a) Job offers and b) Masters and PhD programs (sorted by deadline)
a) Job offers
Post: Two Psychology Posts
Location: University of Limerick, Ireland
Deadline: May 17, 2013
Two Psychology Posts at University of Limerick: Lecturer below the bar in Psychology
Contract Type: Tenure Track (five year fixed term). During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University's Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff)
Salary scale: €41,498 - €51,722 p.a.
(Less 10% and 1st point, for new entrants to the Public Sector)
Closing date: May 17, 2013
A 2:1 undergraduate honours degree or above in psychology. PhD in psychology or related discipline.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The successful candidate is expected to:
* Teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
* Conduct research and publish in high quality academic peer reviewed journals.
* Attract external research funding to support research in psychology.
* Undertake administrative tasks associated with an academic position.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
The successful candidate must have:
* Good undergraduate degree in psychology (2:1 or higher).
* PhD in psychology or related discipline.
* Excellent research potential in terms of high quality publications in scientific journals and potential for securing research funding.
* Publication record appropriate to the stage of career and experience and skills in teaching in psychology.
* The ability to teach and supervise students in both the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in psychology.
* Evidence of teaching experience in at least 2 core areas of psychology.
* Ability to teach research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Preference may be given to applicants who can:
* Consolidate and augment the teaching, supervisory, and research profile of the Department of Psychology. We especially welcome applications of candidates who can contribute to research in social psychology and health psychology
* Teach modules and supervise students in the areas of social psychology, economic psychology, or health psychology.
* Demonstrate good teamwork and administrative skills.
The University of Limerick (UL) with over 11,500 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.
Department of Psychology website:
Link to more details about the posts & the online application form:
Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Eric R. Igou
Dept of Psychology
University of Limerick
Post: Postdoctoral research fellowship
Location: Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon
Deadline: May 27 , 2013
The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to carry out research within the framework of a funded project on the relationships between European identity, perceptions of legitimacy and political attitudes to the European Union. The post is for 1 year, starting the 15th of June 2013, with a salary of 1495 Euros monthly (net).
The research team is composed of social psychologists, led by Dr. Denis Sindic (ICS), in collaboration with Dr. Rui Costa-Lopes (ICS), Prof. Susan Condor (Loughborough University) and Prof. Xenia Chryssochoou (Panteion University). The main job of the fellow will consist in assisting in the design and realization of a survey study across several European countries, as well as to contribute to additional experimental work with the help of a research assistant (more information on the project can be obtained on request, see contacts below). At the end of the contract, but independently from this project, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for another postdoctoral grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), of a duration of 3 to 6 years, to carry out his or her own research in any area that is in line with the research interests of the institute.
The Institute is a vibrant research centre, dedicated to addressing important social issues in an interdisciplinary context, being composed of a staff of researchers from many different areas of the social sciences as well as from various countries. It was evaluated as ‘centre of excellence’ by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and offers excellent working conditions, financial support for research and international networks. The institute is situated in Lisbon itself, a beautiful and historical city offering a rich array of cultural and social activities as well as a low cost of life compared to other European capitals.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in social psychology and experience in carrying out quantitative research in the above mentioned area or related topics. Applicants with experience in the use of survey methodology and online methods of data collection will be particularly welcomed. Applicants should also be fluent in written and spoken English and committed to the written and oral dissemination of their research in international journals and conferences. Knowledge of Portuguese is not a pre-requisite. Good communication and networking skills will be required, as part of the fellow’s job will consist in liaising between the different partners of the project involved in the survey work.
Applications should be sent by email to email@example.com, with the reference “Concurso de Bolsas de Investigação n.º 10/2013” in the subject heading, and include: a detailed CV; copies of one or two representative publications (if applicable); and a covering letter describing the candidate's current research interests, the reasons for his or her interest in the project and the skills and potential contribution and that he or she can bring to the project in order to ensure its good realization.
Applications will be open from the 15th to the 27th of May.
For more information concerning scientific issues and/or to obtain a copy of the research project, please contact Dr. Denis Sindic (firstname.lastname@example.org), and/or visit our website at http://www.ics.ul.pt/instituto/?ln=e&mm=2&ctmid=1
For more information concerning administrative questions, please contact Eugenia Rodrigues (email@example.com). For more information on the city of Lisbon and its surroundings see e.g. http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx?lang=en-GB and http://www.portugalvirtual.pt/_tourism/costadelisboa/
Post: PostDoc position in Work, Organisational and Economic Psychology
Location: University of Vienna, Austria
Deadline: June 1 , 2013
At the University of Vienna, Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy a
vacancy will be filled with a post-doc researcher full time (100%). Starting date will be September,
2013 or as soon as possible; the position is limited for 2.5 years.
