LNVH Newsletter April 2018

25 Apr 2018

LNVH Newsletter April 2018

April 2018 Newsletter

LNVH news

LNVH Spring Symposium 2018: Challenging poor behaviour in academia: how to tackle and prevent intimidation and abuse of power
Power, abuse of power, harassment, and misconduct in academia. A theme that deserves attention, but is often dismissed as non-urgent, non-existent and therefore: non-important. Contributing to the taboo character of the subject, is that people simply do not dare to share their experiences for fear of consequences (or worse: lack of consequences). Recently however, the discussion about abuse of power in academia has certainly kicked off: in the fall of 2017, ScienceGuide published an article series on harassment. LNVH was consulted and contributed to the series, because we wish to underline that this is not a 'new issue that has 'suddenly' come up. We think it is important to, beyond the hyp e, focus on substainable attention for the theme and most of all: ways of preventing and dealing with abuse of power. More information about our programme and speakers can be found here, and keep an eye on your inbox for further updates. We hope to see you on May 25!

Hanneke Takkenberg new chair of the LNVH board
As of April 1, 2018, prof.dr. Hanneke Takkenberg chairs the board of the Dutch Network of Women Professors. She takes over from prof.dr. Angela Maas, who acted as chair since January. Hanneke Takkenberg is a clinical epidemiologist and professor of clinical decision making in cardiothoracic interventions at the department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery in Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. LNVH will continue to work on the structural and sustainable improvement of the position of women in academia. Curious about our plans for the coming year? Check out our 'activiteitenplan' [in Dutch] here.

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science – Call open and new chair of the jury
The Call for Applications of the Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships 2019 is still open! LNVH is proud partner of this programme. Two fellowships of 25.000 euros are available to women active in the field of life sciences, who have between 3 and 10 years post-PhD academic experience (comparable to Veni/Vidi level). Laureates are awarded a residential fellowship of 3 or 5 months at NIAS-KNAW in Amsterdam, and are provided a place to think, study and write, while being released from regular responsibilities such as teaching, administrative or clinical tasks. The call can be found here. In other news: Melanie Peters (Rathenau Institue) has recently been appointed chair of the jury. Curious about the background of th e jury members? Check out their profiles here.

Nominations – The Young Academy
As you know, the LNVH has a nomination right for various prizes, awards and positions. The 'nomination season' is now underway again. To nominate suitable candidates, we ask for the help of our affiliates. You can therefore expect a number of calls for nominations in the near future, starting with the recommendations for membership of The Young Academy. The Young Academy is a dynamic and innovative group of top young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and the related policy. Those eligible must be excellent scientists and scholars working at a Dutch university and/or research institute and who have a broad interest in research policy, science and society, interdisciplinary cooperation and internationalisation. Suggestions for LNVH candidate nominations can be made as usual via info@lnvh.nl.

General news

Atria: stories of retired women professors
As part of the Westerdijk Year 2017, Atria decided to capture the lifes and careers of 5 retired women professors. Jacqueline de Savornin Lohman (UvA), Maaike Meijer (Maastricht University), Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes (Utrecht University), Iteke Weeda (University of Groningen) and Toine Lagro-Janssen (Radboud University) were being interviewed in line of the oral history method. A short impression of the interviews [in Dutch] can be found here.

Isabel Arends dean Faculty of Science at Utrecht University
Great news from Utrecht: Isabel Arends has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Science by the Executive Board of Utrecht University. Arends is currently professor Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry, as well as chair of the Biotechnology department, at TU Delft. The press release can be found here.

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. The network is active on Facebook as well: recently pictures of the different nursing rooms on campus were included in an online exhibition.

New members KNAW
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected 21 new members. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the scientific disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements.The Academy has more than 500 members, members are appointed for life. Profiles of the new members can be found on the KNAW-website. 

University plans concerning workload and work pressure
What are universities doing to reduce the workload of researchers and the ever greater pressure to perform? Universities are taking the concerns over work pressure seriously and have come up with working plans. Curious about the strategies and targets of your own university? VSNU is sharing the plans on its website.


  • Maaike Cima has been appointed Professor of Forensic Orthopedagogics at Radboud University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Herma Cuppen has been appointed professor of Computational chemistry at Radboud University‘s Faculty of Science.
  • Tineke Fokkema has been appointed as the new endowed chair of ‘Ageing, Families and Migration’ at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
  • Katrien Grünberg has been appointed as Professor of Pathology at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center.
  • Wendy Harcourt has been appointed professor of Gender, Diversity and Sustainable Development at Erasmus University. 
  • Manon Hillegers has been appointed professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, at Erasmus University. 
  • Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma has been appointed professor of Rheumatology at VU medical center.
  • Marli Huijer has been appointed professor of Public Philosophy at Erasmus University.
  • Sabine Hunnius has been appointed Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Sandra Mulkens has been appointed endowed professor of Feeding and Eating Disorders at Maastricht University.
  • Esther Peeren has been appointed professor of Cultural Analysis at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Judith Rispens has been appointed professor of Dutch Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Anne Roefs has been appointed Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience of Abnormal Eating at Maastricht University.
  • Ariadne Schmidt will be appointed professor by special appointment of the Magdalena Moons chair at Leiden University. 
  • Martine van Selm has been appointed professor of Communication Science, in particular Social Perception in Organisations, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Michèle van Vugt has been appointed professor of Internal Medicine, specialising in community-centred control of tropical infections, at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).

