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LNVH Newsletter March 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

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L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships - Laureates 2017
On International Women's day, Hanneke Wigman (UMCG) and Sonja Swanson (Erasmus MC) were awarded with the l'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships. In the Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for UNESCO and L’Oréal Netherlands have managed the fellowship programme in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) and LNVH since 2012. 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. Learn more about our laureates here [in Dutch]. Also, the Call for Applications for the 2019 fellowships is now open - excellent female scientists are invited to submit their prop osal before May 11. More information 

Westerdijk Talent Impuls: 100 women professor
Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven recently announced that universities have succeeded in appointing 100 new female professors. The year 2017 marked a century since the first Dutch woman, Johanna Westerdijk, became a professor. To commemorate this 'Westerdijk year', the ministry made additional resources (5 million euros) available to appoint 100 female professors. Universities interested in making use of this Westerdijk Talent Scheme submitted their applications to NWO. An overview of applications and grants for each university can be found here. The programme sparked attention in national media - the LNVH board responded to the outcome of the talent scheme in de Volkskrant [in Dutch].

Inferior-Women in Science
Science journalist and author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story Angela Saini visited the Netherlands earlier this month. LNVH board member Angela Maas joined her in a debate about women in science at De Balie. Catch up on the debate here.

Save the date: LNVH Spring Symposium
Do mark the LNVH Spring Symposium on Friday 25 May on your calendar! As per usual, women scientists of all levels are invited. More information coming soon!

General news

Ineke Sluiter vicepresident KNAW
Ineke Sluiter, professor of Greek language and literature at Leiden University, will become vice president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She will succeed incumbent vice president Wim van Saarloos, who is taking up the KNAW presidency on June 1. Read more [in Dutch].

Leiden University: Annie Romein-Verschoor Lecture and Portrait Gallery Senate Chamber
At the Annie Romein-Verschoor Lecture on 8 March, former Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker expressed her surprise at the commotion again raised by the theme of the economic independence of women, within and outside politics. The complete lecture by Bussemaker can be found here. Earlier that day, Bussemaker unveiled the fourteen portraits of women professors included in the classic portrait gallery in Leiden University’s Senate Chamber. Amongst the professors selected is one of the LNVH founders: Els Goulmy. Check out an impressions of the portraits here.

NWO: Vici grants
NWO has awarded 35 scientists 1.5 million euros each to conduct research in the coming five years. Vici is one of the largest grants for individuals in the Netherlands and targets advanced researchers. The funding enables the scientists to set up their own innovative line of research and put together their own research group. Of the 233 proposals, 88 (38%) were submitted by women and 145 (62%) by men. Overall, 10 female and 25 male candidates were awarded a grant. The award rate is therefore 11 and 17 per cent respectively. Special congratulations to LNVH board member Halleh Ghorashi! The full list of laureates can be found here.

Bedrijvenmonitor Topvrouwen 2017
Recently the 'Bedrijvenmonitor Topvrouwen 2017' was published, including information about the share of women at top positions in the corporate world. In 2017, the share of women in boards is 11.7 percent - 16.2 percent in the supervisory boards. Caroline Princen, chair of the Talent to the Top Monitoring Commission, calls for a quotum. Read more [in Dutch].

KIVI Academic Society Award for Kitty Nijmeijer
The Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI) has awarded prof. Kitty Nijmeijer with the Academic Society Award. Nijmeijer is professor of Membrane Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology and has been awarded this prize because of the great importance of her research and the appealing way in which she manages to make the connection between science and society. Read more

Maria Antonietta Loi wins Physics Prize 2018
The Netherlands Physical Society (NNV) has announced that Professor of Photophysics and Optoelectronics Maria Antonietta Loi (University of Groningen) will receive the Physics Prize 2018. The prize is for excellent physics research by a physicist working in the Netherlands. Read more

