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Post: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Personality and Social Psychology
Location: University of Southampton, UK
Deadline: August 17, 2015


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Personality and Social Psychology, University of Southampton, UK
Location: Psychology academic unit, University of Southampton, UK
Full Time Fixed Term (3 Years)
Closing Date: Monday 17 August 2015
Reference: 594915JW

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Personality and Social Psychology at the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI). You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Social/Personality Psychology and expertise in multivariate statistics.

The CRSI will be researching a number of topics, the first of which is Narcissism and Empathy (to be completed in a period of 3 years). As such, expertise in narcissism and physiological techniques would be advantageous. This position will require some teaching at the undergraduate level under the direct guidance of the supervisor.

The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 10 UK institutions for research excellence, and the Psychology academic unit is one of the largest in the UK with an international reputation in all areas of research activity. Further information about the post is available at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=594915JW. Information about the Psychology academic unit is available at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/psychology.

The position is tenable from 1 September 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Please complete online application form at http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above (17 August 2015). If you need any assistance, call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803 and quote reference 594915JW.
For further details, please contact Professor Constantine Sedikides via email cs2@southampton.ac.uk.



Post: Research officer
Location: LSE, Department of Social Psychology
Deadline: August 24, 2015


Department of Social Psychology
Research Officer
Salary from £33,450 pa inclusive.
This is a fixed term appointment from 15 October 2015 until 1 May 2018

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher with strong quantitative skills to lead and work on an exciting project investigating the relationship between national culture and safety culture in European Air Traffic Management. You will be working with Dr Tom Reader at the Department of Social Psychology, and the project is funded by EUROCONTROL, a European Commission Agency. It involves running safety culture surveys, workshops with stakeholders, analysing large cross national data sets, and preparing or contributing to journal articles and conference presentations.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience in psychology or a related discipline; have demonstrated competence in data management and the statistical analysis of large scale data sets; an interest in organizational culture; excellent communication skills; and the ability to work in a team.

You will be based within a successful, dynamic, and growing team of organisational psychology researchers within the LSE’s Department of Social Psychology. This is a unique opportunity for researchers interested in developing new and potentially high-impact research findings within the field of organisational safety and culture, and will involve working with partners within the European Commission.

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk quoting reference 1482085.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 August 2015 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
Interview date is anticipated to be 28 September 2015
LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels, including its employees, students, customers and associates.



Deadline: August 31, 2015


Full time post

- Doctoral degree in psychology, social sciences or equivalent
- Teaching experience in the field of social psychology
- A strong record of research in social psychology published in international outlets
- An interest in the analysis of social and societal regulations (political, cultural, institutional, educational, environmental) of human functioning
- Well established in international networks

Teaching (45%)
The teaching load is 6 hours per week, in both semesters (168 hours):
- one Master's course on “Analysis of Social Representations” , 2h/week
- one Bachelor course on “Introduction to Social Representations”, 1h/week
- one Bachelor seminar on “Introduction to Social Representations”, 1h/week
- one or two courses in social psychology at the College of Humanities at the EPFL (Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) or a seminar to support the Bachelor's projects (2h/week)

The topics may change according to study programs.

The incumbent will supervise projects, theses and dissertations at all levels.

Research (45%)
The selected candidate will develop his/her own research in social psychology using quantitative approaches (experiments, surveys, mixed methods), and showing an interest in the analysis of social and societal regulations (political, cultural, institutional, educational, environmental) of human functioning. Research will be published in international outlets.

He/she will join the Institute of Psychology (IP) and network with the Haute Ecole Pédagogique Vaud (HEP).

He/she will attract extramural funds, for example those offered by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Administrative tasks (10%)
In accordance with the legal system and the requirements of the collegial structure, the successful candidate agrees to assume administrative tasks within the Institute, the Faculty, the University and its associated bodies.

