Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

Amsterdam (Stad), Noord-Holland (NL)
06 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant professor of Social Psychology

Publication date
1 October 2020

Closing date
20 October 2020

Level of education

30 to 38 hours per week

Salary indication
€3,746 to €5,826 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week

Vacancy number

Are you a social psychologist who is passionate about science and education? Do you publish high-quality research in the premier outlets of the field? Are you a dedicated and effective teacher? Effective January 2021, we are seeking an assistant professor of social psychology. 

Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the discipline of Psychology offers a range of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes, while its research is carried out at the Psychology Research Institute (Psyres). The successful candidate will be part of the Social Psychology program group.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have a successful program of research, as reflected in several first-authored international publications in top outlets of the field. In terms of content, the preferred candidate strengthens and complements the research activities of the social psychology program group. This means that the candidate conducts high-quality research on the cognitive, affective, and/or motivational underpinnings of social behavior that fits with one or more ongoing research lines in our group. The successful candidate will have demonstrable motivation and ability to teach social-psychological topics in the Psychology Bachelor program, the Social Influence master track, the Cultural Psychology master track, and/or the interdisciplinary bachelor program Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE).

Job description
As assistant professor of social psychology, you will be responsible for:

  • conducting high-quality research in social psychology;
  • teaching, developing, and coordinating bachelor and master level courses and tutorials on social-psychological topics;
  • supervising student research projects at bachelor and master level;
  • attracting research funding.

You have:

  • a PhD in social psychology;
  • a research profile fitting the above described program;
  • high-quality publications in international, peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • more than 2 years of experience in teaching, developing, and improving courses and supervising theses on social-psychological topics at the bachelor and master level (with good evaluations);
  • a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO);
  • excellent English proficiency;
  • willingness to learn Dutch (if applicable).

You are:

  • a team player;
  • proactive;
  • conscientious;
  • focused on quality;
  • a good planner and organizer.

Further information
Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

prof. Gerben van Kleef. 
Would you like to learn more about working at the University of Amsterdam? Visit our website.

Our offer
The initial employment contract is for two years (with a possible extension up to three years), based on 55% teaching and 45% research. If the candidate proves suitable, barring unforeseen organisational developments and assuming sufficient funding and FTE availability, we intend to offer the candidate a permanent contract. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,746 and a maximum salary of €5,826 gross per month based on a 38-hour working week. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities applies.

What else can we offer you?

A motivating work environment with a variety of duties and sufficient scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. We cherish inquisitive minds and persevering spirits, and allow you the opportunity to dig deeper with your questions. Diverse, unique, dynamic, internationally oriented and ambitious: these are all characteristics which typify UvA staff. Strongly committed to the city of Amsterdam and the international society of which it is part, the UvA stands for independence, creativity, innovation, an international perspective and a critical yet open mindset.

Job application
The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive:

  • your CV;
  • a letter explaining your motivation and qualifications;
  • recent teaching evaluations, and
  • two recent papers (published or accepted within the last five years) that are representative of your research.

The deadline for applications is 20 October 2020.

You may apply online by clicking on the link below. 

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