Assistant Professors (Experimental) Clinical Psychology (1.6 FTE)


Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences


University of Groningen

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage our 32,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. We belong to the best research universities in Europe and join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks; we are truly an international place of knowledge.

Our Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a centre of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. We study issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how to resolve or prevent it.

The Department of Psychology is part of our faculty and we offer bachelor’s and master’s programmes in both Dutch and English to over 3,000 students. Our department's student population is very international; more than half of our students are non-Dutch and come from countries all over the world. We teach in Dutch as well as in English. Do you want to join our open academic community?

Job description

We invite applicants for two temporary (2 years) assistant professor positions in Experimental Psychopathology / Clinical Psychology.

The vacancies are at the chair group of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology and involve 75 % teaching and 25% research. This chair group contributes to the bachelor's of Psychology and is responsible for the master tracks:
• The Dutch and English language Clinical Psychology tracks
• and the Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology track

A major component of the teaching duties will be on research-related courses and supervising master thesis research within these master tracks.

Depending on the candidate’s profile, there are also options to be involved as a coordinator or lecturer in courses at both the bachelor’s and master’s level.

There is a nice, prosocial, and collegial atmosphere, and there are ample opportunities for collaborative efforts both in teaching and research.

Research of this chair group is embedded in the Dutch-Flemish research school 'Experimental Psychopathology' and follows a transdiagnostic and interdisciplinary approach with a current emphasis on cognitive-motivational processes and emotion (dys)regulation in a variety of disorders including
• anxiety(related) disorders
• eating disorders
• psychotic disorders
• depression
• dissociative identity disorders
• addiction
• sleep-related problems, and
• sexual dysfunctions.

The research programme participates in several large scale longitudinal projects such as the Netherlands Study on Depression and Anxiety (NESDA), and has numerous research collaborations with clinical sites such as:
• the in- and outpatient clinic GGZ-Drenthe (e.g., section psychotic disorders)
• the Academic Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ACCARE (e.g., anxiety, eating disorders)
• the University Psychiatric Center (e.g., section Anxiety and OCD), and
• the Center for Addiction (Verslavingszorg Noord-Nederland).

The candidate is expected to contribute to the research programme either by pursuing her/his own line of research or to team up with colleagues to get engaged in collaborative efforts.


• university graduate
• PhD in a relevant research domain
• publication record in international journals
• experience and interest in teaching
• command of the English language
• command of the Dutch language would be welcome but is not critical
• therapeutic experience in a clinical setting would be welcome.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 24 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting with € 3,637 (scale 10) to a maximum of € 5,656 (scale 12) gross per month, based on full employment
• secondary benefits, based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities, are excellent in general and include e.g. a pension scheme, flexible employment conditions and salaries are supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year.

The 0.8 FTE appointment is temporary for a specified period of two years.

Job Application

Please send your application before 16 December 2019 (Dutch local time) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below the advertisement on the university website).

You should submit your application with:
1. a curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications
2. a letter of motivation
3. the names and contact information (including email address) of 2 of your academic referees.

The positions are available immediately.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Peter J. de Jong

Dr Wiljo van Hout

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 219597-98

Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

About the master tracks in Psychology Research chair group Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology

Digital application form