Assistant Professor Organizational Psychology (1.0 FTE)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 15 Jul 2021


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage our 36,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. We belong to the best research universities in Europe and join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks; we are truly an international place of knowledge.

Our Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a center of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. We study issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how to resolve or prevent these. Our Faculty employs about 650 employees.

The Department of Psychology is part of our faculty and we offer bachelor’s and master’s programs in both Dutch and English to over 3,000 students. Our department's student population is very international; more than half of our students are non-Dutch and come from countries all over the world. We teach in Dutch as well as in English.

The organizational psychology group shares responsibility for teaching in the (English and Dutch) bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The teaching philosophy is to provide the knowledge and skills required to analyze, understand, and change a wide variety of phenomena that occur in organizations. Teaching includes diverse topics such as motivation, leadership, occupational health, aging at work, career development, organizational change, conflict, creativity and innovation, and personality and assessment.

Job description

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen invites applicants for a permanent assistant professorship position in the unit Organizational Psychology. This position will be located in the Department of Psychology.

The position combines teaching and research in the field of organizational psychology. In teaching, candidates are expected to teach (and coordinate) courses in the bachelor and master programmes (Dutch or English). Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to supervise research master and PhD students. Participation in managerial committees related to the organisation of the programmes is also expected.

The candidate conducts research in the field of organizational psychology. Central to our research and teaching is the link between theory and practice: We produce and disseminate knowledge that is grounded in good research and theory, while at the same time offering clear perspectives for interventions to actually improve organizational life. The candidate is expected to develop a research funding plan allowing her/him to attract external funding in the short/medium term.

  • a completed PhD in organizational psychology or related fields
  • good publication record in international journals
  • Interest in teaching organizational psychology and in innovating teaching methods
  • teaching experience and in possession of relevant teaching qualifications (such as Basic Education Qualification)
  • the ability to communicate and teach in English and knowledge of Dutch or willingness to learn it within a reasonable period.
  • excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups.
  • important competences are conceptual capacity, environment orientation, presenting and result orientation.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,746 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,826 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
• excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus, participation in a pension scheme for employees and excellent secondary benefits. We offer 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a full-time employment
• an appointment on a temporary basis for 18 months, with an outlook to a permanent contract.

The appointee will ideally commence on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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For information you can contact:

Prof. dr Susanne Scheibe,

(please do not use the email addresses above for applications)

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