Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (0,8 – 1,0 fte)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (0,8 – 1,0 fte)

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11 Jun 30 Jun Rotterdam

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The Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Erasmus Clinical & Health Psychology group. The position is embedded within the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and contains a combination of teaching (60%) and research (40%).

We are particularly interested in a candidate with a strong experimental psychopathology and/or an anxiety- and stress- related research background.

Job description

As an Assistant Professor you will be contributing to our Clinical & Health Psychology research program. You will be participating in teaching in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Psychology in the domains relevant to Clinical Psychology and the international Master’s degree programme in Clinical Psychology. Teaching involves (large-scale) lectures, (small-scale) instruction and individual supervision of clinical internships and research theses, along with more general tasks of coordination and administration.

The core tasks include:

·         participating in teaching at a Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Teaching involves individual supervision of research internships and theses; lectures and workgroups in clinically oriented courses;

·         participating in the research programs of the group;

·         publishing research findings in (high impact) international scientific journals;

·         contributing to the acquisition of external research funding for the benefit of the research programme.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague (m/f/x) who:

·         has a PhD-degree in a relevant area such as clinical psychology or experimental psychology;

·         has experience with teaching in clinical psychology or related areas (e.g., courses related to experimental psychopathology, affective neuroscience, health psychology);

·         has an eye for innovations in teaching methods and is prepared to contribute to the optimization of the quality of teaching;

·         has scientific creativity and productivity, as shown by recent peer-reviewed publications;

·         has creative and innovative research ideas, preferably in the field of experimental psychopathology;

·         has the ability to, and preferably experience with, acquiring research funding;

·         is motivated to contribute to open science;

·         is willing to share the results of scientific research with society so we can increase the university’s contribution to society.

·         has excellent social skills and is a team player.

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 offer a temporary position for two years.

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). Your initial employment term will be 2 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 3.746,- and EUR 5.127,- gross per year (salary scale 11 , 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 aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfil their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. With this vacancy we also aspire to attract individuals who will reflect the diversity of our city. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


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.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; Assistant professor; Associate professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • ESSB/2021/0611-1


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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