Professorship in clinical biopsychology and psychotherapy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Zurich invites applications for a
professorship in clinical
biopsychology and psychotherapy
starting on 1 August 2025.
Candidates must have a proven track record in research, teaching and clinical
practice. They perform excellent research with an international impact in clinical
biopsychology and have an innovative and promising research profile with
experience in psychobiological research and methods. The methods used
combine psychological with neurobiological, neuroendocrine and/or immunological
measurements. Successful candidates must have relevant teaching experience
in the field of clinical biopsychology and should be able to rep resent the biologyoriented
area of clinical psychology in terms of its foundations, theories, methods
and interventions across the board in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in
psychology. The ability to lead a biochemistry laboratory would be advantageous.
In addition to providing innovative research impetus for the discipline, candidates
are expected to collaborate in research and teaching with other professors in the
Department of Psychology and contribute to the Mental Health research focus
and, as appropriate, to the other research focuses in the department. Furthermore,
cooperation with other professorships at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
as well as at other faculties of UZH is expected. One of the tasks linked with the
professorship is leading the psychotherapeutic outpatient unit, which is affiliated
with the chair. The outpatient unit is part of the UZH Center for Psychotherapy.
A PhD in the field completed at the time of application as well a s further excellent
scientific publications as part of a habilitation or equivalent achievements are
required. Psychotherapeutic training as a psychotherapist in cognitive behavioral
therapy for adults («eidgenössisch anerkannte Psychotherapeutin oder
eidgenössisch anerkannter Psychotherapeut» or equivalent license to practice
psychotherapy) is a mandatory requirement for the professorship. Due to the field
of activity of the professorship, German language skills are a further prerequisite
for the professorship.
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
The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer. In order to increase
the gender diversity in leading academic positions, qualified women and individuals
from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.