Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology / Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment

Radboud University Faculty of Social Sciences


Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology/Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment

  • 32 - 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,826
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Required background: Research University Degree
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years
  • Application deadline: 6 September 2020

We are looking for

The School of Psychology (Radboud University) and the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) are looking for an Assistant Professor. Your principal responsibilities will be to contribute to the teaching programme at the School of Psychology (Clinical Psychology Section) and to the Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment (EPT) research programme. The offered position involves equal amounts of teaching and research time. 

You will teach at the department of Clinical Psychology, which trains science practitioners to acquire sound scientific knowledge of psychopathology and its treatment and so that they will be able to conduct scientific research and apply evidence-based methods of assessment and clinical intervention. To this end, students are taught research and clinical skills and gain knowledge of psychopathology and mechanisms of change. You will teach at the level of the Bachelor's degree programme in Psychology, the clinically oriented Master's degree programme, and the Research Master's programme at the BSI.

You will conduct your scientific research as part of the Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment (EPT) research programme , which is embedded in the Behavioural Science Institute. The major aim of the research group is to contribute fundamental scientific knowledge to the domain of abnormal psychology. This aim is pursued by experimental studies of cognitive, neuro-affective, and biological processes in psychopathology. We study their role in the development and maintenance of psychological problems as well as their role in the processes of change. The combination of fundamental research with clinical applications is a particular strength of EPT. You will join a large and vibrant research group that highly values collaboration and support.

You will have a combined (50%) teaching and (50%) research position. You will be expected to regularly apply for external grant-based funding.

We ask

You should: 

  • Hold a PhD degree in an area relevant to Clinical Psychology; candidates with a background in experimental psychopathology, intervention research, neuro-affective research or clinical diagnostics and decision-making are encouraged to apply.
  • Have an excellent track record in academic teaching.
  • Be in the possession of a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or willing to obtain such a certificate within 12 months. Candidates who are passionate about teaching, facilitating and assessing student learning, and mentoring in a collaborative environment are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Have a strong, internationally competitive academic record and show evidence of a productive research trajectory.
  • Show a proven track record of being successful in the acquisition of external research funds.
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to best practices in research, such as Open Science practices (e.g. pre-registration; transparency in reporting research, e.g. research designs, data analysis steps; sharing of data and analysis methods, etc.).
  • Have developed national and international collaborative networks.
  • Have received clinical training or have clinical experience; i.e. be able to diagnose, assess, and analyse clinical problems, and be able to apply evidence-based therapeutic or preventive interventions, and/or have counselling skills.
  • Be a team player. That is, you have excellent social skills and the ability and desire to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines (including colleagues at the Behavioural Science Institute).
  • Have the ability and willingness to contribute to organisational tasks.
  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 level or higher).
  • Have a very good command of Dutch or the willingness to learn this language within two years.

We are

Radboud University 

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where excellent education and research take place on a beautiful green campus, in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.

Faculty of Social Sciences
The position will be embedded in the Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment research programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research in this position will align with the research programme of the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) and the teaching is part of the educational programme of the School of Psychology. The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of largest faculties at Radboud University.

The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI)
The BSI is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and is an accredited multidisciplinary behavioural research institute in which researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science, and communication science. The BSI has seven research programmes covering three main research themes: (1) development and learning; (2) psychopathology, health and well-being; and (3) social processes and communication. BSI conducts fundamental as well as applied research. Our PhD candidates are trained at the BSI Graduate School (recognised by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO). The BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities for observational studies, experiments, eye-tracking studies, neurobiological measurements, and behavioural measurements in both real and 3D virtual environments. The neuroimaging facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, EEG) are also available for research on the neural bases of human behaviour. Several of our research groups within EPT have their own web pages where you can find more information about our research. General EPT page: individual lab groups (in alphabetical order) 

The School of Psychology (PSKI)
PSKI offers several high-ranking study programmes to more than 2,000 students: the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Psychology, and the Research Master's Programmes in Behavioural Science and Cognitive Neuroscience. Clinical Psychology plays a major role at all of these educational levels.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,826 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11 or 12 is applicable).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: an initial appointment for two years, with the possibility for a permanent position after an positive evaluation.
  • The intended start date is 1 November 2020.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
E.S. Becker, Full Professor Clinical Psychology

Apply directly

Please address your application to E.S. Becker and submit it, using the application button, no later than 6 September 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Your CV (without photo).
  • Two representative publications.
  • Evaluations by students.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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