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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

PhD Position in Social Psychology

05.08.2022, by Hannah Schäfer

University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Application deadline: August 29th, 2022

Logo: University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Logo: University of Wuerzburg, Germany

The Institute of Psychology, Chair of Social Psychology at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU), Germany, is inviting applications for a

Researcher Position.

The contract will start on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be fixed term for an initial period to end on 30 September 2024. The position is part time (0.65 FTE).

Remuneration will be based on the Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (collective agreement for the public service of German federal states, TV-L).

The successful applicant will be predominantly involved in the following tasks:
• Teach courses in social psychology on the degree programmes offered by the Institute of Psychology
• Get involved in research projects based at the Chair of Social Psychology
• Assist with administrative tasks

Engaging in collaboration with both national and international research groups (e.g. at the Chemnitz University of Technology or the University of Austin, Texas), the Chair of Social Psychology at the JMU investigates a range of topics in social cognition (e.g. attitudes, moral judgement, perception and dealing with social inequality).

The following qualifications are required:
• A Master’s degree in psychology completed with very good grades or a comparable degree
• High expertise in social psychology, cognitive psychology and research methods as well as basic experience with empirical psychological research
• Basic experience with experimental software (e.g. Inquisit, PsychoPy) or a willingness to learn such software
• Good proficiency in written and spoken English

An interest in research at the interface of social psychology and cognitive psychology is desirable. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to continue their professional development as a researcher and to pursue a doctorate.

The JMU is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from qualified women. Severely handicapped applicants will be given preferential consideration in the case of broadly equal suitability, ability and professional achievements.

The closing date for applications is 29 August 2022. Please submit your application and supporting documents (letter of motivation, CV, certificates of all academic exams taken, reference letters from internship employers, Master’s thesis) - preferably by email - to:

Prof. Dr. Roland Deutsch
Universität Würzburg
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie II
Röntgenring 10, 97070 Würzburg, Germany

Please do not send any original documents to us; only send photocopies. As we need to save costs, we will not be able to return your documents to you. They will be shredded shortly after a hiring decision has been made. If you enclose a postage-paid return envelope, we will return your application documents to you three months after a hiring decision has been made.