Senior Teaching and Research Assistant in Psychology
University of Basel Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology

Senior Teaching and Research Assistant


The Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel is looking to recruit a

Senior Teaching and Research Assistant
level of employment 80 to 100 percent with a starting date of February 1st, 2021 (or by appointment).

The prerequisites for employment are a high level of professional qualification, dedicated planning of an academic career, research experience and a research interest in the field of developmental science in congruence with or in relation to the division's research lines, as well as teaching experience in psychology at Bachelor's and/or Master's level. The position is limited to a maximum of six years.

Your position

The jobholder is expected to provide high research commitment and to assist in the acquisition of competitive external funding. Teaching on Bachelor's or Master's level is mandatory; the teaching load varies due to the degree of employment.
Working language may be English; German skills for everyday conversations are required (B1). Activities in academic self-organization are expected.

Your profile

  • Doctorate in psychology (PhD), preferably developmental, educational or personality psychology
  • Research experience and a research interest in the field of developmental and/or personality science
  • Experience in longitudinal and/or experimental research designs with children, adolescents/adults
  • Excellent skills in statistical methods
  • Excellent didactical skills
  • Peer-reviewed publications as a first and/or co-author
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of organizational skills

We offer you

The Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology comprises a team of advanced researchers, PhD and Master's students in the areas of test development, second language, cognitive and motor development, and personality development in intimate relationships across the life-span. The Division hosts the SEED graduate program and the Center for Developmental and Personality Counselling. The Department of Psychology offers an attractive research environment for obtaining further academic qualifications. The University of Basel is committed to equal opportunities.
With equivalent qualifications and fit for the job profile, applications from women are given preferential treatment.

Application / Contact

Applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, publications, teaching evaluations, names of referees) are welcome as emailed documents to the Division Head, Dr. Alexander Grob ( by January 15, 2021.

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