a) Job offers and b) Masters and PhD programs (sorted by deadline)
a) Job offers
Post: Senior Lecturer in Social Cognition, - Ref:1442390
Location: UCL Department / Division
Psychology and Language Sciences, UK
Deadline: November 28 , 2014
Senior Lecturer in Social Cognition, - Ref:1442390
UCL Department / Division
Psychology and Language Sciences
Specific unit / Sub department
Hours Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
£53,119-£57,760 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
Experimental Psychology at UCL is looking for a psychologist with a strong commitment to world-class research. The Department particularly welcomes applications from experts in social cognition, broadly defined, to complement our existing expertise in this area. This could include the development of social cognition, computational or experimental investigations of social cognition, or social cognitive neuroscience. The appointment will be at Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to Associate Professor). The ideal candidate must have experience of leading a research program, has a record of high-quality publications commensurate with the stage of their academic career, and is able to contribution to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, lead research projects in the area of social cognition, and obtain competitive research funding. This person will contribute to the department’s research, teaching, graduate supervision, and administration.
Experimental Psychology is part of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL, which offers excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary research and the infrastructure for the successful applicant to build up their own research team.
The position is open ended, with a three-year probationary period (equivalent to tenure track).
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Psychology or a related field and will be engaged in a program of original research that enhances the department’s research portfolio and that can give rise to PhD projects and applications for research funding.
Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Dr. Joseph Devlin (+ 44 (0) 20 7679 5414, email@example.com). If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Sonia Theodoric (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further information about the research department of Experimental Psychology can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/experimental-psychology/.
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
To apply for this vacancy please go to the following website
Closing Date: 28 Nov 2014
Latest time for the submission of applications: 5pm
Interview date: December 2014
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.
Post: Assistant Professor
Location: Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
Deadline: December 1 , 2014
Department of Psychology (Social/Personality/Health Psychology) - Assistant Professor (Applications Closing Date: December 1, 2014)
invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Social/Personality/Health at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2015.
Candidates should have an established academic program of social/personality research with a concentration on health (construed broadly). The successful candidate’s research program should have the potential for Canadian Institutes for Health Research (http:/www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/) or Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/) funding. The candidate should be capable of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social or Personality and Health Psychology.
The Department of Psychology has strong undergraduate and graduate programs in experimental Social/Personality and Health Psychology. Members of the Health Psychology area have established collaborative relationships with local hospitals and health agencies in the National Capital Region and beyond. Further information can be obtained from our website at http://www.carleton.ca/psychology or by contacting Dr. Joanna Pozzulo at the address below or by email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.
The position requires a Ph.D. with evidence of research in Social/Personality psychology with concentration in Health and demonstrated teaching excellence. The successful candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and have effective leadership and collaborative skills. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of being able to maintain a successful program of research that is eligible for Tri-Council funding.
Applicants should submit applications electronically to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology (PsychChair@carleton.ca) in three PDF files including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) copies of representative publications; and 3) a summary of research objectives and teaching experience by December 1, 2014. At the same time, candidates should arrange to have three referees forward supporting letters to Dr. Joanna Pozzulo, Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or via email at PsychChair@carleton.ca.
Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Please see our ad in the Faculty Opportunities section of the Carleton University website for further details.
Post: tenure track or tenured temps plein position in Work Psychology
Location: Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Deadline: December 17 , 2014
The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications
for a tenure track or tenured temps plein position in Work Psychology
Starting date : September 1st, 2015
Vacancy Reference : 603 / PSP 018 / 2015 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) is a leading international research institution that promotes the international mobility of people and knowledge, where innovation in the field of education is highly valued, with humanist values, both by choice and by tradition, and that actively contributes to regional development. UCL offers an innovative working environment that stimulates high-quality research, collaborations and innovative projects for research and teaching, and where individual contributions are promoted and personal development is supported and encouraged.
