Assistant Professor at Yale University

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology: The Department of Psychology at Yale University invites applications for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level.  We are especially interested in individuals whose research programs complement those of our existing faculty in cognitive psychology, and we seek outstanding researchers who will contribute effectively to both the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the University. We especially encourage members of minority groups, women, persons with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.  Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, selected publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to http://apply.interfolio.com/43760. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking candidates in the area of cognition for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant professor. Required qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a closely related field at the time of appointment; a strong record of research commensurate with rank; an ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research. Preferred qualifications: A track record of publication and external funding for research in cognitive psychology; evidence of teaching effectiveness in courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

The candidate will have joint teaching and research responsibilities in the Department of Psychological Science and the Cognitive Science program. Housed in the Department of Psychological Science, the Cognitive Science Program (http://cognisci.uncc.edu) is an interdisciplinary program involving faculty from the departments of Psychological Science, Computer Science, English[Linguistics], and Philosophy. The Department of Psychological Science, which has one of the most popular undergraduate majors on campus, offers B.S. and M.A. (with cognitive track) degrees in psychology and participates in an APA accredited Ph.D. program in Health Psychology and a Ph.D. program in Organizational Science. The position will benefit from UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative, which emphasizes data science in education, research and industry collaboration.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu.  Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of interest in the position explaining how you meet the requirements, (2) a statement of research/teaching interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) up to three representative publications, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Three letters of recommendation are also required. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly by mail or email to George Demakis, Ph. D. (CognitivePsychologySearchCommittee@uncc.edu), Chair Search Committee, Department of Psychological Science, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001. The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of highest earned degree.

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2017. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check. AA/EOE.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, UNC School of Education

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for up to two positions in Human Development and Family Studies starting July 1, 2018. These positions are full-time, 9-month tenure-line or tenured appointments depending on rank at the time of hire. Candidates with distinguished scholarly records, and established national/international leadership and reputation will be eligible for consideration for named professorships.

Context: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Carolina), established in 1793 as the first public university in the nation, is a doctoral-granting institution situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC. Ranked fifth among public institutions by US News & World Report, and one of the original public ivy schools, Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. We pride ourselves on a strong, diverse student body, unparalleled academic opportunities, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. The School of Education is among the best in the nation, and boasts a new and growing undergraduate major in Human Development and Family Studies.

Responsibilities: Candidates will carry out a research program, actively pursue external funding, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts across the School of Education and campus. Candidates also will (a) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Development and Family Studies and related areas delivered in face-to-face, online, and/or blended formats; (b) contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs; (c) actively recruit and supervise graduate students; (d) support strategic initiatives across the School and campus; and (e) provide leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.

Educational Requirements: We seek to hire candidates with an earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or related area/degree (e.g., Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology). A focus on early literacy is required for one of the positions. Expertise in the applications of cutting-edge digital technologies to the field is preferred.

Qualifications: Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. Candidates at the Associate and Full levels must have an established record of research, funding, teaching, and service to meet the University’s requirements for tenure and appointment at the respective rank. Depending on rank, candidates will demonstrate a research program that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and securing external funding, or will already have such an established record. Candidates will have strong potential, or an established record, of outstanding university teaching and guiding students through dissertation research projects.

The Application Process: To apply for the position, submit a letter of interest, vita, and the names of four references with full contact information, using the online application process at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/126451. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 10, 2017 at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. The search will remain open until filled.

For more information, email the Search Chair, Professor Jill V. Hamm, jill.hamm@unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Assistant Professor in Diversity Science at Macalester University

Assistant Professor in Diversity Science

The Macalester College Psychology Department seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Diversity Science (with a specific focus on race/ethnicity and racism; area of psychology open) for appointment in the fall term of 2018. Responsibilities include teaching intermediate and advanced level courses in area of specialization and maintaining an active program of research. The typical teaching load is five courses per year.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in psychology. We seek dedicated teachers, and we particularly encourage applications from candidates who can alternate with other instructors in teaching the research methodology and statistics sequence. In addition, preference will be given to scholars who can engage undergraduate students in their research; excellent start-up funds and lab facilities will be provided.

The person appointed to this position will have the opportunity to contribute to a multicultural curriculum and to participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching in such areas as American Studies, Community and Global Health, Educational Studies, Urban Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Additional information about the college and the department is available at our website: www.macalester.edu/psychology.

