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Post: Associate Professor Experimental Social Psychology
Location: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Deadline: May 26, 2015


The Department of Social and Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, is looking for an Associate Professor Experimental Social Psychology. Please visit this link for more information:



Post: Full Professorship Social Psychology
Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: May 29, 2015


The Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam is part of the Faculty of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. The department serves 2300 students, and offers 10 Master tracks (Behavior and Social Influence, Brain and Cognition, Forensic Psychology, Psychological Methods, Psychology of health care, Psychology of Work and Health, Sport and Achievement, Training and development, Social Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology) and a Research Master program. Research and teaching is organized in 6 program groups: Brain and Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Methods, Social Psychology, and Work and Organizational Psychology. The Psychology Research Institute has the largest laboratory facilities in the country, including eye tracking-, fMRI-, and EEG- equipment, and a variety of physiological labs and software packages. The Psychology department ranks 11th on the QS World University Rankings, which is the highest rank among the psychology departments in continental Europe.
For the Social Psychology group at the University of Amsterdam we are seeking a full professor of Social Psychology.

Job description
The aim of the Social Psychology group is twofold. The first aim is to conduct innovative empirical research that advances knowledge about the antecedents and consequences of human social behavior. The second aim is to provide excellent training for students, preparing them for the professions related to various domains in social psychology. Each year an average number of 40-50 students enroll in the Social Psychology master program. The group is also involved in the newly started PPLE Bachelor Program (Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics). The group currently consists of 17 Assistant professors, Associate professors, and lecturers, 9 PhD candidates, and 5 postdoctoral researchers. The group has 3 Structural Full Professor positions, and 3 Special Chairs (on Prosocial Behaviour, Radicalization, and Food and Health).

The candidate:
* has a broad social psychology profile, having most affinity with the domain of Cognitive Social Psychology, but with an interest in the two other domains covered by the group: Emotion and Intergroup Relations;
* has an open and transparent communication style, and is able to integrate different lines of research, stimulating cooperation and cohesion within the group;
* should have expertise in basic research, but knowledge on applications or interventions is appreciated.

Furthermore he/she:
* has an earned doctorate in Social Psychology;
* has a record of publications and funding commensurate with appointment at the rank of Full Professor;
* demonstrated national or international leadership and scholarship in Social psychology;
* has administrative experience;
* has strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills;
* must have a fluent command of both Dutch and English or be expected to acquire it within two years of taking up the post.

The successful candidate:
* will teach courses within the Bachelor and Master program of Social Psychology;
* is expected to maintain and fund an independent program of research;
* is expected to undertake general administrative and organizational duties both within and outside the Faculty.
A commitment to excellence in teaching as well as the proven potential to attract external funding is essential.

Further information
Full text of the advertisement: http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/15-165.html
Further inquiries: Prof. Agneta Fischer: a.h.fischer@uva.nl

The position starts between December 2015 and June 2016. Based on a full-time appointment, the gross monthly salary will be between EUR 5,103 annd EUR 7,431 (professorial scale 2), depending on the candiidate’s qualifications and experience.

Job application
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and a current résumé. Please submit applications (with job number 15-165) before 29 May 2015 to Ms. J. Verduijn.



Post: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Psychology (Up to 7 posts)
Location: University of East Anglia, UK
Deadline: June 15, 2015


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Psychology (Up to 7 posts)
REF: ATR1252
School of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Lecturer: £39,685 to £45,954 per annum
Senior Lecturer/Reader: £47,328 to £54,841 per annum

The School of Psychology is the newest school at the University of East Anglia, 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 already performing well in external measures of both research and teaching quality. These posts signal UEA’s commitment to investment in world-class research and research-led teaching in this discipline.
We seek excellent researchers to complement the existing psychology staff in the next phase of growth strategy for the School.

Applicants will be outstanding researchers (in a REF context), with experience and track records commensurate with rank. These posts are open to candidates specializing in any area, but applicants who can complement current research in the School, and/or can demonstrate that their research is at the cutting edge of psychological science are particularly encouraged to apply. We also seek candidates who can demonstrate synergies with other schools/faculties, commensurate with the multidisciplinary ethos at UEA, and the world-leading facilities the Norwich Research Park affords.

