PhD project on identity and body image in adolescents and young adults

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Jul 2021


We offer a full-time PhD position of 1 year, renewable for an additional 3 years (based on a successful intermediate evaluation at KU Leuven after the first year). In total, the PhD-position is for a period of 4 years.

Being part of the doctoral school at our faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at KU Leuven, you will be given the opportunity to follow various training, courses, and workshops during your PhD-trajectory.

We will provide you with a stimulating and challenging environment with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy and with many opportunities for learning and development.

The exact starting date of the position is scheduled for October 1 2021 but is negotiable to some extent. 

Eligibility criteria

At the starting date (October 1, 2021), you have a master degree in psychology or educational sciences, social sciences or related disciplines and you graduated with excellent study results.

You can work independently, accurately, and systematically. At the same time, you are a team-player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English (a C1 proficiency level is needed). Speaking and understanding Dutch (again at the C1 proficiency level) is an important asset.

You are open to collaborate on other research going on in the research group.

You are enthusiastic and highly motivated and you are highly interested in data-analysis. Experience with qualitative analysis is an asset.

You value the principles of open science and clear science communication.

You have excellent planning skills which are needed for this interdisciplinary collaboration.

Strong academic writing skills are a prerequisite.

You have good problem-solving skills and have a collegial, respectful, and collaborative attitude.

Guiding and educating students is important to you.

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Koen Luyckx, tel.: +32 16 32 59 78, mail: or Prof. dr. Laurence Claes, tel.: +32 16 32 61 33, mail: .

When applying, please provide a cover letter, CV, transcripts of your grades, and contact details of one or two reference persons.

Job interviews will be held in the second half of July.

You can apply for this job no later than 12/07/2021 via the online application tool

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