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Lecturer of Clinical Psychology for the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme (222294)

Job description

We seek applicants with a PhD in Clinical Psychology or a closely-related sub-discipline of Psychology to teach a central and popular Clinical Psychology course in our program. Preferred candidates will also be able to contribute to teaching one or more courses in our Statistics sequence. If candidates may be able to contribute to teaching Cognitive Psychology or Biopsychology, that should also be addressed and motivated in a cover letter. This position will further involve some combination of supervising bachelor theses or contributing to the teaching of other elements of our Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum. Successful candidates will have the possiblity of using 20% of their appointment to remain active in research, ideally in an interdisciplinary way which would also involve UCG students.


UCG is looking for a candidate with the following credentials:

• has obtained a PhD or is currently completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology or a closely related sub-discipline of Psychology
• has teaching experience, good student evaluations and preferably a University Teaching Qualification
• preferably has experience in project-based education
• is a team player and good communicator
• has an international background or experience
• has near-native English proficiency
• is able to demonstrate experience with educational innovation and active learning methods.


The University College Groningen (UCG) is a faculty of the University of Groningen that started a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in September 2014. The UCG Liberal Arts and Sciences programme offers broad academic education with a focus on engagement to societal challenges through project-based education and interdisciplinary integration. The UCG community is internationally oriented, with staff and students from across the globe. For the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme, UCG is looking for an academic with a Clinical Psychology background with an interest and experience in education and active learning methods in an interdisciplinary setting, and motivated to contribute to the development of the University College Groningen.

Conditions of employment

We offer in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU):

• a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 2,846 (salary scale 10) to a maximum of € 5,230 (salary scale 11) gross per month for a full-time position
• 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
• an appointment of 0.8-1.0 FTE on a temporary basis for 2 years. Upon satisfactory performance, an appointment for an indefinite period is possible.

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Starting date: 1 September 2022


You may apply for this position until 30 May / before 31 May 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applications should include:

• a cover letter that explains the motivation for applying for this position
• a full curriculum vitae
• a teaching statement that contains a description of courses taught and teaching qualifications.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will begin in June 2022.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:

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For information you can contact:

  • Dr T. Schlathölter, Director of Academic Staff, T.A.Schlatholter
  • Dr C.J. May, Department of Social Sciences, C.J.May

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