Lecturer in Work and Organizational Psychology

Lecturer in Work and Organizational Psychology

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23 Feb 25 Mar Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you able to stimulate students to successfully master new knowledge and skills? Are you enthusiastic about a scientist-practitioner approach? Are you interested in working for one of Europe's leading teaching and research universities? This may be the position for you.

Effective immediately, we are seeking an inspiring Work- and Organizational Psychology lecturer. The W&O Psychology group provides a Bachelor specialization, a Master’s programme with four specialized Master’s tracks, and is involved in the Psychology Research Master’s programme. Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the discipline of Psychology offers a range of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes. As a lecturer, you will be part of the Work and Organizational Psychology programme group. The teaching and research in our programmes is internationally oriented, offering courses both in English and in Dutch.

What will you be doing?

Your role as a lecturer will consist of (a combination of) the following tasks:

  • developing, coordinating and teaching lectures in organizational culture and organizational structure as part of the 9 EC course Leadership and Organizational Culture;
  • formulating and grading of the exams;
  • developing and teaching work groups on the theme of organizational culture and organizational structure as part of the 9 EC course;
  • teaching working groups on the theme of work, motivation, and health;
  • supervising students.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


You have:

  • a (nearly completed) PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Sport Psychology, Behavioural Economics, or related field;
  • English proficiency.

A completed BKO (Basic Teaching Qualification) is a plus.

You are:

  • enthusiastic about the scientist-practitioner model in teaching;
  • a team player;
  • proactive;
  • conscientious;
  • focused on quality;
  • adaptable to changing circumstances;
  • high on self-regulation;
  • good in planning and organizing.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

Depending on your qualifications, preferences, and seniority we offer you a position as lecturer (docent 3/4) for a contract between 17,5 to 28,5 hours per week (0,46fte to 0,75fte) in an exciting, dynamic and international research environment. The position concerns a temporary appointment for a maximum term of 5 months (starting date preferably as soon as possible).

Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum of €3,746 and a maximum of €5,127 gross per month, based on a full-time appointment for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11, as per the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus.


University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Psychology

What can we offer you?

A motivating work environment with a variety of duties and sufficient scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. We cherish inquisitive minds and persevering spirits, and allow you the opportunity to dig deeper with your questions. Diverse, unique, dynamic, internationally oriented and ambitious: these are all characteristics which typify UvA staff. Strongly committed to the city of Amsterdam and the international society of which it is part, the UvA stands for independence, creativity, innovation, an international perspective and a critical yet open mindset.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is an active participant in a diverse, international community. Our goal is for you to feel at home here, regardless of your background, race, orientation and/or beliefs.


  • Education
  • Behaviour and society
  • 17.5—28.5 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 21-126


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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