Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Post-Graduate Job Opportunities


Post-Doctoral Researcher, The Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, Univ. of Basel


5 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader posts, School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK


Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sussex


Postdoctoral Position at the Social Cognition Center, "Relativity in Social Cognition" Research Unit, Cologne, Germany


Social/Personality Tenure Track position, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona


Post-Doctoral Fellow—Neuropsychology, Cook Children's Medical Center, Denton Neuropsychology Clinic (Denton)


Research Psychologist, OpenText (Austin)


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biobehavioral Health, Wayne State University


Applied Behavior Analysis (Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with a specialty in applied behavior analysis and autism), California State University, Fresno


Assistant Professor, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology, Department of Psychology, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)


Two Assistant Professor Positions in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University


Two Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant Professor + any rankPsychology Department at Northwestern University


Behavioral Economics Fellowship—CDC Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity


Criminology Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)


Assistant-Level and Associate-Level Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Affective Neuroscience — Texas A&M University


Clinical & Research Psychologist at UNSW, Sydney, Australia


Open-Ranked, Tenured or Tenure-Track Professor of Psychology — Quantitative Methods, University of Kansas


Two Tenure-Track fMRI Researcher Positions, University of Delaware


Tenure Track Faculty Position-Assistant or Associate Professor, Marquette University


Post Doc and Research Coordinator Opportunity, University of Pennsylvania


Postdoctoral Associate Position, Florida International University


Postdoctoral Associate Position, Florida International University

The Psychology Department at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami is searching for a full-time, benefits-earning Postdoctoral Scientist with expertise in functional neuroimaging. The successful candidate will assist in the coordination and management of multi-investigator neuroimaging research programs. The primary duties/ responsibilities of the position involve direct engagement in all aspects of research, including: protocol development and management, implementation of experiments, participant recruitment, behavioral testing, and MRI data acquisition, management, processing, analysis, and dissemination.

We seek applicants with: (1) a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science, neuroscience, statistics, or a related field, (2) technical experience with neuroimaging data collection and analysis (e.g., SPM, FSL, AFNI), (3) strong computer programming (e.g., bash shell, python, MATLAB) and statistical skills (e.g, R, python, SPSS), (4) excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills, and (5) a demonstrated ability to work well with others and manage time efficiently. Salary will be commensurate with experience and up to $60K. We seek to fill the position immediately and start date is flexible.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and experience, and (4) three letters of reference to

See flyer here.


Post Doc, Lab Director and Research Coordinator Opportunity, University of Pennsylvania

The Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania studies two traits that predict achievement: grit and self-control. Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions (Duckworth & Seligman, 2005; Duckworth & Steinberg, in press). We have several job openings in the lab. For more information, please click on the following links:


Research Coordinator:


Tenure Track Faculty Position-Assistant or Associate Professor-Marquette University

Assistant/Associate Professor: Statistician and Research Methodologist

Marquette University announces a tenure-track position in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) in the College of Education. The department seeks applicants with teaching and consultation experience in statistics, research methods, and applied research. Applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Psychology, Counselor Education, or a closely related area from an accredited institution. Applicants may be ABD, but doctoral degrees should be conferred by August 15, 2015. 

Faculty responsibilities include teaching, consulting, and advising in CECP graduate programs; maintaining a strong research agenda; and participating in university, professional, and community service.  Experience in obtaining external funding also is desirable. Individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. The appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with salary commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit, doctoral research university located on a beautiful urban campus minutes from downtown Milwaukee and close to the parks and beaches of Lake Michigan. The CECP department consists of seven full-time faculty members, and offers an APA-accredited doctoral program in Counseling Psychology, and two CACREP-accredited master’s programs (i.e., Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling). Additionally, CECP faculty have developed important collaborations in the community and in schools, which will afford the new faculty member with immediate opportunities to be engaged in the community with regard to research and service.

There are many reasons that a new or experienced faculty member may seek out this position. Our faculty are highly collaborative with each other in regards to research and community engagement projects. So, any new faculty member would immediately have opportunties for research collaboration with our department faculty. Additionally, CECP is a member of the Collaborative & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which encourages and facilitates interdisciplinary research between Marquette faculty and other higher education institutions, specifically the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Marquette offers terriffic start-up packages to support initial research. Additionally, all new faculty have also been initially supported with summer salary to help the individual develop their line of research. 

