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Location: University of Surrey, UK
Deadline: October 26 , 2014


The School of Psychology at the University of Surrey is seeking a Head of School.

The University’s School of Psychology has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive research and teaching environment. It is one of the founding UK providers of the Clinical and Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Doctorates and its innovative Masters Programmes offer further study to Surrey’s high calibre Psychology graduates. The School currently houses circa 900 students along with 77 staff including 16 researchers working on a wide range of funded research projects. Over the past two years, the School has recruited 12 new academic staff from leading universities, with plans for 6 further academics by 2015.

The School is ranked 11th overall in the Guardian University Guide 2015 and 20th overall in the Times Good University Guide 2014 reflecting its high quality student experience. Located within the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, the School benefits from close working relationships with colleagues across the Faculty, the wider University, the BPS and international colleagues. Strong connections with business and NHS enrich the curriculum and make a significant contribution to the School’s applied research and the high rates of employment for Surrey’s Psychology graduates.

The Head of School of Psychology role presents an opportunity for exceptional scholars with a strong commitment to fostering a research and learning community that is as collegial as it is innovative. You will have a track record of outstanding research in an area of Psychology that complements our existing specialisms, along with the academic standing and strategic vision to be a credible and inspirational leader of our team. You will have evidence of delivering a first-class student experience and of mentoring others to do the same. In return, Surrey offers an exciting and forward-thinking academic environment coupled with a market-leading remuneration package.
Details can be found at: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=052814
The application deadline is 26 October 2014.

Post: Post-doc position within cognitive and affective neuroscience
Location: Emotion Lab at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Deadline: October 26 , 2014


Post-doc position within cognitive and affective neuroscience in the Emotion Lab at Karolinska Institutet

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and productive research group headed by Dr. Andreas Olsson and work on a project investigating emotional learning and social cognition using behavioral, psychophysiological and fMRI methods. Our group consists of one senior researcher, several post-docs, doctoral students and research assistants. Our overarching goal is to understand the mechanisms of emotional learning and regulation in social situations. In particular, we study the learning and regulation of fear and other aversions, and how these processes interact with social cognition and decision-making to shape behavior.

As the successful candidate, you will have full access to the imaging center which includes a research dedicated 3T MR scanner, and a fully equipped psychophysiology laboratory. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or similar fields, strong quantitative and programming skills, as well as a promising publication record. Experience of fMRI and virtual reality (VR) applications are strongly encouraged.

For more info, and recent publications, please see our web-site: www.emotionlab.se

Deadline: October 26

For application see: https://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:43244/where:/

Contact info:
Andreas Olsson, Ph.D
Research group leader

Post: Senior Lecturer in Psychology (2 posts)
Location: University of Greenwich, UK
Deadline: October 31, 2014


Senior Lecturer in Psychology (2 posts)
University of Greenwich - Faculty of Education and Health

Location: London
Salary: £37,394 to £45,954 plus £3,437 London weighting per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 8th September 2014
Closes: 31st October 2014
Job Ref: 658
Employer Profile: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/enhanced/employer/university-of-greenwich/

Location: Avery Hill campus
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The University of Greenwich is seeking two talented research active senior lecturers in psychology. These are new posts and reflect the university’s commitment to the continued development of psychology which did well in the 2008 RAE and was entered into the recent REF 2014 under the ‘Applied psychology research group’. The new post holders will contribute to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate psychology and research in the department.
It is our intention to appoint the most talented applicants with significant potential to excel, that have interests relevant to the department. We have not therefore specified areas of psychology, and welcome applications from individuals, including early career researchers, with research interests and teaching expertise that fit with and/or compliment the department, including but not exclusively child and adolescent psychology.
The University will favour candidates with a strong record in research and experience of, or willingness to, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; applicants should therefore be able to provide evidence of potential high quality research in psychology, as evidenced by publications.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Pam Maras (Head of Department) Email: P.F.Maras@gre.ac.uk; Telephone 020 8331 9627


Post: Assistant/Associate Professors in "Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment", including "Consumer Psychology and Behavior", "Marketing and Digital Environment", and "Digital Transformation and Analytics"
Location: University of Cologne, Germany
Deadline: November 5 , 2014


The University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for four temporary faculty positions (tenure track is possible) at the Assistant Professor (Junior Professor, W1) or Associate Professor (Professor, W2) level. The Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne is seeking candidates for its research cluster "Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment" in the following fields: Consumer Psychology and Behavior (W1), Marketing and Digital Environment (W1/W2), Digital Transformation and Analytics (W1/W2). For more information, please see http://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/jobs-finden/universitaet-zu-koeln/professuren.html ("Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment")



Post: Postdoc position “The influence of control on emotional action tendencies”
Location: University of Leuven, Belgium
Deadline: November 7 , 2014


Postdoc position “The influence of control on emotional action tendencies”
The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium, seeks a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher on the project “The influence of control on emotional action tendencies” under the supervision of Prof. dr Agnes Moors and Prof. dr. Peter Kuppens.

This project examines the role of control (high vs. low, specific affordances) on emotional action tendencies (e.g., flee, fight, approach, avoidance, repair). When something goes wrong, a common assumption is that people have the urge to fight when they have high control and flee when they have low control. We question this assumption. Are people inclined to fight when they have high control, or rather when they have low control? Do they want to flee when they have low control or rather when they see an opportunity to flee (which means that they have high control in that sense)? Is a lack of control a negative thing which can be solved by both fighting and fleeing? Or does control determine only the amount of effort that people want to put into any response, both negative (e.g., fight, flight) and positive ones (e.g., repair). Research methods include reaction time tasks embedded in interpersonal interactions, preferably combined with TMS/MEP or similar techniques.