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Upload a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary statistics of student evaluations, scanned copies of recent evaluations, etc.) and reprints/pre-prints to http://www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9262 . Questions may be addressed to Joan Ostrove, Chair, Macalester College, Department of Psychology (ostrove@macalester.edu; 651.696.6775).

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Twin Cities has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises approximately 2000 undergraduates from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. As an Equal Opportunity Employer supportive of affirmative action efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Faculty position in Cognitive Psychology at Wake Forest University

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology beginning in July, 2018. We are primarily interested in candidates whose research focuses on topics related to cognitive control, such as working memory, attentional control, inhibitory processing, metacognition and related topics. This hire is part of an initiative to increase our department’s already existing strengths in self-regulation, which include faculty doing research on topics such as emotion regulation (Waugh, Seta), self-control (Masicampo, Petrocelli), self-regulated personality change (Jayawickreme), and aspects of memory and executive function (Jennings, Dagenbach). Evidence of superior scholarship and teaching ability is required. The successful candidate will teach courses in Cognitive Psychology, as well as more general courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, conduct programmatic research, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, and be committed to diversity and inclusion as core values.

The Department offers BA and research-oriented general MA degrees.  Additional information about the Department is available at http://college.wfu.edu/psychology

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education.  The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report.  The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty, staff, and students and to the development of a multicultural educational environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity and inclusion. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.”  For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://wakejobs.silkroad.com including a cover letter addressed to the members of the search committee, your vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available.  At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to letters@wfu.edu.  Applications will be processed from Oct 20 until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact the search committee at psyjobs@wfu.edu

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Postdoctoral Position at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

The Max Planck Research Group ”Naturalistic Social Cognition” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, (Research Group Leader: Dr. Annie E. Wertz) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Position.

The position will preferably begin February 1, 2018, although the start-date is negotiable.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on projects investigating social learning in infancy and early childhood, with an emphasis on how young children learn about plants in a naturalistic garden setting. We seek candidates with expertise in behavioral coding methods and experience conducting studies with infants and/or young children; strong data analysis skills are required. Familiarity with complex naturalistic datasets is preferred. Previous experience with Datavyu or related behavioral coding programs is particularly desirable; as is a solid background in at least one programming language (e.g., Ruby, MatLab, or R).

The MPRG “Naturalistic Social Cognition” (www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/babylab) investigates the ways in which infants and young children think about and learn from others using an interdisciplinary evolutionary approach. Our research projects include both laboratory studies and naturalistic observations, as well as collaborative cross- cultural and comparative studies. We are an international research team where the working language is English. We offer excellent infrastructure, support staff, and equipment.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

The postdoctoral position is for two years with a potential one year extension; candidates must already hold a doctoral degree. Applicants should submit preferentially a cover letter describing research interests and future goals, a complete CV, and a representative publication (published or working paper) as a single PDF file, with your name as the file name, to Frau Heidi Nassimi (sekwertz@mpib-berlin.mpg.de). Please arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent separately via email to Frau Nassimi.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications review will begin on October 13, 2017. For further inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Annie E. Wertz (wertz@mpib-berlin.mpg.de).

Assistant Professor at The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the area of Chicana/o Studies with an emphasis in Mexican American History and Culture starting on September 16, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment and must have demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative study and practices in the fields of Chicana/o and Ethnic Studies, as well as the ability to relate the study of Chicana/o issues to other U.S.-based ethnic groups. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Chicana/o or Ethnic Studies, but also welcome applicants with degrees in the social sciences that include, but are not limited to, history, anthropology, sociology, geography and political science.

Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following comparative and interdisciplinary areas of study:

  • History of Chicanas/os in the Pacific Northwest
  • Northwest Latina/o ethnic communities
  • Social history of labor and union organizing in the west, southwest and northwest U.S.
  • Chicana/o settlement patterns in west coast communities
  • Chicana/o diasporic and transborder communities
  • Chicana/o environmental and health issues

We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship with an active, theoretically-based research agenda. The successful candidate will teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching and service.

Send an application file that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication of no more than 2,500 words, a statement of commitment to diversity and equity of no more than 500 words, a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than 500 words, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/44747

Priority will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2017. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via Skype, and finalists will be asked to participate in a campus visit. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at aes@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.