Leiden University

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

2023-06-16 (Europe/Amsterdam)
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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

A position of assistant professor is available in the Clinical Psychology department of Leiden University. The department has an ambitious and multidisciplinary research program with a focus on clinically relevant research. The Clinical Psychology master's program has a maximum of 150 students per year, about half of whom are non-Dutch speakers. The program is taught in English, with the exception of therapeutic skills training for Dutch-speaking students. The staff of the department also participate in the bachelor's program, which is taught in both Dutch and English. The department is also active in post-master professional training programs.

Job description:
With 40% research time you contribute to the research program of the Clinical Psychology unit. Your research should relate to the etiology, diagnostics and/or treatment of psychopathology. The expertise of the unit mainly concerns depression, suicide prevention, and trauma-related disorders. Method-wise our expertise ranges from basic experimental methods to innovative applied research on clinical interventions. Once a fixed appointment is obtained, the position come with a Starters grant to initiate a research project in collaboration with other staff members of the section. In addition, you are expected to compete for research grants from Dutch and European grant providers. The unit participates in several research and training consortia, including NESDA, New Science of Mental Disorders, Bioclock, Caring Universities and the research school EPP. The unit also participates in our academic outpatient clinic, the Leiden University Treatment and Expertise Center (LUBEC), with a focus on trauma interventions.

You will also contribute to teaching at both bachelor's and master's level. Teaching tasks may include clinical and research skills training, course coordination, and internship and thesis supervision in the master's program. Undergraduate work groups and lectures to larger groups of students are also possible.

The research/teaching ratio is 40/60. Research grants can lead to a reduction of teaching load. A combination of this position with a part-time position as a clinician at the Leiden University Treatment and Expertise Center (LUBEC) is negotiable, provided you have a relevant BIG registration.


  • Completed a master program in clinical psychology (or closely related field);
  • PhD on a topic relevant to clinical psychology;
  • Innovative research ideas related to clinical psychology;
  • Broad interest and knowledge of clinical psychology;
  • Experience and affinity with teaching at an academic level;
  • Good command of Dutch and English.


  • Top publications in scientific and/or professional journals;
  • Creativity, strong social skills and collegiality;
  • Work experience in (mental) health care;
  • Registration as a GZ psychologist (BIG) or behavioral therapist (VGCT).

Organization description
The Faculty of Social Sciences consists of five institutes: Educational Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology and the Center for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. Education is provided and research is conducted on a wide range of topics ranging from adoption to political behaviour. For more information see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/sociale-sciences

Our offer
A varied and attractive palette of activities in an active and ambitious educational and research environment. Appointment is in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities, initially for a period of one year. An extension and permanent appointment is possible, depending on needs, proven suitability and available resources.

The salary is, depending on qualifications, registrations and experience, minimum €3974,- and a maximum of €5439,- gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale 11).

In addition, Leiden University has good terms of employment. For example, there is an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), holiday allowance (8%), excellent training facilities, paid parental leave, and the option to choose tailor-made employment conditions via a choice model. You can find all information about this at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at

Leiden University attaches great importance to the quality of its education and requires academic staff with a teaching task to be in possession of the Basic Teaching Qualification Certificate (BKO) or be prepared to obtain it within two years.

Diversity and inclusion
Promoting an inclusive community is central to the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University strives to become an inclusive community that enables all students and staff to feel valued, respected and to develop to their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality education and research is inclusive.

For more information about the content of this feature, please contact Prof.dr. Bernet Elzinga via: a.l.oskam@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Please submit your application no later than June the 16th 2023 via the blue button in our application system. Your application letter (in Dutch or English) should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, demonstrating your teaching experience and research focus.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Rapenburg 70 Leiden, Nederland
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2023-06-16 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam)
2023-06-16 23:59 (CET)
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