Short description: 

The Department of Developmental Psychology of Tilburg University is looking for:

2 Assistant Professors of Developmental and Lifespan Psychology 
tenure track (1.0 FTE), tenure decision after 5 years

More information:

Job description 
Tasks are coordinated with the head of department, and typically include:
Research (overall research time ca. 50%)

  • Research in lifespan psychology, developmental psychology and/or individual differences
  • Contribute high quality papers as first or senior author
  • Write personal career grant proposals
    (e.g., NWO Veni/Vidi, ERC Starter/Consolidator grant)

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

  • Give challenging and engaging lectures in the programs of the department
  • Mentor BA, MA and PhD students by supervising theses and (academic) internships
  • Excellent command of Dutch or English language (staff members are expected to follow Dutch courses – expenses are paid for by the department, and time invested is subtracted from teaching if possible)


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

Job requirements and qualifications

Good CV to apply for personal grants 

  • Consistent record of high impact publications as first or senior author
  • Competitive citation record
  • (Recent) PhD completion
  • Team player and willing to cooperate with others in the department

Methodological expertise in one of the following domains

  • Experience in statistical tools to model longitudinal data (e.g., time series analysis, growth curve analysis, state-trait models, continuous time modeling)
  • Experience with using innovative assessment methods (e.g., ESM, SCED, psychophysiology, implicit measures, questionnaire development, narrative coding)
  • Experience in experimental research including behavioral as well as 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
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