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Post: 6 Senior-Lecturers/Lecturers and 1 Teaching Fellow in Psychology
Deadline: March 11, 2015


The School of Psychology at the University of Surrey is looking for 6 Senior-Lecturers/Lecturers and 1 Teaching Fellow in Psychology.

The University of Surrey is a top ten UK University set in a beautiful campus half an hour’s journey from the centre of London. As part of an exciting new initiative the University is looking to invest in a new cohort of ‘rising star’ research-active psychologists with emerging international profiles. This initiative builds on Surrey’s long-standing strength in psychology, and is part of our 2020 strategy to further build research aimed at releasing the life-long potential of the human brain, addressing inequalities in development, dealing with changing society, risks, environments and communities, and intervening to support vital, healthy and creative lives. We seek to appoint future research leaders who will work within interdisciplinary teams to build integrated research strengths in life-course development from infancy to old age, across health sciences, psychological sciences and neurosciences. Researchers may also benefit from working within the University’s “One Health” theme through interaction with our health scientists, bioscientists, and veterinary scientists.
The School has existing expertise in Neuroscience, Cognitive, Developmental, Environmental, Health, and Social Psychology. We have on-site EEG, tDCS and TMS laboratories, shared access to fMRI facilities and an excellent Babylab with eye-tracking facilities. Joining our new incoming Head of Department Prof Derek Moore, the six Senior Lecturer and Lecturers appointments will bring an active research profile, evidenced by publication and grant bidding and income commensurate with career stage. We are looking for highly motivated people with a creative approach to Psychology, and we welcome applicants working with a range of methods who are committed to research and teaching. All post-holders will contribute directly to Teaching and Learning and to its administration in the School.

Surrey Psychology is highly rated for teaching with very high student satisfaction and provides placements with many existing community and NHS partners. One of the Senior Lecturers will be an HCPC Certified Health Psychologist who will lead our doctoral programme in Health Psychology. The Teaching Fellow will lead the delivery of research methods teaching in the undergraduate programme.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes relocation provision, pension scheme and childcare assistance.

Further information about the University and the School of Psychology can be found at http://www.psy.surrey.ac.uk/. For an informal discussion please contact the Head of School, Professor Peter Hegarty, on 01483 686898 email: p.hegarty@surrey.ac.uk

Please use the links below to go to the relevant pages to apply. We can only accept applications from the University of Surrey website.

Senior Lecturer- https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007315
Lecturer B- https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007615
Lecturer A- https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007415
Teaching Fellow- https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=007215




Post: Postdoc position (100%) in the Graduate Program "People Inside" (business, organizational, environmental, and social psychology)
Location: University of Hohenheim, Germany
Deadline: March 10, 2015


The Chair of Business and Organizational Psychology of the University of Hohenheim offers a Postdoc position (100%) in the Graduate Program "People Inside" (business, organizational, environmental, and social psychology).

Further information is available via the following link:

Postdoc position: http://uhoh.de/wop-postdoc-e

Applications are to be submitted electronically via these links. Screening will start immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.



Post: Assistant Professor in Social Psychology
Location: Psychology Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Deadline: March 13, 2015


The School of Psychology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, with support of the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES, FONDAP Centre), invites applications for the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor in Social Psychology. This is a three-year full time position.

The Adjunct Assistant Professor will contribute to strengthening the Social Psychology Area both at the School of Psychology and at COES, by means of the development of research projects and publications in international indexed peer review journals, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and fostering international academic networks. The candidate must have a Doctor academic degree in Psychology (Ph.D) at the moment of his/her hiring, and needs to be fluent in both Spanish and English.

The candidate must show expertise in the study of intergroup relations, and in one of the following areas: social influence, attitudes, or social cognition. The applicant must have a strong methodological training and a proven track record in the development of experimental and non-experimental research. Special preference will be given to candidates with research experience in longitudinal panel studies and with the capacity to model data with specialized statistical software.

The applicants must electronically send their (1) curriculum vitae, (2) research and teaching statement, which includes a three-year personal academic project they wish to develop in this position, (3) at least two recent indexed peer reviewed publications (from 2010 onwards) related to the abovementioned research areas (4) three recommendation letters (directly sent by the referees). All of these must be sent to the Psychology Department with the mail heading: “Concurso Psicología Social EPUC/COES” (Secretary Miss María Teresa Sepúlveda, mail: msepulvm@uc.cl). The required documents should be sent before Friday, March 13, 2015 at 17:30.