This post is affiliated with the Institute of Psychology (IP) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

From 149’728 to 171’380 Swiss francs according to the 2015 scale for an Associate Professor. 125’250 Swiss francs according to the 2015 scale for an Assistant Professor.

Starting date: 1 August 2016

Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit via email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of degrees, a list of publications and the five most significant publications in pdf format to: rhssp@unil.ch

Only applications received in the above manner will be considered.

For further information, please contact Prof. Jean-Philippe Leresche (Jean-Philippe.Leresche@unil.ch)
Closing date: 31 August 2015

Concerned about promoting equal employment opportunities among its staff members, the University encourages female applicants.



Post: tenure-track faculty position
Deadline: September 30, 2015


THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY at THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF  JERUSALEM in ISRAEL invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (rank commensurate with qualifications and experience) in social psychology, broadly defined (including but not limited to topics such as affective and social neuroscience, judgment and decision making, and cultural psychology). The appointment is to begin October 2016, pending budgetary approval. The Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is at the forefront of psychological research in Israel (http://psychology.huji.ac.il) and is committed to excellence in research and in graduate and undergraduate teaching. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a sample of reprints and preprints and three letters of reference. General questions and application materials should be submitted electronically to Maya Tamir at HebrewU.psych.social.search@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin in November 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates can find information about additional ongoing searches in other tracks on the departmental website (http://psychology.huji.ac.il).



Post: Tenure-track faculty position
Location: University of Haifa, Department of Human Services, Israel
Deadline: November 1, 2015


The Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences is pleased to invite applicants for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Human Services, at the University of Haifa. Expected starting date October 2016.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach and supervise students for undergraduate and advanced degrees, initiate research and apply for research grants, and contribute to the field of Human Services. Further information about the Departmental can be found on the website: http://hw.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/departments/human

The University of Haifa is a research institution committed to generating high-quality research as well as to educating tomorrow's leaders. The Department of Human Services is an interdisciplinary department aimed at studying human services in its broadest sense, including internal services (e.g., human resources) as well as external services (e.g., marketing), investigating the profit & not-for-profit sectors. The growth and change of the human services sector increases the need both for research in this domain and for the ongoing training of professionals. The University of Haifa is known for its unique heterogeneous and culturally diverse population, located on the beautiful Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

 Ph.D. in the behavioral and social sciences, and areas of interest relevant to the Department (e.g., labor studies, social policy, consumption society, marketing and consumer behavior, organizational behavior, organizational psychology, human resources management and employees‘ welfare, management, performance evaluations and leadership in non-profit organizations, nonprofit human services, civil society, technology-based services and related information systems, and other sub-domains related to the service sector),
 Publications in top peer-reviewed journals,
 Teaching experience and ability to teach in Hebrew,
 Experience in supervising M.A. (and possibly Ph.D.) thesis students is preferable,
 Priority for those who have had Post-Doctoral training overseas.

Interested applicants are asked to send the following information:
 CV including publication list, teaching experience and names of 3 referees.
 Up to three selected publications.
 A cover letter describing research areas and research plans, as well as potential contribution to the Department of Human Services.
 The requested materials, and any preliminary queries, should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gil Luria, at: gluria@univ.haifa.ac.il no later than November, 1st, 2015.

The academic rank depends on the qualification of the candidate.
Filling the position depends upon academic and financial considerations.
This job posting applies to women and men alike and without distinction of religion, ethnic origin, and/or age.

The University is not obliged to choose one of the applicants.




b) Masters and PhD positions/programs/scholarships


Post: PhD positions
Location: University of Trento, Italy
Deadline: July 30, 2015

The PhD program in Psychological Sciences and Education has published a call for new PhD positions. There are a total of 7 grants:
Five grants are open to any research topic in the field of psychological and educational sciences
One grant is fully financed by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler on the topic: Interacting with big data
One grant is fully financed by the Fondazione Marica De Vincenzi onus on the topic Architecture of the language processing system

All grants are three year scholarships starting the first of November 2015. The deadline for applications is the 30th of July 2015 (before 4pm) and all information can be found on the website http://www.unitn.it/en/ateneo/3074/announcement-selection. The official language of the PhD is Italian and/or English. 

