Lecturer (0,7 - 0,9 fte)

Hours per week: 
24 to 36
Faculty: 
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Department: 
Afd. Psychologische Functieleer
Application deadline: 

Job description

The division of Experimental Psychology of the Department of Psychology at Utrecht University is recruiting a lecturer that teaches courses at the intersection of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence as well as at the intersection of Cognitive Science and (Applied) Data Science. This position concerns a 100% teaching position. The position includes time for personal development, including the goal to obtain a basic teaching qualification.

Members of the division teach in two (Dutch spoken) Bachelor's degree programmes: Artificial Intelligence and Psychology, as well as five (English spoken) Master's degree programmes: Artificial Intelligence, Applied Data Science, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Neuroscience & Cognition. They also teach at the University College Utrecht. In addition, members of the division take part in the Helmholtz PhD program (Cognition & Behavior).

This position concerns a full-time teaching position, where teaching mostly takes place in the Bachelor Artificial Intelligence, Master Artificial Intelligence, and Master Applied Data Science. Within these programmes, it would concern courses with a direct link to the field of Cognitive Science and the expertise of the Division of Experimental Psychology. 

The tasks consist at least of teaching working groups and supervising students of a subset of the above-mentioned degree programmes during their research projects. These projects should align with ongoing research programmes within the division, which is clustered in four domains: perception, social-affective processes, neuropsychology, and youth. Within these domains, researchers from the division use fundamental, applied, and clinical research methods. Research at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Applied Data Science, and Cognitive Psychology is also taking place in connection to Utrecht University’s focus areas Human-centered AI and Applied Data Science, and in connection to Utrecht University’s strategic themes Institutions for an Open Society and Dynamics of Youth.

Qualifications

The candidate:

  • has obtained a PhD degree in an area that is relevant to teaching at the intersection of Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Applied Data Science. For example, cognitive or (applied) experimental psychology, (cognitive) artificial intelligence, (cognitive) neuroscience, (applied) data science, human-computer interaction, or a comparable discipline;
  • has an affinity with teaching and has demonstrable experience with teaching that is relevant to the aforementioned degree programmes;
  • can transfer knowledge in an inspirational way and is interested in applying novel educational techniques and methods;
  • has experience with supervising thesis research projects at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level;
  • can benefit from their own research experience for teaching purposes and thesis supervision in particular;
  • has a basic teaching qualification or is willing to obtain this qualification;
  • is fluent in English, and preferably also able to speak Dutch;
  • has demonstrable experience with methods and techniques from artificial intelligence and/or data science (for example, computational cognitive modeling, machine learning, formal logics);
  • has demonstrable experience with methods and techniques from cognitive psychology (for example, running and analyzing experimental studies with humans);
  • has demonstrable experience with programming. Within the division, we mostly use R, Python, and Matlab;
  • works collaboratively in teams.

Offer

We offer a temporary position (0.7 - 0.9 FTE) for a period of four years. We also provide an attractive working environment and a vibrant research climate. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,846 and €5,230 (scale 10/11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Under certain circumstances, a labor market allowance may be paid on top of the basic salary. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in Cultural Anthropology, Educational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Social Science, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology. Almost 6,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. We have approximately 900 faculty and staff members, who all work closely together to educate and train young talent and to research and find solutions to scientific and societal issues.

Additional information

If additional information is required, you can contact Dr. Leendert van Maanen, l.vanmaanen@uu.nl.

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Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences aspires to have a diverse body of staff and students and strives to create and sustain a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, in line with Utrecht University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply’ button below.

Please apply before February 1.

The application deadline is 31 January 2022.