Assistant Professor Mental Illnesses

Research / Academic

Your research should be relevant to the domain of health-, medical- or neuropsychology, including experimental and/or applied research in the area of mechanisms, diagnostics, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses. You will contribute to the health-, medical- and neuropsychology teaching program (at the Bachelor and Master level) offered by the unit, and will supervise students at different stages of their education. You will be expected to apply for research grants from Dutch and European funding agencies. In addition to contributing to ongoing teaching and research, you will play a role in the innovation of the curriculum offered by the department.



You have an excellent research and teaching background, as well as a PhD on a topic relevant to the profile of this vacancy. You conduct your research according to Open Science principles and you have experience with state of the art methodological and statistical approach and software (for example R). You are a team player, but you are also able to supervise and conduct independent empirical research. You are motivated and willing to write external grant proposals and you have broad experience and affinity with teaching at the academic level. Both Dutch and English language proficiency (or the intention to reach it) is required. The candidate will be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs).

This position is part of the sectorplan theme Mental Illness (psychische aandoeningen).

Salary Benefits:

Terms and conditions

A position for 0.8-1.0 fte at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit at the Institute of Psychologyat Leiden University. The salary level depends on previous research and teaching experience and ranges between €3.974,- to €6.181,- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 or 12 for assistant professor), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. This position is part of the sectorplan theme Mental Illness (psychische aandoeningen).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Work Hours:

30.4 hours per week


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