LNVH Newsletter November 2017

18 Dec 2017

LNVH Newsletter November 2017

November 2017 newsletter

LNVH news

Affiliates Meeting 2016 and Women Professors Monitor
The invitation must have already landed in your inbox: on 12 December 2017, LNVH’s 2017 Affiliates Meeting will take place in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht! This year's theme: 'Cultural change in academia: from buzzword to action'. What do we mean by 'culture in academia', and how do we make cultural change happen? LNVH board member Halleh Ghorashi (VU University) kicks off the meeting by sharing some of her observations and ideas about patterns of exclusion in Dutch academia. Heather Savigny (De Montfort University, Leicester UK) will explore how cultural norms and practices feature in women’s structural disadvantage in academia and Inge Woudstra (W2O Consulting & Training) will be sharing her experiences of dealing with cultural changes in the corporate world. More information about programme and registration can be found here - make sure you reserve your place! Immediately after the Affiliates Meeting, LNVH will present its 2017 Women Professors Monitor. This year, we have invited deans to comment on and discuss the current state of play for women in academia. We look forward to welcoming you on 12 December!

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund
This year, LNVH received no less than 52 applications for a DWSF travel grant. The applications are currently being assessed. We will announce the recipients in mid-December. The Distinguished Women Scientists Fund was established by the LNVH in 2012. The travel grant, a maximum of EUR 1500, is meant for female postdocs (who received their PhD no more than three years previously) who live and work in the Netherlands and wish to travel abroad in the context of their discipline.

General news

ScienceGuide: series of articles on sexual harassment
'He is a professor, you are just an assistant professor': a number of female academics talked to ScienceGuide about their experiences with sexual harassment in academia. Stories that need to be heard and an issue that needs attention. The first part of a serie of three articles (in Dutch) is now online, read more.

New members Young Academy
The Young Academy has selected ten new talented researchers (7 women) to add to its ranks. The members are all exceptional researchers with a broad interest in scientific endeavour and science communication. Membership is for a five-year period. The new members will be officially inducted on 26 March 2018. More information

Dr. Hendrik Muller Prize for Eveline Crone
Eveline Crone, professor of neurocognitive developmental psychology at Leiden University, has been awarded the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences by KNAW. She received the prize and an amount of 25,000 euros for her entire oeuvre. Crone conducts research into the development of the adolescent brain. She is one of the first in the world to systematically follow adolescents, their lifestyle and the neurological processes in their brains over the years. More information

Women networks at universities
Several women networks organised meetings in the last few months. The Researchers In Science for Equality (RISE) network at Leiden University celebrated its 2 year anniversary, by offering their first biannual report to the faculty board. Read more [in Dutch]. The new network Wo/men@VU held a discussion meeting as part of the Westerdijk Year, see discussion [in Dutch] here. In Delft, DEWIS held the 'Images of Diversity in Science' conference, of which results, discussion and speakers can be found here.


  • Marieke van den Beuken-van Everding has been appointed professor of Palliative Care at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.
  • Sabine Hiebsch has been appointed professor at the Theological University in Kampen.
  • Marian Jongmans has been appointed as new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University.
  • Marloes Kleinjan has been appointed professor of Youth Mental Health Promotion at Utrecht University.
  • Eleonore Köhler has been appointed professor of Clinical Anatomy at Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.
  • Marike Lancel has been appointed professor of Sleep and Psychopathology at the University of Groningen.
  • Mirjam van Praag has been appointed as president of the Executive Board of VU University, with effect from 1 March 2018.
  • From 1 January 2018, Annetje Ottow will be the new vice-president of the Executive Board of Utrecht University.
  • Marjolein de Vugt has been appointed professor "Psychosociale Innovaties bij Dementie" at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.

Attending and participating 

On 7 December, Atria Institute on gender equality and women's history will be organising the conference 'Whose Story of Science'. Is the public image of who contributes to science diversifying? The emerging attention for issues of diversity and inclusion in knowledge production appeals to historical and social studies of science: can they contribute to this development in a meaningful way – and should they? Speakers: prof. dr. Mineke Bosch, dr. Patricia Faasse and prof. dr. Amade M’charek. More information

The Dutch branch of European Women in Mathematics is looking for three new board members! Mathematicians interested in portfolios as management of our social media, the maintenance of the website, and event organisation are very welcome to apply (gender-neutral)! More information via the EWM-NL website.

Tilburg University: Professor Practical Theology
Tilburg University: Professor of Philosophy of Science

Leiden University: Professor of Higher Education in a Digital Environment

Radboud University Nijmegen: Assistant or Associate Professor of Developmental Psychopathology

Delft University of Technology: Professor Positions in Biotechnology
Delft University of Technology: Professor of Design & Construction Management
Delft University of Technology: Delft Technlology Fellowship

Utrecht University: Professor in Mathematic Modelling

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

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