Appointments

  • Luiza Bialasiewicz has been appointed professor of European Governance at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Henny Bos has been appointed professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Ellen de Bruijn has been appointed professor in Neurocognitive Clinical Psychology at Leiden University.
  • Patricia Dankers has been appointed full professor in Biomedical Materials at Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • Hilde Geurts has been appointed professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Berna Güroglu has been appointed professor in the Neuroscience of Social Relations  at Leiden University.
  • Erma Hermens has been appointed Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Stephanie von Hinke has been appointed Endowed Professor of Health Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Barbara Hogenboom has been appointed professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Renske Keizer has been appointed professor in Family Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Femke Laagland has been appointed Professor of (European) Labour Law at Radboud University’s Faculty of Law.
  • Isabelle Reymen has been appointed Professor Design of Innovation Ecosystems, Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • Eliane Segers has been appointed Professor of Learning & Technology at the Radboud University Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Merel Soons has been appointed Professor in Plant dispersal ecology & conservation at Utrecht University.
  • Marie Soressi has been appointed professor of Hominin Diversity Archaeology, Leiden University.
  • Tuna Tasan-Kok has been appointed professor of Urban Governance and Planning at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Iris van der Tuin has been appointed professor in Theory of Cultural Inquiry at Utrecht University.
  • Joanita Vroom has been appointed Professor of the Archaeology of Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia, Leiden University.
  • Sandra Zwakhalen has been appointed professor in Nursing Science, with pecial focus on Geriatric Nursing Care at Maastricht University.

Attending and participating

On 18 april, Utrecht University will be organizing the interdisciplinary symposium 'In- and exclusion; the role of institutions'. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers of different disciplines to shed light on the role that institutions play in the inclusion and exclusion of individuals and groups in modern society. Questions that are discussed include: Which roles have institutions and institutional change played over the last decades in the development of in- and exclusion? How do local governments use laws and regulations to either include or exclude refugees? How does the institutional setup of educational systems affect patterns of societal exclusion by socioeconomic background, ethnicity and gender? What role do the media play in the marginalization of women at all levels of society? And by which subtle psychological mechanisms are social inequalities between groups maintained? This symposium will be especially of interest t o scholars who want to discuss and learn about topics related to social inequality and social exclusion from multiple scientific perspectives. More information

On 25 May 2018, the annual LNVH Spring Symposium will be held in Utrecht. You will be receiving a detailed update regarding the programme in your mailbox soon.

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. The call for proposals is still open, check the NWO website.

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

Open University: Rector Magnificus
Netherlands Institure for Neuroscience: Group Leader

Erasmus University Rotterdam: Two Open-rank tenure-track faculty positions in Information Systems
Erasmus University Rotterdam: Dean Erasmus University College
Erasmus University Rotterdam: Endowed Professor Indirect Taxes (endowed chair, 4 years)

Maastricht University: Full Professor in Information Management

Radboudumc: Associate professor in clinical epid emiology

Tilburg University: Professor of EU Competition Law
Tilburg University: Bijzonder Hoogleraar 'HRM en Sociale Zekerheid'

TU Delft: Professor Positions (Asst./Assoc./Full) in Biotechnology
TU Delft: Assoc/Asst Professor dep artment Cognitive Robotics
TU Delft: Assoc/Asst Professor Haptic Human-Robot Interaction

TU/e: Tenure Track position for a Senior Assistant Professor Marketing & Innovation
TU/e: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Membrane Materials and Processes
TU/e: Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation

Universität Wien: Universitätsprofessur für Nederlandistik

Leiden University: Professor Population Health
Leiden University: Chair in Security & Director of the Institute of Security & Global Affairs

Utrecht University: 3 Tenure track positions “Assistant/Associate Professor Physical Geography”
Utrecht University: Associate/Assistant Professor Internal Medicine - Infectiology of Farm Animals

VU University: Bijzonder Hoogleraar Klinische Godsdienstpsychologie
VU University: Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics (Tenure Track)
VU University: Assistant professors (UD) / Associate professors (UHD) in Computer Systems
VU University: 3 Assistant professors (UD) / Associate professors (UHD) in Computer Science
VU University: 2 Assistant / Associate Professors of Logistics
VU University: Assistant / Associat e Professors of Logistics (2 positions available)

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • 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.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • 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.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.

