Junior lecturer (junior docent) in Social and Organizational psychology

Junior lecturer (junior docent) in Social and Organizational psychology

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8 May 31 May Amsterdam

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Are you passionate about social psychology? Do you want to help us educate the next generation of psychologists? Then, please, consider applying for a junior lecturer position at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology of VU Amsterdam

Job description

As a Junior Docent you will support the following programs: Bachelor Psychology, Master Organizational Psychology, and Research Master Social Psychology. You will be involved in various teaching-related and organizational activities in both programs.

In your time as a Junior Docent, you will be encouraged to develop your own skill set in preparation for various career paths. In addition to acquiring a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’), you will work with other educators within the sections of Social Psychology and Organizational Psychology within the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology.

Your duties
As a junior lecturer you will have a variety of duties depending on your expertise and interest, such as
  • Supervising workgroups for psychology courses
  • Contributing to promotional activities (Outreach)
  • Assisting in evaluating student assignments and exams
  • Supervising student projects
  • Co-teaching courses with a more experienced teacher


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


  • Have completed a Master in social psychology or a related field
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills in both Dutch and English
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Be enthusiastic about teaching
  • Be proactive and able to work independently

As a university, we strive for equal opportunities for all, recognising that diversity takes many forms. We believe that diversity in all its complexity is invaluable for the quality of our teaching, research and service. We are always looking for talent with diverse backgrounds and experiences. This also means that we are committed to creating an inclusive community so that we can use diversity as an asset.

We realise that each individual brings a unique set of skills, expertise and mindset. Therefore we are happy to invite anyone who recognises themselves in the profile to apply, even if you do not meet all the requirements.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A challenging position in a socially engaged organisation.
  • A salary of minimum € 3.226,00 (Scale 10) and maximum € 5.090,00 (Scale 10) gross per month, on a full-time basis. This is based on UFO profile Teacher 4.
  • A position of at least 0.8fte. The employment contract is initially for one year, with the possibility of a temporary extension.

We also offer the following attractive fringe benefits and regulations, including:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge
  • discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance)


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology

The Social Psychology section and Organizational Psychology section are part of the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology The sections investigate themes such trust, leadership, cooperation, emotion, personality, and selection using innovating theoretical approaches and methodologies (e.g., (economic) games, laboratory experiments, field studies, meta-analyses, genetics, neuroscience). The Department provides a vibrant, international research climate with high quality academic staff, PhDs, and (research master) students who are supported by excellent research facilities (e.g., multiple labs for experimental research, equipment for neuroscience measures), industrial partners, and expertise in statistics. The Department has a top international reputation in psychological science, as indicated by excellent research assessments, high quality publications, high standards for teaching and mentoring, and frequent visits by international scientists.

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
Developing knowledge for an active, healthy and meaningful life: that is our mission at the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences at VU Amsterdam. We maintain a broad focus on the fields of behaviour and health. Our teaching and research programmes are devoted to current developments in society. From healthy aging to e-health, and from training top athletes to social media as a teaching tool. We combine three academic disciplines: psychology, movement sciences and education. A multidisciplinary approach allows us to arrive at a better understanding of human behaviour and movement. Our aims are to help people live healthier lives, learn better and function better.

Are you interested in joining the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences? We are home to 630 colleagues and about 4,200 students. Are you the kind of person who feels at home working in an ambitious faculty, with an informal atmosphere and short lines of communication? We offer you all the space you need for personal development.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam stands for values-driven education and research. We are open-minded experts with the ability to think freely. - a broader mind. Maintaining an entrepreneurial perspective and concentrating on diversity, significance and humanity, we work on sustainable solutions with social impact. By joining forces, across the boundaries of disciplines, we work towards a better world for people and planet. Together we create a safe and respectful working and study climate, and an inspiring environment for education and research. Learn more about our codes of conduct

We are located on one physical campus, in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, with excellent location and accessibility. Over 5,500 staff work at the VU and over 30,000 students attend academic education.

Diversity is the driving force of the VU. The VU wants to be accessible and receptive to diversity in disciplines, cultures, ideas, nationalities, beliefs, preferences and worldviews. We believe that trust, respect, interest, and differences lead to new insights and innovation, to sharpness and clarity, to excellence and a broader understanding. Therefore, we are always searching for people whose backgrounds and experience contribute to the diversity of the VU community.


  • Lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 4007


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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