Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience
Leiden University

The Cognitive Psychology Unit of the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences and
the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) are looking for a highly talented staff member for the
position of

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience (1.0 fte)

Vacancy number 6195

Key Responsibilities

• Conducting independent research in your field (40%);
• Teaching suitable BSc and MSc courses and supervising BSc and MSc research projects (60%);
• Contributing to organizational activities of the institute.
Selection Criteria
• We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with
various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;
• Candidates should have a strong research record, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis
and peer-reviewed (international) publications on topics in cognitive psychology or related fields;
• Valued research experience: modeling skills; programming; neuroimaging (fMRI and/or
EEG); valorization of research; collaboration with industrial / non-academic parties.
• Proficiency in the Dutch language is not essential but candidates are expected to acquire a good
command of the Dutch language within the first year;

Our faculty

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. For more
information, see
For research at our institute LIBC we offer an exciting research environment including EEG, fMRI, eye tracking,
virtual reality, and brain stimulation. For more information see and

Terms and conditions

We offer a four-year term position. Salary range from € 3637.- to € 5656.- gross per month (pay 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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a
substantial tax break. More at
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.
For inquiries, please contact professor Sander Nieuwenhuis, email


Please submit online your application no later than the 30th of April 2019 via the blue button of our
application system (available from April 16th at Applicants
should submit online a letter of interest and a cv with a list of publications.

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