 

LNVH Newsletter February 2018

LNVH Newsletter February 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

LNVH news

LNVH board responds to remarks Hans Clevers
Last week, Hans Clevers (former KNAW president) raised eyebrows in reacting to a piece by Rosanne Hertzberger, about alleged nepotism in the new Oncode Institute for cancer research. In an interview, Clevers seeks the cause of gender inequality in Dutch academia in the way women deal with their working hours. The LNVH board responded to these remarks in an op-ed in NRC, see full text [in Dutch] on our website

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
On 8 March (15h30), the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards will be presented in the Hodshon Huis in Haarlem for the sixth time. In addition to a sum of EUR 25,000, two outstanding women researchers will be allowed several months to concentrate on their research at the NIAS in Amsterdam. Together with the NIAS, the LNVH is a partner of this programme. You are very welcome to attend the ceremony, please confirm via an email to  (L'Oréal Nederland).

STEMM Equality Congress - discount
As announced earlier: the STEMM 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. Of course, LNVH will be represented as well. Interested in attending the congress? We can offer you a 10% discount on the early bird registration (which ends this moment). Use code LNVH10 in the registration process. If you encounter any problems, do contact   

Experts on intimidation and abuse of power in academia
The #metoo movement (again) shone a light on sexual intimidation and abuse of power within Dutch academia. ScienceGuide dedicated a series of articles to the theme, and universities are reconsidering their policies and attitudes. As LNVH, we try to act as accelarator and linking pin as much as we can. We notice a need for experts: people who (within their research) work on mechanisms of abuse of power, causes and consequences of intimidation, and optimizing processes within organisations to deal with intimidation. Any ideas and input are very much welcome via .

Save the date: LNVH Spring Symposium
On 25 May 2018, the annual LNVH Spring Symposium will be held in Utrecht. This year’s symposium (open to women scientists of all levels) will be devoted to networking, mentoring and sponsoring. More information following soon! 

General news

Angela Maas - cardiology for women
LNVH board member Angela Maas recently raised the alarm in Nieuwsuur: too often, women with heart and coronary diseases are being misdiagnosed. Maas is advocating for more awareness and training amongst fellow cardiologists and general practitioners. Check out Nieuwsuur [in Dutch] here.

Westerdijk Talent Scheme
Last year, on 10 February 2017, NWO launched the Westerdijk Talent Scheme. The aim of the Westerdijk Talent Scheme programme is to increase the number of women professors and therefore the contribution to a greater diversity at the top of Dutch academia. The programme offers universities the possibility to apply for grants if they appoint female researchers as a professor. On NWO's website, more information can be found about the rules and regulations of the programme. Now that the deadline has passed, press is taking stock, see for example this article in Trouw. On March 8, the results of the programme will be formally announced.

Appointments

  • Ann Brysbaert has been appointed Professor/Chair of Ancient Technologies, Crafts and Materials at Leiden University. 
  • Aoju Chen has been appointed professor in Language Development in Relation to Socialisation and Identity at Utrecht University.
  • Aukje Nauta has been appointed professor by special appointment of Enhancing individuals in a dynamic work context at Leiden University.

Attending and participating

Radboud University's Faculty of Science is organising its Diversity Day on 20 February. Only 12% of the full professors at the Science Faculty in Nijmegen are women. During the 3rd annual diversity day at the Faculty the Gender and Diversity Committee raises awareness for diversity, equality and an inclusive work environment. More information

Of course, International Women's day on March 8 offers tons of events to attend! 

