Assistant Professor for Work & Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Assistant Professor for Work & Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

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21 Apr 22 May Maastricht

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Job description

The overall research focus of the WOP team is on how sustainable employability can be facilitated in organizations. Specifically, we investigate a broad range of topics concerning work experiences and behaviour in the area of occupational health, teams, leadership, and Inclusive and sustainable workplaces. For more information, please see:

Members of the WOP team are involved in teaching in the bachelor program of psychology and in various master programs, including the master of Work and Organizational Psychology, and an International Joint MSc program on Research in W&O Psychology. This is a joint program with three International Universities. The Faculty is currently strengthening the W&O psychology group, and invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor. This concerns a full-time structural position (tenured after a 1-year probationary period), with a teaching load of approx. 50 % and 50 % time for research.


Maastricht University (UM)


Candidates are expected to:

  • teach in the master programs of W&O Psychology, and in the Bachelor program Psychology;
  • conduct research in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology and contribute to the group’s lines of research;


  • PhD degree (preferably in W&O Psychology), or about to defend the thesis.
  • strong research profile as evidenced by first and co-authored publications in international peer-reviewed outlets
  • strong methodological and statistical skills
  • teaching experience and strong teachings skills in the area of W&O Psychology (Candidates are expected to (almost) have the Basic Teaching Qualification - BKO)
  • language requirements: our programs are taught in English, so good proficiency in English language is required.

Conditions of employment

We offer a fulltime contract for 12-18 months. At the end of the employment contract an assesment interview will be held. In case of a positive assesmemt the employment contract will be continued for indefinite period. 

Depending on experience and qualification, the maximum gross monthly salary is € 5.230,- in accordance with scale 11 of the Dutch university collective bargaining agreement. Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. If you do not live in the Maastricht area, please consider applying. Maastricht University offers you a relocation allowance.

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 > About UM > Working at UM.


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 22,000 students and 5,000 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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  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society; Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2022.160


Maastricht University (UM)

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