a) Job offers and b) Masters and PhD programs (sorted by deadline)
a) Job offers
Post: Associate professor of health psychology
Location: University of Oslo, Norway
Deadline: December 30, 2013
Associate professor of health psychology:
Researchers with a PhD can apply. A track record of conducting and publishing interesting research in high-impact journals is important, also expertise in quantitative methods and applied health psychology are desired. Productive colleagues can get promoted to full professor if they have sufficient international publications. Work conditions in Norway are excellent, and Oslo is a pleasant city. If you have further questions related to the position or to starting a new life in Norway, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post: Two Assistant Professors (UD’s) (1.0 fte)
Location: The Institute of Psychology at Leiden University, The Netherlands
Deadline: January 6 , 2014
The Institute of Psychology at Leiden University comprises six units for teaching and research: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Medical Neuro and Health Psychology, Social and Organizational Psychology, and Psychological Methods and Statistics. The Institute of Psychology offers a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration within and between units.
The Social and Organizational Psychology Unit of the Institute of Psychology, has vacancies for:
Two Assistant Professors (UD’s) (1.0 fte)
Vacancy number: 13-366
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Professors will be involved in the teaching of different topics and curricula (at the Bachelor and Master level) offered by the unit, 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 relevant topics in social, economic, or organizational psychology.
The candidate 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.
What we offer
The successful candidates will be offered a temporary position for the duration of three years, with a possible extension to five years. Ideally, the starting date will be in the early spring of 2014. The salary level depends on previous research and teaching experience, and ranges between € 3259 (salary scale 11) and € 5070 (salary scale 12) gross per month.
For further information about our unit and its teaching and research activities please visit our website (http://www.socialsciences.leiden.edu/psychology/organisation/so/), or 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 list of publications can be submitted until the 6th of January to: email@example.com
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 directly at +31 - 71 - 527 3427
Post: Chair in Psychology
Location: Kingston University, UK
Deadline: January 15 , 2014
Chair in Psychology at Kingston University (Ref 1050)
The Department of Psychology at Kingston University is looking to appoint a Chair in Psychology. The new chair will be joining a growing department that regularly attracts external funding. The initiative to appoint at professorial level is part of a strategy to support the development of a new multi-disciplinary research centre in the School: The Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CReCID) whose areas of research include citizenship, multiple-identities, intergroup relations within and between communities in diverse societies, community based approaches to preventing and responding to violence, and the impact of individuals and/or groups in adversity on communities. The chair will lead and mentor members of the new research group and will maintain a programme of research that receives international attention. They will also attract and supervise research students, build national and international collaborative links, while also contributing to the School’s academic management. The appointed chair will have a record of world-leading research and current success at attracting external funding.
In the recent past, staff within the School have attracted funding of over £1 million from the EU, AHRC, ESRC, National Institute for Health Research, British Council, ERAB and other organisations to examine a variety of social and political issues that affect communities at local, national and international levels; for example, political participation amongst young people from different ethnic backgrounds, inter-ethnic conflict in the region of Kurdistan in Iraq, PTSD among children from the Palestinian territories, problems experienced by child asylum-seekers from Afghanistan, police-community engagement and counter-terrorism, prostitution policies across Europe, the effects of gambling and the misuse of alcohol and drugs on communities, and the co-production of mental health service provision and public perceptions of mental health problems by service users and carers. It is envisaged that the Centre will bring together colleagues from different disciplines within the School and across the Faculty working in these areas in order to enhance multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations that could provide more comprehensive solutions to social problems.
The Department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, among the fastest growing research environment in the UK following a multi-million pound investment in professorial staff, early career researchers and doctoral students. In addition, the Faculty offers courses and academic expertise in the theoretical humanities and critical social sciences.
To apply online visit http://www.kingston.ac.uk/jobs/
If you need to apply in an alternative format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack or call the recruitment line on +44 (0)20 8417 3153, quoting the reference number 1050.
If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact Professor Evanthia Lyons, Head of School, on +44 20 8417 2442 (direct line) or by e-mail email@example.com.
Dr Chris Hewer
Search Committee Chair
+44(0)20 8417 2005
Post: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION
Location: Social Cognition Lab at the University of Texas at Austin
Deadline: February 1 , 2014
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION
The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications for a two-year postdoctoral position beginning August 2014.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in psychology by the time of appointment and demonstrated expertise in the areas of attitudes and/or social cognition, broadly defined. Information on current research in the Social Cognition Lab is available at: http://publish.uwo.ca/~bgawrons/index.htm. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to ongoing projects and initiate new projects on cognate topics. The anticipated salary is $40,000 per year plus benefits.
Applications should be submitted electronically at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/131127010712. In addition to completing a formal online application, candidates should send a statement of research interests and up to three reprints directly to Dr. Bertram Gawronski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also make arrangements for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address. Consideration of applications will begin February 1, 2014 until the position is filled.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.
