Assistant Professor for our Brain and Cognition team (0,8 – 1,0 FTE)

Assistant Professor for our Brain and Cognition team (0,8 – 1,0 FTE)

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11 Jul 25 Aug Rotterdam

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Are you an enthusiastic cognitive neuroscientist with broad interdisciplinary interests? If so, we would be excited to have you as a member of our Brain and Cognition team.

Job description

Your position as assistant professor combines research, teaching, and administration.

Your research effort will be in the area of cognitive neuroscience. Within this area, your topic is free, although a focus on digitalization would nicely complement existing interests within the team. Most important is that you are excited about your research and can convey this enthusiasm to others. You are furthermore expected to further develop your research output and be active in submitting grant proposals. Previous successes in obtaining grants is an advantage. Importantly, you have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of open science (open access publications, open data, open materials, preregistration, replication).

You will teach two courses in the area of brain and cognition. Both courses are taught in the English language. The first is a first-year course on the body and the brain.  This is a basic course in our bachelor program. The second course is at the master’s level and is focused on cognitive neuroscience. This course can be tailored to your own research interests, so that students can optimally benefit from your domain expertise and enthusiasm for the topic. In addition, you will supervise bachelor and master’s theses in the domain of brain and cognition. Again, this can be tailored to your own research interests. The supervision of these theses will round out your teaching duties.

Third, you will have some administrative duties, although these will not be large at this stage of your career. You will likely be a member on one or two committees.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • ​​​You are a team player, both at the level of the team and at the level of the department. This means that you are expected to contribute to the goals of the team and those of the department.
  • You are enthusiastic about research within the area of cognitive neuroscience, you can convey this enthusiasm to students and colleagues alike, and make this enthusiasm manifest in your research output.
  • You are able to contribute to our teaching efforts in the area of brain and cognition, both at the bachelor and at the master’s level.
  • You are committed to the principles of open science. Such a commitment shows that you want to be (or already are) a team player in the field at large.
  • You are fluent in English, as the courses are taught in that language. Fluency in Dutch would furthermore be a benefit. The EUR offers opportunities for its employees to learn Dutch.

Conditions of employment

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is October 1st, 2022 and you will be based at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Science in Rotterdam. The position is for 0,8-1,0 FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of €3.974 to a maximum of €5.439 gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 11 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit

Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies (DPECS)

The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies provides education and research in the area of pedagogical and psychological sciences and is embedded within the Faculty of Social Science. The education is characterized by a successful and innovative didactical approach: problembased learning in combination with extensive professional and academic skills training. Our bachelor and master tracks receive top rankings each year.


  • PhD
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ESSB/DPECS/11072022


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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