Assistant Professor in Cognitive Development and/or Aging

There is an opening for an assistant professor in cognitive development and/or aging in the program group developmental psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The position seeks applicants whose study focuses on newborns, children, adolescents, and/or older citizens’ cognition and whose experience matches the program group’s, but also provides opportunities for collaboration, the program group’s cognitive research focuses on math and (second) language acquisition, reinforcement learning, decision making, motivation to learn, categorization, executive functioning, and social influences on these topics. To reveal hidden processes regulating individual and task-related differences, they frequently use computational modeling of behavioral or neurological data. Memory, inventiveness, and reasoning are examples of complementary knowledge, but another supplementary skill is also prized.


  • teach and coordinate courses in the BSc-, MSc, and Research Master’s. Most likely  the course “evidence based clinical practice
  • supervise undergraduate students in their internships and theses;
  • develop, carry out and supervise research at a high academic level, develop an independent line of research, allowing for collaboration with other researchers working in the programme group Developmental Psychology;
  • acquire funding for research;
  • engage in activities in the public sphere and in other arenas outside academia;
  • carry out administrative tasks;
  • contribute to a fair and collegial working atmosphere.


  • a competitive gross salary of salary is €3,821 and €5,230 gross per month depending on experience;
  • 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

Job Requirements

  • a PhD degree and preferably experience as a postdoctoral researcher;
  • a strong track record of research into cognitive development and/or aging;
  • commitment to acquire research funding from external sources;
  • a proven record of, and commitment to, the adoption of good research practices (e.g. pre-registration);
  • a proven record of high-quality teaching at BSc- and MSc-level and a strong commitment to teaching;
  • commitment to supervise bachelor and master theses;
  • commitment to carry out administrative tasks;
  • excellent knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • commitment to valorise research;
  • commitment to cooperate with several members of the programme group Developmental Psychology, both in teaching and in in research.
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Application Process

The application should include:

  • a full academic Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications;
  • a concise statement of motivation (800 words max.);
  • a statement outlining their research plans (400 words max.).

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Application Deadline: April 27, 2022.

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