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Assistant Professor (UD) in Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology unit of the institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for an Assistant Professor (UD) in Clinical Psychology (0.8-1.0 FTE).

10 maanden geleden


Begijnhof, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 38 uur
€ 3475 - € 5405 per maand


You will contribute to the research and teaching program of the department of Clinical Psychology.

The main focus of your teaching will be directed towards theory, research and practice of psychotherapy with a special emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy. The teaching in the Bachelor’s programme Psychology and master specialization Clinical Psychology is diverse. You will coordinate courses, lecture for large audiences but also supervise theses and provide skills training for small groups of students. Skills training may include research and/or diagnostic and treatment skills. You will also train postgraduate clinical psychology students in research methods and supervise their research projects. We are also interested in candidates capable of combining research, teaching and patient care in our new academic clinical outpatient facility (see below).

Your research should be relevant to the domains of etiology, diagnostics, mechanisms and/or treatment of mood and anxiety disorders or other stress-related disorders. You will be expected to apply for research grants from Dutch and European funding agencies or to collaborate in running research projects depending on your research time.

The ratio of research / teaching time is 40% / 60% or 20% / 80% depending on the preference of the candidate. Clinical tasks (patient care) and administrative tasks will lead to reduction of teaching load. Successful grant applications may also lead to teaching load reductions.


  • Ph.D. on a topic relevant to clinical psychology;
  • Ability to conduct innovative and independent research in the area of clinical psychology;
  • Clinical training and experience (preferably with clinical registrations);
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals;
  • Experience with teaching at bachelor and/or master and/or post-master level;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • High level of proficiency in English.


We offer a four year term position. Salary range from €3,475 to €5,405 gross per month (pay scale 11 or 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Willem van der Does PhD, professor and head of Clinical Psychology, email vanderdoes@fsw.leidenuniv.nl, telephone +31 71 527 8482.

More vacancies and information via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies.

Please submit online your application no later than 15 January 2018 via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should submit a letter of application, accompanied by:

  • A CV;
  • A teaching statement (description of courses taught and teaching interest);
  • A research agenda;
  • The names and contact information for two references (no letters).

First round interviews are scheduled for January 24, 2018 in Leiden.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises four institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology. The Faculty also includes the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences.

The Institute of Psychology comprises six units for teaching and research: Clinical Psychology; Health, Medical and Neuropsychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental and Educational Psychology; Social and Organisational Psychology; Methodology and Statistics. The Institute of Psychology offers a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration within and between units. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/psychology.

The Clinical Psychology program attracts approximately 180 MSc students each year, of whom 40% are international students. The master program is taught in English. The staff also contributes to the BSc program (500 students yearly), which is taught in Dutch and in English. The Clinical Psychology unit takes part in Leiden University’s research profile areas ‘Brain function and dysfunction over the lifespan’ and ‘Health, prevention and the human life cycle’. The research is focused on mood and anxiety disorders and other stress-related disorders. Staff interests and expertise include treatment outcome and observational and experimental research using cognitive, psychophysiological, pharmacological, genetic and neuro-imaging methods. Psychophysiology laboratory facilities are available (including EEG/neurofeedback, tDCS and nervus vagus stimulation) as well as access to neuro-imaging facilities through the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC, www.libc-leiden.nl/).
A new academic clinical outpatient facility (LUBEC; Leids Universitair Behandel- en Expertisecentrum) will facilitate clinical research and teaching. We have long-term collaborations with Leiden University Medical Center and Regional Mental Health Centers and we participate in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA, see www.nesda.nl/). More detail on staff, program and publications can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/psychology/clinical-psychology.