Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
University of Amsterdam Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Psychology Department

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

Publication date               23 April 2019

Closing date                    24 May 2019

Level of education            PhD

Hours                             30 to 38 hours per week

Salary indication              €3,637 to €5,656 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week

Vacancy number             19-252


Are you a social psychologist who is passionate about research and teaching? Do you publish top-quality research in the premier outlets of the field? Are you an inspiring and effective teacher? Effective September 2019, we are seeking an assistant professor of social psychology.


Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the discipline of Psychology offers a range of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes, while its research is carried out at the Psychology Research Institute (Psyres). The successful candidate will be part of the Social Psychology program group.


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have a successful program of research, as reflected in several first-authored international publications in top outlets of the field. In terms of content, the preferred candidate strengthens and complements the research activities of the social psychology program group. This means that the candidate conducts cutting-edge research on the cognitive, affective, and/or motivational underpinnings of social behavior that fits with one or more ongoing research lines in our group. The successful candidate will have proven ability and motivation to teach in the Social Influence track and/or the Cultural Psychology track of our master's program as well as in the interdisciplinary bachelor program Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE).

Job description


As assistant professor of social psychology, you will be responsible for


    conducting top-quality research in social psychology;

    teaching, developing, and coordinating bachelor and master level courses and tutorials on social-psychological topics, including social influence and/or cultural psychology;

    supervising student research projects at bachelor and master level;

    attracting research funding.




You have:


    a PhD in social psychology;

    a research profile fitting the above described program;

    high-quality publications in international, peer-reviewed academic journals;

    more than 2 years of experience in teaching, developing, and improving courses and supervising theses on social-psychological topics at the bachelor and master level (with good evaluations);

    a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO);

    excellent English proficiency;

    willingness to learn Dutch (if applicable).


You are:


    a team player;



    focused on quality;

    a good planner and organizer.


What can we offer you?


A motivating work environment with a variety of duties and sufficient scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. We cherish inquisitive minds and persevering spirits, and allow you the opportunity to dig deeper with your questions. Diverse, unique, dynamic, internationally oriented and ambitious: these are all characteristics which typify UvA staff. Strongly committed to the city of Amsterdam and the international society of which it is part, the UvA stands for independence, creativity, innovation, an international perspective and a critical yet open mindset.

Further information


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:


    prof. Gerben van Kleef


Would you like to learn more about working at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)? Visit our website.



 The initial employment is for two years, based on 50% teaching and 50% research. If the candidate proves suitable, barring unforeseen organisational developments and assuming sufficient FTE availability, we intend to offer the candidate a permanent contract. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,637 and a maximum salary of €5,656 gross per month based on a full-time appointment for a 38-hour working week. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application


The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.


Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive:


    your CV;

    a letter explaining your motivation and qualifications;

    recent teaching evaluations, and

    two recent papers (published or accepted within the last five years) that are representative of your research.


The deadline for applications is 24 May 2019.


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