Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology 0,8 – 1,0 fte

Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology 0,8 – 1,0 fte

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18 Apr 6 May Rotterdam

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The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for an Associate Professor position in our Clinical Psychology program.

The principle responsibilities of the Associate Professor will be to contribute to our Clinical & Health Psychology research program and to contribute to our educational program within the Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies (Section Clinical Psychology). Particularly, the associate professor will attract and conduct research within the new program of Forensic and Legal Psychology. Further, the candidate will play a crucial role in the development of a one-year master program in forensic psychology. In addition, we are looking for someone who has the ambition to become a full professor in a few years.

The core tasks include:

  • Participating in teaching at a bachelor’s and master’s level. Teaching involves also individual supervision of internships and research theses; workgroups supervision, lectures and independent coordination of parts of the curriculum;
  • Supervising PhD candidates;
  • The design and supervision of studies in the area of Forensic Psychology;
  • Carrying out and supervising research within the program;
  • Management tasks with regard to education/research;
  • Publishing research findings in high impact international scientific journals
  • Initiating and contributing to the acquisition of substantial external research funding for the benefit of the research program.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


 We are looking for someone who:

  • Holds a PhD-degree in a relevant area such as forensic psychology, clinical psychology, or experimental psychology;
  • Has a a substantial national and international network in this area;
  • Has a strong, internationally competitive academic record and show evidence of a productive research trajectory, including ample experience with supervision of PhD students
    • Has been successful in the acquisition of research funding;
    • Persons with clinical expertise are particularly encouraged to apply
    • Has excellent social skills, is a team player, and the abilities to lead a team
    • Has a record of excellence in teaching and be able to develop and teach courses at bachelor and master level.

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). We offer an initial appointment for 4 years. Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR €5.039,- and € 6.738,- gross per month (salary scale 13 or 14, CAO NU). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library. 


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit

Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies (DPECS)

The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies provides education and research in the area of pedagogical and psychological sciences and is embedded within the Faculty of Social Science. The education is characterized by a successful and innovative didactical approach: problem based learning in combination with extensive professional and academic skills training. Our bachelor and master tracks receive top rankings each year. The Department of Clinical Psychology consists of five research groups with separate, but inter-connected research agendas: The Experimental Psychopathology group, the Developmental Psychopathology group, the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy group, the Health Psychology group, and the Forensic and Legal Psychology group. Together, these five groups are committed to a “From Lab to Society” research idea, which aims at a strong mutual connection between basic experimental research and clinical practice and health promotion. The department has access to an excellent state-of-the art laboratory (including EEG, psychophysiology, and eyetracking, see

You can obtain more information about the Department of Psychology, Education & Child studies on You will find specific information about the research of the clinical psychology department on



  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €5039—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ESSB/18042019/54248


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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