Lecturer Health Promotion & Behaviour Change

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Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? Do you have affiliation with health promotion, prevention, intervention and/or behaviour change and do you enjoy working in a collaborative team? The program group Developmental Psychology (Psychology) of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences  is looking for a lecturer who is available from 1 September 2021.

We are specifically looking for a lecturer within the field of health promotion and/or behaviour change for our international Master Programme, 'Health Promotion and Behaviour Change ', previously named 'Development and Health Psychology'.

What are you going to do?

We offer a lecturing position for courses, which have already been developed in the Master Health Promotion and Behaviour Change. In this Master we use a problem-based teaching approach and make an effort in stimulating active learning. You will also supervise students during their internship and Master thesis project. The Master thesis topics need to fit within our teaching program and are preferably within your own research area.

You will be:

  • designing Master thesis projects;
  • supervising students during their Master thesis projects and internships;
  • tutoring in courses (i.e., Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Obesity, Addiction, and Stress);
  • support the course development in the Master;
  • grading thesis, course assignments and exams;
  • supervising Bachelor projects;
  • giving lectures fitting your specific profile (optional).

What do we require of you?
  • Having obtained a PhD, or almost obtained a PhD.
  • Some teaching experience which can preferably be proven through positive student evaluations.
  • Your background can be diverse as we are looking for someone experienced with one or more of the below areas:
    • Health promotion, prevention, intervention;
    • Behavior change;
    • Psychological, biological, and/or social psychological theoretical perspectives;
    • Sex and sexually transmitted diseases, obesity, addiction, and/or stress.

Our offer

We offer a 0,75 fte contract for one year, with positive prospect for extending it. Preferred starting date is 1 September 2021. This will be a temporary contract for a fixed term.

The gross monthly salary based on full-time employment (38 hours per week) ranges from €2,790 up to a maximum of €5,127 (salary scale 10/11). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. The starting salary will be based on qualifications, expertise and relevant experience. The profile Teacher 3 or 4 is applicable in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities .

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

About us

The Developmental Psychology department is a diverse department with research topics spanning from development of psychopathologies, including addiction, to brain development, and behavior change. We conduct both fundamental as well as intervention research. It is a vibrant group of enthusiastic lecturers and researchers. Within psychology we provide courses for both the bachelor and (research)masters. We have one specialized Bachelor track and two Master tracks. We are an international department and often have international visitors.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam .


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Helle Larsen

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 8 July 2021. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a letter of motivation in which you highlight which courses you could teach, and what type of Master thesis project you could supervise;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • teaching evaluations of the past two years if available.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews on 12 and 13 of July 2021 and candidates will be informed about whether or not they will be invited on 9 July 2021. Within two weeks after the interviews, we plan to reach a decision and will inform you about the next steps.

No agencies please


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