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Assistant Professor Position for Work and Organizational Psychology – Maastricht University, May 2022

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Maastricht University (UM) invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor for Work and Organizational Psychology, the Netherlands – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 12-18 Months
Salary: 5.230 EURO/Month


Maastricht University (UM), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

Candidates are expected to:

  • teach in the master programs of W&O Psychology, and in the Bachelor program Psychology;
  • conduct research in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology and contribute to the group’s lines of research;


  • PhD degree (preferably in W&O Psychology), or about to defend the thesis.
  • strong research profile as evidenced by first and co-authored publications in international peer-reviewed outlets
  • strong methodological and statistical skills
  • teaching experience and strong teachings skills in the area of W&O Psychology (Candidates are expected to (almost) have the Basic Teaching Qualification - BKO)
  • language requirements: our programs are taught in English, so good proficiency in English language is required.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The overall research focus of the WOP team is on how sustainable employability can be facilitated in organizations. Specifically, we investigate a broad range of topics concerning work experiences and behaviour in the area of occupational health, teams, leadership, and Inclusive and sustainable workplaces. For more information, please see:

Members of the WOP team are involved in teaching in the bachelor program of psychology and in various master programs, including the master of Work and Organizational Psychology, and an International Joint MSc program on Research in W&O Psychology. This is a joint program with three International Universities. The Faculty is currently strengthening the W&O psychology group, and invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor. This concerns a full-time structural position (tenured after a 1-year probationary period), with a teaching load of approx. 50 % and 50 % time for research.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Send Email
Ref. No.: AT2022.160

Application Procedure

You can respond to this vacancy by sending your motivation letter with CV (as pdf file) to:[email protected]

Mention also the vacancy number AT2022.160 and the project name in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

About the Employer:

Conditions of Employment

We offer a fulltime contract for 12-18 months. At the end of the employment contract an assesment interview will be held. In case of a positive assesmemt the employment contract will be continued for indefinite period.

Depending on experience and qualification, the maximum gross monthly salary is € 5.230,- in accordance with scale 11 of the Dutch university collective bargaining agreement. Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. If you do not live in the Maastricht area, please consider applying. Maastricht University offers you a relocation allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.

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Contact details

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Fred Zijlstra (tel. + 31 43 388 3447; email: [email protected]), and/or. Prof. Ute Hülsheger (tel. + 31 43 388 1959; email: [email protected])

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