You will be part of the team of work, organisational and economic psychology which consists of 15
research and teaching staff members and 1 administrative staff member (see: http://aowpsy.univie.ac.at/en/home/). We are searching for a collaborator in our research field of tax
- Self-reliant work in the FWF research project „The impact of power of authorities on trust in
authorities and consequences on tax cooperation: An extension and empirical test of the slippery
slope framework” (https://poweroftaxes.univie.ac.at) among other things moderation and
analysis of focus groups, development of questionnaires, planning and conduction of laboratory
- (International) publications and presentations at scientific conferences regarding the project
- Organisation regarding the project
- Collaboration in research evaluations of the department
- Doctorate or PhD in psychology or other social sciences
- Excellent knowledge of methodology, statistics and qualitative data analysis
- Experience in scientific publication and presentation of research
- Command of written and spoken German and English
- Good knowledge of office, statistical software (MS Office, SPSS) and software for the analysis of
- Research competencies in economic psychology
- Social skills and willingness to collaborate with the team of work, organisational and economic
- Knowledge of academic processes and structures
- Willingness to further education
Applications by women are particularly welcome. Women with equal qualification, competence
and professional achievements to other applicants will be treated preferentially as long as
no other applicants offer meaningful reasons that take precedence.
Applications should be submitted electronically via http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at/en/applications/
(please add application number: 3943) not later than 01.06.2013.
- A letter of intent
- A description of your scientific career (CV)
- Publication list, select two important publications
- Names and email addresses of recommenders or letters of reference.
If you have any queries, please contact Eva Hofmann (firstname.lastname@example.org), project leader
b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships
Post: Location: Cardiff University, UK
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Cardiff University School of Psychology PhD Opportunities
We wish to draw your attention to THREE PhD studentship opportunities relevant to aspiring social psychologists.
Two of the studentship opportunities arise from Economic and Social Research Council funding (available for UK and resident EU students). One of these opportunities is for a 4-year studentship (1 year Masters in Social Science Research Methods followed by a 3 year PhD on a research topic of your choice), and one is for a 3-year studentship (if you already have a Masters degree). Although there are no specific projects linked to this funding, the ESRC particularly welcomes applicants in the areas of social, developmental, health and cognitive psychology and applicants interested in examining associations between social values (e.g. freedom, equality) and emotions in the UK, India, and Brazil. The social faculty at Cardiff would also welcome applications on topics pertaining to emotion, attitudes, the self-concept, reasoning about social concepts (e.g., status, power, interpersonal relations), intergroup processes, social identity, and spatial metaphors.
The other studentship opportunity is for a project using neuroscience paradigms to examine social values and behavior. Building on previous work spanning two Schools (Medicine and Psychology), our aim is to transfer rigorous behavioural testing methods from cognitive and social psychology into neuroscience paradigms, using the latest advances in neuroimaging analysis.
For further information, please visit this webpage:
To enquire about one of the open studentships, please contact one of the individuals listed below. To enquire about the projects connected to the cross-cultural or neurological study of values, please contact Greg Maio. All contact details are available on our Cardiff University webpages http://psych.cf.ac.uk/contactsandpeople/academics/index.html
Geoff Haddock, Greg Maio, Tony Manstead, Job van der Schalk, Ulrich von Hecker
Post: Location: University of Auckland, Australia
Applications are invited for fully-funded 3-year PhD studentships based in the Department of Psychology at the University of Auckland to begin in 2013. The students will be supervised by Dr Quentin Atkinson.
PhD Studentships: Cultural evolution of cooperation
Cooperating to sustainably manage shared resources is vital for our long-term survival. Yet our ability to cooperate in large groups of non-kin remains an evolutionary puzzle. Recent research indicates that human cooperation is inherently cultural. Cultural norms and institutional features have been shown to promote cooperative behaviour and successful resource management. However, the way these systems evolve and interact through time and their importance relative to other contextual factors remains poorly understood. This project will use experimental methods together with ethnographic data to trace how cooperative norms and institutions have evolved over the course of Pacific history. This work promises a better understanding of how cooperative cultural features emerge and co-evolve and their importance in human evolution.
