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Assistant professor Developmental Psychology (1,0 FTE tenure track, 5 year)

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    Tilburg University
    Cultural studies
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    31/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Tilburg


Tasks are coordinated by the head of department and typically include:

Research (overall research time ca. 50%)

  • Conduct research in lifespan developmental psychology
  • Contribute to high quality papers
  • Write personal career grant proposals (e.g., NWO Veni/Vidi, ERC Starting grant)

Teaching (overall teaching load ca. 50%, including management)

  • Teach challenging and engaging lectures in the programs of the department
  • Mentor BA/MA students by supervising theses and (academic) internships


  • Academic citizenship (e.g., supporting department members with projects and proposals, committee memberships etc.)

More Information


Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. For the tenure track position there is a 5-years fixed term contract with the possibility of tenure thereafter. The starting salary for the position of an assistant professor on a full-time basis ranges between € 3.746 and € 5.127 gross per month. 
Employees from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. Tilburg University is an equal opportunity employer. 
Starting date: no later than September 1st 2021.

Additional comments

Applications and information concerning the vacancy 
Additional information about Tilburg University and the Department of Developmental Psychology can be retrieved from https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/socialsciences/organization/departments/developmental-psychology
Specific information about the vacancies can be obtained from Prof. dr. Stefan Bogaerts (S.Bogaerts@tilburguniversity.edu). 

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, two recent (forthcoming) publications, teaching evaluations (if available), and a recent Thomson Reuters Researcher ID profile should be sent before May 31 2021 to drs. Wietske van Zwol a.i. Managing Director Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University (only by using the link below). 

Our department embraces the values of open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address in their motivation letter how they plan to pursue these goals in their work. In addition, candidates are encouraged to address how their research may help advance society and generate impact.

The applicant is encouraged to address in the motivation letter how their previous and future research can contribute to the research agenda of the department. 

Meetings with applicants will be scheduled in the week of June 14th. The meetings will be held online because of COVID-19 measures.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

Good CV to apply for personal grants and good fit with the department

  • Consistent record of high impact publications as first author
  • Competitive citation record
  • (Recent) PhD completion
  • Research focus on primary school-age children
  • Fit with the research in the department
  • Team player

Methodological expertise in one or more of the following domains

  • Experience in statistical tools to model longitudinal data (e.g., time series analysis, growth curve analysis, multilevel models, continuous time modeling)
  • Experience with innovative assessment methods (e.g., ESM, SCED, psychophysiology, implicit measures, questionnaire development, narrative coding)
  • Affinity with experimental research designs, including behavioral and neuro-biological indicators of behavioral differences and changes

Teaching skills

  • Teaching certification (equivalent to Dutch BKO) or willingness to obtain one
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Record of good student evaluations (if possible)

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
5037 AB
Warandelaan 2

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