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Assistant professor in Developmental Neuroscience

Vacancy number
22-209 11311
Academic staff
Publication date
5 April 2022
Closing date
12 April 2022 Vacancy closed

The section Developmental and Educational Psychology of the institute Psychology of the Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a

Assistant professor in Developmental Neuroscience (0.6fte - 1.0 fte)
Vacancy number 11311

Key Responsibilities
•    Developing and/or furthering an independent research line via external funding;
•    Making research results public in peer-reviewed journals, at scientific conferences and other professional meetings;
•    Sharing the research results with a wider audience through (social) media and other public outreach;
•    Teaching BSc and MSc courses in Child and Adolescent Psychology, School psychology and Research master specializations and supervising BSc and MSc research projects;
•    Participation in administrative and organizational tasks;
•    Participation in the Dutch Society for Developmental Psychology (VNOP)
Selection Criteria
•    A strong research record, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis (in English) and peer-reviewed international publications on topics in developmental neuroscience or related fields;
•    Strong statistical and methodological skills (e.g., computational modeling; programming; neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG)); 
•    Active valorization of research, collaboration with industrial / non-academic parties;
•    Excellent teaching abilities, and experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;
•    Contributing to a positive work environment and open science;
•    Preference for candidate with substantial knowledge of psychopathology in children and adolescents and intervention;

Our organization
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducts high-quality research and offers a broad and disciplinary educational programme, focused on increasing our understanding of current developments in society. The faculty consists of five institutes: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology, Education and Child Studies, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 850 staff members. For more information, please visit the website of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
The Institute of Psychology has six units: Developmental and Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Social and Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Methods and Statistics. The Institute of Psychology has excellent facilities for experimental research because of the Bèta funding and the collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Center. For research at our institute LIBC we offer an exciting research environment including EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality, and brain stimulation. For more information see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/psychology/developmental-and-educational-psychology and https://www.libc-leiden.nl/ 
The education and research of the Developmental and Educational Psychology section covers a broad area: neurocognitive and social-emotional development, educational neuroscience, developmental psychopathology and the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and social-emotional problems in children and adolescents.

Terms and conditions
The appointment is flexible between 0.6fte - 1.0 fte. The teaching tasks cover 40-60% of the appointment. We offer a fixed-term position for one year. Salary range from € 3,821 to € 5,243 gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. 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 https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions 

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.

For inquiries, please contact professor Berna Güroğlu, e-mail: bguroglu@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 12 April 2022 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompani by a CV.
Interviews for this position are scheduled for Wednesday 13 April. 

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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