  • Tilburg University is holding its annual Gender Unlimited Festival. Resi Becker, director Mail Nederland of PostNL and responsible for 32.000 employees, will tell how to build professional and mutually beneficial relationships and networks, and why diversity is beneficial for organizations. Tilburg University will start a women’s network to create a place to connect and to exchange knowledge and experience. More information
  • In Maastricht, the Centre for Gender and Diversity and the new UM Diversity Officer launch a Diversity Day for the whole UM community. Goal of the day is to debate, facilitate the exchange of experience and generate input for measures that the UM can take to become a more inclusive organisation. More information
  • At the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the network of women professors is organising its eight (!) congress 'Women in the spotlight'. Three women professors present their research in public lectures. More information
  • Utrecht University will be offering a programme about genderdiversity and emancipation. Em. prof.dr. Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes (Utrecht University), drs. Lidwien Poorthuis (LNVH) and prof.dr. Anneke Smelik (Radboud University Nijmegen) will be sharing their vision on inclusive academia and society. Do check the website for more information about programme and registration.
  • The Swedish Embassy in The Hague has partnered with Wikimedia Nederland to create a local Wikipedia edit-a-thon inviting people to write articles about leading women in science, business, culture and politics. Wikimedia will be present to hold a short introduction on how to write articles for Wikipedia and will act as supervisors to guide our invited writers during the event. For more information about the event, visit the official #WikiGap website.
  • The regional Women Economic Forum will be held in The Hague on 8th and 9th March 2018. The conference theme is 'Women Empowering Agriculture, Circular Economy, Sustainability and Cyber Security.' More information about programme and registration can be found here.

On 18 april, Utrecht University will be organizing the interdisciplinary symposium 'In- and exclusion; the role of institutions'. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers of different disciplines to shed light on the role that institutions play in the inclusion and exclusion of individuals and groups in modern society. Questions that are discussed include: Which roles have institutions and institutional change played over the last decades in the development of in- and exclusion? How do local governments use laws and regulations to either include or exclude refugees? How does the institutional setup of educational systems affect patterns of societal exclusion by socioeconomic background, ethnicity and gender? What role do the media play in the marginalization of women at all levels of society? And by which subtle psychological mechanisms are social inequalities between groups maintained? This symposium will be especially of interest to sch olars who want to discuss and learn about topics related to social inequality and social exclusion from multiple scientific perspectives. More information

On 25 May 2018, the annual LNVH Spring Symposium will be held in Utrecht. This year’s symposium (open to women scientists of all levels) will be devoted to networking, mentoring and sponsoring. You will be receiving a detailed update regarding the programme in your mailbox in february. 

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. Use code LNVH10 to receive 10% discount on the early bird fee! More information

Vacancies and calls

NIAS: NIAS-Lorentz Theme Groups 

Radboud University Nijmegen: Full Professor of Applies Analysis
Radboud University Nijmegen: Assistant professor of computational and theoretical physics

TU/e: Full or Associate Professor in Biointerface Science in Regenerative Medicine

University of Groningen: Assistant Professor operational research of engineering systems (Tenure Track)
University of Groningen: Assistant Professor optimisation of engineering systems (Tenure Track)

Utrecht University: Hoogleraar Ondernemingsrecht
Utrecht University: 4 Full Professors in Information and Computing Sciences

TU Delft: Assistant Professor of Transport Safety (Tenure Track)

Erasmus University Rotterdam: Professor International and European Tax Law

Maastricht University: Full Professor in the Digital Arts and Culture

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • 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.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • 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.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.

 

LNVH Newsletter January 2018

January 2018 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. A recap of the presentation [in Dutch] can be found here. The Monitor can be downloaded via the LNVH website.

Affiliates and donations
At present, the LNVH has 1,202 affiliates, 858 of whom are professors and 344 are associate professors. As you can read in our domestic regulations, affiliates can contribute to the LNVH funds by making an annual donation. Although contributions are not mandatory, we would like to remind you of this possibility. See our website for payment possibilities. By making a donation, you are contributing to the activities of the LNVH and you are helping us to achieve our objectives. The LNVH has a target amount for donations. This amount has been fixed at EUR 50. 

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
On 8 March, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards will be presented in the Hodshon Huis in Haarlem for the sixth time. In addition to a sum of EUR 25,000, two outstanding women researchers will be allowed several months to concentrate on their research at the NIAS in Amsterdam. Up until now, For Women In Science has produced nine fellows in the Netherlands who were able to perform their research as a result of the programme: Maryam Kavousi (epidemiology), Simone van den Burg (medical ethics), Judith Rietjens (health science), Maria Barbosa (biosciences), Frances Handoko-de Man (pulmonary diseases), Femke Nijboer (neuropsychology), Doris van Halem (water management), Maeike Zijlmans (neurology and neurosurgery) en Carlijn Kamphuis (Human Geography and Planning). Together with the NIAS, the LNVH is a partner of this programme. More information f ollowing soon!

