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As an assistant, you will spend 2/3 of your time on PhD research and 1/3 of your time on teaching.

Job description

With regard to research, you will work together with professors and collaborators, within the research group Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences. You will also collaborate with the PhD students of the ERC Starting Grant project “Understanding the Processes Underlying Societal Threats using Novel Cluster-based Methods”.

Our research group is an international and productive research environment with 6 professors and 25 PhD students and postdocs, from diverse backgrounds (besides psychologists, for example, statisticians, physicists and engineers).

See https://ppw. for more information and for relevant publications. With regard to education, you will be involved in the didactic teams of the statistics colleges (which meet on a very regular basis), and in which the know-how is constantly updated.


As an assistant, you will spend 2/3 of your time on PhD research and 1/3 of your time on teaching.

With regard to your doctoral research, your job will look like this:

  • You will conduct research into the psychometric quality of experience sampling data and work on structural comparison models that take this psychometric quality into account when analyzing the experience sampling data. You will examine to what extent this improves the validity of the results of the experience sampling study.
  • Based on your experiences, you will also contribute to the improvement of m-Path, an experience sampling tool developed in our research group.
  • Within the context of the aforementioned themes, you will eventually have the opportunity to determine your own line of research.

In terms of education, your duties are as follows:

  • As a member of a didactic team, you are responsible for arranging and coordinating the practicals at the bachelor's and/or master's lectures in statistics for psychologists.
  • In addition to the practicals, you are also involved in the supervision of individual students and groups of students, and in the preparation and improvement of mock exams and exams.
  • Starting from the already available didactic material, you will eventually have the opportunity to adjust and shape the didactic offer yourself.


KU Leuven



  • You have a master's degree, preferably in (quantitative) psychology or a related discipline.
  • Good knowledge of statistics, data analysis and programming is required.
  • You are precise and have demonstrable didactic qualities. (A diploma of specific teacher training is an asset.)
  • You have sufficient command of Dutch to be able to teach in this language.
  • You have excellent English reporting skills (both oral and written).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, renewable to a maximum of 6 years.

We offer:

  • a full-time appointment of 1 year, starting on 15.09.2022, renewable to a maximum of 6 years.
  • with regard to research, a motivated and competent research team.
  • as far as education is concerned, a supervision by an experienced and enthusiastic didactic team.


KU Leuven

KU Leuven is an international community where innovative research forms the basis of all our academic programmes. Across the university, driven researchers and curious students continually gain new insights and use their knowledge to tackle the foremost challenges of our time.



  • Research, development, innovation; Education; PhD
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • AT313592


Oude Markt 13, 3000, Leuven

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