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Job opening: Assistant Professor Organizational Psychology. 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 3.000 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 faculty board and the psychology department at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences have drawn up an investment programme directed at intensifying and innovating teaching, especially in the Bachelor Psychology programme. To this end, a total of eight assistant professors with a special interest in teaching, but also with an excellent record in research are being appointed. We are currently looking for an assistant professor in the Organizational Psychology domain. The successful candidate does research in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology and teaches and coordinates courses in (Organizational) Psychology, supervises Bachelor and Master students, and plays an active role in implementing new developments in the Psychology department’s teaching programme. In particular, s/he will be involved in the ongoing development of activating and intensifying teaching and learning in the Bachelor programme. The assistant professor will perform these tasks in close cooperation with other staff members, including the other 7 assistant professors who are hired in this investment programme and the Director of Education.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
• PhD in Organizational Psychology or related field
• a demonstrable interest in teaching and excellent teaching skills
• the possession of or the willingness to acquire a BKO (i.e. University Teaching Qualification)
• a competitive research track record commensurate with the level of appointment
• good collaboration and communication skills
• excellent academic writing and presentation skills.

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For this position, the appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The salary is ranging from a minimum of € 3,475 to a maximum of € 4,757 gross per month (salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full-time position, plus an 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
You will be appointed for a period of a maximum of four years, with an evaluation moment after one year. The position is available immediately. The candidate for this position is expected to play an active role in both teaching and research, with emphasis on teaching (60% teaching; 40% research).

You may apply for this position until 8 April 23.59 h / before 9 April 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
Interested candidates are requested to submit:
1. A curriculum vitae (CV attachment)
2. A letter of motivation (Letter of motivation attachment)
3. A list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, sample copies of research output (published papers or papers under review) (extra attachment)
4. The names and contact details of two referees (extra attachment 2).

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

For information you can contact:
• Prof. S. Otten, Director Teaching,
• Prof. B.M. Wisse, Chair Organizational Psychology,

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.