Environment: The successful candidate will work in the research groups of Social and Cultural Psychology (http://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/english/research/cscp) and of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences (http://ppw.kuleuven.be/okp/home/) at the University of Leuven. These groups offer an international, productive, collaborative, and interactive environment.

The University of Leuven is a research-oriented institution and is consistently ranked among the top research universities in Europe. Leuven is one of the oldest university towns in Europe, about 30 km from Brussels. It has a rich history and culture, and a unique and friendly atmosphere.
Profile: Prerequisites for Postdoctoral researchers are a PhD in psychology, solid knowledge of experimental research methods, a keen interest in emotion research, and good English reporting skills.

Terms of employment: the Postdoctoral position is offered for the duration of 1 year, with the possibility of an extension. We offer a competitive salary with various additional benefits (in terms of holidays, health insurance, transport costs), excellent research facilities, and conference and travel budget. The starting date is January 1st 2015 (but this is negotiable).
Application procedure: For more information, interested candidates can contact Agnes Moors (agnes.moors@ppw.kuleuven.be). Applicants should send their motivation letter, full CV (including a transcript of university study results), and the names and contact information of two references to agnes.moors@ppw.kuleuven.be before November 7, 2014.



Post: Professor / Reader in Psychology (2 posts)
Location: University of East Anglia, UK
Deadline: November 7 , 2014


Professor / Reader in Psychology (2 posts)
REF: ATR1206
School of Psychology - Faculty of Social Sciences
Formed in 2012, the School of Psychology (www.uea.ac.uk/psy) is the first new School of Psychology in a research-intensive university for over 20 years. Through substantial investment the School has cutting edge research facilities, building on a thriving BPS-recognised psychology BSc undergraduate programme.
In the next phase of a growth strategy, we seek two new senior appointments to complement existing research strengths within the School. Priority will be given to candidates with a sustained record of scholarly output of international excellence, research income and research leadership (particularly those working in social psychology, developmental psychology or high-level cognition/perception).
We also seek applicants 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 an indefinite full-time basis from 1 May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualification and be able to satisfy all other essential criteria for the role.
Closing date: 12 noon on 7 November 2014
Further information is available at:https://www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/academic/-/asset_publisher/h0n2rDvu3ug8/content/professor-reader-in-psychology-2-posts-?_101_INSTANCE_h0n2rDvu3ug8_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fhr%2Fvacancies%2Facademic



Post: Assistant Professor
Location: Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
Deadline: December 1 , 2014


Department of Psychology (Social/Personality/Health Psychology) - Assistant Professor (Applications Closing Date: December 1, 2014)

invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Social/Personality/Health at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.
Candidates should have an established academic program of social/personality research with a concentration on health (construed broadly). The successful candidate’s research program should have the potential for Canadian Institutes for Health Research (http:/www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/) or Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/) funding. The candidate should be capable of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social or Personality and Health Psychology.

The Department of Psychology has strong undergraduate and graduate programs in experimental Social/Personality and Health Psychology. Members of the Health Psychology area have established collaborative relationships with local hospitals and health agencies in the National Capital Region and beyond. Further information can be obtained from our website at http://www.carleton.ca/psychology or by contacting Dr. Joanna Pozzulo at the address below or by email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.

The position requires a Ph.D. with evidence of research in Social/Personality psychology with concentration in Health and demonstrated teaching excellence. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and have effective leadership and collaborative skills. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of being able to maintain a successful program of research that is eligible for Tri-Council funding.

Applicants should submit applications electronically to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology (PsychChair@carleton.ca) in three PDF files including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) copies of representative publications; and 3) a summary of research objectives and teaching experience by December 1, 2014. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have three referees forward supporting letters to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or via email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Please see our ad in the Faculty Opportunities section of the Carleton University website for further details.






b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships


Post: MPhil/PhD Scholarship: Recovery from Ostracism
Location: University of Grenwich, UK
Deadline: October 31, 2014


Title: Recovery from ostracism.

Description: Following the seminal work by Kipling Williams (2001) on the effects of ostracism this project aims to understand the process of recovery that follows. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal addressing this question and may wish to consider the following issues:

The type of ostracism experienced
Possible interventions to speed recovery
Applications to ‘real world’ social exclusion

Candidates should feel free to take the research proposal in the direction of their own interests, experience and expertise.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to develop a wide variety of research skills and make a substantial contribution to the field.

We would strongly advise candidates to contact the named supervisor prior to submitting an application.
Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting September 2014.The Scholar will receive a stipend equivalent to the RCUK rate (£13726 pa for 2013/14). Although this scholarship is not limited to home/EU students, tuition fees will be waived up to a maximum amount equivalent to the home/EU tuition fee for a full-time MPhil/PhD student.

For further information please contact the supervisor:
Dr Rebecca smith

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/research/study/studentships

The application form should be completed and returned to: postgraduateresearch@gre.ac.uk and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 31 October 2014


Post: PhD-position
Location: Interdisciplinary research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition"
Deadline: November 22, 2014

PhD-position in the interdisciplinary research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research units seeks to investigate antecedents and consequences of comparative thinking in the context of various intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena. The position advertised here will be located in project "P8: The Influence of Social Comparisons on Cooperation and Fairness".

For details regarding the requirements and application, please visit:


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: October 10, 2014