Those applicants who are interested in applying for a PhD in Social Psychology are invited to contact Prof. Maria Paola Paladino (mariapaola.paladino@unitn.it) or Prof. Jeroen Vaes (jeroen.vaes@unitn.it).



Post: 100% SNF LIVES doctoral position in Psychology
Location: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Deadline: August 15, 2015

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Institute of Psychology), the Faculty of Business and Economics (Department of Organizational Behavior) and the National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES offers a:

100% SNF LIVES doctoral position in Psychology

Start date: November, 1st 2015 (or upon agreement)
Contract duration: 1 year (renewable for 3 years)
Location: University of Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Job description
The candidate will work within the project Professional Paths lead by Jérôme Rossier in collaboration with Franciska Krings (University of Lausanne), Willibald Ruch, Alexandra M. Freund (University of Zürich), Christian Maggiori (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland) and their team. The project is part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (www.lives-nccr.ch/en). It encompasses a longitudinal study of a representative sample of the Swiss working age populatino, over the course of several years. The candidate will write a doctoral dissertation within the project, at the University of Lausanne.

We offer
- The opportunity to participate in a national project including several universities and departments and to write a doctoral dissertation on issues of professional paths from several perspectives such as personality psychology, work and organizational psychology or positive psychology.
- Excellent supervision and work environment, participation in the LIVES doctoral program and international congresses.
- A gross annual salary of Frs 47’040.- for the 1st year (2nd year: 48’540.-; 3rd and 4th year : 50’040.-)

The candidate should hold a Master in Psychology (or an equivalent degree), have a strong interest in areas such as personality psychology, work and organizational psychology and/or positive psychology and show competences in quantitative research, academic writing and teamwork. Proficiency in English and knowledge in quantitative data analysis is desirable.

The application should include the following: (i) a cover letter, (ii) a curriculum vitae including a list of two references with contact information, (iii) Certified grade transcripts from the Bachelor and Master degrees, (iv) a sample of one’s own academic writing (e.g., Master thesis or any academic report).

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

Please send your application by mail or email to:
Dr. Grégoire Bollmann
University of Lausanne
Géopolis Building
CH-1015 Lausanne

Deadline for application: 15.08.2015

For additional information:
Dr. Grégoire Bollmann; gregoire.bollmann@unil.ch, +41 21 692 38 57



Post: FOUR-YEAR PhD POSITION in Social Psychology
Location: NTNU Trondheim, Norway
Deadline: August 24, 2015

FOUR-YEAR PhD POSITION in Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology or Psycholinguistics at NTNU Trondheim, Norway

The position is linked to a research project on gender representation in language funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

The project is an international collaborative project between Ute Gabriel, Department of Psychology, NTNU (Principal Investigator) and Pascal Gygax, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Dawn Behne, Department of Psychology, NTNU and Jukka Hyönä, University of Turku, Finland. The global research project, within which the PhD will take place, focuses on how gender is processed in language. It investigates language mechanisms at different levels of cognitive processing, ranging from verbal to perceptual levels of representations by conducting experimental research in three language contexts (Finnish, Norwegian, and French) and two modalities of language comprehension (reading and listening). Within the scope of this project, the successful candidate is expected to develop a personal PhD-project in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and the project team. In addition, the position includes 25 % required duties consisting of teaching, supervision and grading after agreement with the Department.

Applicants should have a strong background in quantitative methods. Fluency in English (orally and written) is required. Personal qualifications such as good cooperation and communication skills, ability to work independently and motivation to contribute to a good work environment, will be emphasized.

The PhD position is paid according to salary level 50 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK 35 850, - per month, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

Application deadline is August 24, 2015.

For more information please see the following web site:



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: July 27, 2015