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Post: Two Postdoctoral Research Associates
Location: Oxford University, UK
Deadline: July 16, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2)
Grade 7: £29,837 – £36,661

Two postdoctoral research associates are required for two 3-year ESRC-funded projects on the role of emotion expression in experimental games. The positions are available from September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

One project, based at Oxford, focuses on interpersonal trust games. The other project, based at Cardiff, focuses on intergroup social dilemmas. Candidates for both positions should have (or be very close to completing) a PhD in social psychology, strong statistical skills and an ability to program (or a demonstrable willingness to learn to program) experimental tasks. The projects is part of a collaborative program involving researchers from the UK, Netherlands, and USA, and candidates will be expected to liaise with other research teams and (in the case of the Oxford postdoc) to make a 3-month visit to the Los Angeles-based laboratory of our US collaborator (Jonathan Gratch). Informal enquiries can be directed to Brian Parkinson or Tony Manstead, as appropriate. Candidates are welcome to apply for one or both positions (please indicate in your application if you are also applying for the other post)
The closing date for applications is July 16, 2014 (12 noon). Interviews will be held on July 22 in Oxford and July 23 in Cardiff.

Applications for the Oxford vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. To apply for the Oxford role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please follow the appropriate link at: http://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/about-us/job-opportunites

Applications for the Cardiff vacancy should also be made online, where further details of the position are available. Please visit http://psych.cf.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs.html and click on “Search for your next job”.



Post: Lecturer (assistant professor) in social psychology
Location: Queen's University Belfast
Deadline: July 21 , 2014

Queen's University Belfast are looking to recruit a lecturer (assistant professor) in social psychology. The deadline for applications is 21st July.

The link below provides further information, but please contact Rhiannon Turner, email r.turner@qub.ac.uk, if you require any further information, or speak to her at the EASP meeting in Amsterdam. 




Location: University of Sydney, Australia
Deadline: July 29 , 2014

REFERENCE NO. 943/0612

The University of Sydney has applied its internationally recognised academic credentials to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by forming the Charles Perkins Centre – a unique collaboration of scholars across many disciplines.

To this end, we are seeking an ambitious scholar of international distinction to be appointed at the full professor level, and join us in leading cross-disciplinary research that translates into real-world solutions. This position will address the roles of psychological factors related to obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, with the aim being to achieve behavioural change for improved health outcomes.

The Chair is in the School of Psychology, but you will be based in the Charles Perkins Centre. You will be appointed through the Faculty of Science as a full professor (Level E).

As Chair/Professor, you will:
 provide leadership in scholarship through innovative and distinguished research
 attract and build strong strategic alliances and research collaborations in psychology and with other relevant fields
 foster an environment for collaboration and synergy among centre members across disciplines
 engage your vision and enthusiasm to foster excellence in scholarship, in promoting research and research policy, and in encouraging and developing research training
 build successful teams and obtain funding to support a research program
 build partnerships with stakeholders such as universities, academic and health related organisations, government, philanthropic organisations, the media, and the general public
 provide leadership in postgraduate teaching and research training.

The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 943/0612 for more information and to apply.

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to: Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, +61 2 9351 5633 or stephen.simpson@sydney.edu.au or Professor Frans Verstraten, Head of School, School of Psychology, on +61 2 9351 2865 or frans.verstraten@sydney.edu.au

For recruitment enquiries, contact Mr Rodney Waterson on +61 2 8627 1214 or rodney.waterson@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 29 July 2014

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.



Location: Social psychology, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Deadline: July 31 , 2014


Social psychology, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
The research group on social influence at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position.

- The fellow will work within the framework of the “Sinergia” project "The Struggle for Competence in Academic Selection: Social Psychological Influences on Competence Threat", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The work will be conducted under the joint supervision by Alain Quiamzade and Gabriel Mugny.
- The content is about stereotype lift and social comparison effects on performance.
- The position is available from 1st September 2014 (but another later date can be agreed) for a two years period.
- The fellow’s primary tasks will be to design and conduct empirical studies, analyze data and prepare research reports and publications.