Post: Chair in Organizational behaviour and leadership (Full time position)
Location: Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management-ULB, Belgium
Deadline: March 1 , 2014
Discipline: Economics and Management
Faculty: Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management-ULB
Required Qualifications: PhD Degree (with doctoral thesis) in Management or in Psychology (in particular OB) and several years of teaching experience and research in the field of OB.
Full-time faculty position in Organizational behaviour and Leadership
1. _ Description of the Position :
The Chair in OB is a full time position in the field of Organizational behaviour and leadership, involved in teaching and research at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. The position includes the supervision of master theses and Phd theses.
Applicants should demonstrate their ability to publish in internationally recognized peer-review journals. They also should show evidence of a strong teaching experience, particularly with large classes. A former experience in executive teaching is an asset.
The scientific committee will select the candidates on the basis of the following criteria: quality of the research project and scientific publications, pedagogical project and teaching experience, international experience, and networking capabilities.
The successful candidate will be invited to apply for a grant from the European Research Council. This application will be supported by the Department of Research of ULB.
The first year, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses:
- “Psychologie et management”, taught in French in the 1st year of bachelor.
- “Organizational behaviour and leadership”, taught in English to master students.
- Depending on the past teaching and research experience, the 3rd course will be “Multiculturality in Europe” or a duplication of the course “Organizational behaviour and leadership”.
After the first year, the successful candidate will we invited to teach a 4th course, probably centered on research methods in her/his field.
Note that some courses are taught in French and some in English.
It is a full-time faculty position. The initial appointment term is for 3 years, starting in October 2014. After this term, the renewal of the chair will possibly lead to a permanent position.
2. Teaching duties may be reviewed periodically and are subject to modification over time.
3. For additional information, please contact the Head of the School (phone: 32 2 650 48 53– fax: 32 2 650 39 58 – email: Dean-office-SBS-EM@ulb.ac.be).
4. The application file should include the following (incomplete files will not be considered):
_ A curriculum vitae (a standard model can be downloaded at http://www.ulb.ac.be/tools/CV-type.rtf)
_ A text detailing the applicant's teaching practice and pedagogical approach
_ A text of approx. 3500 characters outlining the applicant's future research project(s) in the area of the Chair
_ A text of approx. 3500 characters giving an overview of the applicant's most important publications to date.
5. Please send a paper version of your application (incl. curriculum vitae) to the Chancellor of the University at: Recteur de l’Université libre de Bruxelles, avenue F. Roosevelt, 50 – CP 130 – 1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); and an electronic version to the Dean of the School (Dean-Office-SBS-EM@ulb.ac.be)
6. Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2014
7. Appointment due to take effect on: 01/10/2014
Post: tenure-track positions of Assistant or Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
Location: University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA
Deadline: March 31 , 2014
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is seeking to appoint outstanding scholars to the tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Behavioral Science. We will consider candidates with interests in the areas of decision-making, negotiations, social psychology and organizations, all broadly defined. Candidates must have earned a PhD (or equivalent) or expect to receive a doctorate in the near future.
We are looking for candidates with strong disciplinary training in any of the social sciences who can use that discipline background to conduct research on aspects of behavior relevant to management in organizations and to introduce MBA students to behavioral science principles. This position is part of the Behavior Science area, whose members are responsible for teaching courses such as Managing in Organizations, Managerial Decision Making, Power and Influence, and Negotiations. Candidates should be qualified to teach at least one of these courses plus another MBA elective. The group maintains two well-equipped laboratories for experimental research.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014. However, we will begin formally reviewing applications on October 15, 2013 and strongly encourage applicants to submit a complete set of materials by this time. To apply, please submit a research and teaching statement, a vita, a written sample of your present work, and two letters of reference at http://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/openings.
The University of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships
Research Scholarships 2014
Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The School of Psychology is currently inviting applications for a number of Research Scholarships to commence in October 2014. Some scholarships will take the form of School/University Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs). As part of this process, we will also be bidding for ESRC studentships as part of the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). A single application will be used to cover both possible awards.
South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Funding
The University of Kent is proud to be part of the South-East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in partnership with the Universities of Reading, Royal Holloway and Surrey.
This centre of excellence in social science postgraduate research training will have studentships across the consortium for students commencing their studies in the 2014-15 academic year.
Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal. The funding will typically cover yearly maintenance (£13,726 in 2013-14) and fees for one of the following: +3 programme (PhD); 1+3 (MSc+PhD).
If shortlisted by Kent, following the application deadline and interview process in the week of 10th February, students will be required to complete further paperwork for the ESRC with their supervisor and referees due for submission on 19th February. Please ensure that you are contactable in this period.
Further consortium shortlisting will take place at the end of March and those applicants who are nominated by the Psychology pathway will be notified of decisions in mid-May. It is usual for strong applicants who are turned away by the ESRC to also be considered for GTA studentships in the School of Psychology (see below).