Finally, we have highly respected academic programs, and our graduates are highly sought locally and nationally. Doctoral students from our American Psychological Association accrediated counseling psychology program are regularly attaining their top pre-doctoral internship sites and they go on the secure competitive post-docotral experiences. Our master’s students are performing at a high level on the National Counselor Examination, and both school counseling and clinical mental health counseling students are securing top employment opportunities. A new faculty member will find that our students are excited and motivated for learning, and that they graduate and go on to be leaders in their respective areas.

Initial review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is August 2016. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest specifying interest in and qualifications for the position; a CV; and the names, affiliation, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references, through the University’s job portal at: Candidates who are currently completing doctoral studies should include the name and contact information of their doctoral advisor and the expected date of completion. Questions about this position may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Alan Burkard, via e-mail at:


Two Faculty Positions for fMRI Researchers, Assistant Professor Level, University of Delaware

University of Delaware, College of Arts & Sciences, 2 Faculty Positions for fMRI researchers, 1 in Psychological and Brain Sciences (Clinical or Social), 1 in Linguistics, Physics, Biology, Psychological and Brain Sciences, or related area, Assistant Professor Level

The University of Delaware invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for scholars conducting fMRI research to begin September 1, 2016. One of the positions will be in Psychological and Brain Sciences, and a second in Physics, Linguistics, Biology, Psychological and Brain Sciences, or a related area. The University’s fMRI center will open in the spring of 2016, with these two positions planned as integral to the Center. We are seeking to hire scholars who have fMRI expertise with a strong record of programmatic research, the ability to win external funding, and a commitment to dynamic undergraduate and graduate level teaching.

The Psychological and Brain Sciences position could involve any area of fMRI research within clinical science or social psychology. The open area position could involve any area of fMRI research. 

An innovative leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to education and the latest in advanced technology. With external funding exceeding $200 million per year, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. Other relevant facilities on campus include the new 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex, a state-of-the-art facility that includes labs for human-based studies and an active outpatient clinic, a 194,000 square foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, and the Delaware Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs are co-located.  The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health SystemNemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children, and Thomas Jefferson University, provides infrastructure and opportunity for innovative clinical and translational collaborations.


Applicants for this position must have earned a Ph.D., have a history of high level publications involving fMRI work, and conduct fundable research. 


Applicants should apply online at  and submit a letter of interest, a statement of research, a current curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three confidential letters of reference. Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Mary Dozier, Chair of the fMRI Faculty Search committee, Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.


Open-Ranked, Tenured or Tenure-Track Professor of Psychology — Quantitative Methods, University of Kansas

The University of Kansas Psychology Department invites candidates to apply for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position (open rank) with a specialization in quantitative methods. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on quantitative methodology as a major field, with substantive expertise in one of the following: Social, Clinical, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Developmental, or Child Clinical Psychology. This may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the visualization and analysis of big data, several centers (Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, Institute for Policy and Social Research), or in research projects with scholars in Communication Studies, Political Science, Economics, School of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Schools of Business and Education.

The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2016. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in quantitative methods as well as the candidate?s substantive field; develop and teach courses in quantitative methods; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees. 

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see We especially encourage woman and minorities to apply.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU.  It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. 


a) A Ph.D. or ABD in Psychology (or a similar field) from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2016). 

b) Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments. 

c) Potential to establish an independent programmatic line of research that includes publications and external funding. Should demonstrate mastery of mathematical and computing skills that are requisite to success in the field of quantitative methodology.

d) Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels and to mentor students. 

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to and click "Search Faculty Jobs"; search by key word "quantitative."  A complete online application includes the following materials:  cover letter; curriculum vitae; research samples; proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations); and, the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references.  

Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. 

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University's Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional

Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.


Clinical & Research Psychologist at UNSW, Sydney, Australia

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, has a number of positions available at the junior, mid-career and senior levels, including Clinical & Research Psychologist in the School of Medical Sciences (REF: 11147; Application close: 20 November 2015; Posted: 6 November 2015).

For details, please see:


Assistant-Level and Associate-Level Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Affective Neuroscience — Texas A&M University

As part of an ongoing effort to enhance the strength of an interdisciplinary research initiative in affective science, the Department of Psychology ( at Texas A&M University invites applications for one Assistant-level and one Associate-level tenure-track faculty position with research interests in affective neuroscience, broadly construed, to begin Fall 2016.

These positions will complement and bolster a world-class core of translational researchers focused on understanding the psychological and neural processes underlying emotion regulation and self-control, emotional learning and memory, and stress and affective disorders. In this search cycle, priority for at least one of these positions will be given to behavioral neuroscientists studying the neural substrates of affective processes in animal models. Although the specific research area is open, applicants integrating cutting-edge neuroscientific methods with sophisticated behavioral approaches are preferred. 

