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a) Job offers


Post: Assistant Professorship
Location: Leiden University, The Netherlands
Deadline: May 8, 2015


The Social and Organisational Psychology Unit of the Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University (The Netherlands), has a vacancy for an

Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) (1.0 fte)
Vacancy no: 15-116

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

Selection Criteria
We seek candidates 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. Candidates should meet the requirements set for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or be able to meet these requirements in the near future.

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

Our faculty and institute
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises four institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology. The Faculty also includes the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see http://www.fsw.leidenuniv.nl
The Institute of Psychology comprises six units for teaching and research: Health, Medical and Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Social and Organisational Psychology, and Methodology and Statistics. The Institute of Psychology offers a stimulating environment that promotes collaboration within and between units. For more information, see http://www.fsw.leidenuniv.nl/psychologie

Terms and Conditions
We offer a fixed-term position for four years. Ideally, the starting date will be August 2015. Salary ranges from € 3,324 to € 5,171 (pay scale 11 or 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

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

Applications (specifying the vacancy number), including a CV specifying teaching experience and a full publication list should be submitted to: vacature@fsw.leidenuniv.nl. Applications can be submitted until the 8th of May 2015.

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: 3 permanent lecturer and 2 fixed-term teaching fellow  posts
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
Deadline: May 18, 2015


The psychology department at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), has several job openings, including 3 permanent lecturer positions (equivalent to tenured assistant professorships) and 2 two-year fixed-term teaching fellowships (early career), starting from September. These are open to any field in psychology and seek researchers with excellent research track records. For one of the Lecturer positions, we're especially seeking someone who may be able to teach statistics at the master's level, so it may be ideal for a personality and/or social psychologist.

For these positions, you have to apply by 18th May, 2015, and be available to interview the week of 8th June for the lecturer posts and 1th June for teaching fellowships.

Please see the following links - you can download the job description and description of Goldsmiths and the psychology department:

Permanent Lecturer:

2 year Fixed-term Teaching Fellow:

If the above links are not working, go to Goldsmiths' website and go to the jobs website and search for psychology:

Goldsmiths is a research active university located in vibrant London and is part of the University of London system. We are also starting a new MSc program in Psychology of Social Relations, so it'll be great to see research active social psychologists applying for these positions! The teaching fellowship is designed to leave early career researchers with time to develop their own research.

Please feel free to email me to ask any questions, especially if you're unfamiliar with the British university system, but note that I'm not involved in the hiring process.

Best regards,

Madoka Kumashiro

Madoka Kumashiro, PhD
Psychology Department
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Tel: +44 (0)20-7919-7896
Fax: +44 (0)20-7919-7873
Email: m.kumashiro@gold.ac.uk





b) Masters and PhD positions/programs/scholarships


Post: Funded PhD studentship
Location: London, UK


Fully funded PhD studentship (paying Home/EU fees + stipend) in social Psychology, starting September 2015. Working with Marco Cinnirella in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, on a multi-disciplinary study looking at identity, citizenship and freedom in cyber-space. For details please see https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/feesandfunding/leverhulmedoctoralstudentships/projectsandsupervisors.aspx and click on the project titled “Citizenship, nationhood and self in cyberspace”.


Post: Funded PhD studentship
Location: based at Public Health England’s offices in Porton, Wiltshire but registered at the University of Sussex, UK
Deadline: May 1, 2015


Funded PhD studentship:

Group processes in community responses to flooding: Implications for resilience and wellbeing
This project will examine the role of social identity processes in adaptive community responses to flooding. As well as material damage and impacts on physical health, floods can cause significant psychological distress. Secondary stressors caused by flooding include uncertainty about recovery processes, delays in rebuilding homes, and anxiety about the future. These long-term effects can be more distressing than the immediate impact. The disempowering effects of experiencing flooding may also undermine preparedness for future flooding. In the UK, community resilience is at the forefront of strategies for coping with floods. Membership of communities helps people cope with flooding because communities can provide their members with social support in the face of adversity. In order to grasp the group dynamics of community membership, the research will draw upon the social identity approach in social psychology. From this perspective, the development of community resilience in relation to flooding is in part a function of the extent to which those affected by the flood share a social identity, which in turn depends on whether they experience the event collectively or in psychological isolation. The research is expected to address three questions: (1) To what extent do social identity processes contribute to a sense of community in flood-affected districts? (2) How far do new social identities develop, endure and contribute to coping after the immediate crisis? (3) To what extent is a sense of community conditioned by relationships with other groups? The successful candidate will address these questions through conducting an 18-month longitudinal study of an area affected by major flooding, which will be identified in partnership with the Environment Agency. The study will involve a combination of questionnaire survey, interviews and ethnographic observations. The successful candidate should therefore be familiar with techniques of questionnaire design and qualitative data-gathering and analysis.

The studentship will be based at Public Health England’s offices in Porton, Wiltshire but registered at the University of Sussex. Supervision will be by Dr Richard Amlôt at Public Health England and Dr John Drury at Sussex.

The studentship pays the tuition fee, and a maintenance allowance. The maintenance allowance for 2015/16 is approx. £16,000 per annum.
If you wish to discuss the details of this PhD project further, please contact Dr Richard Amlôt: Richard.Amlot@phe.gov.uk or Dr John Drury j.drury@sussex.ac.uk
More details: http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=62767&LID=614


Post: Funded PhD studentships
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline: July 19, 2015


The Lisbon PhD in Social Psychology (LiSP) is an FCT-funded doctoral program that brings together the three existing Doctoral programs in Social Psychology in Lisbon (from ISCTE-IUL, University of Lisbon and ISPA IU).

3 reasons to do a PhD in Social Psychology:

1) Social Psychology as a discipline is consistently at the forefront of the scientific understanding and study of individual and collective behavior.

2) It provides you with the opportunity to specialize in a scientific domain that inspires other fields such as economy, political science and marketing and is now changing our views about health and education, influencing related policies.

3) Social Psychology addresses the most pressing issues of modern changing societies: conflicts in diverse societies and within the new international dynamics, how people accept and conform to social inequalities, socially critical decision making in asymmetrical contexts, etc.

3 reasons to apply for a LiSP PhD:

1) LiSP brings together teams and institutions of Excellency in a cooperative and friendly endeavor.

2) Within LiSP, you are able to benefit from the infrastructure and scientific events of all involved institutions.

3) LiSP provides an highly international forum for discussing emergent topics in social psychology.

Applications for program and 4 fully funded positions*
FCT - Funded Inter-University Program

*Applications until the 19th of July , 2015.



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: April 22, 2015