Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

University of Amsterdam
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:€3974
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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Faculty/Services: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Educational level: PhD

Function type: Academic Staff

Closing date: 4 December 2022

Vacancy number: 10858

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job in a dynamic setting? The department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for a(n) assistant professor, specifically within the domain of Clinical Psychology.

The Clinical Psychology program is one of the top programs and Europe and ranked #9 in the Qs world ranking of CP programs. We offer undergraduate and graduate courses in Clinical Psychology, and conduct research on a) developing, and testing psychological interventions for mental health patients (with an emphasis and personality pathology and anxiety disorders), b) the etiology and mechanisms underlying disorders (as part of the Experimental Psychopathology research school), and c) clinically relevant individual differences. Other topics of interest include forensic psychology (a master track), attachment and couples dynamics, sleep disorders, and neurobiological/ experimental research into affective disorders and network analyses of psychopathology.

What are you going to do

An assistant professor at the Clinical Psychology program of the UvA is a motivated scholar who is actively involved in developing and giving courses (55%), as well as in designing and executing empirical research (45%) in our group.

You will:

  • You will develop your line of research within the domain of, broadly defined, applied Clinical Psychology (i.e., clinically relevant research, if possible involving patients with mental health problems);
  • You will develop and offer courses in both the bachelor- and master curricula;
  • You present and publish about your research in international peer-reviewed journals;
  • You actively pursue research grants;
  • You supervise PhD students;
  • You seek exchange of knowledge and research collaborations with professionals in your research domain;
  • You contribute to the organization and collaboration within the clinical program specifically, as well as to the wider Psychology department.
  • What do you have to offer

    You have:

  • completed your PhD in clinical psychology or an equivalent subsequent specialization;
  • excellent research skills, as is evident from international peer-reviewed publications;
  • creative, compelling ideas for innovative and relevant research within the domain of complex psychopathology (e.g., mood disorders, eating disorders) ;
  • some clinical experience/ training in working with clients with psychological problems;
  • some experience teaching at the university level; ideally obtained a BKO (or international equivalent) or the willingness to complete the BKO training during your appointment;
  • strong communication-, social- and organizational skills;
  • if not already fluent in Dutch, the willingness to learn Dutch as it is expected that the candidate will be able to teach in both English and Dutch within 5 years of the start of the contract.
  • In addition, you are an enthusiastic colleague who enjoys sharing knowledge, embraces open science, is curious, critical, and eager to learn; in short, you have a strong and positive academic attitude.

    What can we offer you

    We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have (had) an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months.

    The employment contract will be for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is December 15th of 2022. The gross monthly salary based on full-time employment (38 hours per week) ranges from €3974 up to a maximum of €5439 (salary scale 11). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of- year bonus. The starting salary will be based on qualifications, expertise, and relevant experience. The profile UD2 is applicable in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

    The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

    What else do we offer

  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued;
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues;
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • About us

    The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

    About the faculty

    A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

    Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


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

  • Prof dr. Jan Henk Kamphuis, Director of Clinical Psychology program +3120-5256810; Clinical Psychology Office
  • Job application

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 4th December 2022. You may apply online by using the link below.

    Applications in .pdf should include in 1 bundled PDF file :

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a research statement;
  • names of 2 references.
  • The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

    If you encounter Error GBB451/ GBC451, reach out to our HR Department directly. They will gladly help you continue your application.

    No agencies please.

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