Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands


The section Cognitive Psychology of the institute Psychology of the Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) are looking for two highly talented staff members for the position of Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Psychology (2 positions of 1.0 fte). Vacancy number is 2362.

Selection Criteria:

  • We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;
  • Proficiency in the Dutch language is not essential but candidates are expected to acquire a good command of the Dutch language within the first year;
  • Candidates should have a strong research record, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis and peer-reviewed (international) publications on topics in cognitive psychology or related fields;
  • The expertise of suitable candidates falls into at least one or both of the unit’s two research themes: (1) Cognitive neuroscience; or (2) Applied cognitive psychology (cognitive enhancement or human factors psychology);
  • Valued research experience: Advanced modeling skills; Programming; Neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG); Valorization of research; Collaboration with industrial / non-academic parties.

Our faculty

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises four institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology. The Faculty also includes the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see

For research at our institute LIBC we offer an exciting research environment including EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality, and brain stimulation. For more information see: here  and  here 

Terms and conditions
We offer a four-year term position. A longer term appointment is possible but cannot be guaranteed.
Salary range from € 3,427.- to € 5,330.- gross per month (pay scale 11 or 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information about working at Leiden University.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already  possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.



Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. 


For inquiries, please contact professor Bernhard Hommel.



Please submit online your application no later than the 26th March 2017 via the blue button of our application system. A link to the application system will appear after 7 March on 

Applicants should submit online a letter of interest and a cv with a list of publications.