APNet started as an idea when Eveline Snelders and Anouk Beniest (both PostDoc at the time) were heading towards Assistant Professorships. Both having experienced and observed the challenges early career scientists face in academia, were looking for people that could share career advice, discuss challenges and talk about the scientific landscape in the Netherlands. At the same time, the Tenure-Track career tracks were heavily discussed and, having ideas about this, they realized there was no organization where their voices could be heard, let alone brought to the policymakers themselves. From this lack of national community at this particular career stage and the wish to be heard in policymaking, APNet was born.
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!
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.