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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Phd Position OR Post-doctoral Research Fellow

29.07.2020, by Tina Keil

University of Osnabrück, Germany
Application deadline: August 23rd, 2020

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Logo: University of Osnabrück

The Department Intercultural Developmental Psychology is looking for applicants for a phd / postdoc position (100% / 0.5 FTE; 3 years, extension possible). The starting date is October 1st, 2020.

The successful applicant will be required to work as part of an international collaborative team to address research questions concerning friendships and intergroup relations (e.g., prejudice, intergroup contacts, identity and group processes).

We offer:

  • Unique opportunities to develop an individual scientific career in a new, interdisciplinary and internationally networked research group
  • Access to a variety of experimental and longitudinal multi-method data sets, e.g., experience sampling in high schools, experimental field studies, longitudinal community network samples, representative and international data (e.g., data on intergroup contact and prejudice among young people from seven European countries, n > 20,000)
  • Excellent research infrastructure, with a focus on a combination of experimental laboratory studies (e.g., behavioural observation laboratory) with field studies (e.g., mobile sensing technology, experience sampling via online diaries and smartphones, weekly measurements of behavioural processes)
  • Possibilities to actively participate in an international collaboration network of research institutes from different (sub)disciplines (for example, social, development, personality psychology, political science, sociology, criminology)
  • Access to ongoing external funding (such as the Newton Fellowship by the UK Royal Society and the Swedish FORMAS project)
  • Finances for travel to national and international conferences
  • Further education and professional training.

A required qualification for successful candidates is excellent English proficiency. Excellent German proficiency is desirable.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Maarten van Zalk for further details: