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Professorship in Personnel Psychology at the Université Catholique de Louvain


An academic position in psychology of personnel and human resources

Vacancy Reference : 20522 / PSP 005 / 2019 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in psychology of personnel and human resources


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Psychological Sciences Research Institute that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently connected to the heart of Europe.

Description of the mission


The successful candidate will teach courses related to work and organisational psychology, within the various programs of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. In particular, the courses will be taught to Bachelor’s and Master’s students in psychology as well as to Master’s students specializing in risk management and well-being at work. He or she will also teach in the Master’s program in Human Resources Management organized by the Labor Sciences School.

It is expected that the successful candidate will develop collaborations with various stakeholders in the fields of personnel psychology and psychology of human resources as well as the occupational sciences.


The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of personnel psychology and the psychology of human resources, on topics related to human resources practices and policies in organizations (e.g., recruitment and personnel selection) and/or their impact on individuals in these organizations. An expertise in research methodology and statistics in this domain is also required.

Practical Information

Application deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 12.00 am 

Starting date:  1st  September, 2019

Further information :
Prof. Nathalie Grosbois, Dean PSP –
Prof. Mauro Pesenti, President IPSY –

Humanities Sector
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PSP) ((
Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY) (

General conditions

Tasks : the applicant will:
- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities;
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have
- a PhD degree in Psychological Sciences or any related discipline;
- a significant scientific record with international publications;
- either  studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside UCLouvain;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
- the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- the capacities required to undertake high-level academic research:capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
- have team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages ??is an additional asset.

The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal  is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see:

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

For more information and applications HERE