The selection process has two stages: the first involves revision of antecedents and pre-selection of candidates; the second involves interviews and presentations (in person or remotely). The results will be announced approximately in May 2015, and the selected candidate is expected to join the Psychology Department in July 2015.



Post: Post-Doc (BPD) Fellowships
Location: William James Center for Research (ISPA), Portugal
Deadline: March 15, 2015


A number of Post- Doc (BPD) Fellowships are available at the William James Center for Research (ISPA), funded by Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT). The WJCR is a Center for Psychological Research, determined to enlarge its membership by recruiting young and dynamic researchers who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields and are already visible by their early career achievements. We aim to recruit such young, talented, and dynamic researchers who are dedicated to push the field and are ready to work in a creative and cooperative environment. The Center has received an ‘excellent' rating with 24 out of a possible 25 points in the last round of FCT evaluations.

Mandatory requirements: These grants are intended primarily for successful Post Docs who are at the beginning of their careers and have already a number of international publications in their designated field of specialism in psychology. The aim of these grants is to allow the successful Post Docs to improve their research career during the two years so that they are able to apply successfully to a 5-year 'FCT Investigador' grant (see https://if.fct.pt/ for the 2014 details of the program) or the FCT Post Doc Grants.

Job description: The WJCR is opening new 2-year Post Doc positions across all fields of fundamental and applied psychology. The expertise of the applicants need not be in a field already represented at the WJCR (http://wjcr.ispa.pt/). In exceptional cases, the Post Doc position can be extended for a further year.

The applicable laws and regulations: Law Nr. 40/2004, of 18th August (Scientific Research Fellow Statute); Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources, I.P.—2012.

Address of workplace: The candidate will be working in the William James Center for Research, in ISPA – Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida, under the scientific Directorship of Professor Gün Semin.

Duration: The position will for 12 months in the first instance, starting by May, 2015 extendable upon successful performance by another 12 months. In exceptional cases, the Post Doc position can be extended for a third year.

Monthly internship for full-time position: According to the regulations of the FCT Scientific Fellowships in Portugal (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores) the net salary will be of €1.495/month, which will be paid monthly by bank transfer. The fellow will be covered by a personal accident’s insurance and can contribute voluntarily to the national social security system, according to Decreto-Lei n.º 40/89, de 1 de Fevereiro.

Selection Procedure: Applications should be made by electronic mail to WJCR@ispa.pt and should include a
1. CV
2. A detailed (2 page) research project statement highlighting its innovative aspects and feasibility,
3. A one-page statement of how your specialism can contribute and expand the current profile of the WJCR (see web page for WJCR).
4. The names and addresses of 3 referees.

Inquiries can be made to Dr. Gün R Semin (gsemin@ispa.pt).

A two-step selection procedure will be followed. First, candidates will be ranked based on their personal merit on the basis of their Curriculum Vitae (50%), Letter of Motivation (20%) and references (30%). The top candidates will be selected for a second phase, which consists of an interview.

Appointing Committee: Professor Doctor Gün Semin; Professor Doctor Isabel Leal, Professor Doctor António J. Santos
Form of advertising / notification of results: The final evaluation results will be published in a public and visible location. The approved candidate will be informed by e-mail.

Application Deadline: March, 15, 2015.

Application Documents: Curriculum Vitae, contacts of previous supervisors, and a Letter of Motivation should be sent by e-mail to the following address WJCR@ispa.pt or by postal mail addressed to William James Center for Research ISPA – Centro de Investigação - Rua Jardim do Tabaco 34, 1149-041 Lisboa, Portugal.





b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships


Post: PhD position: Interdependence and Cooperation (Social and Organizational Psychology) For 1.0 fte
Location: VU University Amsterdam Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, The Netherlands
Deadline: March 6, 2015


PhD position: Interdependence and Cooperation (Social and Organizational Psychology) For 1.0 fte
Vacancy number 1.2013.00087
The Faculty of Psychology and Education has about 400 employees. The faculty has 10 units for teaching and research. It has 2100 students. The faculty is characterized by high-quality research and provides a scientific education that emphasizes academic values.

