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Assistant Professor Mental Illnesses

22-499 12432
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2 augustus 2022
22 augustus 2022 Vacature gesloten

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

Assistant Professor Mental Illnesses as part of the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)  
Vacancy number 22-499 12432

Your research should be relevant to the domain of health-, medical- or neuropsychology, including experimental and/or applied research in the area of mechanisms, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses. You will contribute to the health-, medical- and 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 the profile of this vacancy. You conduct your research according to Open Science principles and you have experience with state of the art methodological and statistical approach and software (for example R). You are a team player, but you are also able to supervise and conduct independent empirical research. You are motivated and willing to write external grant proposals and 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. The candidate will be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs).

This position is part of the sectorplan theme Mental Illness (psychische aandoeningen). 

About the faculty
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences consists of five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching as well as in multidisciplinary approaches. Please, visit the faculty’s website for more information. 

Terms and conditions

A position for 0.8-1.0 fte at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit at the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. The salary level depends on previous research and teaching experience and ranges between  3.974,- to 6.181,- 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. This position is part of the sectorplan theme Mental Illness (psychische aandoeningen). 

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 at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

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.

Diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.


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

For further information about our unit and its teaching and research activities, please visit our website: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/psychology/health-medical-and-neuropsychology


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 August 22nd via the blue button in our application system.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and may be asked to give a colloquium to staff or the institute.
 The first interview rounds are planned on Friday September 2nd (between 10.00-14.00hrs).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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