The successful applicant will have a background in psychology, economics or anthropology, with quantitative skills and an interest in research on human cooperation. Fieldwork experience, a background in evolutionary theory and familiarity with Pacific language/culture are desirable but not essential. Willingness to work as part of a team is also important. Although the project is based in Auckland, the successful is likely to spend periods in the field at locations across the Pacific.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university ranked 83 in the world in the 2012 QS survey. The Psychology Department is ranked 32nd in the world. The University of Auckland has a strong international focus and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – international consortia of research-led universities. Auckland is ranked third out of 221 world cities for quality of living in the 2011 Mercer Quality of Living Survey (see www.mercer.com/qualityofliving).
Each studentship covers international student fees, a monthly stipend, and research and travel expenses associated with the projects. There are also opportunities for paid teaching assistantships within the Psychology Department.
Any enquiries should be directed to Dr Quentin Atkinson (please see: http://www.fos.auckland.ac.nz/~quentinatkinson/).
MSc in Political Psychology
Location: School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)
Queen's University Belfast is inviting applications for the MSc programme in Political Psychology. The School of Psychology at QUB has a longstanding international reputation for its social psychological research on political issues. It is also situated in Belfast, a city which has experienced one of the most protracted conflicts in the world and, following the peace process, is now in the process of fostering cohesion between communities which have been divided for a long time. This context provides students with opportunities to apply their learning to real life political phenomena. Further information about the programme is available at http://www.psych.qub.ac.uk/ProspectiveStudents/PostgraduateStudies/MScPoliticalPsychology/index.aspx .
PhD Program in Psychology
Location: University of Zurich, Switzerland
PhD Program in Psychology at the University of Zurich
Graduates interested in gaining a profound education in and around their research experience in state of the art psychology are encouraged to apply to our three-year PhD Program in Psychology at the University of Zurich. Students choose from a broad coursework with two main foci: methodology and scientific writing including individual coaching. Students compile their own individual study profile so that it suits their background and ambitions. The program has an international orientation. Many courses are taught in English, by prominent scientists and internationally renowned scholars. Moreover, students are actively encouraged to engage in many academic activities such as university teaching, publishing in laymen media, research stay abroad, presenting at international conferences, writing research grant applications, by accrediting such involvement with ECTS points.
The program offers a series of advanced courses on research methods and statistics, scientific writing and presentation skills. Moreover, students have the opportunity to attend specialised courses in diverse areas of psychology. All courses received excellent ratings by the PhD students in their evaluation. Summer schools are planned which involve several chairs of the department and their scientific cooperation partners, prompting students to extrapolate their project into a broader scientific context and stimulating them to pursue research that uses different methods and extends beyond their discipline. Apart from collecting ECTS points, students engage in their research project, generally resulting in publishable peer-reviewed journal articles.
Please find relevant information here: http://www.psychologie.uzh.ch/studium/doktorat/doktoratsstudium_en.html
The Management PhD Program finances the coursework, however, does not offer any funding. Positions for PhD students are allocated by their main supervisor, please contact the professors at the department. Interested students are encouraged to apply for fellowships.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Maj-Britt Niemi - Manager PhD Program
University of Zurich
Institute of Psychology
Binzmuehlestrasse 14/1 (BIN 0.D.29)
8050 Zurich - Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 635 71 78,
Fax: +41 44 635 71 59
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.
A Unique Master's program in Social Psychology
Location: VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I’d like to call your attention to our unique and outstanding Research Master’s Program in Social Psychology. Please pass on this information to talented undergraduates who might be interested.
The VU University Amsterdam offers an outstanding 2-year Research Master’s Program in Social Psychology. The program adopts a multi-disciplinary and research-oriented approach to understanding fundamental social psychological processes, incorporating biological, cognitive, economic, neuroscientific, and evolutionary perspectives. The teaching include themes such as self-regulation, cognition and emotion, motivation and communication, interpersonal relations, group processes, as well as important skills-related courses such as writing and presenting, methods and statistics, and translating knowledge to help understand important social issues (such as discrimination, conflict, environmental issues, and economic decision making) .
