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Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology

Vacancy number
21-650 10216
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
14 December 2021
Closing date
28 December 2021 Vacancy closed

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.

The Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit has a vacancy for an:

Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology (0,60 - 1.0 FTE)  
Vacancy number 21-649 10216

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 conditions. 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 innovation of the curriculum offered by the department.


You have an excellent research and teaching background, as well as a PhD on a topic relevant to neuropsychology. You are able to supervise and conduct independent empirical (preferably experimental, clinical, or 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. The candidate will be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs).

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, please visit the website here. 

Diversity and inclusion are cherished as core values at Leiden University. At the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences we also 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

A one year position for 0.6-1.0 fte at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit at the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. Salary range from €3,807.- to € 5,922.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 or 12 for assistant professor), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The position encompasses teaching at various levels and research. 

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. More information can be found at 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.


Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. dr. Andrea Evers, chair of the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit. Tel 071 – 527 3627, Email: a.evers@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

For further information about our unit and its teaching and research activities, please visit our website: here.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (specifying the vacancy number), accompanied by: a detailed curriculum vitae; a research profile (1-2 pages); teaching statement (1-2 page description of courses taught and teaching interest); and the names and contact information for two references (no letters). Applications can be submitted no later than 12/28/2021 via the blue button in our application system.

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and may be asked to give a colloquium to staff or the institute.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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