Assistant Professor Organizational Psychology (1.0 FTE)

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 14 Mar 2024

13 Feb 2024
Job Information

University of Groningen
Research Field

Cultural studies
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

14 Mar 2024 - 23:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

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

The position of Assistant Professor combines teaching and research in the field of organizational psychology. In teaching, the candidate is expected to teach or coordinate courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes, which can be in English or Dutch. Furthermore, the candidate will supervise Bachelor, (Research) Master and PhD students. Participation in managerial committees related to the organisation of the programmes is expected.

The candidate conducts research in the field of organizational psychology, with a focus on, for instance, power and leadership, creativity and innovation, teams, organizational culture, conflict and negotiation, decision-making, and organizational change. 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 University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences excels in teaching and research in the fields of human behaviour, thinking, learning, and how people live together. We work on societal issues and problems that people experience in daily life. Central to this is individual and societal resilience and ways to enhance these. To this end, we focus on the topics of migration, the environment and climate, health, upbringing and education, the protection of vulnerable minorities, and sustainable partnerships. The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences employs over 650 staff members. For more information about the faculty please check the link .

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. The successful candidate teaches and coordinates courses in organizational psychology, supervises Bachelor and Master students, and plays an active role in responding to developments in the teaching of organizational psychology. For more information about the expertise group please check the link .

Specific Requirements

- A completed PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences in particular in industrial and organizational psychology, or other relevant disciplines such as management or organizational behavior
- Good publication record in international journals
- Experience and interest in teaching students (lecturing, internship/thesis supervision)
- Interest in innovative teaching methods
- Has relevant teaching qualifications (such as the University Teaching Qualification) or willingness to get this in the short term
- Successful in raising grants and funding
- The ability to communicate and teach in English and Dutch (level B2 /C1) or willingness to learn Dutch if not yet proficient
- Excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups
- Important competences are conceptual capacity, environment orientation, presenting and result orientation

Additional Information

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

- depending on qualifications and work experience, a salary of € 4,332 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,737 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance, as well as participation in a pension scheme for employees. For employees moving to The Netherlands, a fiscal facility about extraterritorial costs, the 30% facility, may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this. Finally, a full-time position will entitle you to 328 hours of leave per year.
- the position is classified in accordance with the University Job Classification (UFO) system; the UFO profile is Assistant Professor
- a temporary contract for a period of one year. After a positive result of the performance assessment and development interview at the end of this year the contract will be converted into a permanent one.

Intended starting date: Between June and September 2024

Selection process

You can apply by submitting a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements (covering past activities and vision for the future), and a list of three references, until 14 March 11.59 PM / before 15 March 2024 Dutch local time (CET). Only submissions via the application form will be considered.

The selection interviews will take place in April 2024.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

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Additional comments

Prof. dr. Susanne Scheibe, Chair of the Organizational Psychology expertise group
[email protected]

About the organization
Organizational Psychology

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University of Groningen
Postal Code
9712 CP
Broerstraat 5

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Broerstraat 5
Postal Code

9712 CP


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