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Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent)

Vacancy number
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
1 June 2021
Closing date
18 June 2021

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The Social, Economic and Organizational Psychology Unit of the institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands), is looking for an

Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent)

with 80% teaching time, 20% research time; the vacancy can be fulfilled in parttime.

Key responsibilities
The Assistant Professor will strongly contribute to the teaching program of the unit. ln particular, the Assistant Professor will:

  • be involved in the teaching of different topics and curricula at the Bachelor and Master level (Social and Organizational Psychology and/or Economic and Consumer Psychology), and supervise of students at different stages of their education (first year tutorials, Bachelor research project, Master thesis, Professional internship);
  • participate in administrative and/or service activities;
  • contribute to the research program of the unit with a focus on application of insights in social, economic, and organizational decision making;
  • With 80% teaching time, 20% research time; the vacancy can be fulfilled in parttime

Selection criteria
Candidates should have demonstrated their teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education. Candidates should have demonstrated their research skills, evident from a completed PhD thesis.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducts high-quality research and offers a broad and disciplinary educational programme, focused on increasing our understanding of current developments in society. The faculty consists of five institutes: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology, Education and Child Studies, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 850 staff members. For more information, see the website.

Diversity and inclusion are cherished as core values at Leiden University. At the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences too we strive to create a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment, in which everyone – no matter who they are or what they do – can feel at home and develop their talents.

Terms and conditions
We offer a full-time fixed-term position for four
 years. ldeally, the starting date will be August 2021.Salary range from 3,746.- to  5,826.- gross per month (salary scale 11 or 12, 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. For international spouses, we have set up a dual career programme.
 Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. 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.


For further information please contact Eric van Dijk, telephone: +31 -71-527 3709, email Dijk@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit your application no later than June 18th, 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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