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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

4-year PhD Position (full time)

19.02.2018, by Sibylle Classen

The Department of Psychological at the University of Tromsø, Norway
Deadline for Applications: March 11, 2018


The Department of Psychology at the University of Tromsø (Norway) is seeking applications for a 4-year PhD Position (full time) beginning in Summer/Fall 2018.

The PhD candidate will work within the project "From Thought to Action - Basic Mechanisms of Human Action Control" supervised by Torsten Martiny-Huenger. The project resides at the cross section of self-regulation and action control and investigates the behavioral consequences of verbal action planning (e.g., if-then planning). The main focus is on the mechanisms of how verbally formulating an action plan affects downstream behavior by linking simulation theories of cognition (embodied cognition) to human action control theories. With regard to methodology, in the project we will mainly use behavioral, experimental studies in laboratory settings. Experience with one or more of the following techniques/methods will count in favor of the applicant: experiences with experimental research, programming skills in any language, and advanced statistical analysis (R or SPSS).

This position requires a Master’s degree or equivalent in psychology. The Master degree must be completed in summer 2018.

Please find more information and submit application materials at (ID 148183)

DEADLINE: March 11, 2018


  • Letter of application (including description of suitability and motivation for the position)
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education)
  • Certified* copies of:
    -- diploma and transcript from your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    -- diploma and transcript from your Master’s degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • Reference(s)
  • List of works and description of these (see
  • Master (or if justified Bachelor) thesis as an attachment

Review of applications will begin March 11, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct inquiries about the position or application process to Dr. Torsten Martiny-Huenger by email ( with the subject line "PhD Application".

Dr. Torsten Martiny-Huenger
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Health Sciences
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
PO Box 6050 Langnes
NO-9037 Tromsø
room: TEO-H5 5.655
phone: 0047 776 46296