Save the date: LNVH Spring Symposium
On 25 May 2018, the annual LNVH Spring Symposium will be held in Utrecht. This year’s symposium (open to women scientists of all levels) will be devoted to networking, mentoring and sponsoring. You will be receiving a detailed update regarding the programme in your mailbox in february. 

General news

NWO - Gender Equality in European physics research
To remove barriers to the recruitment and career progression of female physicists, the directors of four NWO physics institutes AMOLF, ARCNL, DIFFER and Nikhef will sign Gender Equality Plans (GEP) to promote female physicists careers. The official ceremony took place on January 22nd, 2018 at the start of Physics@Veldhoven in front of the physics community. More information

NWO - Rubicon
This month, NWO announced the names of the 21 researchers who will receive a Rubicon grant. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience. A total of 79 researchers submitted a proposal for Rubicon, of which 43 women and 36 men. The overall award rate was 26,6%. The award rate was 25,6% for women and 27,8% for men. Read more

Belle Derks chairperson The Young Academy
Belle Derks, professor of Psychological perspectives on organisational behaviour within institutions at Utrecht University, has been elected chairperson by the members of The Young Academy. As of April 1, 2018, she will take over chairmanship from Rens Vliegenthart. Read more [in Dutch]

500 Women Scientists - Request a Women Scientist
The grassroot organisation '500 Women Scientists' has launched a platform which connects an extensive multidisciplinary network of vetted women in science with anyone who needs to consult a scientist for a news story, invite a keynote speaker or panelist for a conference or workshop, find a woman scientist to collaborate on a project, or serve as a subject matter expert in any capacity. Check out the database of women scientists here.

Appointments

  • Eleonora Aronica has been appointed professor of Neuropathology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).
  • Ellen Backus has been named professor by special appointment of Non-Linear Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. 
  • Maria Boletsi has been named professor by special appointment of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Masha Fedorova has been appointed Professor of Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at Radboud University’s Faculty of Law.
  • Astrid Groot has been appointed professor of Population and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • Carla van Herpen has been appointed Professor of Rare Cancers at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center.
  • Manon Kluijtmans is appointed as professor ‘Education to connect science and professional practice’ at Utrecht University.
  • Marike Knoef has been appointed as Professor Empirical Micro-Economics at Leiden University.
  • Liedeke Plate has been appointed Professor of Culture and Inclusivity at Radboud University’s Faculty of Arts.
  • Annemiek van Spriel has been appointed Professor of Experimental Immunology at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center.
  • Janine Ubink has been appointed as Professor of Law, Governance and Development at Leiden University.
  • Karin Verweij has been named professor by special appointment of Genetics in Psychiatry at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). 
  • Corine Visscher has been appointed professor of Orofacial Physiotherapy at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA).
  • Martina Vijver has been appointed professor of Ecotoxicology at the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Leiden University.
  • Eveline Wouters has been appointed professor of ‘Succesvolle technologische innovaties in de zorg’ at Tilburg University.

Attending and participating

On 1 February, VU University Amsterdam will be organising an expertmeeting on 'super diversity' and higher education. In light of complex new social formations, super diversity highlights the need for policymakers to recognize new conditions created by these changes and underlines the necessity for social scientists to rethink fundamental approaches to migration. More information about speakers and registration can be found here

Leiden University will be celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science on 11 February by organising a public event revolving around top women scientists at the science faculty. Programme and registration via the Leiden University website.

On International Women's Day, 8 March, Tilburg is holding its annual Gender Unlimited Festival. Resi Becker, director Mail Nederland of PostNL and responsible for 32.000 employees, will tell how to build professional and mutually beneficial relationships and networks, and why diversity is beneficial for organizations. Tilburg University will start a women’s network to create a place to connect and to exchange knowledge and experience. 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

NIAS: NIAS-Lorentz Theme Groups 

TU Delft: Professor of Heritage & Values
TU Delft: Tenure-Track Position in Mathematical Analysis

