Assistant Professor of Clinical/Forensic Psychology

University of Amsterdam Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor of Clinical/Forensic Psychology

Publication date 21 May 2021

Closing date 17 June 2021

Level of education PhD

Hours 38 hours per week

Salary indication €3,746 to €5,127 gross per month

Vacancy number 21-372

Do you have a PhD and a strong track record in Clinical/Forensic Psychology research and do you want to combine research and teaching? We are looking for an Assistant Professor in Clinical/Forensic psychology.

The Clinical Psychology program at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a specialization in Clinical and Forensic psychology, and participates in the two-year Psychology Research Masters programme. As an Assistant professor you  will work in close collaboration with the coordinator of the Forensic Psychology master, Associate Professor Dr. Bruno Verschuere.

What are you going to do?

You will:

  • develop, carry-out and supervise research at a high academic level, develop an independent line of research;
  • strive to acquire external funding for research;
  • actively contribute to the teaching of the programme group, predominantly in the mastertracks Clinical/Forensic Psychology (e.g., the course ''Clinical Forensic Psychology: Interventions''; supervision of Clinical/Forensic internships; supervision of clinical/forensic master's thesis research).

What to we require of you?

You have:

  • a PhD in Clinical/Forensic Psychology;
  • a strong track record in Clinical/Forensic Psychology research;
  • affinity with Forensic Psychology;
  • experience with university teaching, preferably in Clinical/Forensic Psychology;
  • some clinical experience (i.e., in assessing and/or treating patients);
  • a willingness to learn Dutch.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity. Curious about our organisation and attractive fringe benefits such as a generous holiday arrangement and development opportunities? Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

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Our offer

This is a temporary employment contract of 38 hours per week for the duration of 2 years. Depending on your experience, the minimum salary is € 3,746 and the maximum salary is € 5,127 (salary scale 11) gross per month with a 38-hour working week, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. We also offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% vacation pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.


Do you have any questions or want to know more? Then contact:

  • Dr. Bruno Verschuere, Associate Professor

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

We look forward to receiving your motivation letter and resume.

The closing date is 17 June 2021.