Assistant Professor in Economic Psychology

Assistant Professor in Economic Psychology

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12 Mar 15 Apr Tilburg

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The department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University is looking for an Assistant Professor in Economic Psychology (0.8-1.0 FTE 18 months, fixed-term with prospect of permanent position) for the Department Social Psychology, location Tilburg.

Job description

The research program of the department centers on decision making in its broadest sense. Department members seek to understand how economic, social, and organizational settings shape individual and interdependent decisions. The department uses a range of state-of–the-art research methods (e.g., online data collection, mobile computing, big data, eye-tracking), has excellent research facilities (multi-use lab spaces, psychophysiological equipment), and a dedicated research support staff (lab assistants, programmers, technical support). 

The department’s educational program includes courses in the Dutch Bachelor of Psychology, the International Bachelor of Psychology, the Master's programs in Economic Psychology and Work & Organizational Psychology, and the Social Psychology track in the Research Master's degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

The department has several research themes covering both basic and applied topics: 

Diversity and inequality (incl. poverty, greed and incentives, diversity (e.g., in terms of culture, race/ethnicity, gender, and age), fairness and justice, and stereotypes, discrimination, and (measurement) bias)
Prosocial and antisocial behavior (incl. strategic behavior (game theory), conflict and cooperation, social dilemmas, empathy, perspective-taking, trust and morality, individual differences, and more applied topics such as coalition formation, multi-party negotiations, tax morale, leadership, business ethics, and (dis)honesty)
The psychology of digitalization (incl. psychological consequences of technologies in the context of hiring, dating, communication, marketing, and gaming, aim to create psychological frameworks for the development and evaluation of technology-based decision tools)
Emotion and well-being (incl. emotions and decision making, measurement of emotions and well-being, emotional change over time (e.g., emotional responses to parenthood), individual differences in emotions, emotion recognition, work engagement, burn-out, and relationship-, consumer-, life-, and job-satisfaction). 
In addition to these themes there are cross cutting themes/questions, such as for example the role of cultural differences, gender, and aging.
More information about the department can be found here. Tilburg University is committed to the ‘Recognition and Rewards’ initiative (more information here).


  • Research (approximately 50%): we expect you to conduct and publish research and share our commitment to produce solid and transparent research. 
  • Teaching (approximately 50%): we expect you to teach a variety of courses related to Economic Psychology (we aim for 2-3 courses per academic year) and to supervise students at the BSc and MSc level. The department teaches in the international and the Dutch Bachelor of Psychology and provides teaching to other curricula across the university. Most courses are taught in English; however, some courses in the Dutch Bachelor require proficiency in Dutch. Proficiency in Dutch is therefore an advantage but not a requirement. 
  • We expect you to contribute to academic citizenship (e.g., regular office hours, support your colleagues, participate in weekly lab meetings and colloquia, be a good colleague). 


Tilburg University


Successful candidates have a strong affinity with research (basic and/or applied; field and/or lab). We are looking for candidates who are interested in topics in Economic Psychology (e.g., economic and consumer behavior, decision making, marketing/advertising). Our ideal candidate contributes to the department’s collaborative atmosphere and seeks to sustain our shared commitment to provide an excellent education for our students. 

We seek applicants who:

  • completed a PhD on the topic of economic psychology, or a related field; 
  • have an interest in studying the psychology of decision making broadly defined;
  • can teach courses in Economic Psychology (and when needed in Social Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology), and supervise theses and internships in these programs;
  • hold a basic teaching qualification (BKO) or are willing to acquire one;
  • are willing to submit applications for (inter)national research and/or teaching grants.

Language Policy:
Proficiency in English is mandatory (CFR: C2 level). If not proficient in Dutch, candidates should be willing to learn Dutch.  

Conditions of employment

This is a vacancy for a structural position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 1 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) for Dutch Universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with a view to permanent employment. You will initially receive a temporary employment contract for the duration 18 months (external candidates), with a view to permanent employment.

The salary amounts to a minimum of € 4.332,-  and a maximum of € 5.929,-  gross per month for full-time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant professor 2 and salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Tilburg University uses a neutral remuneration system for salary scaling that is based on relevant education and work experience.

In addition to your monthly salary, you will receive 41 vacation days (for a 40-hour work week), a holiday allowance (8%), and a year-end bonus (8.3%). We reimburse the full cost of sustainable commuting: walking, cycling, or public transportation. We have a moving expenses scheme that makes it attractive to live close to the university. You will be enrolled in the ABP pension fund through us. Our Options Model allows you to choose from a variety of facilities at a tax advantage. 

You can work in a hybrid manner: on campus and, for a reimbursement, from home. Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary if they meet the relevant conditions. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf.

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 staff and students, so that everyone feels at home in our university community.

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

Start date: preferably by 1 September 2024.


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
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 22187



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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