Full Time Instructor, University of Southern Indiana

The Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Indiana invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable instructor of psychology position, to begin August of 2018. Responsibilities will include teaching four courses, with 2-3 preparations, a semester in the areas of Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and other classes depending on departmental need. Area of specialization is open, although primary consideration will be given to those with demonstrated teaching experience. A Master’s degree in psychology or closely related field required. PhD in psychology or closely related field is preferred. ABD candidates may apply.

The Psychology Department has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last ten years. The university itself enrolls over 11,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students and is located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 15,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement.

To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/hr/employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position, which include (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy (4) contact information for three current references; and (5) unofficial transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Amie McKibban, Search Committee Chair. Candidates selected for interview are required to provide unofficial transcripts, with official transcripts required at a later stage. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

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Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (www.dscn.umd.edu) is seeking a full-time research assistant (called Faculty Assistant at UMD) starting this summer 2018. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of social interaction in typical development and children with autism. The methods used include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children.

This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in developmental, cognitive, and/or clinical neuroscience. We encourage applicants with a background in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, or related fields to apply.

The lab manager will train and supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage IRB protocols and data archiving, and be responsible for general lab upkeep. Responsibilities will additionally include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with children and adults and development of stimulus presentation scripts. On the administrative side, the lab manager is responsible for recruitment and communicating with participants, coordinating meeting spaces, organizing lab meeting times, and general communication with lab members. The position may involve MRI operator training on the 3T Siemens scanner on UMD campus. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications.

Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and must enjoy working with children.

Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately.

To apply please email your application to Sydney Maniscalco (sydneym@umd.edu). Application materials should include a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

UMD, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Opportunity: NASDSE Executive Director

National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. (NASDSE) Executive Director Position

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), which represents the special education directors of the 50 states and 11 federal jurisdictions, is seeking to fill the position of executive director for 2019 and beyond.

The NASDSE Board of Directors is looking for a dynamic leader with expertise in effective leadership and management, strong communication skills and public relations, and who seeks to lead the national organization with the mission of working with state education agencies to ensure that all children and youth with disabilities receive the educational supports and services they need from birth to be prepared for post-school education, career and independent living choices.

The executive director supervises a dedicated staff with expertise in establishing and maintaining relationships with those individuals and groups responsible for the development of policies, educational and other programs serving individuals with disabilities, and those responsible for implementation at the school, local district, state and national levels.

The executive director position requires a variety of leadership, management and public relations skills. The job description and job responsibilities are provided here to express the Board’s expectations for the person seeking the position.

Research Specialist Position at Princeton University

The Department of Psychology is looking for a Research Specialist to manage the laboratories of Professors Tania Lombrozo and Tom Griffiths. The successful applicant will handle lab administration and data management for the labs as well as interact with students (both graduate and undergraduate), postdoctoral fellows and other individuals who are part of the lab.


Aspects of lab administration that the individual will be responsible for include but are not limited to organizing/scheduling lab meetings and lab events, overseeing research assistant training, creating and maintaining paper and electronic record-keeping systems, adhering to and monitoring adherence to human subject protocols, ordering and organizing lab supplies, managing reimbursements, managing subject payments, maintaining lab networks and printers, creating and maintaining lab web sites, and updating lab documents and file systems. The Research Specialist will also play a role in ongoing research projects, including helping with literature reviews, data collection and coding, and data analysis.


  • General facility with computers, networks, and printers to solve routine problems.
  • Familiarity with standard office software; excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to learn new computer skills quickly and independently.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented when it comes to paperwork and human subjects procedures.
  • Familiarity with SPSS, R, or another programming language that supports statistical analyses.
  • Experience with human subjects; basic knowledge of cognitive psychology and cognitive science; exposure to philosophy and computer science; knowledge of statistics.
  • Experience with and knowledge of experimental design; experience with literature reviews; experience with web design.
  • BA or BS degree in Psychology or related field.

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Lab Manager Position at Northwestern University

The Cognition and Language Lab/Project on Children’s Thinking at Northwestern University, directed by Dr. Dedre Gentner, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in the Summer of 2018. The lab manager will coordinate research activities on learning and reasoning in adults and children.

Candidates should have a strong interest in language and cognitive development and in learning and reasoning, as well as a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants must have at least two years of experience in experimental psychology, cognitive science, education, or a related field, as well as experience working with human subjects, especially children, in an academic research environment.

Responsibilities include recruiting, training, and managing a team of undergraduate assistants; performing and overseeing research-related activities such as recruiting and scheduling participants, designing and creating experimental stimuli, testing children and adults, and assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication; and administrative duties, such as coordinating with local preschools and other external organizations, cultivating a public lab presence (e.g., via website, social media, newsletter, etc.), maintaining participant records, purchasing equipment, and preparing applications for human subjects approval.

The minimum commitment for this position is two years. The position is ideal for a recent college graduate who would like to gain additional research experience before applying to graduate school, but we also welcome candidates who are interested in research and have other career aspirations, and/or who wish to commit for longer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Amalia Ionescu (amaliaionescu@northwestern.edu).

Cultural Psychology Visiting Faculty position

A full-time, one-year visiting position in Psychology is available beginning in the fall semester of 2018 at St. Lawrence University, with a possibility of renewal for another year. The position will entail teaching three undergraduate courses per semester. We seek an individual who can teach primarily Cultural Psychology or a course in a related area and Introductory Psychology. The Psychology Department has 13 full-time faculty members, two academic support persons, and approximately 160 junior/senior majors.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to affirmative action and diversity. The promotion of such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Recent incoming classes at St. Lawrence have consisted of 22 percent US students of color or international students. About 18 percent of each class has received Pell grants, a federal program providing need-based grants for low-income students to promote access to postsecondary education. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

Applicants should have their Ph.D. by August 15, 2018, but ABD candidates may be considered. Please submit an application letter, vita, teaching statement, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including official summaries of teaching evaluations if available. Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference submitted.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Motivation and Social Neuroscience (MSN) group led by Dr. Matthew Apps. The laboratory is host to a range of research examining motivation, decision-making and social cognition, with funding from the BBSRC and Wellcome Trust. The aim of the group is to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms in the human brain underlying motivation using computational modeling, brain imaging and testing in patient populations.

A (initially) 2-year postdoctoral position is available from 1 July 2018 to probe the mechanisms underlying motivation and effort processing, as part of a £1.25m, 5-year, BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship. The start date is flexible within 2018. The main focus of the role will be on the design, collection and analysis of behavioural and brain imaging experiments in healthy participants, as well as frontal cortex Deep Brain Stimulation patients. In addition, there will be possibilities to be involved in studies in patient populations (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease), large-scale online behavioural experiments, and collaborative projects with colleagues in the Department of Experimental Psychology, in hospital settings, and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroscience. The
right candidate will be able to join a new team, with a PI who understands the importance of mentorship for scientific & career development, and offers the chance to develop ideas within the grant as well as independent lines of research. The post-holder will be required to actively engage in the research group’s activities, provide guidance to less experienced members of the team and write manuscripts for publication.

With a PhD awarded (or thesis to be submitted) in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a closely related field, the successful candidate will be resourceful with the ability to act on your own initiative, possess excellent organisational and presentation skills. You will have strong quantitative skills including programming (e.g. Matlab or Python) for the design and analysis of experiments. Experience of computational modeling and brain imaging techniques is desirable.

Informal inquiries should be sent to Matthew Apps (matthew.apps@psy.ox.ac.uk).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for this role, a current CV, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 29 May 2018.

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