PhD candidate RPA Yield - Self-regulated learning in the elementary classroom

The Departments of Child Development and Education of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in the Research …

12 dagen geleden


Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The Departments of Child Development and Education of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in the Research Area Yield. The overall aim of Yield’s signature project is to examine self-regulation in youth: understanding how it develops, how it is fostered through (interactions between) individual characteristics and family, peer, and school characteristics, and how it can be improved through interventions. In specific, the current project will focus on self-regulated learning.

Self-regulated learning is considered a key competence, influencing both students’ motivation and achievement in elementary school. It depends on characteristics of both the studehis PhD project focuses on self-regulated learning in the context of mathematics class and includes studies examining a) reliable and valid measurement of self-regulated learning; b) teachers’ perceptions of students’ self-regulation preferences in relation to teacher instruction and support during a math task, against the background of peer influences; c) the effect of in-class instruction aimed at promoting self-regulation in math on cognitive, affective, and motivational factors. We will pay special attention to student characteristics explaining differences in self-regulated learning.

You will be supervised by dr Maaike Zeguers (Developmental Psychology), and dr Jaap Schuitema (Educational Sciences). Dr Helma Koomen (Developmental Disorders and Special Education) and dr Brenda Jansen (Developmental Psychology) will act as promoters.

  • Participation in the PhD-programme of the Graduate School of Child Development and Education and RPA Yield;
  • independently carrying out research, writing scientific articles, and completing a PhD dissertation within four or five years;
  • active participation in the programme group Education Sciences, and the Research Institute of Child Development and Education;
  • participating in conferences, workshops, seminars, and other scholarly activities.


You should have the following credentials:

  • master’s degree in Psychology, Pedagogics or Educational Sciences;
  • experience in experimental research in psychology, pedagogics or educational sciences;
  • advanced statistical knowledge is recommended;
  • interested in primary education;
  • communication and academic writing skills (Dutch and English);
  • organization and project coordination skills.

  • Internship in the field of child psychology, pedagogics or education;
  • experience in writing scientific publications.


The starting date of the position is set for 3 September 2018. The position is initially for 1 year. Extension of this period after the first year to a total of 4 years is subject to satisfactory performance. In case of an appointment of 30,4 hours a week this period can be extended to a maximum total of 5 years.

The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for PhD candidates at Dutch universities, i.e. ranging from €2.222 in the first year to €2.840 in the final year (based on a full-time appointment/38 hours per week) plus 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of- year allowance, in conformity with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

For more information (e.g. project proposal) please contact:

You may send your application by e-mail with the required documents:

  • curriculum vitae ;
  • motivation letter;
  • grade list.

You may send these as one PDF file to before 27 June 2018. Please note that application interviews with pre-selected candidates will be held on Wednesday 4 July and Tuesday 10 July 2018.


Middels onderstaande knop kun je direct solliciteren op deze vacature.

Reageer op deze vacature