Lecturer in Developmental (Neuro)Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Lecturer in Developmental (Neuro)Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

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14 Jun 5 Jul Maastricht

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The Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for a fixed-term (max. 2 years) Lecturer in Developmental (Neuro)Psychology.

The successful applicant will be a member of the section of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience situated within the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience (Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University). Current research topics within the section are focused on the typical and atypical neurocognitive development of attention (mind wandering), executive control, memory, and number processing.

Job description

The candidate is expected to:

  • Teach; this will primarily be within the 1-year master program of Developmental Psychology (but also the Bachelor Program in Psychology). To get an idea of the content/courses in the Developmental master see: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/education/master/master-psychology-specialisation-developmental-psychology
  • Conduct research. The candidate will be closely collaborating with staff in the section having the opportunity to contribute to/participate in ongoing developmental projects, as well as to develop independent experiments within the broader aims of research within the section (e.g. the typical and atypical development of attention-emotion interactions/mind wandering/executive control/number learning). Depending on interest/experience, participation in behavioural as well as neurobiological (e.g. EEG/ERP) developmental research projects belongs to the possibilities.

The teaching load for this position will be approx. 60% vs 40% research.



Maastricht University (UM)


The ideal candidate:

  • Has recently finished or will soon finish his/her PhD in a field closely related to Developmental (Neuro)Psychology relevant to the teaching/research in our section;
  • Has interest in/affinity teaching different developmental topics from infancy, perception, attention, language to socio-emotional development, including involved neurobiological factors;
  • Is capable and willing to lecture/tutor (and co-coordinate) in courses of FPN’s Master in Developmental Psychology and/or in the Faculty’s Bachelor of Psychology;
  • Is capable and willing to offer/supervise research internship (master thesis) projects for Developmental Psychology Master students;
  • Fluency in the English language in speech and writing. MSc programs in Psychology at the Faculty are taught in English;
  • Preferably has a UTQ (BKO).
  • Has experience with the design and execution of empirical/experimental research projects and possesses strong statistical and academic writing skills;
  • Has a personality characterized by team spirit and has excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

The position is temporary for the duration of max. 2 years. The salary will be set in salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (between
€ 3.821,- and € 5.230,- gross per month depending on experience and qualifications, based on a full-time appointment). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% year-end allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Local UM provisions also apply. Notable terms include a pension scheme, an optional collective healthcare plan and partially paid parental leave. Furthermore, UM makes use of a selection model, which allows you to exchange employment conditions to adapt them to your preferences and circumstances. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > 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.
For more information, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.


Cognitive Neuroscience

Research at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience is embedded into the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre, consisting of 9 research lines/groups.The succesfull candidate will be a member of the section of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (see research line five at: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/m-bic/m-bic-research).


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3821—€5230 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2022.257


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