The successful candidates will contribute to one or more existing graduate programs, including the interdisciplinary neuroscience program ( Applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement, demonstrated potential for extramural research funding, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a closely related field is required. To apply, please send electronic copies of a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements on research and teaching, 3-4 sample research publications, and 3 reference letters to Dr. Steve Maren at  

The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2015 and will continue to review new applications until the positions are filledTexas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a joint effort between the two institutions. Though CHOP and Penn are independent entities; together they create a rich intellectual and scientific community, sharing several departments, faculty and resources. CHOP and Penn partner to fund Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity. CHOP is one of the world’s premier pediatric hospitals and has a long and distinguished tradition of research that has spanned nearly a century CHOP is seeking late stage graduate students or early stage postdoctoral fellows to apply for this fellowship. 

Successful applicants will be funded by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and supported by The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Support will include salary (starting at $45,000 for new postdoctoral fellows with no previous postdoctoral experience, increasing in $2,000 increments annually) and benefits, and provides an annual allowance for travel ($2,000) and supplies ($5,000), and a one-time relocation allowance (up to $5,000). Support will be provided for up to three years and participants will be able to take part in all Penn-sponsored programming as well as CHOP-specific programming organized by the CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. 

To be eligible for the CHOP fellowship a CHOP-based research mentor will need to be selected for the postdoctoral lab. The Investigator Directory can be used to search for faculty based on area of study

Completed applications are due December 14, 2015. For more information and to apply please visit: 

Please contact Paulette McRae, Ph.D. ( with any questions you may have.


Criminology Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno

Available for Academic Year: 2016/2017

Position Summary

The Department of Criminology in the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno is seeking applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions (i.e., Assistant Professor in Criminology), replacing recent faculty retirees and accommodating our expanding student body. The successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities.

Substantive teaching and research areas are open; however, the successful candidates must be able to teach in our existing curriculum. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising Criminology students, participating in program development, actively engaging in research and problem-solving activities, and undertaking committee service at all levels of University governance. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2015. Applications received after this date may be considered until the positions are filled. For more information and to apply, visit (search "criminology" or "psychology" and Last 3 Months in the Posted dropbox). The following must be attached to the online application: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit: 1) three current letters of recommendation; and 2) official graduate school transcripts to the Search Committee.

For inquiries contact: Dr. Candice Skrapec, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Criminology; 2576 E San Ramon, MS/ST104; Fresno, CA 93740- 8039; Phone: 559.278.3985; E-mail:


Behavioral Economics Fellowship—CDC Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity

Reference Code: CDC-DNPAO-2015-0090 (no firm closing date)

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

DNPAO’s Obesity Prevention and Control Branch supports population-based approaches for healthy eating and active living in order to reduce population burden of chronic disease and suboptimal child development. To meet this goal, the Branch conducts surveillance, applied research and evaluation, translation and guideline development on topics such as healthy food choices and promoting heathy food environments in key venues such as child care centers, hospitals, worksites, public institutions, and retail venues.

This fellowship will provide experience in DNPAO’s approach to promoting healthy food environments and shaping dietary behaviors, while collaborating with a diverse group of public health professionals, including epidemiologists, nutritionists, health education specialists and evaluation specialists. The selected participant will help to: research, synthesize and translate empirical evidence on social, environmental and policy factors and strategies related to healthy food environments and shaping consumer choices, especially among low-income Americans; develop guidance/resource documents and written reports with an emphasis on effective environmental and policy intervention strategies; and review, abstract, summarize and translate scientific literature on behavioral economics and choice architecture as applied to retail and food service settings (including grocery, worksites, schools, and other venues).

For more information and to apply, please visit


Two Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant Professor + any rank, Psychology Department at Northwestern University

The Psychology Department at Northwestern University seeks to hire two professors for tenure-track positions in the area broadly defined as Diversity Science. One hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the other is open to any rank. Diversity Science examines variations in basic human psychological functioning across gender, culture and ethnic groups; and extends psychological science to understudied populations, including (but not limited to) racial/ethnic minorities, persons from lower socio-economic classes, persons with disabilities, individuals with minority sexual orientations, and immigrants.

We welcome scientists from the full range of disciplines and areas that comprise contemporary psychological science. We particularly welcome applications from scientists whose work addresses the role of cultural, racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, or gender identities, contexts, and processes in the domains of particular emphasis in our department: cognitive and affective neuroscience, human development, personality, health, psychopathology, and cognitive and social processes. Overall, we seek applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the Department's diversity mission, while integrating with and complementing existing Department strengths.

