Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology VU Amsterdam (5 years, fixed term)

Job description

This position is within the research program TLC (Trust, leadership and cooperation), which adopts a strong interdisciplinary and international orientation to research, theory, and methods.  It focuses on the psychological, evolutionary, and neuroscientific mechanisms of trust, leadership and cooperation among individuals and groups,


The candidate is expected to (a) develop a strong, innovating program of research; (b) acquire external grant funding to support their research, (c) conduct excellent teaching, (d) show departmental citizenship and (e) engage in valorisation. The candidate contributes to major parts of the Section’s teaching programs, and supervises Bachelor’s, Master’s and, where possible, PhD students.



  • Completed PhD-thesis on a topic relevant to social and/or organizational psychology;
  • Fit with research program TLC;
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire external research funding;
  • Teaching experience (as evidenced by excellent teaching evaluations);
  • Flexibility in teaching a range of different—mainly organizational psychology—courses in the  Bachelor’s and Master’s programs;


Further details

The appointment will be full-time (1.0 fte) for a period of  5 years, starting (latest) from September 1st 2017. VU is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from candidates of underrepresented groups.



The maximum salary is € 4.691,-  per month (gross income, salary scale 11) based on full-time employment. Visit our website for a review of the working conditions at the VU.


Information and application procedure

General information about the VU and the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology and the Social and Organizational Psychology can be found on the websites: or


For more information (by mail or phone) please contact, Prof. dr. Paul van Lange, +31-20-5988852 or Prof. dr. Mark van Vugt, +31-20-5985323


Candidates who are interested in applying for this position are requested to send an application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae to the Head of Social and Organizational Psychology, Prof. dr. P.A.M. van Lange via e-mail: before 13 April 2017. Please mention the vacancy number in e-mail header.


The job interviews are expected to take place in April 2017.