Assistant Professor: Work, Technology and Responsibility

Radboud University is looking for an assistant professor in the Work and Organisational Psychology department with a focus on the relations between work, technology and responsibility.

Digitalization has a profound impact on work tasks and work experience, including, for example, administrative systems, cybersecurity and privacy, hybrid working, and artificial intelligence. Digitalization may change perceptions and practices around accountability and responsibility, for example when employees become responsible for managing data, are evaluated based on data, have to decide whether to report a privacy problem or receive advice from decision support systems based on artificial intelligence. Problematic use of digital technologies, including for example bureaucratisation, the use of ‘shadow IT’, or biased algorithms, may impact values such as mental health, safety/security, and fairness.

To understand the impact of digitalization and improve the design and implementation of systems, it is crucial to increase our understanding of the psychological mechanisms that determine which digital technologies are used and how. In addition, the focus may be on the felt responsibility for acting upon problems created by digitalization in work environments, such as phishing e-mails and biased algorithms.


Candidates will contribute to;

  • the Work Health and Performance (WHP) research programme.
  • the Bachelor’s degree programme in Psychology (domain: Behaviour and Environment).
  • supervise students in thesis projects at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • the Master’s degree programme in Work, Organization and Health (WOH), and/or the Research Master’s programme in Behavioural Science.
  • regularly apply for external grant-based funding.
  • participate in management tasks, including committee memberships, selection committees and recruitment activities.

Duration: It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years, with the possibility of permanency following a positive evaluation.

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  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €6,181 depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience.
  • allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • a good pension plan.

Job Requirements

The eligibility requirements for applying for the Assistant Professor: Work, Technology and Responsibility

  • a PhD degree in work and organisational psychology, other disciplines of psychology, human-technology interaction or another relevant discipline.
  • a strong motivation and relevant background to work on the theme ‘The human factor in new technologies’.
  • a good track record in scientific research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in international academic journals and/or conferences.
  • good skills in diverse and advanced research methods and techniques, and you embrace the values of open science and strive for replicable and transparent research.
  • the ability and willingness to regularly apply for external grant funding. Evidence of successful grant applications will be a plus.
  • an inspiring teaching style and expertise in teaching at an academic level, a university teaching qualification (UTQ), or the willingness to obtain a UTQ as soon as possible.
  • excellent command of written and spoken English (at C1 level).
  • are a team player who is enthusiastic about team science.
  • has good social, communication and organizational skills, and is willing to contribute to organizational tasks.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A letter of motivation.

To apply for the Assistant Professor: Work, Technology and Responsibilityclick here.

Deadline: September 11, 2023.

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