Requirements for the Post-doctoral position:
- Ph.D. in psychology
- Strong background in experimental social psychology
- Excellent data analysis skills
- The ability to conduct research independently
- Record of publications
- French knowledge would be an advantage.

Additional information
For further information regarding the research, please visit the website: http://www3.unil.ch/wpmu/struggle/ (subproject F).
For further information regarding the position, please feel free to contact Alain Quiamzade or Gabriel Mugny (alain.quiamzade@unige.ch; Gabriel.mugny@unige.ch)
Please send your application including your Curriculum Vitae, an application letter detailing your motivation, to Alain Quiamzade and Gabriel Mugny before 31 of July 2014.

Post: Chair (Professorial position) in Social/Health Psychology
Location: Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK
Deadline: August 5 , 2014

The Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield has recently advertised a Chair (Professorial position) in Social/Health Psychology. Details can be found at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJC185/chair-in-social-health-psychology/
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Paul Norman p.norman@sheffield.ac.uk or Dr Thomas Webb t.webb@sheffield.ac.uk
For further information about the Department please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology
The closing date for applications is 5th August 2014.



Post: Two full-time Assistant Professors (Universitair Docenten)
Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, The Social and Organizational Psychology Unit, Leiden, The Netherlands
Deadline: September 15, 2014


Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, The Social and Organizational Psychology Unit

The Institute of Psychology at Leiden University comprises six units for teaching and research: Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health and Neuro Psychology, Methodology and Statistics, Developmental Psychology, and Social and Organizational Psychology.

The unit Social and Organizational Psychology has vacancies for:

Two full-time Assistant Professors (Universitair Docenten)
Vacancy number: 14-201

 The Assistant Professors will be involved in the teaching of different topics and curricula (at the Bachelor and Master level Master level (Social and Organizational Psychology and/or Economic and Consumer Psychology), offered by the section, and will supervise students at different stages of their education (first year tutorials, Bachelor research project, Master thesis, Professional internship).
 The Assistant Professors will contribute to the research program of the section, which addresses different topics in social and economic decision making, group dynamics, and intergroup relations.
 The Assistant Professors will participate in further development of the research program of the social and organizational psychology section, and will make an effort to acquire external research funds.
 The Assistant Professors can be requested to participate in administrative and/or service activities, up to a maximum of 10% of their working hours.

We seek accomplished university teachers, who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education. They are able to (soon) meet the requirements set for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO).

Candidates should have demonstrated excellent research skills, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis, and (international) publications on topics in social or organizational psychology. Candidates will (soon) be able to meet the publication requirements set for Full Members of the national research network in social and organizational psychology, the Kurt Lewin Institute.

We offer
The successful candidates will be offered a temporary position for the duration of four years. The salary level depends on previous research and teaching experience, and ranges between € 3.295 (salary scale 11) and € 5.070 gross per month (salary scale 12).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the CAO for Dutch Universities with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%).

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. E. van Dijk (telephone: +31 – 71 – 527 3709; email: Dijk@fsw.leidenuniv.nl) or Prof. Dr. N. Ellemers (telephone: +31 – 71 – 527 3706; email: Ellemers@fsw.leidenuniv.nl).

Applications (specifying the vacancy number), including a CV specifying teaching experience and a full publication list can be submitted – before September the 15th - to: vacature@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Receipt of your application will be confirmed by e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation within three days after submission, please contact us at +31 - 71 - 527 3427.



