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Fixed-term lecturer in work and organizational psychology


At Utrecht University, department of Social, Health and Organizational Psychology, we are currently looking for a

Fixed-term lecturer in work and organizational psychology (0.8 FTE)

Job description
The candidate will predominantly teach in both the undergraduate BSc Psychology and graduate Psychology MSc program, and especially in the courses that are part of the Work and Organizational curriculum, as well as thesis supervision at the BSc and MSc levels in this area. Given the expertise of the other members of the department, we are especially interested in candidates who have skills and knowledge (at an academic level) in the area of train-the-trainer programs, psychology of coaching and consultancy, organisational development and interventions, and communication skills. Ability to act as a supervisor for the Dutch base qualification psychodiagnostics (BAPD) will be appreciated.

Qualifications asked
The successful candidate:
• has at least three years (and preferably more) of practical, hands-on experience with the topics taught;
• holds a PhD (completed or near completion) in Work and Organizational or Social Psychology, or a related discipline;
• has a demonstrable interest in issues in work, organizational and occupational health psychology;
• has an academic attitude and feeling for working in an academic environment;
• has proven and excellent teaching skills;
• is fluent in English; preferably in Dutch as well;
• has the capacity to work in a team;
• has obtained the Utrecht University Basic Teaching Qualification or equal, or is willing to achieve this qualification in the near future

Terms of employment
We offer a 0.8 FTE position for a max period of two years. The gross salary - depends on qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,427 and €5,330 (scale 11/12 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment.
Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information: working at Utrecht University.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas: behaviour in Social Contexts, Child and Adolescent Studies, Cognitive and Clinical Psychology, Education and Learning, and Methodology and Statistics.More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.

The position is available at the Department of Social, Health and Organizational Psychology. This department is part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science of Utrecht University. The department’s research concentrates on three interrelated domains: Motivation, Self-regulation, and Performance, combining fundamental and applied approaches to study human cognition and behavior in the work/organizational, social and health contexts. Our teaching program roughly corresponds with these three contexts. Our staff largely teaches in the BSc Psychology undergraduate program (in the work/organizational, social and/or health psychology tracks) and in the English-taught MSc Social, Health and Organizational Psychology Master program. The yearly influx for this MSc program varies from 100-120 students, who choose one of three partly overlapping tracks: Work and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, or Health Psychology.

Additional information
Additional information about this vacancy can be obtained from Prof Dr Toon Taris: +31 30 253 49 81,, or Tineke Edink MSc: +31 30 253 48 23, You can apply for this position until 28 March 2017, using the link on Academic Transfer Portal (see Finally, note that all applications should include a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae.