Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Radboud University, Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC)

Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the Donders Centre for Cognition

  • 32 - 40 hours per week

  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,656

  • Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Job level: PhD

  • Duration of the contract: 2 years

  • Application deadline: 1 January 2020



We are looking for


The Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC), embedded in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the School of Psychology at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) are seeking an Assistant Professor for the Department of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. The goal of this position is to further strengthen the educational programme and advance fundamental research in neuropsychology. The position involves teaching on a 50-50 basis, developing and coordinating courses in the field of neuropsychology. Your teaching activities will be embedded in the Psychology Bachelor's (domain: Brain & Cognition) and Master's programmes (notably the Neuropsychology track of the Master's specialisation on Healthcare Psychology). You will also be supervising students working on their Bachelor's and Master's theses.

You should have a research agenda in the domain of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, which includes research on learning and memory, executive functions and adaptive behaviour, and/or the translation of cognitive research into applications for clinical practice and society (e.g. neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, ageing). Current research focuses on clinical neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry, with formal links to institutes such as the Radboud university medical center, Vincent van Gogh Institute for Psychiatry, and Klimmendaal Rehabilitation Centre.


We ask


  • A PhD degree in neuropsychology or an associated academic field, preferably on a clinically oriented topic.

  • Be an inspiring, motivating and conscientious supervisor of internships as well as of BA and MA theses.

  • An enthusiastic and inspiring lecturer with experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and/or PhD candidates (preferably also in coordinating courses).

  • University teaching qualification (BKO or equivalent).

  • An academic track record, as evidenced by publications in international academic journals.

  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a team.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 level).

  • An excellent command of written and spoken Dutch or the willingness to learn this language within two years.


We are


The position will be embedded in the Department of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The faculty's ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands. The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at Radboud University, with a total of around 4,500 students spread over three educational institutions.

The School of Psychology offers excellent degree programmes for approximately 1,800 students: the Bachelor's programme has an annual inflow of approximately 450 new students. The Master's degree in Psychology consists of three tracks to prepare students for their academic and professional career: Healthcare Psychology; Work, Organisation and Health; and Behaviour Change. The Research Master's programmes in Behavioural Science and Cognitive Neuroscience are offered in collaboration with two renowned research institutes: the Donders Institute for Cognition, Brain and Behaviour and the Behavioural Science Institute.

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research institute that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and control, 3. Plasticity and memory, and 4. Neural computation and Neurotechnology. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research conducted at the Donders Institute. The Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as 'excellent' and is considered a very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!


We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.

  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,656 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 12).

  • The exact salary (in scale 11 or 12) depends on your qualifications and relevant professional experience .

  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

  • Duration of the contract: upon positive evaluation after 2 years: permanent position.

  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Prof. dr. Roy P.C. Kessels , Department Head and Professor of Neuropsychology

Tel.: +31 24 361 25 44 (secr.)


Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. dr. Roy P.C. Kessels and submit it, using the application button, no later than 1 January 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.

  • CV (highlighting teaching and research activities).

The first round of interviews will be held based on motivation letters and CVs. The second round will include presentation assignments.


We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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