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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The Society journal is the Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

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Two Tenure Track Positions in Cognitive Psychology at Syracuse University

As part of our multiyear hiring plan, the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for two full time tenure-track positions in Cognitive Psychology to join the Cognition, Brain, & Behavior (CBB) area. In addition to CBB, the department includes research emphases in school, social, and clinical health. The department’s goal is to grow the Cognition, Brain, & Behavior faculty to a total of seven to eight members in the next five years. These hires present an exciting opportunity to collaborate in building the program according to a shared vision. In addition, there exists ample opportunity to contribute to the emerging interdisciplinary Neuroscience program across The College. The individuals filling these two positions are expected to pursue exceptional programs of research using rigorous methods and driven by a strong theoretical foundation to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying cognition and/or perception. Candidates with outstanding quantitative skills will receive special consideration. One appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and one position is expected to be Open Rank. Applicants for the positions should have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology or a related field. Successful candidates will show evidence of (1) high quality scholarship and the potential to build a vigorous program of funded research (2) teaching promise at the undergraduate and graduate levels and (3) promise of excellence in engaging graduate and undergraduate students in research. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research, teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contributing to the efforts to build the CBB program. Additional information about the department may be found at

The Department of Psychology is strongly committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and the University’s vision of “Scholarship in Action.” Syracuse, NY is home to the Upstate Medical University, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, and the VA Medical Center. Syracuse is a medium-sized city with affordable housing, abundant cultural opportunities, little traffic, and a high quality of life. Located in the heart of beautiful Upstate New York, the university is close to the Adirondack Mountains and Park, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes, and the Catskill Mountains.

Applicants must complete a brief online faculty application at Attach electronic copies of your curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests. Three letters of recommendation are required. Do not ask your references to send paper documents. Detailed instructions for uploading their confidential recommendation letter into the system will be sent to references identified in your application. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq Eras. The Department of Psychology is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, and individuals with disabilities.

R. Duncan Luce 1925-2012

Duncan Luce, a pioneer of the field of mathematical psychology, and a founding figure in our Society, died Saturday, Aug. 11, after a short illness.  He was 87.

An account of Duncan's academic accomplishments and history has been prepared by Bill Batchelder, on behalf of our Society, and can be found here.

The announcement of the University of California, Irvine, at which Duncan held the position of Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Sciences, can be found here.

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