Assistant Professor Organizational Psychology (1.0 FTE)

Department

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Organisation

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 36,000 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 center 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 these. Our Faculty employs about 650 employees.

The Department of Psychology is part of our faculty and we offer bachelor’s and master’s programs 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.

The organizational psychology group shares responsibility for teaching in the (English and Dutch) bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. 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 and Master students, and plays an active role in responding to developments in the teaching of organizational psychology.

Job description

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen invites applicants for an assistant professorship position in Organizational Psychology. This position will be located in the Department of Psychology.

The position combines teaching and research in the field of organizational psychology. In teaching, candidates are expected to teach (and coordinate) courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes (Dutch and/or English). Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to supervise Bachelor, (Research) Master, and/or PhD students and to participate in managerial committees related to the organisation of the programmes.

The candidate conducts research in the field of organizational psychology and fits well in or adds to our active research programmes on power and leadership, creativity and innovation, personality and assessment, occupational health, and aging at work and career development. Central to our research and teaching is the link between theory and practice: We produce and disseminate knowledge that is grounded in good research and theory, while at the same time offering clear perspectives for interventions to actually improve organizational life.

Requirements

- a completed PhD in organizational psychology or related fields
- a competitive research track record
- interest in teaching organizational psychology and in innovating teaching methods
- teaching experience and in possession of relevant teaching qualifications (such as Basic Education Qualification) or willingness to attain them
- the willingness to learn Dutch (to a minimum level of B2)
- excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups
- important competences are conceptual capacity, environmental orientation, presenting skills and result-driven.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 18 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,821 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,943 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
• excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus, participation in a pension scheme for employees and excellent secondary benefits. We offer 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a full-time employment
• an appointment on a temporary basis for 18 months, with an outlook to a permanent contract.

The appointee will ideally commence on 1 September 2022, but a later start date is negotiable.

For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/

Job Application

Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:

- letter of motivation
- curriculum vitae including a list of publications
- a research statement
- a teaching statement.

You may apply for this position until 26 June 11.59pm / before 27 June 2022 Dutch local times (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

The selection interviews will take place in the week of 11 – 15 July 2022. A presentation on your research and teaching vision is part of the interview.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European

Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Susanne Scheibe
s.scheibe@rug.nl

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 222359

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