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Assistant Professor Clinical & Developmental Neuropsychology (0.8 FTE) (221359)

Job description

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen invites applicants for a permanent assistant professorship position in clinical neuropsychology. This position will be located in the unit Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology.

The position combines teaching and research in the field of clinical neuropsychology. In teaching, candidates are expected to teach courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes, and in particular supervising internships, Bachelor and Mastertheses (Dutch or English). Participation in managerial committees related to the organisation of the programmes is expected.

In research, the candidate conducts research based on a previously defined and approved research proposal for the benefit of academic and scientific advancement, society and, where possible, the government and corporate world in the field of clinical neuropsychology. The candidate is expected to develop a research funding plan allowing her/him to attract external funding in the short/medium term.


  • a completed PhD in clinical neuropsychology or related fields
  • successful in raising subsidies and funding
  • good publication record in international journals
  • interest in teaching clinical neuropsychology and in innovating teaching methods
  • teaching experience and relevant teaching qualifications (such as Basic Education Qualification)
  • the ability to communicate and teach in English and knowledge of Dutch or willingness to learn it within a reasonable period
  • excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups
  • important competences are conceptual capacity, environment orientation, presenting and result orientation.


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage our 36,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. We belong to the best research universities in Europe and join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks; we are truly an international place of knowledge.

Our Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a center of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. We study issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how to resolve or prevent these. Our Faculty employs about 650 employees.

The Department of Psychology is part of our faculty and we offer bachelor’s and master’s programs in both Dutch and English to over 3,000 students. Our department's student population is very international; more than half of our students are non-Dutch and come from countries all over the world. We teach in Dutch as well as in English.
The Department of Psychology invites applicants for a permanent position in Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology. Faculty members are expected to spend their time on teaching and on research. The search is targeted at the assistant professor level but exceptional candidates with more experience are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will work in the Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology group. This group contributes to the Bachelor of Psychology, Master programmes Klinische Neuropsychologie and Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Research Master programme of the Behavioural and Social Sciences. In addition, the group contributes to the post-academic clinical psychology programmes (GZ). Current research focuses on cognitive impairments in neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, psychosis and visuoperceptual disorders. Our group studies cognitive mechanisms challenging participation and develops tests and interventions aiming to improve functioning in daily life and enhance effective participation in society. A central objective is bridging the gap between academia and clinical practice. Another part of the research focuses on traffic psychology, with a special interest in maintaining or regaining mobility for people with cognitive or other impairments. The Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology Group has numerous international research collaborations with universities and national health care institutions, such as UMCG Groningen, Lentis, GGZ Drenthe, Royal Dutch Visio and GGZ Friesland.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,746 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,826 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
• excluding 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus, participation in a pension scheme for employees and excellent secondary benefits. We offer 232 holiday hours per calendar year for a full-time employment
• an appointment on a temporary basis for two years, with an outlook to a permanent contract.

The appointee will ideally commence on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

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Your application should include:

  • your letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae including
  • a list of publications
  • statements of research and teaching interests.

You may apply for this position until 20 June 11:59 pm / before 21 June 2021 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).

The selection interviews will take place in June/July 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Marieke Pijnenborg, +31 6 26797086, g.h.m.pijnenborg

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.