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Tenure-track Position in Cognitive Psychology
Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:29

The Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology to join the Cognition, Brain, & Behavior (CBB) area. Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an exceptional program of research driven by a strong theoretical foundation to understand human cognition, broadly construed. The successful candidate will have a research program that uses rigorous computational and/or mathematical modeling methods. 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 service to the university. Information about the department may be found at

Applicants must complete a brief online application at The online application should include these required materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and a single representative paper. Three letters of recommendation are required. Detailed instructions for uploading their confidential recommendation letter into the system will be sent to the references identified in the application.

Review of applications will begin November 1.

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The Department of Psychology and broader Syracuse community provides a rich and supportive environment for inclusive research involving ethnically and economically diverse populations.

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full-time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Researcher Position on Cognitive Modeling
Thursday, 26 October 2017 23:01

The Judgment and Decision-making lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position on cognitive modeling. The lab takes a joint experimental and computational modeling approach to study human judgment, decision-making, and reasoning. Current projects in the lab include decision-making in dynamically changing environments, multi-alternative and multi-attribute choice, and diagnostic decision-making based on medical images. For more information about the lab, please visit:


Desired Skills: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related disciplines. The following skills are also strongly desired:

1. Background in computational modeling and / or experimental psychology

2. Ability to create quantitative models of cognitive processing

3. Solid programming skills

4. Knowledge of Bayesian methods for model fitting and comparison

5. Demonstrated scientific expertise, with publications in refereed journals


Additional Information: The appointment can start as early as January 2018, but we will consider candidates who can start at a later date (up until Fall 2018).  The appointment is for one-year. Renewal for a second year is contingent on availability of funds, satisfactory performance, acceptable progress in carrying out the assigned duties, and mutual agreement. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter including a brief statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, one example publication / manuscript, and contact information of three references. Apply to Dr. Jennifer Trueblood, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neurosciencee
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:55

Applications are invited for an NIH BRAIN Initiative postdoctoral position in the Department of
Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, under the
supervision of Dr. Rosie Cowell ( and Dr. David
Huber ( The funded research will develop and validate a
novel technique for mathematically inferring the operations of neural subpopulations that
contribute to the voxel response in fMRI experiments. This research will use a combination of neurocomputational modeling, fMRI experiments, and psychophysical experiments in the domains
of vision, attention, and perceptual learning.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, cognitive
neuroscience, neuroscience, or statistical/mathematical modeling of behavioral or biological data.
Programming experience and excellent quantitative and statistical skills are required. Initial
appointment is for 2 years, renewable for up to two more years, contingent upon excellent
performance. Post-doctoral research associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized
and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on experience.

Please apply online at:;jsessionid=CB230BAB4118A8B1D593E284A90EF357?JOBID=90594

by submitting a cover letter, CV, research statement, up to three sample publications, and the
contact details of three referees. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and
continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages
applications from these and other protected group members.


Assistant Professor with Neuroscience/Neuroimaging
Friday, 08 September 2017 00:08

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications  for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall of 2018. The position is at the Assistant  Professor rank, although the search committee will consider both newly graduating  Ph.D.s as well as current Assistant Professors.


We are interested principally in candidates who can contribute neuroscience expertise to  more than one of the 6 graduate training areas that make up Psychological Sciences at  Purdue: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/  Organizational Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, and  Social Psychology. Particularly welcome is research that bridges these graduate training  areas using neuroimaging, and complements the growing neuroscience strengths among  our faculty, with broad innovative and integrative themes (e.g., social, cognitive, affective,  or clinical neuroscience). The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in  Psychology or related Neuroscience field, a strong publication record, a research program  with likelihood of external funding, and a record of teaching and mentoring excellence.  Responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing  graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.


The Purdue MRI facility is home to 3 on-campus MRI scanners, including a new 3T  Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma scanner dedicated to meeting the needs of neuroscience  and psychological science research on campus. This scanner is used amongst others for  longitudinal studies, studies benefitting from the existing high gradient system or the 64-  channel head coil for ultra-fast and high-resolution imaging, or for studies benefitting from  the synchronized physiological monitoring and triggering for fMRI. An MRI Physicist is  available to help with protocol development and optimization, and a part-time MR  Technologist is available to help with professional data acquisition.


Purdue also recently inaugurated the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN;, which  includes faculty spanning 25 departments across six colleges. PIIN serves as an umbrella  for research centers such as the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and  NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL;, a  center started within the College of Health and Human Sciences as an Area of Research  Excellence, to answer questions about how to improve quality of life, not just extend it,  and how to predict disease- and aging-related declines in highly variable populations.


Application review will begin October 1, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the  position is filled. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to 4 papers, and  research and teaching statements in PDF format via email to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In addition, please arrange to have at least 3 letters of  reference forwarded to the same email address. Purdue’s Department of Psychological  Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including  scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Please address at least one of these areas in  your cover letter, indicating your past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or  future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background  check will be required for employment in this position. Questions regarding the position  may be sent to Dr. Sebastien Helie, Chair of the Search Committee  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,  including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged  to apply.

Auburn Professor in Quantitative Psychology
Sunday, 27 August 2017 00:00

Position:  The Department of Psychology at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning fall semester, August 16, 2018.

Responsibilities: Candidates will contribute to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students, including teaching quantitative courses as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong research program.

Requirements/Qualifications: Candidates should possess strong quantitative expertise in areas such as: big data, multi-level modeling, longitudinal models, dynamic models, brain connectivity, or any other area of quantitative psychology. The candidate’s research interests should align with quantitative psychology, and research interests that complement one or more of the graduate program areas in the Department of Psychology (Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and/or Applied Behavior Analysis) is highly desired. A strong record that includes publications and potential for external funding is required. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have Ph.D. by start date or offer will be withdrawn.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position:

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until a candidate is selected.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. Please visit our webpage to learn more about the Department of Psychology:

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.


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