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Directeur NIAS

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

De KNAW zoekt voor het NIAS een directeur: een gezaghebbende wetenschapper uit de geestes- en gedrags- of maatschappijwetenschappen met een brede visie op wetenschap.

Deadline: 16 Augustus 2017

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WISE-programme - 2nd round at AMOLF, ARCNL, NIOZ, SRON


The Women In Science Excel (WISE) programme provides talented female scientists with an opportunity to develop or expand their own research group at one of NWO's institutes. NWO believes in providing opportunities for all talented researchers to excel. As such, NWO is committed to improving the gender balance among its research staff. WISE contributes directly to attracting top female researchers and promoting their advancement.

WISE will provide 20 tenure track positions at NWO research institutes in the years 2016-2020. A round will be held every year during which a number of fellows will be recruited. With a focus on support and guidance, the WISE programme will provide talented researchers with an excellent career path towards possible tenure. The NWO research institutes participating in the second round are: AMOLF, ARCNL, NIOZ and SRON. Details on this round of application [note: deadline August 30, 2017]



Bijzonder hoogleraar Forensische Orthopedagogiek, in het bijzonder van de gewetensontwikkeling

University of Amsterdam

De Universiteit van Amsterdam is op zoek naar een Bijzonder hoogleraar Forensische Orthopedagogiek, in het bijzonder van de gewetensontwikkeling.

Deadline: 30 juni 2017

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Caroline von Humboldt Prize

Humboldt-Universität Berlin

The Caroline von Humboldt Prize is awarded to post-doctoral female scientists by the Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin.

The first Caroline von Humboldt-Prize was awarded in 2010 by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This is the first research award by the University, that is exclusively dedicated to female scientists. Moreover, it is one of the highest-paying awards of its kind. The award recognises an excellent female scientist and offers funding for a research project. The prize money (15,000 euros) enables the award winner to conduct her research as part of a research group at Humboldt-Universität (Scientist in Residence).


This year the prize is open to any field of research.
Deadline: July 21, 2017

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LNVH OPZIJ chair for gender-related research

The Netherlands still has a long way to go as it comes to equal opportunities in academia. Although more than half of the pipeline consists of female students, women ultimately account for a mere 18% of all professorships. Many women are leaving academia at early stages in their career, leading to a waste of academic talent. LNVH and OPZIJ have therefore decided to launch a joint chair to promote the advancement of women in academia.

The purpose of the LNVH OPZIJ chair is to further promote the careers of female researchers in the top echelons of academia in the Netherlands. It is also specifically meant to support research on gender-related issues and to improve the visibility of such research.

The appointment is for a two-year period and should preferable lead to an appointment as full professor immediately thereafter. The chair is open to female researchers in all academic disciplines. The chair holder's research must have a clearly identified link with gender-related issues. The chair holders themselves will propose the specific theme (field of study/leeropdracht) of the chair.

The first female professor in the Netherlands, Johanna Westerdijk, was appointed one hundred years ago this year. We are celebrating 100 years of women professors with a series of events and other initiatives. The LNVH and OPZIJ aim to maintain the generated attention for women in academia even after this anniversary year. By launching this LNVH OPZIJ chair, they are acting on these intentions.      

Applications for the LNVH OPZIJ chair will be accepted as of today. The application deadline is 13th of  July. The first LNVH OPZIJ professor will be appointed before the close of this year.

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Full Professor Environmental Health and Toxicology

VU University

The FALW department of Environment & Health (E&H) has a vacancy for a Chair Environmental Health and Toxicology.

Deadline: August 17, 2017

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