The Social, Economic, and Organisational Psychology Unit of the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands), has vacancies for
Two Assistant Professors (Universitair Docent) (1,00 fte)
Vacancy number 22-434 12084
• Contribute to the research programme of the unit, in particular on the interdisciplinary study of social and economic decision making within and between groups.
• Contribute to further developing the research programme of the unit of , and make an effort to acquire external research funds.
• Teach different topics and curricula at the Bachelor and Master level (Social and Organisational Psychology/Economic and Consumer Psychology), and supervise students at different stages of their education (first year tutorials, Bachelor research project, Master thesis, Professional internship).
• Participate in administrative and/or service activities.
• Connect to the nationally formulated sector plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities (theme Societal Transition and Behavioural Change).
The distribution of education vs. research is 60%-40%.
Candidates should have a proven track-record in research that contributes to the understanding and promotion of social decision-making and cooperation, with international peer-reviewed publications in social psychology and related fields like behavioural economics and behavioural biology, This focus accords with the nationally formulated sector plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities (theme Societal Transition and Behavioural Change). The unit strongly values fundamental research, with an eye for societal application. Candidates should be familiar with software for programming and data-analysis like R, Python, O-Tree and SPSS, and meet the publication requirements set for Full Members of the national research network in social and organisational psychology (the Kurt Lewin Institute), or be able to meet these requirements in the near future.
Candidates should have demonstrated their teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education. Candidates should meet the requirements set for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or be able to meet these requirements in the near future.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 7,000 students and 1025 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences.
The Institute of Psychology comprises six units for teaching and research: Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Social, Economic, and Organizational Psychology, and Methodology and Statistics. The Institute of Psychology offers a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration within and between units. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/psychology
Terms and conditions
This employment contract is part of the nationally formulated sector plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities (theme Societal Transition and Behavioural Change). We offer a 12 months position, with the possibility of tenure thereafter. Salary range from € 3,974.- to € 6,181.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 or 12), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
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. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.
Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. 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.
Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. E. van Dijk (telephone: +31 – 71 – 527 3709; email: Dijk@fsw.leidenuniv.nl), Prof. W. van Dijk (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Dr. C. K. W. de Dreu (email: email@example.com).
Please submit online your application no later than July, 19th via the blue button in our application system.
Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.