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Open-Rank Faculty Position in Quantitative Psychology
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:27

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a Quantitative Psychology faculty position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2015. The primary criterion for appointment is excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research program contributes to the development of new quantitative methods. Although the specific research area is open, we are especially interested in applicants for whom quantitative theoretical modeling, which could include computational models, analytic models, statistical models or psychometric models, is an essential part of their research program. The successful candidate will participate in the teaching rotation of graduate-level statistics and methods. Quantitative psychologists from all areas of psychology and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. New laboratory space and generous start-up packages are available.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. Psychology) by the time the position starts, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. New faculty hired at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to establish an independent research program. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. All materials should be uploaded by December 1st, 2014 as PDF attachments to For inquiries about the positions please contact Richard Gonzalez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Psychology

Applications are invited for an NSF funded postdoctoral position in the Cognitive Experiments Models and Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The funded research concerns the dynamics of visual identification in a range of tasks, including priming, inhibition of return, and the attentional blink. This research will use a combination of neurocomputational modeling and psychophysical reaction time studies.;?JOBID=53649

Data Analytics Faculty Position
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:40

Department: Psychology, the Ohio State University
Position:      Quantitative Methods/Data Analytics
Rank:          Assistant to Associate Professor

The Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate to contribute to a university-wide initiative in data analytics, commencing autumn semester 2015. In particular, we seek an individual who engages large data sets for purposes of: (1) developing new quantitative methods (multivariate and/or multi-level) or new mathematical and computational theory and modeling techniques, (2) understanding how to integrate research conclusions across studies (meta-analysis) or render them more impactful, and/or (3) addressing various psychological phenomena (e.g., parameters affecting decision making or behavior change, modeling fMRI data, effectiveness of clinical or health interventions, etc.). Candidates with very strong research programs who can also contribute to one or more of our graduate program specializations (behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, decision making, developmental, quantitative, or social) are encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is targeted for up to Associate Professor level candidates. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field prior to the employment start date. All applicants are expected to have strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction.

About Columbus:
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received before December 1, 2014 will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Inquiries should be directed to Jay McKirnan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Research Scientist Position
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:00

The Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, under the direction of Ralph Hertwig, seeks applicants for

1 Research Scientist Position (39 hours per week)

This is a two-year position, with the possibility of extension. Salary depends on experience. The position is available from February 1, 2015, but later start dates are possible.

Candidates should be interested in studying models of bounded rationality - that is, the mechanisms that underlie search, inference, judgment and decision making processes and the social and non-social environments in which these processes are successful. Candidates may have training in psychology, economics, cognitive science, biology, and/or any other related fields. Candidates should use behavioral, computational, and/or neuroscience methods to study bounded rationality.

Candidates must have a PhD. Apart from mentoring doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, there are no teaching requirements.

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development ( offers an excellent infrastructure including support staff and equipment for conducting experiments (e.g., behavioral laboratory, fMRI, EEG, TMS). It provides an international research environment, with English being the working language of the Center for Adaptive Rationality.

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. 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.

Applications (consisting of a single PDF file with your name as the file name, including a cover letter describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and pdfs of up to five papers) and two letters of recommendation, to be submitted separately by the evaluators, should be sent to Monika Oppong ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin). Please submit applications by December 5, 2014, to ensure consideration. However, review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For further inquiries about the positions, please contact Tim Pleskac ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Thorsten Pachur ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Methodologist

Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Methodologist – Open Rank Faculty Search, Penn State University

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH; in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty position in innovative interdisciplinary methodologies and statistics.

The BBH department has existing strength in a wide range of interdisciplinary health-related research, with an emphasis on integrative sciences in stress, individual differences, and public and global health issues including sleep, obesity, alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use, child maltreatment, and interventions to promote health. The position is designed to strengthen the department’s methodological and statistical expertise, including graduate training, and to promote and enhance a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment.

The successful candidate should have an ongoing research program that focuses broadly on the development and/or application of cutting edge methodological and/or statistical approaches to health relevant processes, contexts, and/or outcomes. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: clinical trial or other intervention research, latent variable modeling, analysis of intensive longitudinal data, and the analysis of ‘big,’ complex, or high dimensional data (e.g., related to genetic/epigenetic data, social media, neuroscience, etc.). In addition, we expect that the candidate will have her/his own substantive areas of interest; preference will be given to those topical areas germane to health and likely to promote and enhance collaborative work.

Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research commensurate with their experience, and will be expected to either possess or establish a record of external research funding. The position entails teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. An earned doctorate in biological, health, or behavioral science, statistics, or a medical degree, and evidence of strong scholarly accomplishments are required. Applicants should have an interdisciplinary orientation and a willingness to engage in collaborative research and outreach activities. The ideal candidate will also have documented success in collaborating with scientists from a range of fields and disciplinary backgrounds. Our department is highly transdisciplinary and we have collaborative ties with other faculty throughout the university, including the Social Science Research Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the College of Medicine and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Opportunities for collaboration also exist across the College [e.g., several research centers or groups, including: The Methodology Center, Center for Healthy Aging, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Quantitative Development Systems Methodology group; various departments including Human Development and Family Studies, Kinesiology, Nutritional Sciences] and many other departments and programs across the University.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 2015. Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Joshua Smyth, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application and submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, names of three professional references, and supporting materials (e.g., reprints, preprints). Supporting information may be uploaded on-line or sent by email to Ms. Shannon Anthony at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by postal mail to Ms. Shannon Anthony, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802. Please indicate “Methodology – BBH search” in the subject line of email correspondence. To apply, please visit: job number 53413. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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