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Assistant Professors Psychology (8.0 fte) (217288-95)


The University of Groningen is an innovative and research-driven institute in the Northern part of the Netherlands. It is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students and 5.500 employees. Quality has been a top priority and, as a consequence, the university has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm - and rapidly increasing - position in the international university ranking lists.

Job description
The faculty board and the psychology department at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences have drawn up an investment programme directed at intensifying and innovating teaching, especially in the bachelor Psychology. To this end, we intend to appoint a total of eight assistant professors with a special interest in teaching, but also with an excellent record in research. The successful candidates teach and coordinate courses in Psychology, supervise bachelor and master students, and play an active role in implementing new developments in the Psychology department’s teaching programme. In particular, they will be involved in the ongoing development of activating and intensifying teaching and learning in the bachelor programme. The assistant professors will perform these tasks in close cooperation with other staff members, including the Director of Education.

Within the psychology department, there are 9 expertise groups. These groups share responsibility for teaching in both the English and Dutch Bachelor of Science Psychology degree programmes, as well as in the 11 Master of Science degree programmes of psychology. All expertise groups are part of the Heymans Institute of psychological research (HI) which mission is to conduct ground breaking and impactful research in the main fields of psychology.

Positions are open in all fields of psychology, whereby we strive to hire assistant professors with teaching and research experience that fits into the following expertise groups:
(1) clinical psychology
(2) clinical neuropsychology
(3) developmental psychology
(4) social psychology
(5) organizational psychology
(6) experimental psychology
(7) theory and history of psychology
(8) environmental psychology.
Regarding research expertise, a link with the university’s thematic research foci, Healthy Ageing, Energy, and Sustainable Society is welcomed, but not mandatory.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
• PhD in Psychology
• a demonstrable interest in teaching and excellent teaching skills
• the possession of or the willingness to acquire a BKO (i.e. University Teaching Qualification)
• a competitive research track record commensurate with the level of appointment
• good collaboration and communication skills
• excellent academic writing and presentation skills.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For this position, the appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The salary is ranging from a minimum of € 3,475 to a maximum of € 4,757 gross per month (salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full-time position, plus an 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

You will be appointed for a period of a maximum of four years, with an evaluation moment after one year. The position is available immediately. The candidates for this position are expected to play an active role in both teaching and research, with emphasis on teaching.

You may apply for this position until 8 September 12.00 pm / before 9 September 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of teaching and research interests and the names of two referees. Moreover, they should mention which of the eight expertise groups they would want to be part of.
Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

For information you can contact:
Prof S. Otten, Director Teaching,
Prof E.H. Gordijn, Director Research,
People interested in the Assistant Professorship in Organizational Psychology can also reach out to Eric Rietzschel for more information about the expertise group,

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