The department of Developmental Psychology is looking for:
1-2 Assistant Professors Developmental Psychology
Tenure track (1.0 fte), starting date September 2019 or earlier, tenure decision after 5 years
Tasks are coordinated with the head of department, and typically include:
- Overall research time ca. 50%
- Contribute high quality papers as first or senior author
- Establish an innovative and independent line of research
- Write personal career grant proposals
(e.g., NWO Veni/Vidi, ERC Starter/Consolidator grant)
- Provide challenging and engaging lectures in one of the educational programs of the department
- Assume mentorship of BA and MA students by supervising theses and (academic) internships
- Academic citizenship (e.g., helping department members with projects and proposals, commission memberships etc.)
Job requirements and qualifications
Record of scientific excellence
- Publication in peer-reviewed journals as first or senior author
- Findings recognized as high in quality and importance by the scientific community
- Competitive citation profile
- Potential to secure external funding
- Link to department's research program entitled Individual Differences: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives
- Research lines focusing on lifespan ageing research,
forensic psychology, and/or personality development
Methodological and theoretical expertise
- Interest in (or experience with) research innovation (e.g., in terms of measurement development, novel statistical or interpretative frameworks, theory development)
- Our Department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address (in their letter of motivation and/or cover letter) how they have pursued and/or plan to pursue these goals in their work
- Record of good student evaluations
- Teaching certification (equivalent to Dutch BKO) or willingness to obtain one
- Applicants who do not master Dutch language are expected to acquire language skills sufficient for carrying out basic duties within two years (expenses are paid for by the department, and time invested is partially subtracted from the teaching load)
Terms of employment
Tilburg University is among the top of the Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The starting salary for the position of an assistant professor on a full-time basis ranges between € 3.637,- and € 4.978,- gross per month. Foreigners (and long-term Dutch expats) can apply for tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary for a maximum duration of 5 years (this increases net salary by ca. 15%).
Applications and information concerning the vacancy
Additional information about Tilburg University and the Department of Developmental Psychology can be retrieved from https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/development-psychology/. Specific information about the vacancies can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Stefan Bogaerts or (in his absence) Prof. Dr.Jaap Denissen.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, two recent (forthcoming) publications, teaching evaluations (if available), and a recent Thomson Reuters Researcher ID profile as well as the names of two referees (as a single PDF file) should be sent before November 1, 2018 to Hans-Georg van Liempd, Managing Director Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University (only by using the link below). Meetings with applicants will be scheduled in November and December of 2018 (using videoconferencing is a possibility for foreign candidates if necessary).
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tilburg University is a modern, specialized university. The teaching and research of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are organized around the motto of "Understanding Society". The faculty’s inspiring working environment challenges its workers to realize their ambitions; involvement and cooperation are essential to achieve this.
Department of Developmental Psychology
The Department of Developmental Psychology at Tilburg University is an internationally diverse group of researchers who collaborate within the framework of the research program "Development of Individual Differences: Bio-Psycho-Social Perspectives".
The department is contributing to education programs in the Dutch and English Bachelor Psychology (Developmental and Lifespan Psychology; Forensic Psychology) and MA levels (Clinical Child and Youth Psychology; Clinical Forensic Psychology; Research Master Individual Differences and Assessment). For more information, see https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/development-psychology.htm
The department offers a stimulating and supporting work atmosphere in which scientists are encouraged to move beyond the state of the art in their discipline.
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