Lecturer of Social Psychology

Lecturer of Social Psychology

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18 Jan 28 Jan Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you a social psychologist who is passionate about teaching? Effective April 2022, we are seeking a lecturer in social psychology.

Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the discipline of Psychology offers a range of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programmes, while its research is carried out at the Psychology Research Institute.

The successful applicant will be part of the Social Psychology program group and will have proven ability and motivation to teach in the Social Psychology BSc specialization, the Social Influence track and/or the Cultural Psychology track of our Master's program as well as in the interdisciplinary Bachelor program Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE).

What are you going to do?

As lecturer of social psychology, you will be responsible for:

  • teaching and developing Bachelor and Master level courses and tutorial groups on social-psychological topics, including social influence and/or cultural psychology, as well as courses on research methods and academic skills;
  • supervising student research projects at Bachelor and Master level.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


What do we require of you?

You have:

  • preferably a PhD in (social) psychology;
  • a Master’s degree in social psychology;
  • experience in teaching, developing, and improving courses and supervising theses on social-psychological topics at the Bachelor and Master level (with good evaluations);
  • a Universal Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or a willingness to obtain one;
  • excellent English proficiency;

You are:

  • a team player;
  • proactive;
  • conscientious;
  • focused on quality;
  • adaptable to changing circumstances;
  • a good planner and organizer.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: two years.

Our offer

The employment period is for two years. Salary and tasks depend on education and relevant work experience. If you have a PhD you will be appointed as ‘docent 3’ with a minimum salary of €3,821 and a maximum salary of €5,230 (scale 11) gross per month based on a full-time appointment for a 38-hour working week. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.

We offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development. 


University of Amsterdam

With over 6,000 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 – Psychology

We offer a motivating  work environment with a variety of duties and sufficient scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. 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.


  • Lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • University graduate
  • 22-8066


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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