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Associate Professor Methodology and Statistics for Psychology

Vacancy number
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
0.8-1.0 FTE
External/ internal
Placed on
22 December 2017
Closing date
15 February 2018

29 more days to apply

The section Methodology and Statistics of the institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for an Associate Professor Methodology and Statistics for Psychology (0.8-1.0 FTE).


Key Responsibilities

  • Your field of research must fit within Methodology and Statistics for Psychology. The unit has three main lines of research:
    1) Statistical learning for psychological research;
    2) fMRI methodology;
    3) Applied psychometrics;
  • You will contribute to the teaching program of the Methodology and Statistics unit at both the Bachelor and Master level, and will supervise students at different stages of their education;
  • You will act as a statistical consultant for members of the Institute of Psychology and the Leiden University graduate school of social and behavioural sciences;
  • You will be expected to apply for research grants from Dutch and European funding agencies;
  • You contribute to administration and organization at the level of the unit and the institute.

Selection Criteria

  • An excellent research and teaching background;
  • Shown to be able to coordinate your own innovative research program;
  • An excellent record of scientific papers published in international high impact journals;
  • Successfully supervised PhD students and acted as ‘co-promotor’;
  • High level international appearance;
  • Been successful in obtaining research funds;
  • A PhD on a topic relevant to Methodology and Statistics;
  • Shown to be able to program in languages like R, MATLAB, or C++ and have experience in the use of statistical packages as SPSS, SAS, FSL/SPM, or STATA;
  • Experience and affinity with teaching methodological/statistical courses at the academic level;
  • Both Dutch and English language proficiency (or the intention to reach it) is required;
  • The candidate may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs).

Our Faculty/Institute

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises four institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology. The Faculty also includes the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour.

The Institute of Psychology comprises six units for teaching and research: Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Social and Organisational Psychology, and Methodology and Statistics. The Institute of Psychology offers a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration within and between units.

Terms and conditions

We offer a fixed-term position for 5 years. Salary range from €4,815 to €5,861 gross per month (pay scale 13, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Enquiries can be made to Prof. Mark de Rooij, or Prof. Serge Rombouts.

More vacancies and information via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies.


Please submit online your application via our application system by using the blue button at the top of this text. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a detailed CV, a research profile (1-2 pages), a teaching statement (1-2 page description of courses taught and teaching interest) and the name and contact information of two references (no letters).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.