Teaching for the Work Psychology position will be organized by the Faculty of Psychology and Education (PSP- www.uclouvain.be/psp), which offers Bachelor and Masters programs in Psychology, Education, Speech Therapy and Family Sciences. With more than 3000 students enrolled in all programs, including the PhD and specialized continuing training certificates, the Faculty of Psychology and Education is the largest in the French Community of Belgium. Teaching is in French, but some courses may be taught in English.
IPSY/ Psychological Sciences Research Institute (http://www.uclouvain.be/ipsy) consists of 228 members (including 46 teaching and research professors, 28 postdocs and 85 PhD students). IPSY enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation and has developed fruitful scientific collaborations with leading universities around the word. The research carried out in IPSY is of high international standards and covers the following fields: Cognition and Neurosciences, Clinical and Health psychology, Social, Work and Organisational psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology. The Institute aims to make the life of researchers easier by providing them with personalized assistance and facilities in edition, statistics, ethics, access to participants pool, Budget and projects management.
The successful candidate will be involved in teaching and research in work psychology.
The areas to research include new challenges in the world of work, including new forms of work organization and organizational cultures, work conditions, work-life balance, participation and involvement in the world of work, well-being and health at work, job performance, the management of diversity at work, career management, transitions between periods of unemployment and employment, employee retention and, more globally, new relationships among individuals and social groups in the workplace (competition, struggles for positions, discrimination at work).
The research perspective of the successful candidate must be based on work psychology and/or social and organizational psychology, with the possibility of building bridges with psychology applied to human resources management and personality psychology. As a member of the Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY), initiating and maintaining a fruitful dialogue with related disciplines such as work and organizational sociology, socio-economics and law is critical. It will help to build bridges with researchers pertaining to the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Work, State and Society (group CIRTES).
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field within the various curricula organised by the Faculty, at the Bachelor and Masters levels and in the Master programme in Economic and Social Policy (shift schedule).
Starting date : 1st September, 2015
Further information :
Professor Mariane Frenay, dean PSP – email@example.com
Professor Olivier Corneille, research director IPSY – firstname.lastname@example.org
Localization : Secteur des sciences humaines
Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l'éducation
Psychological Sciences Research Institute (http://www.uclouvain.be/en ipsy.html)
Tasks : the applicant will:
- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.
Qualifications : the applicant must have:
- a PhD degree in Psychological Sciences;
- a significant scientific record with international publications;
- either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside the UCL;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level;
- the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
- good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant accepts to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within 2 years. Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.
Useful information for international candidates:
- The university provides a range of French language training courses
- Teaching is mainly in French but some courses can be taught in English
- English can be used for most research activities (including most funding applications)
- The “Louvain International Desk” provides legal, administrative and practical information about working and
living in Belgium
- Louvain-La-Neuve has very good transport connections to Brussels and is within commuting distance
Furthermore, the university
- contributes to the international removal costs
- subsidies French language training courses
- provides up to € 10,000 as a starting grant for new academic members
More information on : http://www.uclouvain.be/emploi-academiques.html
Deadline for the applications : Wednesday December 17, 2014, at 11:59 pm at the latest
Deadline for the recommendation letters : Wednesday January 7, 2015, at 11:59 pm at the latest
Post: Two Assistant Professorships
Location: London School of Economics, Department of Social Psychology, UK
Deadline: December 31 , 2014
London School of Economics, Department of Social Psychology
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Economic Psychology
Salary: Not less than £51,908
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of psychology / economics / anthropology. In addition to general duties in the Department of Social Psychology, you will contribute to setting up and running a new MSc in Social Psychology of Economic Life and develop the associated research field with Profs Saadi Lahlou and Frederic Basso. Our goal is to advance and teach alternative models to the current mainstream in behavioural and economic psychology, including action research approaches and a commitment to improving human well-being and sustainability.
You must have completed your PhD, teaching experience and an established or emerging track record of excellent research. We expect candidates to have a commitment to critical engagement marked by inter-disciplinarity and real-world applied research, multiple methodologies and an understanding of psychology as a social science. We are not interested in candidates who specialise only in desk or laboratory research. The Social Psychology department focuses on real-world research using innovative research methodologies. Please take a look at the department’s website and research interests before you apply. Professional experience outside of academia would be seen as an advantage.
