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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Education & Instruction
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 11,2021
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    Associate Professor of Mental Health (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    Associate Professor of Mental Health

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 5,542 - € 7,054
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Required background: PhD
    • Application deadline: 16 January 2022

    The School of Psychology (PSY) and the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) at Radboud University are looking for an Associate Professor of Mental Health. Your principal responsibilities will be to contribute to the teaching programme at the School of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and to the research programme in Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment (EPT) of the BSI. The position we offer consists of equal amounts of teaching and research time (0.5 FTE-0.5 FTE).

    Your 0.5 FTE teaching appointment will be in the teaching programme of Clinical Psychology, part of the School of Psychology. Our programme focuses on teaching and training scientist- practitioners to acquire sound scientific knowledge of psychopathology and its treatment so that they will be able to conduct scientific research and apply evidence-based methods of assessment and clinical intervention. To this end, students are taught research and clinical skills and gain knowledge of psychopathology and mechanisms of change. You will teach at the level of the Bachelor's degree programme in Psychology (in Dutch and English), the clinically oriented Master's degree programme (healthcare psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neuro-cognitive psychology) and the Research Master's degree programme in Behavioural Science.

    Your 0.5 FTE research appointment will be in the research programme of Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment (EPT), part of the Behavioural Science Institute. The major aim of our group is to contribute fundamental scientific knowledge to the domain of clinical psychology and see to its implementation. This is achieved by experimental studies of cognitive, neuro-affective, and biological processes in psychopathology, with an emphasis on the development and maintenance of psychological and bodily dysfunctions and on the processes of change caused by psychological and preventive interventions. This combination of basic research with clinically useful applications is a particular strength of EPT. We have strong links with practice and intend to extend them. With this new position the department aims to strengthen our expertise in mental health. We have an excellent network within the field and are looking for someone who enjoys further strengthening the connection between science and practice in research as well as in teaching. We are seeking an expert in Mental Health research (diagnostic and/or intervention), preferably at least in one of the following areas:

    1. Psychopathology or health related behaviours (internalising (e.g. anxiety, depression) or externalising (aggression, addiction, eating).
    2. Intervention knowledge and health promotion (e.g. innovation in care, digital care).
    3. Specific and/or non-specific working mechanisms of evidence-based psychological treatments.
    4. Prevention of psychopathology (e.g. life-span perspective, childhood to old age).


    • You hold a PhD degree in a relevant area; candidates with a background in two of the four areas mentioned above are especially encouraged to apply.
    • You have an excellent track record in academic teaching, a university teaching qualification (UTQ) or preferably an extended teaching qualification (ETQ) or the willingness to obtain an ETQ within two years. Candidates who are passionate about teaching, facilitating and assessing student learning, and inspiring our next generation of scientists and psychologists are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Experience of working on teaching committees is very welcome.
    • You have a strong, internationally competitive academic record and show evidence of a productive research trajectory of high quality.
    • You have a proven track record of being successful in the acquisition of external research funds.
    • You embrace the values of 'open science' and strive for replicable and transparent research.
    • You have the ability and willingness to contribute to organisational tasks.
    • You have clinical experience and/or have received clinical training (e.g. accreditation as a healthcare psychologist, psychotherapist); i.e. you are able to diagnose, assess and analyse clinical problems, and to apply evidence-based therapeutic or preventive interventions, and/or have counselling skills.
    • You have developed a network of national and international partners.
    • You are a team player and are enthusiastic about team science. This means you have excellent social skills and the ability and desire to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines (e.g. within the Behavioural Science Institute).
    • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English at C1 level.
    • You have a very good command of Dutch or the willingness to learn this language within two years.

    We are

    Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus, in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.

    The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of largest faculties at Radboud University. The faculty's ambition is to sustain excellent research institutes and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands. The position will be embedded in the department Clinical Psychology within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research in this position will be part of the research programme Experimental Psychopathology & Treatment (EPT) of the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI). The teaching responsibilities will be conducted in the School of Psychology.

    The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) is a multidisciplinary research institute and one of three research institutes in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University. Our researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science, and communication science. Our mission is to strengthen people through understanding the foundations of human behavior, by creating synergy between different paradigms and by facilitating craftsmanship, curiosity and connection in academic research. BSI has seven research programmes covering three major research themes: 1) development and learning, 2) health and mental health, and 3) social processes and communication. BSI conducts fundamental as well as applied/translational research and has excellent facilities and support for lab and field research.

    The School of Psychology offers six high-ranking study programmes to more than 2,000 students (the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Psychology, and the Research Master's Programmes 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 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer

    • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,542 and a maximum of €7,054 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 14).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • A temporary contract for an initial period of 12 months or 18 months depending on your background. Upon a positive performance evaluation at the end of this period, the contract may be converted into a permanent one.
    • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
    • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
    Additional employment conditions
    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Eni Becker at +31 24 361 26 68 or Alternatively, you can contact Prof. Roy Otten at +31 24 361 55 50 or

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 16 January 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Eni Becker. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
    • A letter of motivation.
    • Your CV.
    • Two exemplar research papers.
    The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 7 February. The second round of interviews will take place in the week of 21 February. You would preferably begin employment on 1 September 2022.

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