[visionlist] Vacancy: 5-year Assistant Professorship in Cognitive Psychology / Neuroscience in Amsterdam

Olivers, C.N.L. c.n.l.olivers at vu.nl
Fri Mar 9 04:10:44 -05 2018

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking a new colleague here in Amsterdam in the field of cognition research, with a broad emphasis on perceptual systems in (from sensory processes to awareness, memory and control). Strong candidates from neighbouring areas will also be considered. Please see below for the full description.
I would be most grateful if you could forward to great candidates.

Thank you,

Chris Olivers

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Job title: Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience (Universitair Docent)
Fte: 1.0
VU unit: Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
Vacancy number: See AcademicTransfer.nl
Date of publication: 8 March 2018
Closing date: 15 April 2018
Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience (Universitair Docent)

Full-time Fixed term Position (5 years)
Vacancy number

The VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is one of the leading institutions for higher education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to societal welfare. It compromises twelve faculties and has teaching facilities for 20,000 students.

The Section of Cognitive Psychology at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology (http://www.vupsy.nl/) investigates many aspects of cognition, focusing on perception, attention, learning and memory, and cognitive control. The group is part of the Institute of Brain and Behaviour Amsterdam, and maintains many local and international collaborations. The Department provides a vibrant, international research climate with high quality academic staff supported by excellent research facilities, including eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI facilities. It has a strong international reputation, as indicated by excellent research assessments, high quality publications, high standards for teaching and mentoring, and frequent visits by international scientists. We teach primarily in English at Bachelor levels at several VU faculties, as well as the Amsterdam University College. In addition, we run our own two-year Research Masters in Cognitive Neuropsychology with small scale teaching.

Job description
We offer a fixed term, five-year position in the area of cognition research, with a broad emphasis on perceptual systems in (from sensory processes to awareness, memory and control). Strong candidates from neighbouring areas will also be considered. Because of the department’s long term strategy we are specifically looking for people with a strong background in neuroscientific techniques (e.g. EEG/MEG, fMRI, TMS). The position involves approximately 50% teaching and admin duties, 50% research. The candidate is expected to maintain a strong, innovative program of research of international quality; acquire external funding; conduct high quality teaching; and show departmental citizenship and team work. The candidate will contributes to several teaching programs and supervise Bachelor’s, Master’s, and, where possible, PhD students.

·        Completed PhD-thesis in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and/or cognitive neuropsychology;
·        Demonstrated expertise in cognition research with an emphasis on neuroscientific techniques;
·        Demonstrated ability to publish in high standard peer-reviewed academic journals;
·        Demonstrated ability, or potential, to acquire external funding;
·        Demonstrated affinity and experience with teaching (as for example evidenced by above-average teaching evaluations);
·        Excellent English presentation and writing skills

Further specifications
The appointment will be full-time (1.0 fte) for a period of 5 years, starting from September 1st 2018. VU is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from candidates of underrepresented groups. People from abroad are also explicitly invited.

The maximum salary is € 4.757,-  per month (gross income, salary scale 11) based on full-time employment. Visit our website www.vu.nl/vacatures<http://www.vu.nl/vacatures>  for a review of the working conditions at the VU.

Information and application procedure
General information about the VU, the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, the section of Cognitive Psychology can be found on the websites: www.vu.nl<http://www.vu.nl/> and www.vupsy.nl<http://www.vupsy.nl>. For further information about the position please contact j.theeuwes at vu.nl<mailto:j.theeuwes at vu.nl>, tel: +31 20 598 8790.

Candidates who are interested in applying for this position are requested to send an application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae, including two references to Prof. dr. Jan Theeuwes, via Suzan Besuijen, suzan.besuijen at vu.nl<mailto:suzan.besuijen at vu.nl>, before April 15, 2018.

Any job interviews are expected to take place end of April or early May 2018.

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