The Research Project
Cooperation is essential for mitigating conflict between individual and collective interests in relationships and groups, such as providing public goods and conserving resources. Most research testing psychological and economic theory of cooperation has applied a highly specific lab method (e.g., the prisoner’s dilemma) that unnecessarily constrains the applicability of research findings. The discrepancies between cooperation observed in the lab and field can be due to variation in interdependence. Two limitations of lab studies to generalizing findings to the field are that (1) lab studies contain interdependence that differs from reality and (2) in the field people lack knowledge about their objective interdependence with others – and must infer their interdependence. The project involves two inter-related research programs that test hypotheses derived from Functional Interdependence Theory on how objective and perceived interdependence affect cooperation. Project 1 applies meta-analysis to test hypotheses about how variation in objective interdependence across lab studies moderates the effectiveness of strategies to promote cooperation. Project 2 (a) develops a measure of perceived interdependence, (b) uses experience sampling procedures to observe the interdependence people encounter in their daily lives, (c) tests two models of how people think about interdependence, and (d) innovates and applies a method to test hypotheses about factors that influence accuracy and bias in perceptions of interdependence. To maximize the ecological validity of research findings, we will study cooperation in different samples (students, romantic couples, and employees) with the use of multiple methods (survey, experimental, and field). The P.I. has recently received an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euro to conduct the proposed research.

P.I.: Dr. Daniel Balliet (primary supervisor)
Promotor: Prof.dr. Paul Van Lange

• Research Master or Master in Psychology;
• Excellent knowledge of methodology and statistics;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English;
• Good knowledge of office and statistical software (MS Office, SPSS).

Further particulars The appointment will be initially for 1 year. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it can be extended for an additional 3 years. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at www.workingatvu.nl
Salary The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of € 2.062,- gross per month up to a maximum of € 2.638,- gross per month, based on a fulltime employment. The position will also include additional funding for conducting research and travelling to conferences.
Information For additional information please contact: Dr. Daniel Balliet, e-Mail: d.p.balliet@vu.nl

Applicants are requested to send:
• a motivation letter stating their experience and their interest in the project;
• a curriculum vitae;
• a complete list of grades in the MA program;
• a list of three names (and contact information) who might provide recommendations.

Written applications should be sent by 17:00 on the 6th of March 2015 to: VU University Amsterdam Department of Social and Organizational Psychology - FPP attn. Dr. D. Balliet Van der Boechorststraat 1 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands or per e-mail to Stefan de Graaf: s.de.graaf@vu.nl Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top of your letter and on the envelope.
Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.



Post: two PhD positions (75%) in the Graduate Program "People Inside" (business, organizational, environmental, and social psychology).
Location: University of Hohenheim, Germany
Deadline: March 10, 2015


The Chair of Business and Organizational Psychology of the University of Hohenheim offers two PhD positions (75%) and a Postdoc position (100%) in the Graduate Program "People Inside" (business, organizational, environmental, and social psychology).

Further information is available via the following link:
PhD positions: http://uhoh.de/wop-doc3-e

Applications are to be submitted electronically via these links. Screening will start immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.



Post: 5 PhD scholarships
Location: Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK
Deadline: April 10, 2015


The Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield currently has scholarships available for FIVE (5) PhD students. These scholarships cover a wide range of social and organizational psychology topics including social inclusion/exclusion (with Dr Eva Selenko), leadership between and within groups (with Dr. David Rast), and workplace innovation (with Dr. Kamal Birdi).
Project titles are:
-Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Work as a Route to Social Inclusion
-Unexpected Leadership in times of Uncertainty
-Reducing Intergroup Conflict through Leadership
-Innovation in Virtual Work
-The Challenges of Collaboration for Innovation

More detailed project descriptions, job specifications and information on the application process can be found here:
All scholarships amount to 3 years with tuition, living costs and travel expenses cover (dependent on the quality of candidate application). Candidates will be asked to develop and submit their own project and their own questions in the context of these subjects.
Application deadline: April 10, 2015.
If you are interested please do not hesitate to write me an email: d.rast@sheffield.ac.uk



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: February 23, 2015