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Assistant professor position in Groningen

Dear colleagues,

Several assistant professor positions will be opening up in Groningen, including in Experimental Psychology. If you are interested in working at our department, you can contact Monicque Lorist ( or Jacob Jolij ( for more information. You can apply via the RUG website:

Job description

The faculty board and the psychology department at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences have drawn up an investment programme directed at intensifying and innovating teaching, especially in the bachelor Psychology. To this end, we intend to appoint a total of eight assistant professors with a special interest in teaching, but also with an excellent record in research. The successful candidates teach and coordinate courses in Psychology, supervise bachelor- and master- students, and play an active role in implementing new developments in the Psychology department’s teaching programme. In particular, they will be involved in the ongoing development of activating and intensifying teaching and learning in the bachelor programme. The assistant professors will perform these tasks in close cooperation with other staff members, including the Director of Education.

Within the psychology department, there are 9 expertise groups. These groups share responsibility for teaching in both the English and Dutch Bachelor of Science Psychology degree programmes, as well as in the  11 Master of Science degree programmes of psychology. All expertise groups are part of the Heymans Institute of psychological research (HI) which mission is to conduct ground breaking and impactful research in the main fields of psychology.

Positions are open in all fields of psychology, whereby we strive to hire assistant professors with teaching and research experience that fits into the following expertise groups: (1) clinical psychology, (2) clinical neuropsychology, (3) developmental psychology, (4) social psychology (5) organizational psychology, (6) experimental psychology, (7) theory and history of psychology, and (8) environmental psychology. Regarding research expertise, a link with the university’s thematic research foci, Healthy Aging, Energy, and Sustainable Society is welcomed, but not mandatory.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
• PhD in Psychology

  • a demonstrable interest in teaching and excellent teaching skills
  • the possession of or the willingness to acquire a BKO (i.e. University Teaching Qualification).
  • a competitive research track record commensurate with the level of appointment
    • good collaboration and communication skills
    • excellent academic writing and presentation skills

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For this position, the appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The salary is ranging from a minimum of € 3,475 to a maximum of € 4,757 gross per month (salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full time position, plus an 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
You will be appointed for a period of a maximum of four years, with an evaluation moment after one year.  The position is available immediately. The candidates for this position are expected to play an active role in both teaching and research, with emphasis on teaching.

You may apply for this position until 9 September 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of teaching and research interests and the names of two referees. Moreover, they should mention which of the eight expertise groups they would want to be part of.

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Job posting: Assistant professor (fixed term), University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is recruiting an assistant professor in Psychology (1.0 fte), for a fixed term of five years. Candidates from all areas of psychology are invited to apply, but of course we hope an enthusiast candidate from the field cognitive psychology/neuroscience will apply. The University of Groningen is  top research university in the North of the Netherlands. Facilities for research are excellent, as are the opportunities for career development. If you want to informally ask questions about the department of Experimental Psychology (where a ‘cognitive’ candidate would be appointed), feel free to get in touch with professor Monicque Lorist ( for informal inquiries.

The official job vacancy plus instruction on how to apply can be found here:

NVP Winterconference Update

Dear Members of the NVP,

We are happy to announce that this year’s Winter Conference is a record breaker in terms of submitted abstracts. We will sport:

  • 4 keynote lectures
  • 28 symposium presentations
  • 56 oral presentations
  • approx. 170 poster presentations

If you have submitted an abstract, you will be notified by the end of this week (21 November latest) whether your abstract is accepted as a poster or a talk. Please note that because of the high volume of submissions with preference for a talk, and the limited number of time slots for talks, we can only accommodate ~50% of the preferences for talks.


EPOS Practical course: “Positive Journal Interactions”

EPOS Practical course: “Positive Journal Interactions

Location: Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

Time: 17 December 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (just before the beginning of the NVP Winter Conference)

Teacher: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (

Course description: Whether you like it or not, interactions with academic journals are a pivotal part of your scientific career. In this short course Eric-Jan Wagenmakers discusses some guidelines that will help you produce constructive reviews, attractive papers, and compelling cover letters. All concepts are illustrated with concrete, real-life examples. Students are encouraged to send questions for discussion.

Lunch at 17/12 is included. If you need accommodation in the hotel on the 16th, you can make a reservation directly with the hotel for 47.50/pers (twin room) or 65.00/pers (individual room). This price includes breakfast buffet and use of the swimming pool and sauna.

Credit: 1 ECTS

For information on pricing and registration, see

Deadline for registration 3 December

EPOS Practical course: “Writing a Grant Proposal”

EPOS Practical course: “Writing a Grant Proposal

Location: Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

Time: 16 December 4:00 pm17 December 2:00 pm (just before the beginning of the NVP Winter Conference)

Teachers: Sander Nieuwenhuis & Guido Band (

After finishing a dissertation, experimental psychologists usually need to acquire their own grant money, either with official granting organizations such as NWO, or with third party (commercial) companies. Chances in application do not only depend on a good proposal and a long publication list, but also on a good preparation, which this workshop is intended to facilitate. In the lecture part of this workshop Sander Nieuwenhuis and Guido Band chart the most relevant grant programs and discuss the do’s and don’ts before, during and after writing the application. In the practical part, the writing skills and presentation skills required for a successful application are trained.

In preparation, and as partial fulfillment for credit, a 2-A4 proposal has to be written in the format of an NWO Rubicon,Veni, or commercial grant application. During the practical part, we discuss the potential for improvement of the applications and participants give a 5-minute oral presentation of their proposal. The organizers are experienced both in writing and in reviewing grant applications for NWO. Target audience: 3rd and 4th year PhD students.

Dinner at 16/12 and Lunch at 17/12 are included, but accommodation in the hotel is not. You can make reservation directly with the hotel for 47.50/pers (twin room) or 65.00/pers (individual room). This price includes breakfast buffet and use of the swimming pool and sauna.

Credit: 1 ECTS

For information on pricing and registration, see

Deadline for registration 3 December

Deadline abstract submission NVP extended to 15 October!

The deadline for submitting your abstract is 15 October. To submit your abstract, go to:


You can request either a poster or an oral presentation. Compared to last year posters presentations will receive more time (longer presentations) and space (sessions will take place in two separate rooms).