Basel (CH): Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology

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The Faculty of Psychology of the University of Basel is filling the position of a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology from Fall 2022.

Your position

The Professor of Forensic Psychology conducts outstanding research in forensic psychology and takes on teaching duties (4 hours per week/semester) at both Bachelor and Master level in the field of forensic psychology as well as further responsibilities in psychological diagnostics at the Bachelor level. The Professor of Forensic Psychology is part of the new research focus Health & Interventions, leads studies, publishes regularly, and contributes by acquiring third-party funding.

This professorship is not limited to specific areas and might focus on various specialties of forensic psychology such as, but not limited to, the origin, development and prognosis of criminal behavior, the psychology of testimony, prevention of criminal behavior, therapy procedures for offenders, research into eyewitness testimonies (especially with children), analysis of judicial decision-making processes, developmental–psychological perspectives of juvenile and adult offenders, or the preparation of expert opinions.

Your profile

The applicant shows an enterprising personality and is willing to develop and promote forensic psychology in Basel. Applicants must be psychologists by training, have a distinguished record in international publication, and experience in acquiring competitive third-party funding. The Faculty of Psychology also aims at broadening job opportunities for its graduates by opening up forensic psychology to its students. Hands-on experience in evaluating offenders and applied knowledge of clinical intervention in forensic psychology are appreciated. The Faculty of Psychology expects a commitment to teaching and participation in academic management functions within both the Faculty of Psychology and the University of Basel.

We offer you

This position is a tenure-track assistant professorship. The University of Basel strives for excellence through diversity and actively promotes equal opportunities as well as a family-friendly environment. Moreover, the University of Basel also strives to increase the number of female professors amongst its researchers. A shared professorship by two suitable candidates is possible.

At the University of Basel, the Department of Forensic Psychiatry (Clinic for Forensics, University Psychiatric Clinics) is an internationally renowned center of excellence with strong regional and Swiss roots, with which the Faculty of Psychology intends to establish a cooperation in forensic psychology and psychiatry to create efficient synergies in research and teaching.

Application / Contact

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV, list of publications in peer-reviewed journals, five most important publications as a PDF file, research and teaching concept, teaching evaluations, third-party funding including total amount, together with further relevant documents) via the online application portal of the University of Basel by May 31, 2022. Applications submitted by other means will not be considered.

Further information

For further information, please contact the chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Dr. Rui Mata, rui.mata(at)unibas.ch, +41 61 207 06 11.

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