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Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology

Vacancy number
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
1.0 FTE
External/ internal
Internal, External
Placed on
27 July 2018
Closing date
01 September 2018

14 more days to apply

The section Health, Medical and Neuropsychology of the institute Psychology of the Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for an Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology (1.0 FTE).


Key responsibilities

Your research should be relevant to the domain of neuropsychology, including experimental and/or applied research in the area of mechanisms, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention of neuropsychological problems. You will contribute to the neuropsychology teaching program (at the Bachelor and Master level) offered by the unit, and will supervise students at different stages of their education. You will be expected to apply for research grants from Dutch and European funding agencies. In addition to contributing to ongoing teaching and research, you will play a role in the constant innovation of education and training. 

Selection criteria

  • You have an excellent research and teaching background;
  • A PhD on a topic relevant to neuropsychology;
  • You are able to supervise and conduct independent empirical (preferably experimental and applied) research and to be successful in acquiring external grants;
  • You have broad experience and affinity with teaching at the academic level;
  • Both Dutch and English language proficiency (or the intention to reach it) is required;
  • Clinical experience and/or registrations as clinical neuropsychologist or comparable registrations are an advantage. 

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 at Leiden University 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 two year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from €3,545 to €4,852 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 and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. 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. 


Enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrea Evers, head of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit.
See also “Further information”.


Please submit online your application via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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