Working at Tilburg University

Working at Tilburg University

Understanding Society

Our mission, Understanding Society, is our driving force. Through our research and educational programs, we strive to improve society. Our work goes beyond merely developing and conveying knowledge. We hold a central position in society. Often, we combine our academic knowledge and innovations with the insight we gain from practical experience. This is how we devise solutions for complex social problems. Tilburg University graduates go on to become more than just professionals in their fields. They also emerge as enterprising and dedicated citizens of the world. Working at Tilburg University means becoming part of a world class, society-centered institution. 

Working environment   

When you join Tilburg University’s staff, you become part of a close-knit, internationally-oriented community of some 2,000 fellow employees and approximately 13,000 students. Our campus, a small complex nestled in woodlands, is unique. The lines of communication are short within the staff body itself and between the staff and students. Our scientists often work in multi-disciplinary teams, and we participate in many high-profile regional and international networks. We also offer state of the art (digital) research and classroom facilities, as well as numerous opportunities for cultural, sporting and recreational activities.  

Working together

Our goal is to rise to the highest international standards in every area – in research and education alike. It’s important to us to deliver outstanding quality on every front. If that appeals to you and you also enjoy connecting and working with others individually and in teams, you’ll probably feel right at home in our organization.  

What we offer

While we expect satisfactory job performance, we also strive to give back. We offer excellent employee benefits. We also encourage employees to make the most of their personal potential and invest in their development. We establish clear agreements about individual career trajectories, and offer a wide variety of provisions and plans aimed at achieving the right professional and private life balance.