Abertay University Seeking a Head of Division for Psychology and Forensic Sciences

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The School of Applied Sciences delivers programmes and applied research in the areas of food and drink, the built and natural environment, forensic and biomedical sciences, mental health nursing, counselling, psychology, and sport and exercise. The School is looking to appoint a Head of Division for Psychology and Forensic Sciences.

Reporting to the Dean of School, you will provide academic leadership and management in the development and delivery of innovative, progressive, coherent academic programmes based on authoritative subject knowledge. You will also advise the Dean on teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, consultancy and continuing professional development opportunities.

You will be an excellent communicator with proven ability of working with others in a co-operative and collaborative capacity to motivate and lead teams to achieve their objectives.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/discover/work-here/jobs/. Full advert here.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology invites submissions for a forthcoming special issue on Evolutionary Criminology.  The goal of this special issue is to advance the understanding of how, and in what ways, an evolutionary framework can be applied to understand criminal behavior.  In the past several decades, research examining the connection between evolutionary processes and criminal behavior has gained momentum across multiple disciplines, such as psychology, criminology, and the biological sciences.  With this in mind, this special issue seeks to combine papers from diverse fields of study, that employ different methodologies, and focus on various topics relevant to evolutionary criminology.  All submissions should be submitted via Evolutionary Psychology’s manuscript submission portal at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/evp.  The deadline for papers to be received is October 1st, 2022.

 

Any questions can be directed to the guest editors of the special issue:

 

Kevin M. Beaver, Ph.D.

Florida State University

kbeaver@fsu.edu

 

Bridget Joyner, M.S.

Florida State University

bnj13@my.fsu.edu

Oklahoma State University seeking Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a one full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August, 2022, with an area of specialization in Cognitive Psychology. Candidates must have a strong background and research expertise in human cognition, broadly defined (e.g., decision-making, computational modeling, applied cognitive, cognitive development, memory, and cognitive neuroscience). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in cognitive psychology, decision-making, memory, and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support current scientists exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior that would be available to new faculty. Candidates would also have access to the OSU brain initiative https://tulsa.okstate.edu/braininitiative, and growing interdisciplinary neuroscience program at OSU.

The Department has 25 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D.s in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The clinical program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971, is based on the Clinical Science model of training and is a member of the Academy of Clinical Sciences and both APA and PCSAS accredited. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 60 doctoral students and 900 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 45,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools are frequently rated among the best in Oklahoma, and the city has excellent affordable housing.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, research statement, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at [INSERT INTERFOLIO LINK].  Please direct questions to Shelia Kennison, Chair, Human Cognition Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Psychology Building, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-7335; shelia.kennison@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. Position is contingent upon available funding. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a strong background and research expertise in human cognition, broadly defined (e.g., decision-making, computational modeling, applied cognitive, cognitive development, memory, and cognitive neuroscience). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, research statement, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at [INSERT INTERFOLIO LINK].  Please direct questions to Shelia Kennison, Chair, Human Cognition Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Psychology Building, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-7335; shelia.kennison@okstate.edu

See full advert here

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs seeking Assistant Professor of Developmental or Social Psychology

The Psychology Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with background in Developmental or Social Psychology beginning August 2022. Area of specialization is open, but candidates with expertise in diversity, prejudice, cultural psychology, psychology and law, or researchers with an applied focus are especially encouraged to apply. The department has existing strengths covering comprehensive sub-disciplines of psychology. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Candidates must have a PhD in developmental or social psychology, or a related field, and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization; teaching core psychology survey courses and seminar courses; supervising student research activities, theses and dissertations; and maintaining an active and productive program of empirical research.

The psychology faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a productive program of research with a commitment to obtain external funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA in Psychology, MA programs in Psychological Science (with subplans in Cognition, Geropsychology, Trauma, and Developmental) and Clinical Psychology (with subplans in Trauma and Geropsychology), and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (with tracks in Geropsychology and in Trauma Psychology). More info can be found at https://psychology.uccs.edu/.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $71,500 to $75,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The priority date for applications is October 3, 2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews will begin in October/November 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is August 2022.

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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs seeks Assistant Professor of Quantitative Psychology

The Psychology Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Quantitative Psychology beginning August 2022. The department has existing strengths covering comprehensive sub-disciplines of psychology.

