Assistant Professor of Clinical Child and Family Studies, Pedagogische Wetenschappen (0.6 FTE)

UREN PER WEEK: 22 tot 24

FACULTEIT OF DIENST: Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen

AFDELING: Departement Educatie & Pedagogiek



The Department of Clinical Child and Family Studies has a job opening for an Assistant Professor. The position is embedded within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and contains a combination of teaching (70%) and research (30%).
The prospective Lecturer will be involved in both Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, in particular the UU Bachelor’s Pedagogische Wetenschappen and Master’s programmes Clinical Child and Family Studies. The Lecturer will also supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and may be assigned coordination and tutoring tasks. Although the emphasis will be on academic teaching, the Lecturer will also be involved in the research activities of our department.
Teaching concerns our Bachelor’s programme ‘Pedagogische wetenschappen’, as well as our Master’s programmes ‘Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies (CCFES)’ and ‘Youth, Education and Society  externe link‘ and our Research Master’s ‘Development and Socialisation in Childhood and Adolescence(DASCA)’.

The Department of Clinical Child & Family Studies carries out research that can contribute to support parents raising their children, to obtain answers that may be incorporated into municipal policy, to develop and optimize diagnostic tools such as questionnaires and tests, to elaborate on early prevention and treatment programmes, and to study their effectiveness.


We believe individual and collective achievements should be in balance. That’s why we assess both individual and team performance. We stimulate good academic leadership at all levels. And last but not least we encourage Researchers to share the results of scientific research with society, so we can achieve more collectively and increase the university’s contribution to society. 
We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who subscribes to the values above and meets the requirements below:

  • You have affinity with clinical work, experience with clinical work and preferably, but not necessarily, are registered as ‘Orthopedagoog-Generalist, Gz-psycholoog or Klinisch Psycholoog’.
  • You are a team player and have strong interpersonal skills for building contact with colleagues and students.
  • You hold (or are working on) a PhD degree in the field of clinical child, family and education studies, developmental psychology, or a similar or related field.
  • You hold a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or are willing to acquire one soon.
  • You have experience and skills in academic teaching.
  • Experience in developing and coordinating academic courses is an asset.
  • You are scientifically creative and productive, as is evident from recent publications in international peer-reviewed journals or peer-reviewed conferences.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English at an academic level.
  • You are willing to learn Dutch if necessary. We believe that understanding and speaking Dutch makes it easier to connect with colleagues. We offer free Dutch language courses.


We offer an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative, social and dedicated team. We will guide you in your research and teaching activities, which will help develop your academic career.

  • We offer a position (0.6 FTE) for a period of one year. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be made permanent.
  • The gross monthly salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between €3,746 and €5,826, based on full-time employment (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities);
  • The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday bonus of 8%, and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%;
  • We also offer a pension scheme.

We encourage you to grow professionally, and we support a healthy work-life balance. That’s why we offer employment benefits such as professional development, leave arrangements, partially paid parental leave and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model.

And that’s not all. We are happy to have you as a new employee and you will be given a warm welcome. To this end, we will host a nice introduction process for our new colleagues, where you will be introduced and shown around our faculty and university.
For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

Over de organisatie

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 for research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. We are a faculty at the heart of society and one which cooperates closely with others. Our 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. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies.

Aanvullende informatie

For additional information, please contact Dr. J. Huijding by email:


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.
Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19), the interviews may take place online.

Uiterlijk reageren op 4 juni 2021.