University of Basel

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship Digital Lives

2023-12-17 (Europe/Zurich)
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The Faculty of Psychology is one of seven faculties of the oldest university in Switzerland. With our core focus on Society & Choice and Health & Interventions, we are successful both nationally and internationally in our research and study programs.

The Faculty of Psychology at the University of Basel is seeking to fill a tenure track assistant professorship Digital Lives for the fall semester 2024 or by arrangement.

The professorship to be filled conducts excellent research in the field of digitalization and offers teaching (4 semester hours per week) in the Bachelor and Master programs (e.g., cognitive science, motivational psychology). The professorship makes a significant contribution to raising the profile of the new research focus Society & Choice through studies, publications, and third-party funding.
Digitalization and artificial intelligence have far-reaching effects not only on the economy, society, and politics, but also on individual and interpersonal experience and behavior. They are changing human consumer behavior, social interaction, and how people experience them subjectively. Digitalization has a major impact on our education system and how learning will be shaped in the future.
The planned professorship will focus on the psychological aspects of digitalization, how people perceive digitalization, how they deal with the increasing digitalization of processes, and how digitalization can be designed to meet people's needs. Possible research topics of the professorship can be in one of the following four areas of digital psychology: human-computer Interaction (e.g., user/player experience, software usability), digital transformation of decision-making behavior (e.g., digital decision aids), online communication (e.g., social media) or digital education (e.g., individualized learning, gamification). With a focus on digitalization in psychology, the planned professorship will establish their own research program and create numerous points of contact within the faculty, university, and regional units or businesses.

We are looking for a person who can establish and further develop psychological research and teaching in the field of digitalization. Candidates will have extensive research experience in one or more of the areas of digital psychology outlined above, an excellent track record in international publications, and experience in acquiring competitive third-party funding. Candidates will also have successfully taught university courses at Bachelor and/or Master level. The professorship Digital Lives should offer the Faculty of Psychology development opportunities in research and teaching and open up access to an attractive research and job market for students and graduates. A willingness to engage in teaching and active participation in academic self-administration, as well as cooperative collaboration within the Faculty of Psychology and the University of Basel, is expected.

The position will be filled as a tenure track assistant professorship. The Faculty of Psychology offers an attractive research environment with modern IT infrastructure and services. The University of Basel stands for excellence through diversity and is committed to equal opportunities and family friendliness. In its efforts to increase the proportion of female professors, the University is particularly interested in qualified applications from women. Promotions are implemented in accordance with university guidelines.


Qualified candidates are requested to submit their complete application documents written in English as a single PDF and in the order specified below by 25.01.2024 via the online application portal of the University of Basel. The application documents should include the following:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Tabular information on net academic age (academic age since PhD defense, minus periods of supervision, etc.)
  • List of peer-reviewed international publications
  • A one-page research and teaching concept
  • Acquisition of competitive third-party funding, including total amount
  • At least two teaching evaluations
  • Five most important publications as PDF.

Other means of application will not be considered.

Further information

For further information, please contact Ms. Marlies Stall-Pichler, Head of the Dean's Office,

Job details

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship Digital Lives
Petersplatz 1 Basel, Switzerland
Application deadline
2023-12-17 23:59 (Europe/Zurich)
2023-12-17 23:59 (CET)
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