Candidates must have a PhD in quantitative psychology or a different sub-field of psychology with advanced quantitative expertise and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. The specific area of research specialization is open, whether their PhD is in quantitative psychology, a different sub-field of psychology, or allied field with knowledge of methodology used in the discipline of psychology.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in research methodology and statistics including contemporary advanced methodologies (e.g., longitudinal methods and analysis, methods for understanding cultural group differences, SEM, nonlinear modeling, etc.); teaching core psychology survey courses and seminar courses; supervising student research activities, theses and dissertations; consulting with students and faculty on statistics and methodology and maintaining an active and productive program of empirical research.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are: 

The psychology faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a productive program of research with a commitment to obtain external funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA in Psychology, MA programs in Psychological Science (with specialty tracks in Cognition and Developmental) and Clinical Psychology (with specialty tracks in Trauma and Geropsychology), and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (with tracks in Geropsychology and in Trauma Psychology). More info can be found at https://psychology.uccs.edu/. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Therefore, the department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer: 

Salary Range: Generally starting at $72,000 – $75,000 per academic year

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:  

  • The priority deadline is September 16, 2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews will begin in September/October 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is August 2022.

See full advert here

Postdoc Fellow for the Geography of Philosophy Project at UCLA

The Geography of Philosophy Project (https://www.geographyofphilosophy.com/) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Professor Clark Barrett in the UCLA Department of Anthropology, for a period of one year. The start date for the position is October 1, 2021 or as soon as the position is filled.

Submit applications here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06748

The Geography of Philosophy project seeks to understand diversity and universality in philosophical concepts around the world—particularly in the concepts of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. We are studying these concepts empirically using a mixed-methods, comparative approach spanning ten countries and multiple languages. Our methods are diverse and include focus groups, structured interviews, surveys, and experimental techniques. The structure of the project is collaborative, involving local research teams in ten countries, and experts from across the social sciences and humanities. The PIs on the project are Clark Barrett (Anthropology, UCLA), Edouard Machery (History and Philosophy of Science, Pitt), and Stephen Stich (Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Rutgers). The project is funded by the John Templeton Foundation (https://www.templeton.org/).

The project is entering its final year of funding, and we are beginning our final wave of data collection. The postdoc position at UCLA will involve analyzing results from these studies, collaborating in designing and running follow-up studies, co-authoring papers and edited volumes, and helping to administer the grant at UCLA. The postdoc will be housed in UCLA’s Department of Anthropology, a large, four-field department with a thriving community of diverse academic interests, including the Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture (http://www.bec.ucla.edu/), the Center for Language, Interaction and Culture (https://clic.ss.ucla.edu/), the Mind, Medicine and Culture group (http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/mmac/index.html), and connections to many other departments and units across campus.

Our project is explicitly interdisciplinary and experimental, and as such candidates from diverse fields are eligible, including Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science. Candidates with strengths in statistical analysis, design and interpretation of cross-cultural studies, and familiarity with literatures in cross-cultural cognitive science are particularly encouraged.

Informal inquiries from potential applicants are welcome at hclarkbarrett@gmail.com. Feel free to get in touch if you’re curious about the position and have questions about your fit for the position, responsibilities, etc. Formal application materials should include a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests and experience, contact information for three references, and up to three publications. Applications will be considered on a rotating basis until the position is filled. Full advert here.

All qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please circulate this announcement widely. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Harvard’s Laboratory for Culture, Cognition and Coevolution is Seeking a Lab Manager

Harvard’s Laboratory for Culture, Cognition and Coevolution in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is is seeking a lab manager to coordinate, organize and conduct laboratory related activities. Perfect for someone just graduating and thinking about graduate school.

 

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Data collection and management and preliminary statistical analysis
  • Data visualization and GIS map-making
  • Scheduling, human subject ethics protocol management, and behavioral coding
  • Creating, maintaining and updating websites, editing manuscripts, conducting library research, maintaining a lab calendar and coordinating lab activities
  • Administrative tasks such as submitting receipts and conference reimbursements

This position provides extensive research experience and is ideal for recent college graduates planning to attend graduate school in the future.

