Professorship in Individual Differences and Assessment

open until filled
Social Sciences, Psychology
Universität Zürich
Zurich, Switzerland

The University of Zurich invites applications for a Professorship in Individual Differences and Assessment.

The applicant should be an internationally recognized expert in one or several fields of Individual Differences and Assessment with a strong record of quantitative empirical research. The applicant should have acquired international reputation in this field and demonstrated substantial research activities and expertise as documented by excellent publications, as well as by successful grant applications. The applicant is expected to have substantial expertise in teaching Individual Differences and Assessment incl. Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory.Candidates are expected to have completed their habilitation or equivalent qualifications in the relevant field. Research interests should relate thematically or methodically to one or more of the Department’s three teaching areas.

The Department of Psychology values transparent, reproducible and replicable research and supports open science practices. Applicants are asked to document how they have pursued open science practices in the past and/or will do so in the future.

The Department of Psychology of the University of Zurich with its broad research and teaching spectrum and Zurich as a center for higher education offers a research and teaching environment with plenty of opportunities for scientific exchange and cooperation.

The position should be filled by August 1, 2021. Teaching may be carried out in English. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first three years of appointment. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is September 25, 2019. For further information please contact Prof. Klaus Oberauer (

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