A Ph.D. or similar terminal degree is required. Interested candidates should submit electronically a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent publications through the online application found at Three letters of recommendation will also be required, and can be submitted by letter writers directly through the same website. Inquiries may also be addressed to Our department has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and especially encourages women and minority applicants to apply. Review of applications will begin on October 15 for the Assistant Professor Position and on December 1, 2015 for the open-rank position.  Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Two Assistant Professor Positions in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University

Application screening begins: 10/19/2015; Projected Close Date for Posting: Open Until Finalists Identified

The Department of Psychology at Portland State University has two tenure-track assistant professor positions in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a September, 2016 start date. All applicants will be considered for both positions. The department has a strong applied research orientation and a doctoral program in Applied Psychology with specializations in Industrial/Organizational, Applied Developmental, and Applied Social & Community psychology.

We are particularly interested in scholars who research diversity issues in the workplace to add to our department's focus on human diversity and social justice. Although the areas of specialization are open, we are particularly interested in candidates who would add to our focus on Occupational Health Psychology, as well as to areas of Industrial and Organizational Psychology that would complement the current I/O faculty.

For more information and to apply: Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor, College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology, Department of Psychology, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)

The Department of Psychology in the College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) seeks to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The Psychology Department offers graduate courses leading to a Master of Science degree in Juvenile Forensic Psychology and a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Adolescent Psychology. The department is seeking outstanding candidates who can offer a range of expertise in various subfields of psychology (e.g., clinical, community, developmental, or quantitative), which will expand instead of duplicate the expertise of our current faculty. The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for teaching undergraduate courses, will have the opportunity to develop courses related to their own research agenda, and will maintain their active research agenda that would be consistent with the college’s mission. Additionally, this position requires fulfilling service commitments within the department, college, university and the profession. Thus, the successful candidate would mirror the Department of Psychology in the College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology at PVAMU, as the entire institution is committed to excellence in education, training, prevention and service.

PVAMU, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city. PVAMU has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University’s target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for the position, applicant should have an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university in psychology and have credentials that warrant appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach diverse groups of students at the undergraduate level. Although ABDs will be considered, the successful applicant must complete their doctoral degree within one year of appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials should be received by November 15, 2015, but the search will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please visit our website at: To be fully considered, candidates will be required to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references with contact information, and an unofficial transcript via the online application portal. For assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or hvisit ttps://


Applied Behavior Analysis (Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with a specialty in applied behavior analysis and autism), California State University, Fresno

Available for Academic Year: 2016/2017

The Department of Psychology in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with a specialty in applied behavior analysis and autism.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, please see Attach the following to your online application: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy, 4) a statement of research interests, and 5) a minimum of three professional letters of reference dated within the past 12 months. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

For inquiries, contact: Dr. Paul Price, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Psychology; 2576 E. San Ramon Avenue, M/S ST11; Fresno, CA 93740-8039; Phone: 559.278.2120; E-mail:


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biobehavioral Health, Wayne State University

** Review of applications will begin immediately. For students interested in branching into health psychology from social psychology or clinical psychology or related disciplines, this is an ideal postdoc opportunity.

Wayne State University’s new transdisciplinary initiative, Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings Today (RoBUST) invites rolling applications for post-doctoral research fellowships in biobehavioral health. The RoBUST scientific network consists of over 50 faculty across many different disciplines around the Wayne State campus, located in the thriving area of Midtown Detroit. We seek emerging scholars to engage with a very productive team of investigators. 

A key element of this program is that each Fellow will have two RoBUST faculty mentors from different academic disciplines at Wayne State to foster an integrative approach to postdoctoral training. The candidate should initially identify at least one mentor and hopefully a secondary mentor, but if the candidate has difficulty identifying a second mentor, then we will assist. Prior to applying, each fellow should contact potential mentors via email to discuss whether there is likely to be a good match of interests/aims. Lists of core and affiliated RoBUST faculty as well as a matrix that depicts core faculty research interests are attached and on our website. At least one of the two faculty mentors should be selected from the core RoBUST faculty list. RoBUST faculty are internationally regarded in their respective fields and focus on urban health problems such as racial and economic disparities in health, access to health care, the impact of patient-provider relationships on health disparities, interactions between social and physical environmental factors, stress and health, and interventions to improve health.

