Professor (tenure track) clinical neuropsychology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Professor (tenure track) clinical neuropsychology
  • Doctorate
The Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, is looking for a professor or senior associate professor in clinical neuropsychology. Are you interested? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

FTE: 0.8 - 1

Job description

The ideal candidate has an excellent track record in research and teaching, ample experience with acquiring research funding, and affinity with interdisciplinary and translational research that can be applied in clinical practice. We offer a transparent career path that can lead to a permanent employment contract and a chair in clinical neuropsychology. We provide training and coaching in order to accomplish this. 

You will be responsible for developing a strong research group that initiates and implements new research in clinical neuropsychology, preferably with a focus on  brain damage or psychiatric disorders in adulthood or old age. You are expected to actively seek funding for new research projects via national and international grant opportunities. We teach on a high quality standard and you will be involved in teaching in all phases of the bachelor, master and research master curriculum. We require a qualification for teaching at universities (BKO) and offer the opportunity to qualify for a senior qualification (SKO).

Your duties
  • teaching in the Psychology bachelor and Clinical Neuropsychology master programmes and the Research Master Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • initiating, developing and conducting patient-based research for the research programme in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • supervising junior researchers and PhD students
  • creating a self-supporting financial budget for the research programme, in particular by applying for personal and consortium grants
  • strengthening collaboration within the Research institutes for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam (iBBA) and Amsterdam Public Health (APH)


  • background in behavioral sciences
  • doctoral degree in the domain of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • excellent track record of international publications
  • proven experience in attracting external research funding
  • good international research network
  • good clinical network of settings for (mental) health
  • excellent teacher and supervisor
  • good command of the Dutch language or willingness to learn Dutch

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €5,039 (scale 13) and a maximum of €8,127 (H2), depending on your education and experience. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will be for a period of 5 years, with the possibility of extension. Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • good growth opportunities
  • possibility to save holiday hours for sabbatical leave
  • child daycare facilities available on campus

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science – from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,500 students. We employ more than 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences focuses on the broad domain of behaviour and health. Our teaching and research programmes are devoted to current developments in society, from healthy aging to e-health, from juvenile crime to dealing with depression, from training for top athletes to social media as a teaching tool. We are unique in that we combine three academic disciplines: psychology, movement sciences and education.

Working at Behavioural and Movement Sciences means working in an ambitious organization that is characterized by an informal atmosphere and short lines of communication. Our faculty offers tremendous scope for personal development. We employ more than 600 staff members, and we are home to around 3,400 students.

About the department
The Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental psychology focuses on implementation of research and education in clinical psychology in the broadest sense, from genetics to treatment and care. Our research is aimed directly or indirectly at the onset and diagnosis of mental disorders and the subsequent treatment and prevention. In research and education, we integrate epidemiological, clinical, neuropsychological and developmental perspectives. We focus on all age groups from conception to old age.
The (associate) professor will be positioned in the section Clinical Neuropsychology. This section conducts leading research into the development, diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and functional impairments of individuals with neuropsychological dysfunctions, among which children, adults and elderly with central nervous system damage. Research focusses on behavioral outcomes, (computerized) neurocognitive assessment and brain imaging techniques. The section has an excellent track record in the development of treatment programs to prevent and ameliorate behavioral and functional impairments associated with neuropsychological disorders.


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until January 1st 2020. The job interviews are planned between January 13 and January 17, when possible please take these dates into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Lydia Krabbendam
Position: Head of section
Telephone: 020 5983606

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