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Assistant professors in Social Decision Making


The department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University is looking for assistant professors in Social Decision Making (social, economic, and organizational psychology) for 0,8 - 1,0 fte - 5 years. Start date: May 2016 – September 2016

Job description and qualifications
Starting September 2016 the department of social psychology participates in a new Dutch bachelor of psychology and a new international bachelor of psychology, both including specific majors on social psychology, economic psychology, and work & organizational psychology. The department’s research program centers on Social Decision Making: Department members seek to understand how individual and interdependent decisions are shaped by social, economic and organizational settings.

- Research (ca 50%): we expect you to conduct and publish research, write grant proposals, seek connections to stakeholders in the field, and valorize findings.
- Teaching (ca 50%): we expect you to supervise students at BSc and MSc level, teach a variety of (English language) courses at both the Bachelors’ and Masters’ level, including the two-year Research Master program, and obtain a basic teaching qualification (BKO).
- Service: we expect you to contribute to academic citizenship (e.g., regular office hours, participate in weekly lab meetings, colloquia) and management (e.g., member of education committee, lab coordinator, member of ethical committee, etc.).

To further strengthen our teaching and research profile, we seek applicants who
(1) recently completed a PhD in social, economic or organizational psychology,
(2) are willing to teach any course offered by the department,
(3) take preferably an experimental approach to understand social decision making,
(4) have preferably experience with valorizing research findings and/or a good CV to apply for personal grants.

Employment terms and conditions
Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. For the tenure track position there is a 5 years fixed term contract with the possibility of tenure thereafter. The full-time gross salary ranges between € 3400,- and € 4654,- per month (not including various allowances). Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. Tilburg University is an equal opportunity employer.

Information and application
Specific information about the vacancy can be directed to Dr. Ilja van Beest, (professor of social psychology, Head of Department, tel. +31134662472, or Dr. Marcel Zeelenberg, (professor of economic psychology, tel. +31134668381, Website:

A CV, letter of motivation (including research and teaching statement), teaching evaluations (if available), and one recent publication should be sent before 1 March 2016 to Hans-Georg van Liempd MSc, Managing Director Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University only by using the button 'apply' above. Interviews, job talks and campus visits with applicants are scheduled in April/May 2016.

Department of Social Psychology
The Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) is a vibrant group comprised of Social, Economic and Organizational psychologists. Our department fosters an intellectually stimulating and productive environment, advancing knowledge on social decision making and contributing to the effective practices of organizations and society. Our research is highly recognized, both nationally and internationally, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary research institute TIBER (Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research). The department makes use of diverse and state-of–the-art research facilities (multi-use lab spaces, on-line data collection, mobile computing, psychophysiological and neurocognitive equipment) in addition to a dedicated research support staff (lab assistants, programming and technical support).