Lecturer of Social and Cultural Psychology for the LAS programme


University College Groningen


University of Groningen

Job description

The University College Groningen (UCG) is a faculty of the University of Groningen that started a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in September 2014. The UCG Liberal Arts and Sciences programme offers broad academic education with a focus on engagement to societal challenges through project-based education and interdisciplinary integration. The UCG community is internationally oriented, with staff and students from across the globe. Learning environments are generally small scale and interactive.


We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Psychology, to teach the central Social and Cultural Psychology courses in our program. Preferably, candidates will also be able to contribute to teaching of other UCG courses, for instance from the UCG Statistics sequence.

This position will further involve some combination of supervising bachelor theses or contributing to the teaching of other elements of our Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum such as projects. Successful candidates have the opportunity to remain active in research, ideally in an interdisciplinary way which would also involve UCG students.


UCG is looking for a candidate with the following credentials:

• has obtained a PhD or is currently completing a PhD Social and Cultural Psychology
• has teaching experience, good student evaluations and preferably a University Teaching Qualification
• preferably has experience in project-based education
• is a team player and good communicator
• has an international background or experience
• prefably has a (demonstrable) affinity/ experience in working in an interdisciplinary setting
• has near-native English proficiency
• is able to demonstrate experience with educational innovation and active learning methods.
• is willing to learn the Dutch language, for which support is available.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 24 months.

The University of Groningen offers a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3.974 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5.439,- (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position. The gross salary is excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The appointment will be on a temporary basis for 2 years.

The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). 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/

Starting date: August 1, 2023

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 1 may 11:59pm / before 2 may 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applications should include:
● a cover letter that explains the motivation for applying for this position
● a full curriculum vitae
● a teaching statement that contains a description of courses taught and teaching qualifications.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will begin in May 2023.

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/[…]/
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Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr T. Schlathölter, Director of Academic Staff

Chris May, Academic Director

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0176

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