Two PhD Positions on Positive Emotions at University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, 2017

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The University of Amsterdam is pleased to offer two PhD positions on Positive Emotions (4 years) within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Psychology. International students are eligible to apply for this position.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

You have or are about to finish MSc or MA in Psychology or related discipline. You have an interest in emotion and in nonverbal communication. You have some experience of designing, executing, and analysing quantitative research; knowledge of the Facial Action Coding System (position 1) or acoustics (position 2) are advantageous. Your written and spoken English are excellent and you have a strong interest in pursuing a scientific career. You also have good research project management skills and the ability manage workload and resources to meet deadlines. You are willing and able to travel internationally (costs will be covered by the project grant).

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have an master’s programme.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

For full consideration, applications should be sent by email to before 26 May 2017, and include a CV, a letter of motivation (maximally one page), and names and email of two potential references. Please quote the project title on your application and include all the required documentation when applying. As this appointment is to work on an already specified project, there is no need to provide a complete research proposal. However, you should include in your motivation letter a research statement that specifies how your studies and research experience to date is relevant to the project, and a brief proposal that outlines how you might approach studying the nonverbal communication of positive emotion across cultures. #LI-DNP.


International students are eligible to apply for this position.

What is the study subject?:

Positions are awarded on Positive Emotions within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Psychology.

The necessary course level:

Positions are available to pursue PhD programme.

How much is the scholarship award?:

For PhD candidates, the gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for PhD candidates at Dutch universities, i.e. ranging from €2,191 in the first year to €2,801 in the final year. The positions include allowances for research expenses, including computer and recording materials, participant costs, experimental materials, and travel and subsistence costs towards project-specific travel, including conferences. The positions also offer an opportunity to gain experience with teaching, subject to availability and qualifications.

Criteria to be eligible:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

How to apply this scholarship?:

The University of Amsterdam is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities.

Deadline: Application deadline is May 26, 2017.

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