Assistant Professor in Applied Cognitive Psychology

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Feb 2023

Assistant Professor in Applied Cognitive Psychology
Assistant Professor in Applied Cognitive Psychology
Published Deadline Location
yesterday 10 Feb Leiden

The Cognitive Psychology Unit, part of the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences, is looking for a highly talented staff member for the position of
Assistant Professor in Applied Cognitive Psychology (1.0 fte)

Job description
We are looking for an assistant professor who is willing and able to contribute in a positive and transparent way to teaching, research and outreach at the Institute of Psychology, and the Cognitive Psychology Unit in particular.
Key Responsibilities
  • Developing an independent interdisciplinary research line that is relevant and attractive for both students and non-academic partners that belong to the target group of applied cognitive psychology;
  • Making research results public in peer-reviewed journals, at scientific conferences, and other professional meetings;
  • Sharing the research results with a wider audience through (social) media and other public outreach;
  • Teaching BSc and MSc courses and supervising BSc and MSc research projects, with a focus on applied cognitive psychology.

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
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Selection Criteria
  • A strong research record, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis and peer-reviewed international publications on topics in applied cognitive psychology or related fields;
  • Excellent teaching abilities and experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;
  • Expertise that fits with the Applied Cognitive Psychology master specialization.
  • Experience in valorization of research; collaboration with non-academic parties;
  • Skills: fluency in Dutch; advanced statistics; virtual reality or simulation; programming; real-time data acquisition (e.g., performance tracking, eye tracking);
  • Research focus in behavioral change, sustainability, safety, societal relevance, training, knowledge work, human factors, or performance optimization;
  • Contributing to a positive work environment and open science.
In the Cognitive Psychology Unit, we value a collegial and supportive environment. Open science is a core value in our work, and we actively pursue ways to make academia a better place. Leiden is a small, friendly town near the beach, with great public transport connections to larger cities nearby. The Netherlands has excellent support for families. Please do not be discouraged from applying if your current CV is not a 'perfect fit'. This job could suit someone from a range of different career backgrounds, and there is great scope for the right applicant to develop the role and make it their own.
Conditions of employment
Terms and conditions
We offer a tenured position conditional on a positive probation period of 12-18 months. Salary range from € 3974.- to € 6181.- gross per month (pay scale 11 to 12) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. 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 .
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. Candidates are expected to reach B1 level fluency in Dutch 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.
Leiden University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences consists of five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching as well as in multidisciplinary approaches. Please, visit the faculty's website for more information.
Institute Psychology, Cognitive Psychology unit
The Cognitive Psychology unit contributes among others to the 3-year BSc programme Psychology, the interdisciplinary minor Brain and Cognition, and the 3-year BSc programme Artificial Intelligence. The unit is furthermore responsible for two MSc tracks; Applied Cognitive Psychology (1 year) and Cognitive Neuroscience (2 years, research master). Important research themes in the unit, apart from applied cognitive psychology, are emotions, decision-making, cognitive control and comparative psychology. For more information, see
For research at Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) we offer an exciting research environment including EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality, and brain stimulation. For more information see and
Additional information
For inquiries, please contact dr. Guido Band, email
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Please submit online your application via the blue button of our application system. The final application deadline is February 10th. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest and a cv with a list of publications. Do not submit reference letters: instead provide contact addresses of people who can be approached for references (max. 2 references).
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