These posts are available on a full-time basis from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. 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 closing date for applications is the 15th of June. Further details and application forms are available at the following address: http://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/academic



Post: Postdoctoral Researcher (“premier assistant”) in Computer Science
Location: Department of Organizational Behavior of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Deadline: July 1, 2015


The Faculty of Business and Economics seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher (“premier assistant”) in Computer Science
Start date 01.08.2015 or a mutually-convenient date
Contract duration 1 year, renewable twice for 2 years extension (renewable once) may be possible
Type of position 75%
Place of work Lausanne Dorigny, Department of Organizational Behavior
Supervisor Prof. Dr. Marianne Schmid Mast

Required Profile:
- PhD in Psychology or Management or related area with a focus on social interactions and interpersonal behavior
- Mastery of experimental methods
- Good publication list with respect to academic age
- Interest in new technologies for investigating and training of interpersonal behavior (e.g., virtual reality, social sensing), see https://www.idiap.ch/project/ubimpressed/publications/files/SchmidGaticaFrauendorferNguyenChoudhury-2015.pdf
- Excellent level of French and English (able to teach in French and English)

Job Description:
- 50% of the researcher’s time will be dedicated to teaching, research, and administrative and technical tasks to the extent that they are in line with the research and teaching activities of the unit.
- 50% of the researcher’s time can be dedicated to completion of personal research projects
- The successful applicant will be implicated in implementing social sensing techniques in the virtual reality environment for the study of interpersonal behavior in power hierarchies and in leadership tasks. Also, the applicant will help realizing a leadership skills training module that uses social sensing and virtual environment technology.

Department of Organizational Behavior:
The Department of Organizational Behavior of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. We value the diversity of the expertise of the members of the department as well as the diversity of the departments at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Our department’s members come from different countries, and the working language of the department is English.
Located near Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Jura Mountains and the French Alps, Lausanne is a beautiful and cosmopolitan spot to live and work. We have a collegial atmosphere that makes it easy for us to carry out our research.

Application material:
- Letter of motivation
- In one pdf document: Full curriculum vitae to which are appended copies of university diplomas and degrees as well as transcripts (indicating marks/grades achieved)
- Example publications in one pdf document
- Contact of three referees
- Contact Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast for further information on the position
- Send application via email to Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast, marianne.schmidmast@unil.ch

Application deadline:
July 1st, 2015, review of applications starts as they are received





b) Masters and PhD positions/programs/scholarships


Post: 12 PhD positions, all of which supported by a fellowship
Location: University of Padova, Italy
Deadline: May 29, 2015


"The School of Psychology at the University of Padova offers 12 PhD positions, all of which supported by a fellowship. Also, through funding from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students .
The University of Padova is one of the oldest in Europe and has a long history of excellent research in the field of Psychology. The PhD program in Psychological Sciences is centered on providing research and applied skills across different areas of psychology including the following areas:

Clinical and experimental psychology
Human life-span development
Neuropsychology and cognitive psychology
Social, cultural and group psychology
Behavioural neuroscience
Neuroimaging and computational neuroscience
Evolution of mind and cognitive functions
Language and psycholinguistics
Consumer choice, behavioural economics, marketing

Further inforrmation can be found on the University website


and on the PhD program website


Foreigner students can appply to both the regular call of the program in Psychological Sciences as well as to the University call for foreigner students



Location: Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Deadline: July 6, 2015


The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology (CSCP) at the University of Leuven, Belgium, invites applications for a fully funded Ph.D. student position on the project The Social Psychology of Gender Inequality: The Interaction between Stigma and Self-regulation funded by the Science Foundation of Flanders-Belgium.

Central in this project is the question how individuals respond to stigma, specifically how stigma affects self-regulation, motivation and performance. Women are still strongly underrepresented in various fields and in higher positions in society, while men continue to be underrepresented in communal roles, including health care, elementary education and in domestic and care roles at home. The project integrates research on stigma and social identity with work on self-regulation to understand processes of central relevance to women and men in these fields. The project will develop research examining self-regulation processes using a combination of field- and experimental methods, including psycho-physiological measures. The research is funded by the Science Foundation of Flanders-Belgium (FWO, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen).
The larger project of which this PhD position is a part focuses on a number of groups: young girls taking decisions with regard to math/science; working women taking decisions with regard to upward mobility and pursuing leadership positions in traditionally male-dominated fields; men making decisions with regard to communal roles on the domestic front, in health care and elementary education; new mothers and fathers making decisions with regards to work, and young low SES Muslim women taking decisions with regard to education and work. Key in the project is a consideration of women and men not as passive recipients of negative attitudes, stereotypes, and behaviors, but as active individuals pursuing multiple goals and using various strategies to maintain well-being, motivation and performance.

Development and execution of the proposed research project.
Present results at national and international conferences.
Report results in international refereed journals, leading to a dissertation.
Follow specialized courses through the research school.
Provide teaching assistance at undergraduate level and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students (10-15%).