Post: Tenure-track position in INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor
Location: Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a tenure-track position in INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2015.
The Psychology Department has a highly selective, research-intensive masters program in I/O and is advancing a proposal for a doctoral program in applied organizational psychology. We are seeking an outstanding researcher and teacher to complement the current faculty and contribute to the development and growth of our proposed doctoral program. The area of specialization is open, but candidates with expertise in organizational topics at all levels of analyses (e.g., micro, meso, macro) will be given strongest consideration. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who will be able to a) maintain a productive research program that is recognized by external funding , b) demonstrate excellence in teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and c) contribute to and participate in the mission of the program and department. The candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the I/O curriculum and/or courses within their area of expertise. A reduced initial teaching load and generous startup funds are provided.
The Department has 27 full-time faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and approximately 60 graduate students enrolled in programs in Industrial/Organizational (M.S.), Clinical (Ph.D.), and Addiction Neuroscience (Ph.D.). Additional information about the department and I/O program may be found at www.psych.iupui.edu. IUPUI was ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in “Up-and-Coming National Universities” in 2014 and was awarded INSIGHT into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2012. IUPUI is a campus renowned for service learning and civic engagement as well as life sciences research. It is also Indiana's premier urban public research institution, with more than 200 degree programs enrolling over 30,000 students (www.iupui.edu). IUPUI is located near downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. The city uniquely combines the cultural amenities of urban life with the residential qualities of smaller communities, and at the same time is highly affordable. As the major center for industry and government within the state, Indianapolis has a wide variety of research and training sites.
Applications from women and from minority candidates are strongly encouraged. IUPUI is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden the academic experience and enrich our University.
Applicants should send electronic copies of a cover letter, a vita, research and teaching statements, and up to three representative publications to psychsc@iupui.edu with “I/O Search” in the subject line. Also, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately by the writers to the same email address. Review of the applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.




b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships


Post: PhD studentships
Location: University of Padova, Italy
Deadline: July 10, 2014


PhD fellowships at the University of Padova! Deadline July 10th. Check one of these these links for Corso di Dottorato in Scienze psicologiche
(http://scuoladott.psy.unipd.it/mod_ammissione.php), o dal sito di Ateneo (http://www.unipd.it/ricerca/dottorati-di-ricerca/bandi-e-graduatorie).


Post: PhD Position
Location: Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Deadline: July 24, 2014


PhD position in Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London

Candidates are invited to apply for a PhD position on the social factors involved in resilience, health and well-being.

The project can involve contributions from the fields of social psychology, health psychology and/or biological psychology. The PhD project will be supervised by Dr. Janelle Jones.

Project description and aim
Stress is a pervasive feature of modern life. Experiences ranging in intensity from major events, transitions and changes (e.g., illness, injury, marriage, divorce, war) to mundane occurrences (e.g., noise, interpersonal conflict, work demands, commuting) can all act as stressors, environmental elements that threaten a person’s psychological and physical well-being, and elicit strain, the psychological and physiological state of the individual in response to a stressor (e.g., anxiety, increased heart rate). This is particularly troubling given the negative implications of stress for mental and physical health and well-being (e.g., depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, illness, premature aging) and for decision making and behaviour (e.g., poor performance, smoking, excessive drinking). The focus of the present research is on the social factors that contribute to stress reduction and management under different circumstances.

Over 35 years of research suggests that social connections (i.e., the interpersonal and intragroup relationships that people have with others such as friends, partners, family, and social groups) are an important factor in shaping outcomes when contending with stressors. In particular, people who report having many (versus only a few) social connections exhibit lower levels of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress and make fewer negative self-evaluations. Impressively, having many and varied social connections has also been associated with less susceptibility to the common cold, slower disease progression, better cognitive functioning after stroke, and reduced mortality over time. This PhD project will seek to identify and test the psychological and/or biological mechanism(s) through which social connections can promote resilience, health and well-being when facing stressors.

For this position, a highly motivated, self-driven candidate is being sought. Relevant background in social, health and/or biological psychology is required. Interest and experience in psychophysics and/or psychoneuroendocrinology would be a definite asset.

Applications are invited from candidates with, or expecting to be awarded, at least an upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in Psychology (or a closely related field). Ideal candidates will have completed a Masters (at the level of Distinction or better) in Psychology (or in a closely related field) or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience (e.g., work as a research assistant).

All candidates should possess excellent knowledge of experimental research methods and data analysis. An emerging track record of conference presentations and publications are a definite asset.