Radboud University Nijmegen: Hoogleraar ICT en privaatrecht
Radboud University Nijmegen: Professor of Plant Physiology
Radboud University Nijmegen: Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam: Full professor Algorithmic Data Science
University of Amsterdam: Full or Associate professor in Law and Finance
University of Amsterdam: Mac Gillavry Fellowship, Tenure Track position for women in Logic and Computation

TU/e: Senior Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

University of Groningen: Professor by Special Appointment of Lower Saxon/Groningen Language and Culture
University of Groningen: Hoogleraar Algemeen Belastingrecht

Tilburg University: Associate Professor in Organizational Psychology

Leiden University: Professor of Quantitative Science Studies
Leiden University: Universitair Hoofddocent Methodologie en Statistiek voor Psychologie

Wageningen University & Research: Full Professor and Chair of Cultural Geography
Wageningen University & Research: Full Professor and Chair of Geo-Information Science (GIS)

Utrecht University: Full Professor ‘Sport & Society’
Utrecht University: 4 Full Professors in Information and Computing Sciences

Erasmus University Rotterdam: Endowed Professor in Standardization Management

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • 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.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • 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.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.

 

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

Vacancies

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!

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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.

Appointments

  • 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.

Vacancies
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

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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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LNVH Newsletter October 2017

Newsletter October 2017

LNVH News

12 December 2017: Affiliates Meeting and Presentation Monitor Women Professors 
Cultural change or ‘cultuuromslag’: a buzzword often heard when talking about diversity and inclusion in academia. And although regularly used, the concept remains vague, as many of you have pointed out. As LNVH, we recognize your need to further discuss, clarify, and make concrete. Therefore, we decided to dedicate this year’s Affiliates Meeting on 12 December to ‘cultural change in academia’. 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. We hope to meet you on 12 December in the Muntgebouw in Utrecht! More information about programme and registration can be found here. Like last year, the affiliates meeting will be followed by the presentation of the Monitor Women Professors, including the current percentages of male and female professors and board members at Dutch universities, university medical centres, and other academic organisations. See you there!

General news

Pay gap at Radboud University Nijmegen
Following up on the LNVH report about differences in financial renumeration at Dutch universities (see report here), Radboud University Nijmegen's department of personnel and organisation (DPO) started a study to get more insight into the pay gap at the Nijmegen campus. The results were recently published: female professors and associate professors in Nijmegen earn less money, on average, than their male colleagues. Women who are university lecturers however, earn a little more. Read more.

Erasmus University Rotterdam: call for action
Headed by Hanneke Takkenberg (Chief Diversity Officer), ten scholars and staff members of Erasmus University Rotterdam made a statement in an open letter to entire community, urging the university community to actively work towards an institution in which we “not only give thought to diversity and inclusiveness, but actually take action in these areas.” The letter can be found here.

Forensic archaeologist Hayley Mickleburgh wins the first National Postdoc Prize
Forensic archaeologist Hayley Mickleburgh has won the first Dutch National Postdoc Prize. The prize is awarded by De Jonge Akademie and the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences. Mickleburgh, who studies how corpses decompose and skeletons fall apart, receives 10,000 euros to freely spend on research. More information

Minerva Prize
Julia Cramer (Leiden University) is the winner of NWO's Minerva Prize for 2017. Once every two years, the NWO Domain Science (ENW) awards the Minerva Prize for the best physics publication by a female researcher. Cramer will receive the prize for her research in the field of quantum science and technology. Read more.

Aletta Jacobsprijs 2018
The Aletta Jacobs Prize 2018 has been awarded to Lilianne Ploumen. Every other year, the University of Groningen awards the Aletta Jacobs Prize to a woman with an academic background who has contributed to women’s emancipation in the national or international arena. Ploumen has been awarded the prize for her commitment to and successful endeavours for the rights of women and girls all over the world. Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken will present her with the prize on Thursday 8 March 2018. Read more.

EIGE
The European Institute for Gender Equality has released the Gender Equality Index 2017. The Gender Equality Index is a composite indicator that measures the complex concept of gender equality and, based on the EU policy framework, assists in monitoring progress of gender equality across the EU over time. The six core domains (work, money, knowledge, time, power and health) of the Gender Equality Index, assign scores for Member States between 1 for total inequality and 100 for full equality. Check out the scores here.

