Two Associate Professors Clinical Psychology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Two Associate Professors Clinical Psychology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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24 Feb 19 Mar Utrecht

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Job description

The Department of Psychology has a job opening for two Associate Professors. These positions are embedded within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and contains a combination of teaching (60%) and research (40%). As an Associate Professor you will be employed in the Clinical Psychology division of the Department of Psychology.

To be appointed as an associate professor we require experience and leadership in curriculum development. Success in supervising PhD students towards their doctorates. High visibility, scientific impact, and strong international reputation. Proven ability to obtain external funding. Excellent organizational and management skills. Experience in regular department/faculty duties. You will be a role model and a key member of the division.

You will be participating in teaching in the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology in the domains relevant to Clinical Psychology and the international Master’s programme in Clinical Psychology. Teaching involves (large-scale) lectures, (small-scale) instruction and individual supervision of clinical or research internships and research theses, along with more general coordination and administration activities.

Research within Clinical Psychology covers three broad research programmes. The first programme (psychotraumatology) encompasses field and clinical research on underlying mechanisms and treatments of emotional consequences of different types of adverse events (e.g., loss, psychotrauma) in children, adults, and families. The second programme (experimental psychopathology) encompasses laboratory, field, and clinical research on causes and underlying mechanisms involved in trauma and anxiety-related disorders and novel ways to predict and optimize treatment efficacy. The third programme (depression and suicidality) employs RCTs and clinical experiments focused on predictors of, and treatment intervention for depression and suicidality, with the ultimate goal to advance precision mental health.

One of the Associate Professors will be connected with the first programme (psychotraumatology). The other Associate Professor will be connected to the last programme (depression and suicidality).

The core tasks include:

  • participating in teaching at a Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Teaching involves individual supervision of clinical internships and research theses; workgroups supervision, lectures and independent coordination of parts of the curriculum;
  • supervising PhD candidates in their research;
  • participating in one of both research programmes (psychotraumatology or depression and suicidality);
  • carrying out and supervising research within this programme;
  • publishing research findings in high impact international scientific journals;
  • initiating and contributing to the acquisition of substantial external research funding for the benefit of the research programme.


Utrecht University


We believe individual and collective achievements should be in balance. That is why we assess both individual and team performance. We stimulate good academic leadership at all levels. Last but not least, we encourage researchers to share the results of scientific research with society so collectively we can achieve more and increase the university’s contribution to society. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who subscribes these values and meets the requirements below.

  • You hold a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field;
  • You have experience and excellent teaching skills, as evidenced by positive teaching assessments, and experience in designing and coordinating (large) academic courses (e.g., courses related to psychopathology, psychodiagnostics, and/or preventative and curative interventions). You are interested in innovations in teaching methods and optimizing the quality of teaching as well;
  • You have scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent (international) peer-reviewed publications;
  • You have a record of research grant acquisition and international collaboration and visibility;
  • You are a team player and have excellent social skills. You have experience with supervising (junior) staff members as well;
  • You have relevant clinical experience as evidenced by actual working experience in the field of mental health care and/or by clinical registrations (e.g., as licensed cognitive behavioural therapist, psychotherapist, and/or clinical psychologist);
  • You hold a Senior Qualification in teaching or research, or you are willing to acquire this qualification(s) in the near future;
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English and Dutch at an academic level.

Conditions of employment

We offer an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, social and dedicated team. We offer two permanent positions of 0.8 - 1.0 FTE upon a positive standard assessment after 12 months. The gross salary will range - depending on previous qualifications and experience – from €5,506 to €7,362 gross per month based on a full-time employment (scale 13/14 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities). The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday pay of 8%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. We also offer a pension scheme.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 7.000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 1100 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues. The facultyis located at Utrecht Science Park in the Langeveld building.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30—38 hours per week
  • €5506—€7362 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1206002



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