Attending and participating

The KNCV Gouden Medaille is the most important award in the Netherlands for researchers who have done groundbreaking work in the chemistry profession in the broadest sense of the word. The prize is awarded to researchers aged younger than 40, not only to honour their accomplishments but also to predict future chemical triumphs. Candidates can be nominated until May 1 - see KNCV website.

This year, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 years old. With celebrations and events taking place around the world, Utrecht University wants to draw specific attention to the notion of leadership in human rights today and to explore in what direction future leadership needs to go, bearing in mind the foundations provided by the UDHR. On May 2, the seminar 'Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion' will be organised. This event includes a keynote address focusing on the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt, and a high-level panel discussion. The purpose of the panel is to hear the views and experiences of experts on these themes from three specific sectors: education, law, and politics. Drawing from Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote about human rights beginning “close to home”, the panellists will focus on developments in the Netherlands and also the wider world. More information

On May 23, the Dutch Society for Gender and Health will be organising its first symposium: 'Sex, Drugs & Science'. The symposium deals with sex- and gender-related aspects in developing, use and effects of pharmaceuticals.  More information

On May 25-26, the I, Scientist Conference will take place in Berlin. The conference focuses on dealing with gender-based obstacles and prejudices and increasing visibility of female role models. Also, discussing career paths and networking will be an important part of the conference. More information

'Let's close the Digital Gender Gap' a conference organized by Platform Diversity in IT on June 6. The keynote speaker Dr. Davaki of the London School of Economics and Political Science will talk about her recent research paper commissioned by the European Parlament. You may furthermore look forward to the IT-awards for Young Female Professionals of the Year and discussions with policy makers about the importance of the campaign #NietGenoeg. And lots of girls looking for role models! More information

On Friday 15 June 2018 about 400 journalists, press officers and researchers meet at the NWO event Bessensap at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam to network and exchange knowledge about recent developments in science and science communication - the place to present newsworthy research results in various sessions. Check the NWO website.

The 2018 Gender Summit in London (8-9 June) is 15th in the series and the first for London. GS15 builds on past discussions and recommendations and tackles fresh gender issues, in the context of new concerns such as: Brexit, impact of climate change, addressing societal challenges; opportunities and consequences of digital transformation, the 4th Industrial Revolution; strengthening societal responsibility and relevance of research and innovation; ensuring the success of the UN Sustainable Development agenda; and managing the interactions between scientific, political and policy agendas in a rapidly changing world. More information

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

Vacancies and calls

Erasmus University Rotterdam: Full Professor of Orthopedagogics
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam: Dean Erasmus School of Philosophy

Leiden University: Professor Population Health
Leiden University: Professor Anglo-American Private Law

Maastricht University: Full Professor in the Social and Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Open University: Universitair hoofddocent straf- en strafprocesrecht

Radboud University Nijmegen: Full Professor of Work, Health and Performance
Radboud University Nijmegen: Full Professor of Software Science
Radboud University Nijmegen: Full Professor of Empirical Political Science
Radboud University Nijmegen: Assistant/Associate Professor in Systems Neuroscience (Tenure Track)
Radboud University Nijmegen: Assistant Professor of Information Retrieval (Tenure-Track)
Radboud University Nijmegen: Assistant or Associate Pro fessor in Developmental Psychopathology

Radboudumc: Associate professor in clinical epidemiology

Tilburg University: Dean Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Tilburg University: Assistant/Associate Professor in Marketing (Tenure Track)

TU Delft: Assistant/Associate professor in Computer Vision and Remote Sensing
TU Delft: Assistant/Associate Professor in X-ray Analysis of Materials in Art and Archaeology (Tenure Track)
TU Delft: Professor Positions in Biotechnology (Tenure Track)

TU/e: Assistant Professor Business Information Systems (Tenure track)
TU/e: Assistant/associate/full Professors Autonomous Systems,Artificial Intelligence
TU/e: Two assistant/associate professor positions in Artificial Intelligence (Tenure Track)
TU/e: Full Professor at the Eindhoven School of Education
TU/e: Assistant Profess or in Operations Management (Tenure Track)

University of Amsterdam: Two Tenure-Track Positions in Analytical Chemistry

University of Groningen: Associate Professor Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Groningen: Assistant Professor Information Assurance and Security (Tenure Track)
University of Groningen: Full Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity (Tenure Track)

Utrecht University: Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors ARC CBBC

VU Amsterdam: Full/Associate Professor in Statistics
VU Amsterdam: Assistant / Associate Professors of Logistics (2 positions available)
VU Amsterdam: 2 Assistant / Associate Professors of Logistics

Wageningen University & Research: Assistant or Associate Professor perennial crops (Tenure Track)

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

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