Junior Lecturer / PhD Candidate in Organisational Psychology
Employment: 1.0 FTE
Faculty of Social Sciences
Required background: Research University Degree
Application deadline: 19 December 2021
The School of Psychology and the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) at
Radboud University are looking for a Junior Lecturer/PhD Candidate in
Organisational Psychology. As a Junior Lecturer/PhD Candidate you will have
both research duties (60%) and teaching duties (40%) for a 6-year period.
The position will ultimately lead to a PhD degree and a university teaching
qualification (BKO). We have similar openings for a Junior Lecturer/PhD
candidate in Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, and Clinical
Psychology respectively (please see the relevant job advertisements on our
Your teaching will involve various activities in the Bachelor's and Master's
programmes in Psychology, mostly related to 1) tutoring research-related work
groups in the first year of the Bachelor's programme in Psychology, 2)
supervision of third-year students during their Bachelor's degree research
projects, which will align with your own PhD research, 3) supervision of
Master's theses in the Master's degree specialisation in Work, Organisation
and Health (WOH). Over the course of six years, you will gain a diverse
range of teaching skills, including lecturing. This will enable you to obtain
your university teaching qualification under the guidance of a mentor.
This Junior Lecturer/PhD Candidate position will be part of BSI's research
programme in Work, Health and Performance (WHP). You will be enrolled in the
BSI Graduate School, which will support your research and research training.
Because of the strong relation between research and teaching in this position,
your research topic should aim to inspire and trigger the interests of
students so that you will be able to supervise their Bachelor's and/or
Master's thesis projects on your topic. Your research should contribute to the
WHP mission to understand and promote healthy and safe work in a changing
society. Your research focus should fit in with one of our four
(interrelated) research lines: (1) Psychology of fatigue (i.e.
understanding the nature and consequences of mental fatigue, and exploring the
role of mental fatigue in the context of work, exercise and social
relationships), (2) Hybrid working (i.e. combining on-site and off-site
work and sustainable well-being (e.g. in relation to work-life balance,
remote leadership, equality/inequality and social inclusion), (3) Safety
and moral behaviour (e.g. social responsibility in work environments), and
(4) Sedentary work and physical activity (i.e. psychological processes that
drive sedentary behaviour and physical activity). For more information, check
our WHP website).
You hold a (Research) Master's degree in Psychology, Behavioural Science
You have experience in teaching and research, and a strong motivation to
excel in both.
You have very good academic performance, as demonstrated by your grade
transcripts and CV.
You have very good writing skills, as evidenced by a writing sample, such
as a chapter from your Master's thesis or a (forthcoming or published)
article or presented conference paper.
You have good English teaching skills. As part of the selection process,
you may be invited to a job interview in English. An ability to teach in
Dutch would be an advantage.
You are a proactive and enthusiastic team player.
You have competence in project management, flexibility and proactive
behaviour so that you will be able to finish your PhD thesis in time.
Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading
academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where
top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus, in
modern buildings with state-of-art facilities. You will be embedded in the
School of Psychology and the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), both part
of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The School of Psychology currently offers excellent educational programmes to
approximately 1,800 students. Each year, our Bachelor's programme welcomes
approximately 500 new students. The Master's degree in Psychology has three
specialisations that prepare students for an academic or professional career:
Work, Organisation and Health; Behaviour Change; and Health Care Psychology.
The School of Psychology offers two Research Master's programmes: Behavioural
Science (in collaboration with the Behavioural Science Institute) and
Cognitive Neuroscience (in collaboration with the Donders Institute for
Cognition, Brain and Behaviour). We approach teaching as a team science
endeavour and offer lecturers of the future training with a strong basis in
both education and research. This Junior Lecturer/PhD Candidate position is
part of this policy.
The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) is a multidisciplinary research
institute and one of three research institutes in the Faculty of Social
Sciences at Radboud University. Our researchers collaborate across the
boundaries of psychology, educational science, and communication science. Our
mission is to strengthen people through understanding the foundations of human
behaviour, by creating synergy between different paradigms and by facilitating
craftsmanship, curiosity and connection in scientific research. BSI has seven
research programmes covering three major research themes: 1) development and
learning, 2) health and mental health, and 3) social processes and
communication. BSI conducts fundamental as well as applied/translational
research and has excellent facilities and support for lab and field research.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because
this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and
education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with
equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students
and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent,
collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
Employment for 1.0 FTE.
The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,836 and a maximum of
€3,807 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education
and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10, grade
0-7). The starting salary will be scale 10, grade 0 (€2,836) or scale
10, grade 1 (€2,968), based on qualifications and relevant experience.
You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
It concerns a temporary employment for six years.
You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual
Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support,
help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide
customized support in their search for employment and help your family
settle in Nijmegen.
Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time
employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead
of the legally allotted 20.
Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in
Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make
arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working
hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to
compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange
income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports
subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given
plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your
ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Madelon van Hooff, Assistant
Professor at email@example.com.
Practical information and applications
You can apply until 19 December 2021, exclusively using the button below.
Kindly address your application to Madelon van Hooff. Please fill in the
application form and attach the following documents:
A letter of motivation.
A writing sample, for example, a chapter from your Master's thesis or a
forthcoming paper, preferably in English.
The first round of interviews take place in the week of 17 January 2022. The
second round of interviews will take place in the week of 7 February 2022. You
would preferably begin employment on 1 April 2022.
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