 

Basic Qualifications

College background and one year of related work experience.  Relevant coursework may count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Biology, or related field strongly preferred.
  • Experience or skills in statistics (especially R), Global Information Systems, computer programming (Python) and data visualization. If not familiar, must demonstrate ability to learn independently.
  • Experience working in research assistance, including submitting IRBs.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to learn and enthusiasm for understanding human nature and cultural evolution.
  • Language skills a plus, but not required.

Full advert here: https://bit.ly/3cUuvEh.

Learn about the lab: https://coevolution.fas.harvard.edu/

The OCEAN Speaker Series Presents Virtual Talk by Amy Boddy, PhD.

The OCEAN Speaker Series Presents Virtual Talk by Amy Boddy, PhD. entitled, Life history trade-offs in reproduction and cancer.

 

Abstract: Life history theory is a powerful approach to study human health and disease. However, there has been little work in applications of life history theory in cancer biology. Here I will discuss how cancer is fundamentally characterized by life history trade-offs. Using a newly curated comparative oncology dataset across a wide range of mammals, I show why some mammals may be more vulnerable to cancer than others. I suggest some of this cancer vulnerability is due to life history trade-offs in reproductive output and discuss how insights into life history and cancer can be useful for human health and disease.

 

Time and Date: Thursday February 25, 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST

Location: Zoom

 

The web address to sign up for the talk is: OCEAN SPEAKER SERIES – The Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary ANalysis (mystrikingly.com)

Three-Year Post-Doc in Evolutionary Political Psychology at Aarhus University, Denmark

3-YEAR POST DOC POSITIONS IN EVOLUTIONARY POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

Applications are open for a 3-year Post-doctoral Fellowships in Social/Political Psychology and Experimental Philosophy at Aarhus University, Denmark. The deadline is February 1st, 2021.

The Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination (CEPDISC) is a Danish National Research Foundation-funded centre of excellence housed at the world-leading Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. It is currently advertising five post-doctoral positions, many of which look for expertise in social/political/evolutionary psychology, and which can be found at the following two links:

Positions on Work Packages 5, 7:https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/two-postdoc-positions-at-the-centre-for-the-experimental-philosophical-study-of-discrimination/
Positions on Work Packages 2, 8, and 9:
https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/three-postdoc-positions-at-the-centre-for-the-experimental-philosophical-study-of-discrimination/

Professor Lotte Thomsen is heading up Work Package 7 (‘Experimental studies of the sources of prejudice and discrimination’) in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, and we would be happy to answer questions from those interested in that role.

Contact:
Professor Lotte Thomsen
lotte.thomsen@ps.au.dk
Assistant Professor Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington
J.A.Sheehy-Skeffington@lse.ac.uk

Oklahoma State University seeking Assistant Professor of Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a one full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August, 2021, with an area of specialization in Biopsychology. Candidates must have a strong background and research expertise in the biological bases of behavior, broadly defined (e.g., genetic contributions to behavior, psychoneuroendocrinology, cognitive or social neuroscience). Candidates would have access to the new interdisciplinary center housed in the Department of Psychology, the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN). OCEAN fosters crosscutting research, training of future research faculty, and educational outreach through the associated annual conference. In addition, the candidate will be part of the OSU brain initiative https://tulsa.okstate.edu/braininitiative, and growing interdisciplinary neuroscience program at OSU.

Ideal candidates will be scholars in the areas of evolutionary psychology, social/affective neuroscience, or closely related-areas. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in biological bases of behavior and neuroscience, and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support current scientists exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior that would be available to new faculty. The Department currently lacks facilities to support fMRI research.

The Department has 25 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D.’s in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The clinical program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971, is based on the Clinical Science model of training and is a member of the Academy of Clinical Sciences and PCSAS accredited. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 50 doctoral students and 600 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu or to learn more about the OCEAN at http://theocean.strikingly.com.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 45,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools are frequently rated among the best in Oklahoma, and the city has excellent affordable housing.
Qualifications

Ideal candidates will be scholars in the areas of evolutionary psychology, social/affective neuroscience, or closely related-areas. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.
Application Instructions

For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 15, 2021. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin late January. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, research statement, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at https://apply.interfolio.com/xxxxx. Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Biopsychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 Psychology Building, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu

Full advert here.