Assistant Professor of Social, Health and/or Organizational Psychology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor of Social, Health and/or Organizational Psychology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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22 May 11 Jun Utrecht

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Are you an assistant professor who can teach and do research in the domain Social, Health and Organizational Psychology? Come and join our team!

Job description

The department of Psychology has a job opening for Assistant Professor in the domain of Social, Health and Organizational Psychology. The position is embedded within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. We are looking for an Assistant Professor who can teach and do research in the domains relevant to the Social, Health and Organizational Psychology group.

Our teaching is implemented in the Bachelor Psychology, the one-year Master Social, Health and Organizational Psychology, the research Master Social and Health Psychology and in the Bachelor and research Master Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our department also teaches courses at University College Utrecht and provides Teaching for Professionals. Teaching includes (large-scale) lectures, (small-scale) seminars, and (individual) internship and thesis supervision, along with more general tasks of coordination and administration.


In terms of research, we are looking for a new colleague to strengthen our research programme in Social, Health and Organisational Psychology (SHOP), which combines fundamental and applied approaches. Core themes studied within our SHOP programme include cognition and social behavior; self-regulation and behaviour change; interpersonal relationships; work, performance and well-being; diversity and inclusion; and radicalization (for more information see here). Moreover, within our university, our group collaborates with other disciplines within the interdisciplinary strategic themes ‘Institutions for Open Societies’, ‘Dynamics of Youth’, and ‘Pathways to Sustainability’ and ‘Focus area Human-Centered AI’. Our group is committed to team science and practices Open Science.

The job opening for Assistant Professor concerns a position that is funded by the Dutch Sector Plan, which has a scientific focus on Social Inequality and Participation in the context of the Digitalization in Society. Specifically, this profile focuses on investigating how the increasing digitalization (such as algorithms and artificial intelligence) can support people, young or old, to make autonomous choices, either as individuals or as part of a group, such that they are given more equal opportunities to achieve their goals and plans and to participate in today's complex society. This position contains a combination of teaching (60%) and research (40%).


Utrecht University


We believe individual and collective achievements should be in balance. That’s why we assess both individual and team performance. We stimulate good academic leadership at all levels. And last but not least we encourage researchers to share the results of scientific research with society to increase the university’s societal impact. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague (m/f/x) who subscribe to the values above and meet the requirements below:

  • You are a team player and have strong interpersonal skills for building contact with colleagues and students.
  • You hold (or nearly finishing) a PhD degree in the field of social, health, and/or organisational psychology, or a related field.
  • You hold a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or are willing to acquire one soon.
  • You have experience and skills in academic teaching.
  • You have experience in (co)developing and (co)coordinating academic courses.
  • Your research profile shows a clear interest in research topics that both align with and complement those studied in our SHOP research programme.
  • You have scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent publications in international peer-reviewed journals or peer-reviewed conferences.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English at an academic level;
  • You are fluent in Dutch or willing to learn Dutch as we believe that understanding and speaking Dutch makes it easier to teach and connect with colleagues. We offer free Dutch language courses.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation at the end of the first year, this can be turned into a permanent position. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €6,181 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

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 offer an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, social and dedicated team. We will guide you in your research and teaching tasks, which will help you develop your academic career. We encourage you to grow professionally, and we support a healthy work-life balance. 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 1,100 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 faculty strives for diversity among its employees and students and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, as can be read in Utrecht University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

The faculty attaches great importance to the fact that its employees can be widely deployed in the university organization, now and in the future, to further professionalize the support of education and research. To encourage this, every employee is given the time and facilities – for example in the form of training – at some point in their career to participate in projects or work in other departments. Characteristics that the faculty considers important are involvement, the ability to collaborate and flexibility.

The faculty is located at Utrecht Science Park near the historical city centre of Utrecht.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30—38 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1208395



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