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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Assistant Professor Economic / Organizational Psychology (0.8–1.0 fte, 2 years)

03.02.2020, by Tina Keil

University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Application deadline: March 1st, 2020

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The department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University, The Netherlands is looking for an Assistant Professor Economic/Organizational Psychology (0.8-1.0 fte, 2 years).

Job description and qualifications

The department’s research program centers on Social Decision Making: Department members seek to understand how social, economic and organizational settings shape individual and interdependent decisions. The department makes use of diverse and state-of–the-art research facilities (multi-use lab spaces, on-line data collection, mobile computing, psychophysiological equipment, big data) in addition to a dedicated research support staff (lab assistants, programming and technical support). The department’s educational program offers courses in the Dutch Bachelor of Psychology, the International Bachelor of Psychology, the Masters programs in Economic Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology, and the Social Psychology track in the research Master’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Successful candidates have affinity with basic or applied research (field and/or lab). We are searching for candidates who are interested in topics in Economic Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology that advance insights into social decision making. Our ideal candidate contributes to the department’s collaborative atmosphere and seeks to sustain our shared commitment to provide an excellent education for our students.

To further strengthen our teaching and research profile, we seek applicants who ideally:

  1. completed a PhD in social, economic or organizational psychology,
  2. are able to teach Economic Psychology and Work and Organizational Psychology courses and supervise theses and internships to students in these programs,
  3. have experience with societal impact (e.g., collaboration with stakeholders in the field, contributions to policy).


  • Research (approximately 40%): we expect you to conduct and publish research and share our commitment to produce solid and transparent research.
  • Teaching (approximately 60%): we expect you to supervise students at BSc and MSc level, teach a variety of courses at both the Bachelors’ and Masters’ level, obtain a basic teaching qualification (BKO). Most courses are taught in English; however, some bachelor courses require proficiency in Dutch.
  • We expect you to contribute to academic citizenship (e.g., regular office hours, participate in weekly lab meetings, colloquia).

Employment terms and conditions

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. We offer a 2 years fixed term contract. Start date: August/September 2020. The full-time gross salary ranges between € 3.637 and € 4.978 per month (not including various allowances). 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.


Specific questions about the vacancy can be directed to Dr. Ilja van Beest, (Prof. of Social Psychology, Head of Department, tel. +31134662472, See also the department website.

How to apply

A CV, letter of motivation which includes statements about research and teaching (max 2 A4), teaching evaluations (if available), and one recent publication must be sent by 1 March 2020 to Drs Hans-Georg van Liempd, Managing Director Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University (only by using the link below). Interviews, job talks and campus visits with applicants are scheduled in the first 2 weeks of April 2020.