Teacher Work and Organizational Psychology

Faculteit/Dienst:  Faculteit der Maatschappij- & Gedragswetenschappen
Opleidingsniveau:  Gepromoveerd
Functie type:  Wetenschappelijk Personeel
Sluitingsdatum:  3 July 2023
Vacaturenummer:  11680

Are you able to stimulate students to successfully master new knowledge and skills? Are you enthusiastic about a scientist-practitioner approach? Are you interested in themes in the area of work and organizational psychology and sports and performance psychology? This may be the position for you.

The work and organizational psychology programme group of the University of Amsterdam has a vacancy for a teaching position (for .8 fte), starting date September 2023. You will teach and contribute to Bachelor and Master courses in the area of sports- and performance psychology and work and organizational psychology. You will also supervise Master and Bachelor students during their thesis and internship (docent 3).

The W&O Psychology group provides a propaedeutic course in Work and Organizational Psychology, a bachelor specialization, a master’s program with four specialized master’s tracks, and is involved in the Psychology Research Master’s program. Our Bachelor specialization contains courses on teams in organizations, recruitment and selection, work motivation and occupational health, leadership and organizational culture, and an introduction in sport and performance psychology. Our Master tracks are aimed at Sports- and Performance Psychology, Coaching and Vitality, Human Resource and Career Management, and Consultancy and Organizational Development.

What are you going to do

As a teacher (docent 3) in the Work and Organizational psychology programme group your role will consist of a combination of the following job tasks:

  • Developing, coordinating and teaching lectures and working groups in courses on Work- and Organizational and Sports- and Performance Psychology on Bachelor- or Master-level or both;
  • Teaching working groups on psychological research or our Methods and Statistics courses.
  • Formulating and grading of exams;
  • Supervising intervision groups of (resmas)students
  • Supervising students with their thesis (Bachelor and Master) and internships.

Click here for information on the bachelor programme, here for information on the master programme, and here for information on the work and organizational psychology department.

What do you have to offer

You enjoy supervising groups of (international) students, you want to develop yourself as a teacher, and reflect on your own skills. You have excellent communication and social skills and you can work well in a team.

You have:

  • A PhD in work and organizational psychology, sport psychology, health psychology, organizational behavior, or related field;
  • At least 4 years of experience with academic teaching, preferably in the areas described above (with good evaluations);
  • Preferably experience with individual thesis and internship supervision (bachelor and master students); 
  • A teaching skills certification (BKO or Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs), or the willingness to enter a BKO trajectory.
  • English proficiency. Dutch proficiency is preferable.

You are:

  • Able and willing to apply the scientist-practitioner model in teaching;
  • Able to work together in different teams;
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances;
  • Good in planning and organizing different tasks and demands.


What can we offer you

We offer a temporary employment contract of one year (.8fte), with the prospect of a permanent contract following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances.

Depending on your experience, the minimum salary is €3974 and the maximum salary is €5439 gross per month based on a 38-hour working week, in keeping with salary scale 11, as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

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.

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.


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Job Application

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive (1) your CV, (2) motivation letter, and (3) previous teaching evaluations. We welcome applications from members of minority groups. The deadline for applications is 3 July 2023. Interviews will take place on in on Monday July 17th or Tuesday July 18th.

You can apply online by clicking on the following link. 

Applications in ONE .pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • previous teaching evaluations.


The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize 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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