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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Full-time PhD position (assistant) in social psychology at UCLouvain

04.05.2023, by Media Account in announcement

Louvain, Belgium
Deadline: 22 May 2023

Logo: UC Louvain
Logo: UC Louvain

Reference : SF35035
Closing date for applications: 22 May 2023
Expected start date: September 2023

Description of the position
Duties will be divided between research activities (completion of a doctoral thesis) and teaching and administrative activities.
In terms of research, the applicant will develop a doctoral research project in the field of social psychology in order to complete a doctoral thesis in this field. The candidate is invited to attach a thesis proposal to their application, if possible. If contacts have been made with one or more potential thesis sponsors, this should be mentioned in the application.
In terms of teaching and administrative activities, the applicant will supervise practical work and seminars (preparation, organisation, student presentations), participate in the supervision and evaluation of individual or group work (dissertations, projects, reports, internships), and collaborate in the administrative, logistical and management tasks. The applicant will perform supervisory tasks in the field of social psychology in the 1st cycle of the Bachelor's degree in psychological and educational sciences and in the Faculty's 2nd cycle Master programmes.
This description is not exhaustive and is subject to change, depending on the needs of the position.

Required title
Hold a Master's degree in psychological sciences or an equivalent degree with very good final grades (in the Belgian/French system: at least “distinction”).

Required qualifications
The candidate should have the ability and motivation to integrate into a teaching and research team and to develop pedagogical skills in the context of university teaching. A sense of initiative and responsibility is essential.
In addition to skills in the field of social psychology (a thesis theme is an additional asset), attested by a high-level academic record, the candidate should have good knowledge of research methods and quantitative and qualitative data processing.
Perfect command of the French language (excellent level or native language) and good command of English (oral and written; very good passive and active knowledge) are essential. The candidate should also have good communication skills. Experience in teaching and/or leading groups is an additional asset.

Other points
Some supervision may involve working shifts, evenings and Saturdays. The willingness to carry out various institutional and logistical tasks to be agreed upon are welcomed, and it is expected the candidate is ready to participate in meetings and events during the academic year.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Karl-Andrew Woltin ( For practical questions concerning the application process, please contact Vinciane Hanssens (

The application file should be submitted in electronic format here:'assistant·e-(100)-Psychologie-sociale-(n°983)/928588001/

The application should contain the following documents:

  • Required: Letter of motivation
  • Required: Curriculum vitae
  • Desired: Description of a thesis project (ideally 4 pages maximum); this project aims to assess the candidate's ability to design a research project; the nature of the thesis project that will actually be pursued will be specified at the time of engagement, in consultation with the thesis supervisor
  • Desired: Letter(s) of referenceere