tenure track or tenured full-time position in Psychometrics and psychological assessment

UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full-time position in Psychometrics and psychological assessment

Application deadline: November 15, 2020

Starting date: September 2021

Job description



The successful candidate will have teaching assignments mainly in the field of psychometry, psychological assessment and psychodiagnosis within the various degree programs organised by the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PSP), and in particular within the Bachelor and Master programmes in Psychological Sciences.


The successful candidate will develop and drive cutting-edge research programs in the field of psychometry and psychological assessment within the Institute for Research in Psychological Sciences (IPSY), on one or more research topics related to at least one of the research domains of IPSY (i.e., Clinical and health psychology, Cognition and neuroscience, Developmental and educational psychology, Social behaviour, work and society). Expertise in research methodology in this area is expected.


The successful candidate will

  • be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e., undergraduate and postgraduate) as well as in programs in continuing education;
  • supervise the final diploma research (i.e., theses) of undergraduate and graduate students as well as PhD theses;
  • be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programs;
  • be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and take on responsibilities within the University and its entities;
  • contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
  • contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.
  • be in charge of the test library of the PSP Faculty, and develop collaborations with stakeholders in the field of psychometry, in particular with test publishing companies.

General conditions

Required qualifications:

  • Having a PhD in psychology or a comparable discipline
  • Report on a prolonged study period abroad or having substantial experience outside his/her institution of origin;
  • A scientific experience recognized by international publications;
  • Experience in and ability in university teaching, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
  • Ability to work as part of a teaching team and to integrate research findings into teaching;
  • Creativity and openness to pedagogical innovation and interdisciplinarity;
  • Have the qualifications to carry out high-level scientific research: ability to raise research funding, manage projects, lead and manage a research team;
  • Have team management and communication skills, including, if possible, a mastery of the spoken and written French and English languages. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years of taking up the post, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

Specific Qualifications

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in psychometry (including the corresponding statistical methods)
  • Have conducted empirical research aimed at designing, adapting and validating psychological assessment tools
  • Master spoken and written French language, in order to be able to build and validate tests in French
  • Demonstrate academic training and clinical experience in the psychodiagnosis of people of various ages

Presentation of the University, Faculty and Institute

The University

UCLouvain is one of the oldest universities in Europe and provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and multicultural experiences. Building on almost 600 years of experience, UCLouvain is today at the forefront of innovation and excellence in education and research. The university has more than 30,000 students of 126 different nationalities, and a staff of about 5,800 collaborators. UCLouvain is responsible for the education of nearly one out of two French-speaking university students in Belgium. It participates in international university networks (Coimbra Group, FIUC, FUCE, The Guild, and Circle U) and has partnerships with many top institutions around the world. International experience is part of the quality training that is provided by the University (https://uclouvain.be).

At UCLouvain, governance is shared between institutes in charge of research, and faculties in charge of teaching.

The Institute

The Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY) covers four wide research areas:

  • Social behavior, work and society
  • Clinical and health psychology
  • Psychological development and education
  • Cognition and neurosciences

The Institute gathers 279 members, including 47 teaching and research professors, 109 PhD students, 23 postdocs, 13 staff members, and many external researchers and collaborators. The Institute provides researchers with personalized assistance and support in editing, statistics, ethics, access to a participant pool, budget and project management, as well as large laboratory space, including specialized hi-tech labs (for more information, see (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/ipsy).

The faculty

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences offers high quality teaching by researchers who are recognized at an international level for their scientific competence. Regular assessment of the teaching contributes to continuous improvement of teaching methods and course content. The Faculty offers many facilities to students, including libraries, learning centers and computer rooms (for more information, see (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/psp).



The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in relation to your previous academic experience. For more information, see: jobs.uclouvain.be.

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity within all categories of staff, including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to work-life balance.

Practical Information

Application deadline: November 15, 2020

Important information concerning the recruitment policy at UCLouvain can be consulted on https://jobs.uclouvain.be.

Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from the Dean or the IPSY President at these following email addresses:

Prof. Mariane Frenay, Doyenne PSP – doyen-psp@uclouvain.be
Prof. Pierre Philippot, Président IPSY – president-ipsy@uclouvain.be

Or at PsychologyFacultyJob@uclouvain.be

Human sciences sector

Faculty in psychology and education (PSP) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/psp)

Psychological sciences research institute (IPSY) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/ipsy)