Jan 10, 2023

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology (open rank)

  • University of Lucerne
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
Full time Child/Adolescent Clinical Development Developmental Neuroscience Faculty Development Health Neuroscience Pediatric Pediatric Psychology Research

Job Description

As of the 1 August 2024 or by agreement, we are looking for a


Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology (open rank)

In this role, you will generally be responsible for the field of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the newly created Faculty of Behavioural Sciences and Psychology. The study program in psychology will begin with the first year’s bachelor program in the fall semester of 2024 and will thereafter be built up successively. You will teach the undergraduate course in Developmental Psychology and gradually take on other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. You will actively participate in the further design and detailed planning of the curriculum, especially in the planned Master's specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychology, where you will assume primary responsibility. You will develop an innovative research program with international outreach and—in cooperation with the Professor of Clinical Psychology—actively assist in establishing a psychological consulting center. You will further help in establishing a doctoral program.


The professorship can be taken up at the level of full professorship or assistant professorship with tenure track. For a full professorship, a completed habilitation or an equivalent scientific qualification is required; for an assistant professorship, a doctorate is a prerequisite. Further, experience in leading independent research projects is expected.


We expect applicants to have relevant publications (peer-reviewed) in their field of research, proven teaching expertise, and experience in acquiring competitive third-party funding. Therapeutical experiences in the field of child and adolescent psychology is an advantage. Besides the professional qualifications, you are characterized by a high degree of integration skills and openness for interfaculty cooperation in teaching and research.


German language skills at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages should be present or must be acquired within a reasonable period of time.


The University of Lucerne aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and expressly invites applications from qualified female scientists. Part-time positions or job sharing are possible and subject to negotiations.


As Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Lucerne, you will have the unique opportunity to be involved in the setup of a new faculty and to contribute to the further development of the psychology study program as well as the research areas.


For further information, please contact Romina Theiler (+41 41 229 57 60; romina.theiler@unilu.ch).


The application deadline is 6 February 2023. Please consider the application guidelines  and submit your electronic application.

 The mock lectures and interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on 26 and 27 June 2023.


University of Lucerne


Faculty of Behavioural Sciences and Psychology

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