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Assistant professor in Work and Organizational Psychology

In today’s world of rapid changes it is vital to understand how people manage their careers and regulate their well-being at work as well as their …

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Nieuwe Achtergracht, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 uur
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand


In today’s world of rapid changes it is vital to understand how people manage their careers and regulate their well-being at work as well as their professional learning and development. It is also vital to understand how people work together to produce creative ideas, and to jointly achieve high quality decisions. Our work and organizational psychology research group generates and disseminates knowledge about affective, behavioral, and cognitive adaptation and regulation in changing organizational contexts.

Are you a passionate researcher and teacher that wants to contribute to our work and organizational psychology group? Effective as of January 2021, we are seeking an assistant professor.

Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the discipline of Psychology offers a range of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, while its research is carried out at the Psychology Research Institute (Psyres). As an assistant professor, you will be part of the research group Work and Organizational Psychology.

We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology.

The interested candidate is an active researcher who contributes to knowledge development and application within work and organizational psychology (or a strongly related field). In terms of content, the preferred candidate strengthens and complements the research activities of the program group. The candidate should also be an enthusiastic teacher, who appreciates the scientist-practitioner approach to teaching.

What will you be doing?

The vacancy of the Assistant professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam consists of a package of tasks comprising the following four components: education, research, valorization, and administrative tasks. More specifically, you will:

  • conduct and publish high quality research (45% of the time) fitting the W&OP program and the master’s tracks;
  • develop and teach courses and supervise students (max. 55% of the time, depending on management and grant acquisition) in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and/or Research Master’s program of Work- and Organizational Psychology;
  • actively pursue (inter)national collaboration within and between disciplines;
  • attract externally funded research projects;
  • contribute to the group by participating in research and teaching committees, like organizing research meetings, being a member of the ethics committee or instigating teaching intervision;
  • be active in translating your research to a broader audience and the field.


Qualifications for an assistant professorship:

  • a PhD in work and organizational psychology, social psychology, organizational behavior, sport psychology or related field;
  • a research profile fitting the above described program;
  • high quality publications in relevant fields and on topics that concern the functioning of individuals and/or groups at work and/or in sport;
  • experience with teaching courses and supervising theses related to the functioning of individuals and groups at work and/or in sport, at the bachelor’s and master’s level;
  • completed the BKO (Basic Teaching Qualification) or willingness to obtain the BKO;
  • Dutch proficiency or gaining sufficient command of the Dutch language within a period of 2 years.

You are:

  • a team-player;
  • open-minded;
  • constructive in your communication style;
  • creative;
  • entrepreneurial;
  • conscientious.


Our offer

The temporary employment contract is for a period of two year. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,746 and a maximum salary of €5,127 gross per month based on a full-time position for a 38-hour working week (as per scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development.

What else can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and sufficient scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. We cherish enquiring minds and persevering spirits, and allow you space to dig deeper with your questions. Diverse, unique, dynamic, internationally oriented and ambitious: these are all characteristics which typify UvA staff. 

Additional information

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Dr Matthijs Baas, Associate professor in Work and Organizational Psychology
    T: +31 (0)20 525 4366 

Would you like to learn more about working at the University of Amsterdam? Visit our website.