Working at Tilburg University

Tilburg University is a close-knit community within which there is a great deal of personal interaction. Faculty members frequently know students by name, and spend time working with students on an individual basis. In the 2009 staff satisfaction survey, Tilburg achieved an overall rating of 7.7 out of ten, the highest score of all Dutch universities.

The university invests in the ongoing personal and professional development of all staff members. Those wishing to pursue personal development or a full academic career, can follow a tenure track, management potential program, or talent development path.

An affirmative action policy aims to establish equal representation of females and males on the professorial staff. In 2009 a policy was implemented exempting staff members from teaching for four months in order to focus exclusively on their research activities.

Our international faculty comprise some 25% of all staff and the number continues to increase. Terms of employment contracts take the needs of international staff into account. We provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation, arranging work permits if required, and all other practical matters. The Tilburg International Club, a network for expats in the region, ensures our international staff members can connect with fellow compatriots, even while living in the Netherlands.

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