Assistant Professor of psychology (0,6-1 fte)

Assistant Professor of psychology (0,6-1 fte)

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23 Jun 9 Jul Enschede

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Job description

You will be teaching in various modules in the Bachelor of Psychology and in the Master track Psychology of Conflict, Risk, and Safety. The Bachelor modules (15 EC) focus on general psychological topics in the first year and on the psychology and safety field thereafter. Additionally, you will supervise bachelor- and master theses in the psychology of Conflict, Risk, and Safety field with the option for research topics of your preference. For further information about the bachelor and master psychology, see

Your research will be embedded in the Faculty broad multidisciplinary research program on resilience and safety. We also expect you to connect to our new lab, see


University of Twente (UT)


We are looking for a candidate:

  • With a background in social sciences related to the department's research area (
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with a promising track record in the risk and safety domain, demonstrated by a number of high quality publications including papers in top ranked international journals.
  • Who has a strong entrepreneurial orientation. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to attract external research funding. We expect you to apply for external funding (e.g. NWO; Horizon 2020) and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Who is keen on further developing the department’s profile in terms of the We UT motto High Tech Human Touch. Therefore, you have either focused on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in doing so for your future work.
  • Who has experience in teaching at a university level. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching and good teaching evaluations.
  • You are in possession of a University Teaching Qualification (or similar), or are willing to obtain one.

Your application (including a motivational statement as well as a full CV) should be uploaded via before July, 9, 2017. For more information please contact prof. dr. Ellen Giebels, department head ( or dr. Marielle Stel, educational director (, or by phone +31 53 489 366).

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed as an Assistant Professor for the duration of 2 years, with a two-month probation. Prolongation of the position is a possibility. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3.475,- to € 4.757,- per month. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs, a secondary remuneration package, and a dynamic environment with entrepreneurial and dedicated colleagues. The preferred starting date is September, 1, 2017. Interviews will be held on 18th July 2017.


The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).



  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Health; Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3475—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 916952


University of Twente (UT)

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