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Students engaged as graduate teaching assistants hold a unique position in the University; they are both registered PhD students in receipt of a scholarship award and employees of the University, gaining experience in teaching.
The GTAs will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a combined maintenance grant and salary, equivalent to the maintenance grant offered by the ESRC.
The GTAs will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable to a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Candidates must hold an Honors BSc or MSc in Psychology, or expect to finish coursework for such a degree, by September 2014. A standard of a first or 2(i) for undergraduate degrees, or merit/distinction for postgraduate degrees, is expected; this will be assessed on the basis of existing work for degrees not yet completed. Non-British qualifications will be judged individually; we will generally require an overall result in the top two grading categories.
The GTA competition is open to all postgraduate research applicants. UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply. Overseas students would have to make up the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fees.
South East DTC funding is only available to Home or EU students. Both Home and EU students have to satisfy the standard research council eligibility criteria. EU students who have not been resident in the UK for the 3 years preceding the award (i.e. on 1st October 2014) will be entitled to a Fees Only award.
Application deadline: 5pm GMT on Friday 31 January 2014.
To find out how to apply, please go to: www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/departmental/psychology.html
Post: Call for 13 fellowships for 3 years for doctoral applicants
Location: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Sapienza University - co-ordinator of the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication (http://www.europhd.eu) - is issuing a call for 13 Marie Curie fellowships within the framework of the So.Re.Com. Joint-IDP People project for Early Stage Researchers.
The So.Re.Com. Joint – Innovative Doctoral Program, coordinated by Sapienza University of Rome, has been evaluated (with the highest mark 98,8/100 marks) as the best among the 1247 projects submitted within the 2013 People-ITN call, following a long history of institutional recognition started in 1993.
Built on the experience of both the European/International Joint PhD in S.R. & C. awarding a recognized joint degree since 1996, and the EU approved So.Re.Com. THEmatic NETwork, this international joint doctoral programme includes 8 universities, 2 private companies and 1 public research institute in 8 European countries (AT, CH, CZ, ES, FR, IT, RO, SE), and 6 universities in United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and China.
The goal is to provide doctoral training in Social Representations and Communication, a supra-disciplinary research area of the social sciences that studies the social construction of everyday knowledge in social spheres and media, disseminating European excellence beyond the EU boundaries and attracting the best ESR from abroad. Structured into transnational teams by common research area and complementary multi-methodological approaches, this So.Re.Com. Joint-IDP guarantees a well-tested training structure including:
a) an innovative integrated physical and virtual campus, where world-class academic scientists, internationally recognised experts, experienced researchers and ESR cooperate face-to face and online “for” and “by” research;
b) multiple supervision via tutoring and co-tutoring by at least three tutors in different countries;
c) individual mobility for ESR at research centres for secondments;
d) collective international mobility of trainees and teaching staff during International Summer Schools and Lab meetings;
e) learning by doing (including transferable skills) in academic and non-academic settings;
f) worldwide access to common web platform, as tool for documentation, networking, training and monitoring trainees’ progress;
g) high tech infrastructure and lab facilities;
h) quality evaluation system; i) officialisation of the joint degree;
i) active integration in the world-wide SoReComTHEmatic NETwork;
j) enhancement of career prospects both in and outside academia.
Selected applicants will be enrolled in the European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication to participate in an on-going project led since 20 years by the director of the European PhD on Social Representations and Communication Research Centre and Multimedia Lab who has designed specific web-tools (including the on-line grid for the meta-theoretical analysis and the related web-inventories) for the purpose of conducting an empirical meta-theoretical analysis of the literature on Social Representations. The specific project aim is to take stock of the scientific field developed in more than 50 years by conducting an empirical meta-theoretical analysis of the literature on Social Representations, mapping its development, the related research methods, the thematic areas and their impact on the various applied fields within the multi-generational community of scientists and across different geo-cultural contexts.
All necessary information can be found on the So.Re.Com. Joint-IDP website: http://www.europhd.eu/SoReComJointIDP
In particular you can consult:
- The project objectives: http://www.europhd.eu/html/_onda01/10/03.00.00.00.shtml
- The research framework: http://www.europhd.eu/html/_onda01/10/03.02.00.00.shtml
- The call for fellowships: http://www.europhd.eu/html/_onda01/10/06.05.00.00.shtml
- The eligibility criteria: http://www.europhd.eu/html/_onda01/10/06.01.00.00.shtml
Total amount per fellowship per year
Gross yearly Salary: 40.508,00 € / year
Yearly Moblity Allowance
a) ESR without family charges: 8.954,40 € / year
b) ESR with family charges: 12.792,00 € / year
Please note that these two reference amounts depend on the family situation of the researcherat the time of the recruitment of the researcher
The deadline to apply is the 31 March 2014. You can apply by sending the application form and the requested documents (http://www.europhd.eu/html/_onda01/10/06.03.00.00.shtml) by email to the project scientific coordinator: email@example.com
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.