Assistant Professor of Work, Health and Performance
Radboud University, Behavioural Science Institute (BSI)

Assistant Professor of Work, Health and Performance

  • 32 - 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,656
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Job level: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years
  • Application deadline: 10 November 2019


We are looking for


Are you an enthusiastic and excellent researcher and lecturer in work and organisational psychology / occupational health psychology or in a related field such as social and health psychology, clinical neuropsychology, health sciences, exercise/sports psychology, occupational medicine or applied artificial intelligence? Our vacancy for an Assistant Professor of Work, Health and Performance could be of interest to you.

As an assistant professor, you will be part of the Work, Health and Performance research programme of the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) and the Work and Organisational Psychology group of the School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence (PSKI), both part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University.

We are especially interested in candidates with an interest and expertise in either (i) sustainability at work (and related topics such as stress, burnout, recovery, sleep), (ii) health behaviour (e.g. physical activity during leisure time or sedentary behaviour at work) in relation to work, health, motivation and performance, or (iii) digitalisation at work (e.g. new ways of working, platform economy, robotics). You will mostly be teaching in one or more subdisciplines of work and organisational psychology (i.e. occupational health psychology, personnel (HRM) psychology, and organisational psychology) in Bachelors and Masters degree programmes, and supervise students in thesis projects at the Bachelors and Masters levels. Teaching will be mainly in English.

We offer a combined 50% teaching and 50% research position. You will be expected to regularly apply for external grant-based funding.

We ask


  • You have a doctoral degree (PhD) in the field of work and organisational psychology, occupational health psychology, or a related discipline (e.g. social and health psychology, clinical neuropsychology, health sciences, exercise/sports psychology, occupational medicine, and/or applied artificial intelligence).
  • You have a good track record of high-quality international publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • You have good qualifications in quantitative research methodology.
  • You will apply for external, national or international research funding or have experience with writing grant applications.
  • You have started developing your own research line and a network of national and international partners.
  • You are active in translating your research to a broader audience in the field.
  • You are an enthusiastic lecturer and have experience with lecturing at various academic levels and with various teaching methods.
  • You have experience with supervising undergraduate students.
  • Your teaching experience and skills are evidenced by a certificate (e.g. the Basic University Teaching Qualification, BKO) or you have the willingness to acquire this qualification within two years.
  • You have the ability and willingness to contribute to organisational tasks.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • You have a very good command of Dutch (or the willingness to learn Dutch within two years).
  • You are a team player, willing to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines.

We are


The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. BSI is an accredited multidisciplinary behavioural research institute in which researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science and communication science. BSI has seven research programmes covering three main research themes: (1) development and learning; (2) psychopathology, health and well-being; and (3) social processes and communication. BSI conducts fundamental as well as applied research. Our PhD candidates are trained within the BSI Graduate School which is recognised by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities for observational studies, experiments, eye-tracking studies, neurobiological measurements, and behavioural measurements in real and 3D virtual environments. The neuroimaging facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, EEG) are also available for research on the neural bases of human behaviour.

The School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence offers four high-ranking education programmes to approximately 2,000 students: the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Psychology, and the Research Master's Programme in Behavioural Science and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of €4,978 (scale 11) or €5,656 (scale 12) based on a 38-hour working week , depending on your qualifications and level of experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years, with a view to a permanent position.
  • The intended start date is 16 January 2020.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Debby Beckers, Associate Professor (Work and Organizational Psychology; research programme Work, Health and Performance)
Tel.: +31 24 3611120

Prof. dr. Sabine Geurts, Professor (Work and Organizational Psychology; research programme Work, Health and Performance)
Tel.: +31 24 3612536

Apply directly

Please address your application to Dr. Debby Beckers and submit it, using the application button, no later than 10 November 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV.
The first round of interviews will take place on 19 November 2019.


We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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