18 Assistant professor(s)

18 Assistant professor(s)

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5 Jul 10 Aug Tilburg

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Tilburg University | Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for 18 Assistant professor(s), scientific area: Social and behavioral sciences (0.8 - 1.0 FTE 32- 40 hours per week).
Duration of employment contract: 18 months, followed by tenure

Job description

We are seeking enthusiastic colleagues for the position of Assistant professor to strengthen our interdisciplinary research. 

The increasing need for investigating complex societal problems in a more integral way requires expertise that crosses the boundaries of a specific academic discipline. At the Tilburg School of  Social and Behavioral  Sciences (TSB) of Tilburg University, we aim to connect the expert knowledge, experience, and related research networks of the research groups in close collaboration with the School’s Herbert Simon Research Institute to obtain interdisciplinary knowledge that will increase the understanding of well-being of individuals, teams, organizations, and society and their ability to adapt to a dynamic living and working environment. Our interdisciplinary research addresses topical themes in need of both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research and combines knowledge and insights from a selective group of disciplines: cognitive and neuropsychology, developmental and forensic psychology, medical and clinical psychology, social psychology, health sciences, human resources management, organization & management, sociology, methodology and statistics and data science.

Our School would like to further invest in the research themes Mental disordersSocial transitions and behavioral change and Social inequality and diversity. We seek to appoint six assistant professors per theme, to give the interdisciplinary research within our School a strong boost. 

Working as an Assistant professor will involve developing your own research  ideas and activities, which are related to the research theme(s) fitting your expertise. Together with the other team members that are working on the same research theme, you will define the joint research program and develop a network in and outside the School and university (team science). You will perform your teaching tasks in consultation with the head of department.


Tilburg University


  • (In the last phase of obtaining a) Ph.D. degree in one of the social or behavioral sciences 
  • Affinity with interdisciplinary research, you want to bring your ideas to life within an interdisciplinary team; 
  • High-quality publications in scientific journals and experience with open science;
  • Demonstration of scientific integrity; 
  • Experience and affinity with teaching;
  • Proficiency in English (CEFR: C2 level);
  • Personal leadership: you take responsibility for your work and career and possess a good level of self-knowledge;  
  • Team spirit: you feel part of a team and express this through collaboration, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open and inclusive work environment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months, followed by tenure.

This is a vacancy for a permanent position. You will be given a temporary employment contract for the duration of 18 months. After this period, when your suitability for the position has been proven, you will receive tenure. 
This is a position for 0,8 – 1,0 FTE (32 – 40 hours per week). 
The salary amounts to a minimum of €3.974 and a maximum of €6.181 gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant professor and salary scale 11-12 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). 

Tilburg University applies equal policies and actively promotes transparent pay for men and women by applying predetermined parameters based on the candidate’s experience. Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary.

Tilburg University values an open and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity and encourage the mutual integration of groups of employees and students. We focus on creating equal opportunities for all our employees and students so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

Tilburg University has a lively campus in beautiful green surroundings that is easily accessible by public transport. We are committed to a sustainable society and challenge you to make an active contribution.

Please visit working at Tilburg University for more information on our terms of employment.


Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB) is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the themes of Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers, Healthy life span, Personalized prevention and care. The School's inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Assistant professor
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 20536



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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