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Senior Lecturer Public Administration

Universiteit van Aruba
Universiteit van Aruba - Oranjestad, Aruba
In overleg
2e graads

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Established in 2009, the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) is the youngest faculty of the University of Aruba. For our Organization, Governance, and Management (OGM) WO bachelor program, we are looking for a dynamic colleague in the function of:


The OGM program aims to educate policy advisors, consultants, (junior) managers, and researchers for the public and private domain in Aruba. We are committed to educating dynamic leaders for the island who are analytical, responsible, and ethical, and can address local emerging issues. Another important aim of our program is to generate knowledge in a small island state context, that is of direct use for the university as well as local society. Our biggest prides are that we have a committed and skilled team of lecturers, our program is interwoven in the Aruban field, we have a local and international academic perspective, active collaborations abroad, and we deliver successful wo-bachelor graduates.

Your main responsibilities are: 
  • Teach, develop, and coordinate education for the WO bachelor students in the fields of Organization, Governance, and Management, with related administrative duties;
  • Teach, develop, and coordinate courses in the Master Governance and Leadership program;
  • Supervise theses;
  • Contribute to the continuous innovation and quality processes of the programs;
  • Initiate and conduct (commissioned) research with practical societal and academic impact, related to the Research Agenda OGM: Navigating complexity- Organizing quality in small island states;
  • Provide training/workshops for the Aruba Institute for Good Governance & Leadership (GG&L); 
  • Perform and contribute other administrative activities for the benefit of the state of affairs of the programs and faculty.


The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a PhD in Public Administration, political science, or related social sciences;
  • Has proven experience in academic research, teaching (community-engaged learning, blended learning), and coaching;
  • Is in possession of the certificate "basiskwalificatie onderwijs" or a comparable certificate;
  • Has ambition to contribute to the sustainable development of Aruba and other small island states through interactive contextual education and impactful research;
  • Affinity for mixed methods research within the social sciences;
  • Has excellent organizational, supervisory, and collaborative team-building skills;
  • Is able to provide and receive constructive feedback to/from peers and students as part of his/her strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and is willing to learn Papiamento, Dutch, and Spanish is a plus;
  • Shows sensitivity to and awareness of cultural context, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Key competencies: flexibility, accountability, process & result oriented, leadership, critical and analytic thinking,  team player, and ability to (continue to) work independently on a long-term project.


We offer a pleasant working environment within a small university with around 600 students that is in full development. The small scale of our organization means that we offer a diversity of work and roles, from providing teaching and conducting research to holding administrative positions.
This position is for an appointment of 40 hours per week and for a salary in accordance with the remuneration scheme of the University of Aruba. The appointment is for a contract period of one (1) to three (3) years with the possibility of a contract extension based on a good performance evaluation and unchanged organization conditions. Part of our secondary employment conditions includes 30 vacation days, 13 ATV days, a vacation allowance, a pension plan, additional health insurance, and opportunities for personal and professional development.


Interested? Submit through your application letter and resume before October 30, 2023. Information about our Bachelor program OGM and the Master of Governance and Leadership can be found in the study guides on our website. For more information about the position, please contact the dean, Dr. Mieke de Droog ( One (or more) job interviews, a medical exam, an assessment test, and a certificate of good conduct are in accordance with our rules of application and a standard part of our recruitment and selection procedure.

Universiteit van Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba
Wetenschappelijk onderwijs
Regulier / Algemeen
700 Leerlingen

The University of Aruba (UA) is a modern university offering higher education, research, and social services to Aruba and the surrounding regions. Embedded in the Aruban society, the UA is a model in cultural diversity that represents the make-up of the Aruban culture itself, with students from the Caribbean, European, Latin, Asian, and American family backgrounds. The current four Faculties and the various University Centers strive to contribute to academic discussion, participate in the sustainable development of Aruba, and promote critical open-minded thinking. Providing these services is a critical part of UA’s mission to give back to the Aruban community.

Like the student population, the teaching staff at the UA is made up of a diverse body of dedicated scholars from Aruba and abroad. Working closely together, this team of local and international scholars fosters the academic growth of the almost 700 students attending the UA. Additionally, to promote both faculty and student development, the UA offers a number of critical administrative, facilities, and individual services which are provided by a friendly and supportive UA staff.

The UA traces its roots back to 1988 when the start of the Faculty of Law (FdR) marked the beginning of the UA’s academic growth. In 1993, the Faculty for Accounting, Finance, and Marketing (FEF) started which is now the largest faculty of the UA, followed by the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies (FHTMS) in 2005. The UA’s most recent addition is the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) which began in 2009. In the coming years, the UA hopes to continue its expansion by offering cutting-edge degree programs to both local and international students.


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