Assistant Professor Neuropsychology

Assistant Professor Neuropsychology

Published Deadline Location
15 May 2 Jun Utrecht
The Division of Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology.

Job description

The division of Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University's faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology. The position entails a combination of 60% teaching and 40% research activities. Are you interested? Then read the full profile below and apply.

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The Assistant Professor will be appointed at the division of Experimental Psychology. The division is involved in three Bachelor programmes: Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and University College Utrecht. In addition, the division is involved in the Master’s degrees in Neuropsychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Data science, and Neuroscience & Cognition. Furthermore, we are responsible for the Helmholtz PhD programme (Cognition & Behaviour). The research in the division is organized in four domains: perception, social-affective processes, neuropsychology, and youth. In each domain both fundamental and (clinically) applied methods are used.

The core tasks include:
  • contributing to teaching in a subset of the aforementioned Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes - the exact teaching task will depend on your profile, but will at least involve teaching in the domain of Neuropsychology (BSc and MSc level);
  • developing, carrying out, and supervising research within the field of Experimental Neuropsychology;
  • connecting (neuro)cognitive research to neuropsychology research within the division;
  • contributing to the acquisition of external research funding.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who meets the following requirements. The ideal candidate should:
  • hold a PhD degree in the field of neuropsychology, or a related field;
  • have an affinity with teaching, along with demonstrable excellent teaching skills. This can for example include experience with (co-)developing or (co-)coordinating academic courses, or experience with supervising internships or theses;
  • be able to apply neuropsychological research or clinical experience to teaching;
  • hold a University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is willing to acquire this qualification in the near future;
  • be fluent in spoken and written English and fluent in, or willing to learn, Dutch - fluency in Dutch will weigh positively to facilitate teaching and interacting with Bachelor's students;
  • have experience with, and interest in, conducting neuropsychological research - previous experience with patient related research or clinical neuropsychological experience is appreciated;
  • have scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent publications in international peer-reviewed journals or peer-reviewed conferences;
  • have the ability to, and preferably experience with, acquiring research funding;
  • have good social skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines;
  • value both individual and teamwork, as well as academic leadership at all levels, as described in Utrecht University Recognition and Rewards Vision (see esp. leadership section);
  • value sharing scientific results and data with other researchers (aimed at increasing collective achievements), and with society (aimed at increasing the university’s contribution to societal issues). This refers to, e.g., teamwork with colleagues within and outside UU, and the principles of open data and open access.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • an employment contract for 12 months with the prospect of a permanent employment contract;
  • a working week of 38 hours and a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €6,737 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11-12 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU));
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

Employer

Universiteit Utrecht

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 Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

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 department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. It has excellent research facilities within a state-of-the-art lab environment, including eye-tracking, virtual reality, TMS, EEG, and MRI (3 & 7T). There are also excellent collaborative clinical and research links with the nearby University hospital UMC Utrecht. The research programme within Experimental Psychology is part of the Helmholtz Institute of Utrecht.

Additional information

For more information, please contact Professor Chris Dijkerman via c.dijkerman@uu.nl.

Candidates for this vacancy will be recruited by Utrecht University.

Please note that international candidates that need a visa/work permit for the Netherlands require at least four months processing time after selection and acceptance. Our International Service Desk (ISD) can answer your questions about living in the Netherlands as international staff. Finding appropriate housing in or near Utrecht is your own responsibility, but the ISD may be able to advise you therewith. In case of general questions about working and living in The Netherlands, please consult the Dutch Mobility Portal.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€6737 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3922

Employer

Location

Heidelberglaan 1, 3584CS, Utrecht

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As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply now’ button.

The first round of interviews takes place in June. An assessment may be part of the procedure. The preferred start date is 1 September 2024.

Application procedure

Application procedure

As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply now’ button.

The first round of interviews takes place in June. An assessment may be part of the procedure. The preferred start date is 1 September 2024.

Make sure to apply no later than 2 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).