Application Process
Prospective applicants must have relevant background within the fields of social, health, and/or biological psychology. Applicants MUST contact Dr. Jones (j.jones@qmul.ac.uk) before submitting an application to discuss their experience, background and the proposed topic. After initial consultation, approved applicants should provide: 1) A personal statement describing their motivation and specific interest(s), 2) A short research proposal (maximum 2,000 words) identifying the general question(s) to be addressed, methods to be used, and the relevant literature. Only experimental, quantitative projects will be considered; and 3) At least 2 academic references (with comments on your ability to conduct research, writing, and academic potential).

Funding Notes
This 3-year studentship is available from the 1st of October 2014 (date of appointment may be flexible). The award covers fees and a tax-free annual stipend at Research Councils UK rates (£15,863 in 2013/14). International candidates are welcomed to apply.

For further information about psychology at QMUL, please visit our website:

For further information regarding the position and application requirements, please see the attached ad or follow this link:

Any questions may be directed to Janelle M. Jones (j.jones@qmul.ac.uk)

Application Deadline: July 24th, 2014.



Post: 5 PhD Positions
Location: University of Trento, Italy
Deadline: July 31, 2014


5 PhD Positions University of Trento

The Department of Cognitive Sciences and Psychology at the University of Trento is offering 5 PhD positions for the PhD Program in Psychological Sciences and Education starting November 2014. The scientific areas of the program are:
• Cognitive processes
• Applied Psychology
• Education

For each position grants will be assigned financed by the University of Trento.
The deadline for applications is the 31 July 2014, 4 pm (Italian time).
Information about the call can be found http://www.unitn.it/en/ateneo/3074/announcement-selection

The topics of study have not been predetermined, but selection of applicants will be subject to the availability of appropriate supervision. Therefore applicants are advised to contact potential supervisors in the department or the Head of the PhD School before submitting an application.

For information in research opportunities in the area of
- social psychology contact Maria-Paola Paladino (mariapaola.paladino@unitn.it) and/or Sandro Costarelli (sandro.costarelli@unitn.it);
- organizational and work psychology contact Franco Fraccaroli (franco.fraccaroli@unitn.it) and/or Sara Zaniboni (sara.zaniboni@unitn.it);
- decision making Nicolao Bonini (nicolao.bonini@unitn.it), Dinos Hadjichristidis (k.hadjichristidis@unitn.it) and/or Lucia Savadori (lucia.savadori@unitn.it)
For further information on the PhD program and regarding the application contact the administrative office (sandra.iob@unitn.it) or visit the website of the doctoral school http://www.unitn.it/en/drspfin


Post: PHD FELLOWSHIP 2014-2015
Deadline: August 24, 2014



The Social psychology graduate school of the universities of Geneva and Lausanne offers a PhD fellowship starting in autumn 2014. This fellowship is destined to support PhD students participating in the graduate school to do whole or part of their PhD research.
The amount of the fellowships is CHF 2000.- / month, and can be renewed after the first period, depending on progress (assessed with regular activity reports).
Applications are examined by the scientific committee of the graduate school. They should be sent, in three exemplars, to the secretary of the school based in Lausanne (see below). Deadline is August 15, 2014.

The application contains
* A CV
* A description of the PhD research project, with an indication on current status (max 3 pages). Students already enrolled in a PhD programme should add a reference letter by their supervisor.

For more information, please contact the directors of the graduate school, Christian Staerklé at the University of Lausanne (christian.staerkle@unil.ch) or Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi at the University of Geneva (fabio.lorenzi-cioldi@unige.ch).

Contact information
Marianna Schismenou - Université de Lausanne - SSP - Institut de Psychologie – Geopolis - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21 692 32 30, Fax +41 21 692 32 15, E-mail : marianna.schismenou@unil.ch
Caroline Schneeberger - Université de Genève - FPSE - Section de Psychologie - Uni Mail - CH - 1205 Genève
Tél: +41 22 379 93 15, Fax +41 22 379 93 19, E-mail: caroline.schneeberger@unige.ch



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 7, 2014