1 Assistant professor and 1 Assistant Professor / Lecturer of Social Psychology University of Amsterdam Netherlands

1 Assistant professor and 1 Assistant professor/Lecturer of Social Psychology

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Psychology

Publication date
25 April 2018
Level of education
Salary indication
€3,475 to €4,757 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Closing date
18 May 2018
30 to 38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest educational and research institution in the social sciences in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves 7,500 students in numerous Bachelor and Master programs in Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,100 employees at the Faculty, which resides in a number of buildings in the center of Amsterdam.

The Social Psychology program offers degree courses at both Bachelors and Masters level, participates in the two-year Psychology Research Masters, the UvA PPLE bachelors program, and the PhD training program provided by the Kurt Lewin Graduate School for social psychology. Approximately 80 to 90 students enroll in the Bachelor program, and a similar number enroll in the Master program annually. The program is supported by approximately 15 tenured faculty members, 10 fixed-term faculty members and postdoctoral researchers, and 10 PhD students. The program operates internationally, and regularly hosts international visitors. Teaching is in English and Dutch.

We offer a dynamic and supportive environment in an internationally recognized department that ranks among the best in Europe for research and teaching. The department is situated near the centre of town, and has excellent facilities for undertaking research in a broad range of areas (with state-of-the-art facilities available, such as EEG, ERP, TMS, and fMRI, cognitive behavioural testing suites, eye-tracker, and a social observation lab).

Job description

We seek to hire 1 Assistant professor and 1 Assistant professor or Lecturer. The Assistant professor positions entail an equal proportion of research and teaching tasks, whereas Lecturer positions mainly or exclusively involve teaching. For both positions, we seek to recruit excellent social psychologists with demonstrable expertise and interest in the area of cultural psychology, broadly defined. We are looking for candidates who have a strong research record, as evidenced in publications in top-tier journals, and who are competitive on the Dutch and European grant markets (this applies in particular to candidates for an Assistant professorship). Applicants for either position must have proven expertise in teaching in social psychology, and preferably also in the area of cultural psychology. As our ideal candidate you will have a basic teaching qualification (the Dutch BKO) or equivalent thereof and a portfolio of excellent teaching evaluations. Besides teaching in the bachelor and master programs of Social Psychology, you should be prepared to teach in the UvA PPLE bachelors program. We explicitly encourage female candidates and members of minority groups to apply. You may indicate your preference for the function of Assistant professor or Lecturer. Applications for both positions will be considered jointly by a single committee overseeing both appointments.


  • PhD in psychology;
  • a research profile fitting the above described program;
  • high-quality publications in international, peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • experience with teaching social psychology courses at the BA and MA-level, ideally in the area of cultural psychology;
  • experience with supervising MA-thesis research projects;
  • demonstrable expertise and interest in the area of cultural psychology;
  • fluency in written and spoken English;
  • willingness to learn Dutch.

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The appointment will be for a period of 24 months with the possibility of extension to a permanent contract contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Based on a full-time appointment the gross monthly salary will be between €3,475 and €4,757 (scale 11), depending on your qualifications and experience. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Jop application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application to Ms. Annemiek Hoffer with reference to vacancy number 18-220.
Your application should include:

  1. a letter of interest that explains your motivation and qualifications;
  2. an up-to-date CV;
  3. recent teaching evaluations.


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