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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

11.11.2019, by Tina Keil

Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Application deadline: December 31st, 2019

VU Amsterdam
VU Amsterdam

This position is within the research program in the Social Psychology section which adopts a strong interdisciplinary and international orientation to research, theory, and methods. We are searching for a candidate whose research focuses on psychological, economic, and evolutionary perspectives on social interactions, including trust and cooperation, between individuals and groups. The section is particularly interested in expanding their expertise in the direction of using agent-based modeling and simulations to study human cooperation.

The candidate is expected to

  • develop a strong, innovating program of research
  • acquire external grant funding to support their research
  • conduct excellent teaching
  • show departmental citizenship
  • engage in valorisation activities
  • the candidate contributes to major parts of the Section’s teaching programs, and supervises Bachelor’s, Master’s, and, where possible, PhD students


  • completed PhD-thesis in the social, evolutionary, behavioral or computer sciences
  • fit with research program, with its focus on trust, emotion, and human cooperation
  • expertise in computational modeling and simulation is desired
  • demonstrated methodological skills and expertise with advanced statistics (ideally with R)
  • demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • demonstrated ability to acquire external research funding is a plus
  • teaching experience (as evidenced by excellent teaching evaluations)
  • excellent communication and organizational skills

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Vacancy questions

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Prof. Dr. P.A.M. van Lange
Head of Social Psychology
Phone: +31-20-5988852