Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Organizational Psychology (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (UG) is an innovative and research-driven institute in the Northern part of The Netherlands. It is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students and 5,500 employees. Quality has been a top priority and as a consequence the University has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm position in the international university ranking lists. The position is at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. This department offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in both Dutch and English to over 3000 students.

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the UG excels in teaching and research in the fields of behaviour, thinking, learning and how people live together. We want to continue developing our well-founded theoretical and methodological knowledge domains: psychology, sociology, pedagogy, educational sciences and teaching methodology.

The Faculty aims for a leading position in studying and solving social issues and problems people encounter in everyday life. Our ambition is to develop and assess scientifically substantiated interventions, in consultation with social parties. We aim to develop the Faculty infrastructure for empirical research to a leading global level.

Job description

The research in organizational psychology at the University of Groningen has a national and international reputation for excellence. The group is highly internationally oriented and plays an active role in the Graduate School for Behavioural and Social Sciences as well as the national research school Kurt Lewin. The research programme focuses on social-cognitive and individual difference factors underlying human behaviour in organizations. The research has the explicit aim of both contributing to theory development and practice. People applying to the tenure track position are expected to give active support to the further development of organizational psychology focused research. The successful candidate publishes work in internationally visible, peer-reviewed journals, participates in professional societies and conferences, actively engages in the acquisition of funding, and is eager to make research visible to the wider public.

The organizational psychology group shares responsibility for teaching in the (English and Dutch) Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. The teaching philosophy is to provide the knowledge and skills required to analyze, understand, and change a wide variety of phenomena that occur in organizations. The successful candidate teaches and coordinates courses in Organizational Psychology, supervises Bachelor, Master and PhD students, and plays an active role in the response to developments in the teaching of Organizational Psychology.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements (please also see the tenure track criteria for more information):

• PhD in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology, HRM, Management, or other relevant field; we are specifically interested in candidates who focus on occupational health psychology
• a competitive research track record commensurate with the level of appointment
• the motivation and potential to acquire externally financed projects
• teaching experience and capabilities in developing courses and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• a clear interest in collaborative research
• the ability to communicate verbally and in written form in English and Dutch (or the willingness to learn)
• excellent academic writing and presentation skills, demonstrable organizational qualifications and communication skills
• a relevant international network
• the possession of or the willingness to acquire a BKO (i.e. University Teaching Qualification).

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 84 months.

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For candidates at the Assistant Professor level, salary ranging from a minimum of € 3,475 (salary scale 11 of the Dutch Universities) gross per month to a maximum of € 5,405 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position, plus an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. For the tenure track position, the envisioned appointment is at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at a higher level may be considered for suitably qualified applicants. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

If you start at the Assistant Professor Level, you will be appointed for a period of seven years, on the condition of a positive mid-term evaluation in the third year of employment (please note that if you have had a previous appointment at the University of Groningen, the length of the employment may be more limited due to legal constraints). After a positive final evaluation in the fifth year of employment, you will be granted tenure to Associate Professor. Formal tenure track requirements include criteria with respect to research prominence, teaching and external fundraising activities. The position is available immediately. The successful candidate for this position is expected to play an active role in both the teaching (55%) as well as the research programme (45%).

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. B.M. Wisse
+31 50 3637405,

Prof. S. Scheibe
+31 50 3636316,

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 218121

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