The program includes several Expert Workshops taught by renowned leaders in the field (in recent years, David Amodio, Art Aron, Roy Baumeister, Linnda Caporael, Hart Blanton, John Cacioppo, Anne Maass, Gün Semin, Eliot Smith, Russell Spears, Dianne Tice, Kip Williams). Students also receive excellent research experience, preparing several research proposals and carrying out a multitude of full-scale research projects. Research resources include four excellent laboratories that enable the use of computer-assisted research, observational research methods, physiological measures, and fMRI.
The department has a vibrant and intellectually stimulating climate, and is international in orientation. Hence, all program activities are in English. Our faculty are strong scientists and teachers, who provide excellent support in the form of mentorship and research supervision. Teachers in the program include Catrin Finkenauer, Sander Koole, Caryl Rusbult, Wilco van Dijk, Paul van Lange, Esther van Leeuwen, and Jan-Willem van Prooijen.
The students are outstanding – young adults who’ve come here from around the world in order to pursue graduate education in Social Psychology (our current and previous students are from many different countries, such as the United States, Canada, Germany, Finland, Italy, Poland, Panama, and Vietnam). We encourage applications from intelligent, enthusiastic, and highly motivated students.
We provide good support for immigration procedures, we offer a number of merit-based fellowships and grants, and students can also apply for university housing. Following completion of the program, students will enjoy excellent prospects, including opportunities for PhD work (over 50% of our graduates found PhD work here at the VU or elsewhere), or jobs in the public or private sector. And last but not least, Amsterdam is an easy and attractive place to live for non-Dutch speakers!
So... this is a terrific program, and a terrific opportunity! Please convey this information to talented undergraduate students who might be interested.
More information can be obtained by contacting Carla Heldens ( email@example.com ), or through our website: www.williamjames.nl research master’s Social Psychology
Paul van Lange, Chair
Department of Social Psychology
VU University Amsterdam
Van der Boechorststraat 1
1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Masters and PhD programs at the University of Kent, UK
Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK
Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning. We conduct both basic and applied research in several areas, and we are highly regarded as a leading European centre for postgraduate research. We have a long-established international reputation in social psychology, and this is complemented by our strengths in cognitive, developmental and forensic psychology. The School attracts excellent visiting scholars and postgraduate students from both within the UK and overseas.
Our taught MSc programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research. The MSc in Forensic Psychology at Kent is also accredited by The British Psychological Society as providing the first (academic) year of professional training for those who pass the course and wish to qualify as Chartered Forensic Psychologists. The School has a strong track record of attracting ESRC research studentship funding which involve partnerships with external organisations, such as Age Concern England and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology MSc
Developmental Psychology MSc
Forensic Psychology MSc
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations MSc
Research Methods in Psychology MSc
Social and Applied Psychology MSc
Research applications are welcomed within the School, and the varied interests of our academics provide a wealth of expertise for supervision. The School has specific programmes in:
Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology PhD
Forensic Psychology MPhil, PhD, NRPhD
Psychology MSc, MPhil, PhD, NRPhD
Social Psychology MSc, MPhil, PhD, NRPhD
The School has a dedicated laboratory building which includes individual labs as well as specialised labs for different types of research. These include:
· Observation Suite and Fully-equipped Video Studios
· Group Dynamics Laboratories
· Networked Small Groups/Interpersonal Interaction Laboratory and Hub room
· Two Electrophysiology (ERP/EEG) Laboratories
· Five Eye Tracking Laboratories
· Two Physiological Measurement Laboratories (Biopac)
· Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Laboratory (GVS, Magstim)
· Virtual Reality Laboratory
· Social Cognition Laboratory
· Visual Cognition Laboratories (including face recognition suite)
Dynamic publishing culture
Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Science; Journal of Experimental Social
Psychology; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; and Child Development.
Research is focused within four core collaborative, thematic groupings, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Developmental Psychology. The research environment is designed to sustain a strong, vibrant research culture, encourage collaboration, and unite staff and students with shared research interests. Our themes ensure critical mass and create a highly energetic and stimulating intellectual climate.
£8.5m Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
The University allocates over £6 million from its own funds and attracts an additional £2.5 million to provide a variety of financial support opportunities for postgraduate students. These range from a generous number of research student scholarships, through to location specific funding, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for overseas fee-paying students.
A limited number of School funded research scholarships may also be available in each academic year. Furthermore, students can be put forward by the department for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 and +3 studentships as part of the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC).
University of Kent
School of Psychology
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NP
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