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Post-Master’s Traineeship in Digital Transformation Design at Digital Society School (0,8 fte)

Geplaatst: 07-06-2019
Sluitingsdatum: 21-06-2019
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Amsterdam (Noord-Holland) 
Ondersteunend / Staf 
min. 0,8 fte, max. 0,8 fte 
max. 9 (€2.769,32 - €3.815,57) 


This position is a combination of researching, teaching/coaching and learning. Your responsibilities will include

  • conduct applied research for a transformational challenge in close collaboration with a Digital Society School partner;
  • develop your own solution (product or service) to that challenge into a working prototype as well as experiments;
  • coach teams participating in multidisciplinary projects within the track;
  • train executives and teach learners in modules such as hackathons and digital camps about topics related to the track theme;
  • learn and expand your skill set in applied research, design and design thinking, entrepreneurship, growth hacking or technology-related topics;
  • share your research and knowledge via international platforms, MOOCS and publications

Central to these responsibilities is the transformational challenge on which the DTD works for a DSS partner. Digital Society School offers the DTD a comprehensive educational programme through which the candidate can increase their competences.

About The Systems For Sharing Track

In this track we give shape to technological, digital and social systems. In the digital society, we become more and more dependent on digital information and systems that are getting more fuzzy and complex. The transitions of society require flexible systems that are safe and transparent and safeguard the privacy of its users. Governments, companies and citizens all have a role in these systems, and their own responsibilities. How do we sustainably design these systems in the platform society and how do we train and guide people in the integration of these systems in their lives.

We create proof of concepts, prototypes and do applied research for ’systems for sharing’ in the light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will also train organisations and professionals to adopt a different mindset and be able to stimulate a sharing culture within their work environment or community.


Digital Society School (DSS) is a growing multidisciplinary community of learners, creators and designers ready to have an impact on society and its global digital transformation.
As a Digital Transformation Designer (DTD) you will work in a group of trainees, that consists of a Track Owner (responsible for the track as a whole), a Senior Researcher (who is responsible for supervising the DTD’s and the output of the research, among other tasks), and three DTD’s (including you), as well as a twice-yearly rotating group of learners.

Currently there are six Digital Transformation Designers working at the Digital Society School, respectively in the Data Driven Transformation track, Digital to Physical track, and now we are looking for one DTD’s in the Systems for Sharing track. Over time this will become a group of twelve DTD’s.

Functie eisen

For this traineeship, we are looking for enthusiastic Master’s graduates who is interested in the broader theme of Systems for Sharing. It is essential that you have relevant technical, design and/or research skills. You will also have excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English AND Dutch. We work in English at DSS, but for this role we would need a Dutch speaker to communicate with partners. Moreover, you are keen to share knowledge, interested in working in multidisciplinary teams and, most importantly, eager to learn. You have a proven capability of learning quickly, take initiative with a view to productivity and are self-motivated.


This is a project based two-year contract, starting ideally from the 1st of July 2019 or as soon as the candidate will be available, following 2 successful interviews. The activities meet the job description for Teaching/Research Assistant. This appointment is made at an entry level and the salary is scaled under pay scale 9 with a minimum of €2521,- and maximum of €2769,- based on a fulltime (1 fte) position (CAO HBO, collective labour agreement for universities of applied sciences). The offered salary will be based on relevant experience and education.

This is a 0.8 fte paid traineeship position. Part of the traineeship is an obligatory educational programme for the candidate to follow. Next to the 0,8 fte, you will also be available for 0,2 fte to follow the educational programme. AUAS offers an extensive package of employee benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and a year-end allowance. Via the AUAS Academy, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and personal development, encouraging employees to continue increasing their professionalism.

Contact informatie

For more information, please contact Sobhi Khatib (Track Owner System For Sharing) via s.khatib@hva.nl .

This vacancy is open until being filled.

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