LNVH Newsletter December 2017

18 Dec 2017

LNVH Newsletter December 2017

December 2017 newsletter

LNVH news

Women Professors Monitor 2017
On December 12, LNVH published its Women Professors Monitor, which offers insight into the current ratio of men to women in academia and an overview of the current percentages of male and female professors and board members at Dutch universities, university medical centres, and other academic organisations. The 2017 Monitor shows that, at the end of 2016, 19,3% of the professor-level FTEs at Dutch universities were filled by women. That is an increase of 1.2% in comparison tot the end of 2015. The Monitor can be downloaded via the LNVH website.

Distinguished Women Scientists Fund
This year, the LNVH board received more than 50 applications for the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund - a travel grant for female postdos. The LNVH board is pleased to announce the 2017 DWSF laureates:

  • Miranda Bloem is postdoctoral researcher in the research project 'Duchess Mary of Guelders and her prayer book', at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She will be visiting the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore to study the 15th-century Greiffenklau Missal. 
  • Fleur Bouwer is postdoctoral researcher at the department of psychology of the University of Amsterdam. She will travel to the Music and Neuroscience lab at the Brain and Mind Institute in London (Canada), to further investigate how our brains optimize perception by predicting what is likely to happen next, using musical rythms. 
  • Anke Klein is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. The travel grant allows her to include her work in a trial conducted by Centre for Emotional Health (Australia) on underlying mechanisms related to childhood social anxiety. 
  • Mandy Lauw is postdoctoral researcher and MD resident internal medicine at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam. She will be staying at McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada) to better understand the mechanisms of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

General news

Sophia: Women's Network Leiden University
Leiden University has a new network for female academics: Sophia. Sophia strives for equal opportunities and a better working environment for female academic staff. Chair of Sophia, professor Marlou Schrover explains all about the netwerk in this article.

NWO Women in Science Excel (WISE)
NWO has awarded three talented female scientists a WISE grant. Dr Larissa Juschkin has received an appointment at the Advanced Research Centre for Nanolithography ARCNL, Dr Kristina Ganzinger at the research institute for functional, complex matter AMOLF, and Dr Aurora Simionescu at the Netherlands Institute for Space Research SRON. With the WISE programme, NWO wants to encourage the recruitment and promotion of top women researchers at its own institutes. Read more

NWO Athena
Chemist Moniek Tromp has received the Athena Prize 2017 from NWO during the chemistry congress CHAINS. The prize rewards excellent female chemists who act as a role model for other researchers. Tromp receives the Athena Prize for her originality and creativity in her line of research as well as for her prolonged and bold efforts for gender equality in both the academic world and primary schools. Read more

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. All three articles (in Dutch) are now online, read more.

Joke Smitprijs 2017 for Gloria Wekker
On December 11, Gloria Wekker (em. professor Utrecht University) received the Joke Smitprijs 2017 from minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (OCW). One of the nominees was LNVH board member Angela Maas (Professor of Cardiology for Women, Radboudumc). Read more (in Dutch).

Attending and participating

The STEM Gender Equality Congress will take place in Amsterdam on 11 and 12 October. The event brings together researchers, policymakers, administrators and entrepreneurs to discuss how to change gender inequality in science and industry. More information


Maastricht University: Assistant Professor of Econometrics
Maastricht University: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Strategy / Entrepreneurship / Innovation

Wageningen University: Assistant Professor Magnetic Resonance Applied to (Food) Soft Matter

Erasmus University Rotterdam: Two Open Rank Tenure-Track Positions in Information Systems

Radboud University Nijmegen: Assistant or Associate Professor in Developmental Psychopathology

University of Groningen: Tenure Track Assistant Prof. Organizational Change and/or Information Systems

Delft University of Technology: Professor Positions in Biotechnology
Delft University of Technology: Assistant/Associate Professor of Integrated Aerodynamic Aircraft Design
Delft University of Technology: Professor of Design & Construction Management
Delft University of Technology: Delft Technology Fellowship

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

This is the last newsletter of 2017. The LNVH board and bureau like to wish you a very happy festive season and all the best for 2018. We hope to welcome you at one of our meetings in the coming year. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions, comments or advice. On to a succesful 2018!

Web information

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  • New appointments of women as professors will be posted on the site, as well as any inaugural lectures we are aware of. Please inform the LNVH.
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  • The LNVH is regularly asked to draw the attention of affiliated professors and UHDs to vacancies. These are posted on the site and in the newsletter.
  • New Academic Transfer vacancies also appear daily on the LNVH website. Please monitor the website and report any relevant vacancies.