This post-doctoral research fellowship is designed to be a training ground for acquiring the skills and tools needed for a career in transdisciplinary health science, and RoBUST post-docs will be trained to be future leaders in the field of biobehavioral health. In contrast to the ‘traditional’ postdoctoral training model that consists of a partnership between a fellow and a sole mentor, we will provide Fellows with a strong foundation in biobehavioral health research – particularly urban biobehavioral health research – through education, mentored research, and structured professional development training activities that emphasize transdisciplinary approaches and leadership skills through collaborations with multiple mentors.

Qualified individuals will have earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent training in biobehavioral health disciplines such as (but not limited to) neuroscience, psychology, endocrinology, physiology, anthropology, epidemiology, medicine, nursing, or biostatistics. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable for a second year, contingent upon an annual evaluation by the mentoring team and post-doc committee. We expect to fund up to 4 fellowships. The start date for RoBUST Fellows is flexible but must begin no later than December of 2016.

Applications should include a C.V., statement of research interests, names of the targeted primary mentor and (if able) at least one secondary RoBUST mentor, and 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials should be sent to Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Mark Greenwald, chair of the RoBUST Fellow search committee, at Wayne State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages women and minority candidates to apply.


Research Psychologist, OpenText (Austin)

OpenText enables the digital world by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating enterprise information needs, on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world. 

The Opportunity:

The Senior User Experience Researcher executes user research and conducts usability tests, including analysis of results and delivery of associated recommendations for improvements to Open Text software products. Will develop and maintain repeatable, standardized usability test metrics. Will help identify and solve complex software design problems in an innovative, highly collaborative environment. The User Experience Design team works intimately with development to steer implementation details by advocating on behalf of the user in an in an agile/iterative product development environment. 

For more information and to apply, visit OpenText's website.


Post-Doctoral Fellow—Neuropsychology, Cook Children's Medical Center, Denton Neuropsychology Clinic (Denton)

Post Doctoral Fellow is a full-time position responsible for direct patient care to patients ages 0-18 years and their families in the Psychology/Neuropsychology Department. The Post-Doctoral Fellow administers, scores, and interprets psychological testing with patients and provides counseling to patients and families under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist. The Post-Doctoral Fellow is also allotted time for educational opportunities available within the medical center.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited institution. Training in child growth and development is required. Six months prior clinical experience in pediatric setting is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a desire to develop outstanding leadership skills. Demonstrate commitment to high standards of patient care and other customer relations practice. Texas State Certification to practice psychology as a Provisional Psychologist and/or licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate is desired but not required. Must have educational background and training to function in the capacity of a psychological extender under supervision of a Licensed Psychologist as defined by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. 

For more information and to apply, visit their website here.

Social/Personality Tenure Track position, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Psychology

Posting Number: F20275

Job Description:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social/Personality Psychology. We are seeking a candidate with a productive research program in any area of social/personality psychology that would add breadth to our program. We are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in social cognition or social cognitive neuroscience.

The Department of Psychology has a strong record of interdisciplinary research, and we seek an exceptional scholar who will make connections across Psychology programs and with other departments. Applicants are expected to maintain an active research program with extramural funding. The faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

We will begin review of materials on December 1st, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Daniel Sullivan, Ph.D., Chair, Social/Personality Search Committee (  For more information and to apply:


Postdoctoral Position at the Social Cognition Center, "Relativity in Social Cognition" Research Unit, Cologne, Germany

Location: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Application Deadline: January 5, 2016

The Research Unit "Relativity in Social Cognition" at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Cologne offers a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f) with a weekly working time of 39.83 hours (100% position) starting September 1st, 2016. The salary is based on the German TVL-13 scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled. The initial contract is limited for 2 years.

The postdoc will be part of the Social Cognition Center Cologne (SoCCCo), which provides a dynamic research environment for the psychological study of human social behavior. SoCCCo brings together six research groups at the University of Cologne that study a broad array of topics in social cognition, ranging from the dynamics of self-control to the ubiquity of social comparison and the intricacies of processing valenced information. For more information see The University of Cologne offers excellent research facilities.

The postdoctoral position is offered within the newly formed research unit on “Relativity in Social Cognition: Antecedents and Consequences of Comparative Thinking” funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). This interdisciplinary research unit brings together researchers from the fields of social cognition, behavioral economics and animal behavior to examine the role of comparison mechanisms in information processing and behavior. Specifically, we will explore the antecedents and consequences of social comparison. Individual projects will examine how social comparisons are influenced by and influence fundamental intrapersonal and interpersonal processes such as evaluation, self-control, morality, social hierarchy and cooperation. The postdoc will be involved in research that bridges some of these specific research interests.

