Lecturers in Developmental Psychology

Radboud University


Two Lecturers in Developmental Psychology

  • 16 - 22 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 4,978
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Job level: Research University Degree
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year
  • Application deadline: 1 December 2019


We are looking for

Someone to teach courses at the School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, including the Bachelor's programme in Development and Mental Health, the Master's programme in Health Care Psychology and the Research Master's programme in Behavioural Science. Teaching will be in Dutch and English. You will give lectures and supervise work groups in several courses that reflect your expertise. You should be an inspiring, motivating and conscientious supervisor of BA and MA theses. We approach teaching as teamwork and organise regular meetings to discuss challenges and opportunities, and to learn from each other. You will be expected to actively contribute to such meetings. You will collaborate with other lecturers from the clinical psychology programme.

We ask

  • A Master's degree in developmental psychology or a related field. A PhD in psychology is an advantage.
  • A university teaching qualification (BKO or equivalent), or the willingness to obtain it.
  • Experience with teaching in Dutch and English at the Bachelor's and Master's levels.
  • An interest in topics in applied developmental psychology or child and adolescent clinical psychology. Clinical experience or clinical registration (BAPD, GZ) is an advantage.
  • A team player with good social, communication and organisational skills.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 level).
  • An excellent command of written and spoken Dutch.

We are

The School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence offers excellent degree programmes and has currently approximately 1,800 students. The Bachelor's programme is provided by excellent teachers and has an annual influx of about 450 international students. The Master's degree in Psychology has three specialisations that prepare students for an academic or professional career: Health Care Psychology; Work, Organisation and Health; and Behaviour Change. The School of Psychology offers two Research Master's programmes: Behavioural Science (in collaboration with the  Behavioural Science Institute) and Cognitive Neuroscience (in collaboration with the Donders Institute for Cognition, Brain and Behaviour).

The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) is a multidisciplinary research institute. Our researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science, and communication science. BSI has seven research programmes covering three major research themes: 1) development and learning, 2) psychopathology, health and well-being, and 3) social processes and communication. BSI conducts fundamental research as well as applied/translational research.

The Social Development programme conducts fundamental and applied research on social development and related processes from childhood to young adulthood. We aim to contribute new knowledge to developmental science and promote positive development in clinical and educational settings. Working with both typical and atypical populations, we study caregiver-child interaction, peer relationships, how social aspects of development interact with cognitive and neural ones, and the evolution of developmental mechanisms. We combine traditional longitudinal and observational research with the evolutionary perspective and methods from psychobiology and neuroscience. These include sequential analysis, psychophysiology and hormonal assessments, neuropsychological paradigms, fMRI, adaptations to harsh environments, sociometric methods, and longitudinal data analysis. The developmental psychology programme participates in the School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence for its teaching mission and the Behavioural Science Institute for its research mission.

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 and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 16 - 22 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of €4,274 (salary scale 10) or €4,978 (salary scale 11) based on a 38-hour working week.
  • The exact salary depends on your qualifications and relevant work experience. 
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year with a possible extension to 3 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 January 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:
Prof. Toon Cillessen
Tel.: +31 24 361 2569 or +31 24 361 5550 (secr.)
Email: a.cillessen@psych.ru.nl

Dr. Gerbert Haselager
Tel.: +31 24 361 2533
Email: g.haselager@psych.ru.nl

Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. Toon Cillessen and submit it, using the application button, no later than 1 December 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV.

The first round of interviews will be held on 9 and 10 December 2019. Eventually there may be a second round of interviews on 16 December 2019. You may be asked to deliver a sample lecture in English and/or to do a writing assignment.


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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