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Professor of Clinical Psychology

University of Amsterdam

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job in a dynamic setting? The department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for an full professor, specifically within the domain of Clinical Psychology.

Our program conducts fundamental research to better understand, assess, and treat psychopathology, and puts these research findings to the test by running trials. The group works closely together with clinical practice, and informs this practice about new and effective psychotherapies. It has several research lines: (1) the neurobiological and psychological underpinnings of emotional memory and psychopathology, (2) measuring treatment effects for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, (3) improving treatment utility of clinical assessment, especially for personality disorders (4) the psychobiology of medical disorders, (5) habit formation and substance use disorder, and (6) deception and psychopathy. The program group provides (English-language) education in clinical psychology in the bachelor’s phase, as well as a (Dutch-language) Master’s degree, which in turn provides access to the post-master training programs in the psychological professions in healthcare; a master’s degree in clinical forensic psychology; and specialized courses in the Research Master of the Department.

What are you going to do

The current job opening concerns a structural chair that is focused on empirical research into the etiology and treatment of complex psychopathology. The mission of this chair is to develop more effective treatments for complex psychopathology by conducting research that provides an innovative contribution to theory development. This may include factors such as emotional neglect, childhood trauma, attachment problems, or personality development, with the focus on the fundamental psychological concepts and processes that can pave the way to stronger interventions. You will teach courses within the Bachelor and Master program of Clinical Psychology. You are expected to maintain and fund an independent program of research. A commitment to excellence in teaching as well as the proven potential to attract external funding is essential. You are expected to undertake general administrative and organizational duties both within and outside the Faculty.

What do you have to offer

The candidate should have expertise in fundamental experimental research, but experience applied clinical research is emphasized, along with clinical experience. The candidate has an open and transparent communication style, and can integrate different lines of research, and stimulate collaboration and cohesion within the group.

You have:

  • Earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Record of publications and funding commensurate with appointment at the rank of Full Professor
  • Demonstrated national or international leadership and scholarship in Clinical psychology
  • Administrative experience
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • The candidate must have a fluent command of both Dutch and English or be expected to acquire it within 3 years of taking up the post (language courses are provided, if applicable)
  • Highly desirable: A clinical registration, or comparable extensive clinical expertise

In addition, you are an enthusiastic colleague who enjoys sharing knowledge, embraces open science, is curious, critical, and eager to learn; in short, you have a strong and positive academic attitude.

What can we offer you

We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation.

The employment contract will be for 38 hours per week. The gross monthly salary based on full-time employment (38 hours per week) ranges from €6.648,- up to a maximum of €9.680,- (professorial scale 2). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. The starting salary will be based on qualifications, expertise, and relevant experience in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities .

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

What else do we offer

  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

About the faculty

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Prof dr. Merel Kindt, Director of Psychology; [email protected] ; Clinical Psychology Office, +31205256810.

Job application

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 10 February, 2024. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications in one bundled .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a research statement;
  • names of 2 references.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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