Free University of Brussels (VUB): quota women professors
The Free University of Brussels (VUB) is to introduce a quota system that will require one in three professors to be a woman. With 28% of its professors already female, it has the best female representation of an any Flemish university. But more action is needed to get more women to the top of academia, VUB rector Caroline Pauwels said in an interview with the newsweekly Knack. Read more

Appointments>

  • Monique van Dijk-Groeneboer has been appointed Professor of Religious Education at Tilburg University.
  • Susan van Hooren has been appointed as Professor of Expressive Therapy at the Open University.
  • Lotte Jensen has been appointed Professor of Dutch Cultural and Literary History at Radboud University’s Faculty of Arts.
  • Marian Jongmans has been appointed Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University.
  • Eline Kooi has been appointed as Professor of Medical Physics, especially Vascular Imaging, at the dept. of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), Maastricht.
  • Merle de Kreuk has been appointed Professor of Environmental Technology at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscience, Delft University of Technology. 
  • Judi Mesman has been appointed professor of the interdisciplinary study of societal challenges, representing a shared chair between the Faculties Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (FSW) at Leiden University.
  • Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk has been appointed Professor by special appointment of Comparative History of Households, Gender and Work at Radboud University‘s Faculty of Arts.
  • Diane Pecherhas been appointed endowed professor of Cognition and mental representation at the department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Emilie Sitzia has been named professor by special appointment of Illustration at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Mariëlle Stoelinga has been appointed Professor of Quantitative Risk Assessment of Software Systems at the Radboud University Faculty of Science.

Attending and participating

In the Westerdijk year, Atria Institute on gender equality and women's history is launching a project on women professors. Five retired professors with different backgrounds will be asked to reflect on their career and being a (women) professor. These interviews will be included in Atria's archives. The public can contribute to this project via a donation to the Aletta Jacobs Fonds. Check Atria's website [in Dutch] for more information.

The new network Wo/men @ VU will be organising a debate on Wednesday 25 October. On the occasion of the Westerdijk Year, three VU professors will be reflecting on their position as succesful women at the VU. More information via 

On 2 & 3 November, the world of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. Brave New World is an annual conference for professionals coming from science, industry, government and the creative industry, who want to go beyond their own field of interest. People who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect our life and work. Brave New World's speakers discuss what social impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society. More information

On Friday 3 November NWO will be organising an information meeting for researchers wishing to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The meetings will be held in English. More information

Preceding the inaugural lecture of prof.dr.ir. Ines Lopez Arteaga on 3 November, Eindhoven University of Technology hosts a mini-symposium 'Diverse Sounds'. This mini-symposium presents diverse sounds from two perspectives: the diversity of noise and vibration problems in industry and the diversity of voices that is needed at our universities. In the first part of the mini-symposium, speakers from vehicle industry and high-tech industry will share their experiences with sound and vibration problems within their application fields. In the second part, gender imbalance in academia is central. More information about programme and speakers can be found here.

The Network for Wageningen University Alumni Women is hosting its annual symposium on Saturday 4 November. An interactive day filled with workshops, discussion and opportunities for networking. More information via the VWI website [in Dutch].

Vacancies and calls

Maastricht University: Hoogleraar Internationaal en Transnationaal Privaatrecht
Maastricht University: Hoogleraar straf- en strafprocesrecht

University of Twente: Full Professor in Computational Statistics

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education: Vice Rector

EU: EU Prize for Women Innovators

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

  • Join the debate via Twitter: @LNVH_NL.
  • The LNVH would appreciate it if you would notify associate professors (UHDs) that they can become affiliates.
  • 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.
  • LNVH affiliates have the possibility of making a voluntary donation to the LNVH. See: https://www.lnvh.nl/site/Events/Donatie/.
  • If you change the e-mail address in your profile, do so too at the 'account' tab as you receive the newsletter via the e-mail address stated at that tab.
  • If you have lost your log-on data, contact the LNVH via .
  • 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.
  • LNVH believes that relevant information about organisations, processes, services, training, events and vacancies should be made available to its affiliates for their convenience. As such, LNVH does not favour any of the initiatives mentioned in its online communication.