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Assistant Professor (Methodology and Statistics for Psychology)

Vacancy number
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
1.0 FTE
External/ internal
Placed on
23 January 2018
Closing date
28 February 2018

4 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 Assistant Professor (Methodology and Statistics for Psychology) (1.0 fte).


Key responsibilities

  • Your research should be relevant to Methodology and Statistics for Psychology;
  • You are able to program software in R, MATLAB, Python, C++ or similar languages and have experience using statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, or STATA;
  • 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 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 education;
  • 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

  • You have a PhD in a topic relevant to Methodology and Statistics as well as an excellent research and teaching background;
  • You are able to supervise and conduct independent empirical research and successful in acquiring external grants;
  • You have experience and affinity with teaching at the academic level;
  • Both Dutch and English language proficiency (or the intention to obtain these) is required.

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.

Terms and conditions

We offer a five year term position. Salary range from €3,475 to €4,757 gross per month (pay scale 11 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 requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already  possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.


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


Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Mark de Rooij, or Prof. Serge Rombouts.

See also “Further information”.
More vacancies via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies.


Please submit online your application via the blue button of our application system. 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.