Degree in Social sciences (A master’s degree in social (and/or organizational) psychology is preferred).
Interest and enthusiasm for conducting research on stigma, intergroup relations and self-regulation
Good research skills (experience with psycho-physiological techniques is an asset).
Good writing skills in English (and Dutch is an asset).
Good presentation skills.

The research themes at CSCP include socio-cultural processes of social identity, social inequality and intergroup relations, emotion, motivation and regulatory processes, and diversity in school and work organizations. Much of the research focuses on conditions that promote well-being, motivation and achievement of negatively stereotyped groups. The center includes approx. 17 post docs and Ph.D. students. The Center has an excellent international reputation and extensive research collaborations with social and cultural psychology groups nationally and abroad. The center provides excellent research facilities, including a state-of-the-art psycho-physiological lab. Center website: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/cscp.

Project-leader is Prof. dr. Colette Van Laar. The candidate will work within the Center for social and cultural psychology, and with faculty members Prof. dr. Batja Mesquita and Prof. dr. Karen Phalet. Funding is available for 4 years. The appointment is initially for the duration of 1 year (starting October 2015) and will be extended given satisfactory achievements. Salaries are more than competitive with international standards.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should send the following application materials to Nathalie.Vissers@ppw.kuleuven.be. Please provide a) an application letter detailing your motivation and experience also as relevant to these questions, b) your Curriculum Vitae, c) a list of your course grades, and d) two letters of recommendation from experts who can provide details of their experience with you. Applications should be in English or Dutch. Closing date for applications: July 6 2015 or until the position is filled.

For more information or for a copy of the two project proposals, please contact Nathalie Vissers at Nathalie.Vissers@ppw.kuleuven.be.



Post: Funded PhD studentships
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline: July 19, 2015


The Lisbon PhD in Social Psychology (LiSP) is an FCT-funded doctoral program that brings together the three existing Doctoral programs in Social Psychology in Lisbon (from ISCTE-IUL, University of Lisbon and ISPA IU).

3 reasons to do a PhD in Social Psychology:

1) Social Psychology as a discipline is consistently at the forefront of the scientific understanding and study of individual and collective behavior.

2) It provides you with the opportunity to specialize in a scientific domain that inspires other fields such as economy, political science and marketing and is now changing our views about health and education, influencing related policies.

3) Social Psychology addresses the most pressing issues of modern changing societies: conflicts in diverse societies and within the new international dynamics, how people accept and conform to social inequalities, socially critical decision making in asymmetrical contexts, etc.

3 reasons to apply for a LiSP PhD:

1) LiSP brings together teams and institutions of Excellency in a cooperative and friendly endeavor.

2) Within LiSP, you are able to benefit from the infrastructure and scientific events of all involved institutions.

3) LiSP provides an highly international forum for discussing emergent topics in social psychology.

Applications for program and 4 fully funded positions*
FCT - Funded Inter-University Program

*Applications until the 19th of July , 2015.



Research Master's programme in Psychology
Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Research Master's programme in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam

Students interested in pursuing a career in science are encouraged to apply to our two-year Research Master in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam . Students choose from six specialisations in Psychology, one as their major and one as their minor. Students compile their own individual programme of study so that it suits their experience, ambitions, talents and interest. The programme has an international orientation. All courses are taught in English, by prominent scientists, and each year students take part in seminars on cutting edge developments in Psychology, offered by internationally renowned scholars. Moreover, students are actively involved in research themselves.

The programme offers a series of advanced courses on research methods and statistics, programming skills and scientific writing an presenting skills. On a theoretical level, students will attend specialised courses in at least two areas of Psychology. Students opting for a major in Social Psychology  can combine this with a minor in any of the five remaining research areas offered by the Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam : Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Methods, Psychonomics and Work and Organizational Psychology. All these programmes received good to excellent ratings in the recent research appraisal. Combining a major in Social Psychology with a minor an another area, allows students to put the study of Social Psychology into a broader scientific context and stimulates them to pursue research that uses different methods and extends beyond the boundaries of the discipline. For example, the available resources in neuroimaging (fMRI), virtual reality and physiological measures can provide students with valuable methodological knowledge. Apart from taking courses, students engage in two research projects, at least one of them resulting in a report in the form of a publishable journal article. The goal of the programme is to furnish its graduates with a profound education and research experience in cutting edge psychological research. It seeks to prepare students for a scientific career, within or outside a university setting. On the following site http://www.student.uva.nl/msc-psychology you can find relevant information about the programme, you can download the digital course catalogue and find information about the application procedure.







Last update: May 18, 2015