Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
University of Amsterdam Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Teacher Clinical Psychology

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Educational level:  Master
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  2 April 2023
Vacancy number:  11295

Are you a starting or more experienced teacher with interest in Clinical Psychology?

The Clinical Psychology programme group of the University of Amsterdam has two vacancies for teaching positions. Depending on your experience and interest you will teach the clinically oriented courses (docent 4) or contribute to the clinically oriented courses and bachelor and master thesis supervision (docent 3).

The Clinical Psychology (CP) programme group organises the introductory course in clinical psychology for first-year psychology students, the clinical psychology specialization in the bachelor programme, and the master programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the CP programme group conducts fundamental research using methods and models from basic psychology to investigate psychopathology and runs clinical trials to inform clinical practice.

What are you going to do

As a teacher in the Clinical psychology programme group you will contribute to a broad range of courses in the clinical specialisation of the bachelor programme, and depending on the on your experience, also in the master clinical psychology. Click here information on the bachelor programme, here for information on the master programme, and here for information on the clinical psychology department.

You will/tasks:

-Teach tutorials for clinical interviewing and therapeutic skills;

-supervise students on bachelor and master thesis;

-supervising students on their clinical internship;

-Support course coordination.

What do you have to offer

You enjoy supervising groups of (international) students, you want to develop yourself as a teacher, and reflect on your own skills. You have excellent communication and social skills and you can work well in a team

You have:

  • A Msc in (clinical) psychology or related field;
  • A minimal B1 level of Dutch, and a willingness to further improve;
  • Preferably experience in clinical practice (at minimum completed a clinical internship); and preferably completed a “basisaantekening psychodiagnostiek” (BAPD).

For the Teacher 3 position you also have:

  • At least 4 years of experience with academic teaching, preferably in clinical psychology;
  • Preferably experience with individual thesis supervision (bachelor and master students); 
  • A teaching skills certification (BKO or Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs), or the willingness to enter a BKO trajectory.

What can we offer you

For the ‘docent 4’ position we offer a temporary employment contract of 4 years (with 2 months probation). Depending on your experience, the minimum salary is €2960 and the maximum salary is €4670 gross per month based on a 38-hour working week, in keeping with salary scale 10.

You will be given time for training and development (DOP). The DOP is meant to increase the future employability of beginning lecturers after their temporary employment. During the 4 years, you will follow several professionalisation courses with your colleagues within the FMG.

For the ‘docent 3’ position we offer a temporary employment contract of one year, with the prospect of a permanent contract following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances.

Depending on your experience, the minimum salary is €3974 and the maximum salary is €5439 gross per month based on a 38-hour working week, in keeping with salary scale 11, as per theCollectiveLabour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

What else do we offer

  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


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Job Application

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application/motivation letter and resume in one .pdf by 02 April 2023.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize 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.

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