are looking for lecturers who can teach both in Dutch and in English. 

The successful candidates will be part of the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC). Researchers in TiCC explore cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach, combining careful experimentation with survey methods, interviews, content analyses and computational modelling. We value methodological innovation and focus on and aim to further develop our research on themes such as: the human mind in interaction; communication, resilience and empowerment; social responsibility and effective communication design; ethics and responsible human-centered AI design; inclusion, language, and well-being in a changing (digital) society; health and climate communication; interpersonal and multimodal communication in innovative contexts.

The Department of Communication and Cognition is responsible for the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), where research is conducted into cognitive and social aspects of human communication through a multidisciplinary approach combining careful experimentation with survey methods, corpus analyses and computational modeling. The research group consists of about 80 researchers covering a broad range of topics relevant for cognition and communication, and this includes approximately 20 PhD students. Core research domains include communication and technology, cross-cultural communication, computational linguistics, information visualisation, marketing and business communication, language production, and non-verbal communication, with a strong emphasis on digital methods.

Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. The School has approximately 3100 students and around 270 employees.


As a successful candidate, you have: 

  • obtained a PhD in a relevant discipline (or will finish a PhD before September 2024); 
  • excellent teaching and research skills; 
  • a professional attitude with a strong commitment to integrity and (research) ethics; 
  • the capacity to teach in Dutch and English;
  • published in international journals or proceedings. 

You also show personal leadership, possess a good level of self-knowledge, and are able to critically reflect on the (societal) implications of your teaching and research. In addition, you enjoy sharing knowledge and experiences, and are motivated to contribute to an open and inclusive work environment. We offer you the possibility to acquire the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate.

Salary Benefits:

This is a position for 0,8 fte – 1,0 fte (32 - 40 hours per week) of full working hours. Working hours can be flexible for caring responsibilities. This is a vacancy for a temporary position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 5 of the CLA for Dutch Universities. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 12 months. After this period, in case of proven suitability and continuation in the same position, you will receive a subsequent employment contract that can be extended to a maximum duration of 12 months. Tilburg University offers excellent employment conditions with attention to flexibility and (personal) development and attractive fringe benefits. 

The salary amounts to a minimum of €3.226 and a maximum of €4.929 (gross per month for full-time employment), based on UFO profile Lecturer 4 or 3 and salary scale 10 or 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities

You are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of your gross annual income. If you work 40 hours per week, you will receive 41 paid days of leave per year. 

Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary if they meet the relevant conditions. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf. All employees of the university are covered by the so-called General Pension Fund for Public Employers (Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP).  

We make clear agreements about career paths and offer all kinds of facilities and arrangement to maintain an optimal balance between work and private life. You can also follow numerous training courses, for example, in the areas of leadership skills, personal effectiveness, and career development. 

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community. 

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment. 

Work Hours:

32 - 40 hours per week


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