19 Sep 2018

Hypatia chairs positions

In the coming years, the University of Twente will be looking to appoint at least ten female professors. Beside extra efforts in the search for female talent for ‘regular’ vacancies for professors, the University of Twente announces the Hypatia Chairs: professorship vacancies of which the first positions are opened for application this week.

Hypatia Chairs
The Hypatia Chairs have been introduced to increase the number of female talent in academic top positions. The name Hypatia is inspired by the fourt/fifth century Greek scientist Hypatia, who was a teacher in the field of mathematics and philosophy, and is the earliest female mathematician of whose life and work reasonably detailed knowledge exists. In her days, she was very influential as she had the ability to transfer her phenomenal knowledge in an inspiring way. She is a shining example of our High Tech Human Touch approach.

Unique opportunity
An Hypatia Chair is an unique opportunity for female professors, as they will have the opportunity to shape the way in which their specific research can be facilitated within the University of Twente, in close collaboration with fellow researchers within the faculties.
For the University of Twente, the Hypatia Chairs are an unique opportunity to increase diversity within our organization, leading to better results, more innovation, equal opportunities and an attractive proposition to the labour market.

Bring to the attention
Over the years, we have seen that talented candidates are often recruited from the networks of our employees. Each UT employee, whether professor or PhD candidate, will have an extended network within their scientific field. Obviously, there will be a lot of talented female professors amongst them. We would love to get in contact with them.
Together with them, we would like to explore how they may strengthen our organization. The vacancies can be seen as a guideline for that. We would also like to get in contact with women that do not fit the profiles exactly, but might be a welcome addition to the UT. Do you know of any suitable contact? Get in touch with the dean of your faculty via the dean’s office.

More information
More information can be found via www.utwente.nl/go/fullprofessor-hypatia. Please share the link through social media or directly with candidates that might fit the profiles.

Kind regards,
On behalf of the Executive Board

Thom Palstra
Rector Magnificus