Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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22 May 30 May Leiden

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The unit Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University (the Netherlands), has a vacancy for an

Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) (1.0 fte)

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Job description

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the research programme of the unit, in particular to the study of social and economic decision making within and between groups.
  • Contribute to the further development of the research programme of the unit, and make an effort to acquire external research funds.
  • Teach different courses at the Bachelor's programme and the Master's programmes of the unit (Social and Organisational Psychology; Economic and Consumer Psychology)
  • Supervise students at different stages of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes (first year tutorials, Bachelor research project, Master thesis, Professional internship).
  • Participate in administrative and/or service activities.


Leiden University


Candidates should have a proven track-record in research that contributes to the understanding and promotion of social decision-making and cooperation. They should have a PhD degree and international peer-reviewed publications in social psychology or related fields like behavioural economics, environmental psychology, or behavioural biology. The unit is strongly focused on fundamental research and experimental methods, but also welcomes more applied research.

Candidates should have demonstrated their teaching abilities and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education. Candidates should meet the requirements set for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or be able to meet these requirements in the near future.

Conditions of employment

Terms and Conditions
We offer a 12 months position, with the possibility of an extension and permanent appointment, depending on needs, proven suitability and available resources. Salary range from € 3,974.- to € 6,181.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 or 12), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax break.

In addition, Leiden University has good terms of employment. For example, there is an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), holiday allowance (8%), excellent training facilities, paid parental leave, and the option to choose tailor-made employment conditions via a choice model. You can find all information about this at


Universiteit Leiden

Our faculty
The Faculty of Social Sciences consists of five institutes: Educational Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology and the Center for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. Education is provided and research is conducted on a wide range of topics ranging from adoption to political behaviour. For more information see

The Institute of Psychology comprises six units for teaching and research: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Methodology and Statistics, and Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology. The Institute of Psychology offers a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration within and between units. For more information, see

The unit Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology has excellent laboratory facilities for large-scale human decision-making experiments, and for individual process tracing (e.g., eye-tracking, EEG and neurophysiology).


Leiden University attaches great importance to the quality of its education and requires academic staff with a teaching task to be in possession of the Basic Teaching Qualification Certificate (BKO) or be prepared to obtain it within two years.

Diversity and inclusion
Promoting an inclusive community is central to the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University strives to become an inclusive community that enables all students and staff to feel valued, respected and to develop to their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality education and research is inclusive.


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • University graduate
  • 13697



rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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