A national network and lobbying organisation to empower Assistant Professors in the Netherlands
We welcome all assistant professors in the Dutch academic community to join us and strengthen the network.
Dr. Ioana IIie President of APNet
Welcome to APNet! Great that you have found our website. APNet is the national network for Assistant Professors in the Netherlands. We are a member-based organisation, open to everyone who holds an Assistant Professorship position at a Dutch Research Center or University.
As a member, you will be able to: 1) access the largest network of peers within the Netherlands, 2) access events aimed at the challenges that Assistant Professors face in the Dutch academic landscape, and 3) voice your opinion on decisions made at the national level that affect Assistant Professors in particular.
APNet’s mission is two-fold.
On the one hand, we aim to create an inclusive and accessible network for all Assistant Professors in the Netherlands, regardless of university, field of study or years as an Assistant Professor. We do this by 1) having a board that consists of members who are based at different institutes and research centers, 2) allowing all Assistant Professors to become a part of this community for only a small membership fee (20 euros per year) and 3) allowing members to enter the governance structure through committees and engagement through activities.
On the other hand, our goal is to become the main lobby organization for Assistant Professors specifically, advocating for our members needs within their job as an Assistant Professor in Dutch Academia, while taking into account our members voice when formulating our opinions and statements.
Since we are a starting organization, our future depends on our members. Without members, APNet cannot exist. Our vision is therefore that in five years from now, we will have built an active community with active members from all Dutch Research Institutes and Universities. Policy-makers will ask for our opinion in matters that involve Assistant Professors and we will actively voice our concerns, advice and ideas about Dutch Academia.
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What our members say
It is really great to be part of the APnet community. As assistant professors,we had no national community to discuss rights/responsibilities, challenges, career options, work/life balance, until now!
Dr. Julian C Verdonk Wageningen University
By being an active member of APNet, I am always informed of the latest developments in academia, whilst also ensuring that we as assistant professors are well-represented in the academic world. In addition, APNet provides me the opportunity to meet and share experiences with fellow colleagues who are at a similar point in their career.