Assistant Professors in Work and Organizational Psychology

University of Amsterdam Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences


Two Assistant Professors in Work and Organizational Psychology

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Educational level:  PhD
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  17 February 2023
Vacancy number:  11039

Are you a passionate and impactful researcher in the field of work and organizational psychology, sports and performance psychology, personnel psychology, occupational health psychology, or organizational behavior? Do you have affinity and expertise with relevant research methods and statistical techniques for the applied field? Effective as of April 2023, we are seeking two assistant professors in our work and organizational psychology group.

Our group is part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences and our research is carried out at the Psychology Research Institute.

We seek two Assistant Professors in Work and Organizational Psychology

The interested candidate is an active researcher and has made important contributions to knowledge development and application within work, organizational, occupational health, sports and performance, or social psychology (or a related field). In terms of content, the preferred candidate strengthens and complements the research activities of the program group. The candidate should also be an enthusiastic teacher, who appreciates the scientist-practitioner approach to teaching. In addition to doing research for 45% of the time, the candidate participates in teaching activities in our bachelor or master programs for 55% of the time.

What are you going to do

The vacancy of the Assistant Professor position consists of a package of tasks comprising the following four components: education, research, valorization, and administrative tasks.

More specifically, you will:

  • conduct and publish high quality research (45% of the time) fitting the W&O program and the master tracks (broadly conceived);
  • develop and teach courses and supervise students (max. 55% of the time, depending on management and grant acquisition) in the Bachelor, Master and/or Research Master program of Work- and Organizational Psychology;
  • actively pursue (inter)national collaboration within and between disciplines;
  • attract externally funded research projects;
  • contribute to the group by participating in research and teaching committees, like organizing research meetings, being a member of the exam committee and/or research ethics committee or instigating teaching intervisions;
  • be active in translating your research to a broader audience and the field.

What do you have to offer

We are looking for a highly motivated, open-minded, and pro-active candidate with the following qualifications:

  • an obtained PhD in (relevant subdisciplines of) Psychology;
  • a research profile fitting the above described program;
  • strong methodological and statistical skills;
  • an open, constructive, and transparent communication style, and strong motivation to collaborate with other researchers;
  • a teamplayer, with a learning-orientated attitude;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • high quality publications in international top journals;
  • experience with teaching courses and supervising theses in psychology or related fields;
  • completion of the BKO (Basic Teaching Qualification) or willingness to obtain the BKO;
  • Dutch proficiency or gaining sufficient command of the Dutch language within a period of 2 years.

What can we offer you

The position concerns (temporary) employment of 38 hours per week for 18 months (12 months if you are already employed by the UvA). Upon mutual positive evaluation and satisfactory performance, you can be offered a tenured position For this position the University Job Classification profile Assistant Professor 2 applies.

Depending on your experience, the minimum salary is €3974 and the maximum salary is €5439 gross per month based on a 38-hour working week, in keeping with salary scale 11, as per the CollectiveLabour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education

What else do we offer

  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

About the faculty

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more aboutworking at the University of Amsterdam.


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Prof. dr. Edwin van Hooft, Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology   or;
  • Dr. Barbara Nevicka, Assistant Professor in Work in Organizational Psychology

Job application

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 17 February 2023. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in 1 bundled .pdf should include:

(1) your CV;

(2) a two-pager with your vision on teaching and research (i.e., a teaching and research statement on max. 2 pages);

(3) your latest teaching evaluations (if available);

(4) contact information of two possible referents;

(5) one recent paper (published or accepted within the last five years);

(6) a cover letter which explains, among other things, how your expertise complements that of the program group.

You can upload the bundled PDF on the next page in the ‘Resume/CV’ box.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

If you encounter Error GBB451/ GBC451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

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