For half a century, the Department of Social Psychology has been the home of Societal Psychology and a leading centre for research in real world settings. We do field research on five continents, house four peer-reviewed journals and our student population is global, including more than 50 nationalities.
We also have a thriving research student community.
Our current domains of interest are organisational social psychology, community development and health, social and cultural psychology, social and public communication and consumer psychology.
Collegiality is one of our values; we want an open team player who will engage and contribute to our current research and teaching.
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Community Psychology
Salary: Not less than £51,908
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the fields of social, community and/or health psychology, who have a particular interest in the role of collective action or health communication in advancing health and well-being in global settings. In addition to general teaching in the Department of Social Psychology, the successful candidate will contribute to two of the Department’s MSc programmes: the MSc in Health, Community and Development and the MSc in Social and Public Communication.
The Department has a particular interest in the development of theoretical frameworks that inform and advance concrete programmes of real-world collective action for health (ranging from e.g. peer education to community mobilisation to social movements) and health communication (ranging from
e.g. face-to-face encounters to old and new social media), especially in contexts of local and global health inequalities.
You must have completed your PhD, teaching experience and an established or emerging track record of excellent research. We expect candidates to have a commitment to critical intellectual engagement marked by inter-disciplinarity and real-world research, multiple methodologies and an understanding of psychology as a social science. We are not interested in candidates who specialise in desk or laboratory research. Please take a look at the department’s website and research interests before you apply. Professional experience outside of academia would be seen as an advantage.
For half a century, the Department of Social Psychology has been the home of Societal Psychology and a leading centre for research in real world settings. We have a strong tradition of work in the ‘scholar-activist’ tradition. We do field research in five continents and our student population includes more than 50 nationalities. In addition to our MSc programmes, we also have a thriving PhD research student community.
Overall, the Department’s current domains of interest are organisational social psychology, community development and health, social and cultural psychology, social and public communication andconsumer psychology. Collegiality is one of our values; we want an open team player who will engage and contribute to our current research and teaching.
b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships
Location: Interdisciplinary research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition"
Deadline: November 22, 2014
PhD-position in the interdisciplinary research unit "Relativity in Social Cognition" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research units seeks to investigate antecedents and consequences of comparative thinking in the context of various intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena. The position advertised here will be located in project "P8: The Influence of Social Comparisons on Cooperation and Fairness".
For details regarding the requirements and application, please visit:
Post: Research Assistant (Psychology)
Location: University of Reading, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, UK
Deadline: December 1, 2014
Position: Research Assistant (Psychology)
A talented and enthusiastic researcher is required to work on an interdisciplinary project on human curiosity and learning under the supervision of Dr. Kou Murayama, funded by European Commission. This exciting project provides a unique opportunity to examine cognitive, metacognitive, and neural factors underlying the relationship between human curiosity or intrinsic motivation and learning, using behavioural and neuroimaging experimental methods. The successful candidate will have a variety of duties including programming experiments, preparing
experimental stimuli, and collecting and analysing data.
You will have:
* Good experimental programming skills (e.g., E-prime, Matlab)
* Sufficient experience to run participants in psychological experiments
* Good verbal and written communication skills
* A first degree in psychology or relevant areas
University: University of Reading, School of Psychology and Clinical
Location: Reading, UK
Hours: Part Time (0.5 fte)
Salary: Up to _$B!r_(B28,695 per annum pro rata (As this is a part-time, 0.5 fte position, actual salary will be about the half of this amount).
Contract Type: Part time, fixed-term contract for 12 months and potential for extension to 36 months by mutual agreement.
Job Ref: RS14064
Closing data: 1st December 2014
Interview date: 12th December 2014
Starting date (negotiable): 5th January 2015
Informal contact details:
Name: Kou Murayama (Principal investigator)
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5558
Contact email: email@example.com
** To formally apply please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs
or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)
Please quote the relevant reference number.
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.