The position is open to candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. or doctoral degree or who are expecting their degree in 2016 in any area of social psychology. Applicants should be fluent in English (spoken and written) as this is the working language at the Social Cognition Center. The ability to speak German is helpful but not necessary.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunities employer. Applications of women are thus especially encouraged; applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a cover letter describing their research interests as well as their motivation to apply for this specific position. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Alexa Weiss at Applications in electronic form shall also be sent to Alexa Weiss.


Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sussex

We are seeking a research fellow to work on a project led by Dr. Matthew Easterbrook, Prof. Peter Harris, and Prof. Robin Banerjee in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex. The project, which is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, aims to implement a self-affirmation intervention across a large number of secondary schools in the South East of England, and has the goal of raising the attainment of disadvantaged key stage 4 school pupils.

The job will primarily involve recruiting secondary schools to take part in academic research, planning and conducting research within secondary schools, and communicating and organising activities with teachers.  The successful candidate will be one of two research fellows who will be jointly responsible for the day-to-day running of this ambitious project. Duties will include a wide range of activities such as recruiting and managing a team of casual research staff, liaising with schools to meet deadlines, implementing an experimental design in a school setting, and dealing promptly and efficiently with any issues that may arise.

For more information on the role, please contact Dr. Matt Easterbrook at: or +44 (0)1273 876597.


5 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader posts, School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK

The School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia, UK is advertising for up to 5 new posts at the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader level, including a post for an Experimental Social Psychologist.

The closing date for applications is the 4th of January. Further details and application forms are available at the following address:

REF: ATR1273
School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Lecturer: £40,082 to £46,414 per annum Senior Lecturer/Reader: £47, 801 to £55,389 per annum

The School of Psychology ( ) is the newest school at the UEA, and the first new School of Psychology to be formed in a research-intensive university in the UK for many years. Established in 2012, the School is performing well in external measures of both research and teaching quality. This post signals UEA’s commitment to investment in world-class research and research-led teaching in this discipline, forming part of an ambitious expansion plan to create a world-leading faculty bridging disciplines to yield deep understanding of the processes that underlie and organise human behaviour. We seek an excellent researcher to complement existing psychology staff in the next phase of growth in the area of Experimental Social Psychology.

Applicants will be outstanding researchers with experience and track records commensurate with rank. We also seek candidates who can demonstrate synergies with other schools/faculties, commensurate with the multidisciplinary ethos at UEA and the world-leading facilities at the Norwich Research Park.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualification or for Lecturer be nearing completion with award within one year of commencement and be able to satisfy all other essential criteria for the role.

The post is available on a full-time basis from 1 March 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Post-Doctoral Researcher, The Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, Univ. of Basel

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Level of employment: 80 percent
Starting date: July 1st, 2016 (or by appointment)

The prerequisites for employment are a high level of professional qualification, dedicated planning of an academic career, research experience and a research interest in the field of personality psychology across the life span with a focus on dyadic proc-esses. The candidate would be team leader of the project “Processes in Romantic Relationships and their Impact on Relationship and Personal Outcomes” granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

• Doctorate in psychology (PhD), preferably personality or developmental psychology
• Research experience and a research interest in the field of personality processes in close relationships
• Experience in conducting web based research designs with adult couples (e.g., daily diary studies)
• Excellent research methodological skills (APIM, ML, SEM, measurement burst design)
• Peer-reviewed publications as a first- or co-author
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• High degree of independence and organizational skills
• Very good knowledge of English

The position is limited to three years. The jobholder is expected to provide high research commitment and to assist in the acquisition of competitive funding. Teaching is optional; the jobholder has the opportunity to teach courses in personality and developmental psychology on Bachelor and Master level. Working language is German and/or English; German skills for everyday conversations are welcome.

The project is embedded in the Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology that comprises a team of advanced researchers, doctoral and Master's students in the areas of test development, second language, cognitive and motor development and personality development in dyads. The Division hosts the SEED graduate program. The Department of Psychology offers an attractive research environment for obtaining further academic qualifications. The University of Basel is committed to equal opportunities. With equivalent qualifications and fit for the job profile, applications from women are given preferential treatment.

Applications with the usual documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, publications, teaching evaluations, names of referees) are welcome as emailed documents to the Division Head, Dr. Alexander Grob ( ) by January 31, 2016.


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