Tenure Track Assistant Professor Theory/History of Psychology


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a center of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. The faculty studies issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how these can be resolved or prevented. The Department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, and offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes in both Dutch and English to over 3000 students.

Job description

The Department of Psychology at the University of Groningen invites applicants for a tenure track position in the philosophy, sociology and history of science as applied to psychology, broadly defined. Candidates are eligible with an excellent command of 20th century philosophy and sociology of science as well as the history of psychology.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • PhD degree in a relevant field of Psychology or a related discipline
  • a relevant publication record demonstrating your ability to publish international academic publications, affinity with STS-oriented research
  • substantial experience and a clear interest in teaching
  • a clear interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research
  • the ability to attract funding for research projects
  • the ability to communicate verbally and in written form in English and Dutch (or willingness to learn Dutch).

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