Assistant Professor (UD2) (fixed term, 24 months) in Social Psychology

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 20 Jun 2021

Assistant Professor (UD2) (fixed term, 24 months) in Social Psychology
Assistant Professor (UD2) (fixed term, 24 months) in Social Psychology
Published Deadline Location
1 Jun 20 Jun Maastricht

Job description

We are looking for a candidate who is interested in building a teaching and research career following their postdoctoral training. The candidate should be motivated to develop and execute a research line at the forefront of health and social psychological research making use of currently developing themes and methodological approaches. An interest in learning or further developing innovative methods for conducting health and social psychological research is an advantage. We are open to a broad range of health and social psychological research topics. Ideally, the candidate’s research focus has potential to intersect the research lines held by staff members in our department (please see our website for themes and topics), and actively seeking collaborations. A start-up grant for research will be offered. Teaching is an important element at Maastricht University. The candidate will be involved in the Master and Bachelor teaching programme of our department, including lectures, tutoring in the context of problem-based learning, and supervision of Bachelor and Master theses. Affinity with Intervention Mapping and theories and applications of behavior change models in teaching contexts is an advantage. The position is initially for 24 months with a potential extension given availability of funding.

The candidate will work in the Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Work and Social Psychology, section Applied Social Psychology.


  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)

  • A PhD in psychology or a related discipline, with a focus on health or social psychology. A minimum of 1-2 years of PostDoc experience.
  • An interest in developing an own innovative health or social psychological research line.
  • Interest in small-scale teaching (problem-based learning), documentation of higher education teaching credentials (Dutch BKO or similar) or acquisition in the near future. Teaching accounts for 50% of the position.
  • Good communicative and networking skills reflecting the ability to engage and collaborate.
  • Good conversational and writing language skills in English. Dutch language skills are helpful.
  • A promising publication track record of applied or fundamental research, and documented or ambitions to attract own funding.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 24 maanden.

The position is temporary for the duration of 2 years. Depending on experience and qualification. The maximum gross monthly salary is € 5.127,- in accordance with scale 11

The positions will have to start within the timeframe of 01.09. - 01.11.2021

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website  > Support > UM employees .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
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Additional information

Additional information: Prof. Dr. Kai J. Jonas, head of the section Applied Social Psychology;
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Application procedure

Please apply with the usual documents (CV, letter of motivation explicating their own research line and the overlap with those of the section, teaching credentials, references). 

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Please mention also the vacancy number/job number (AT2021.200) in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.


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