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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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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.


Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology
Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:45

The Department of Psychology in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 2018. We seek applicants engaged in outstanding research in quantitative psychology who develop cutting-edge quantitative methods. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily quantitative methods courses. The specific area of quantitative focus is open, but applicants are particularly sought in any one of the following areas:


(a) Categorical and latent class modeling, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Growth Curve Modeling, and SEM;

(b) Psychological measurement, including contemporary issues in Item Response Theory, Computerized Adaptive Testing, and incorporation of Individual Differences, including cultural differences into measurement;

(c) Bayesian methods, particularly Markov Chain, Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques;

(d) Computational techniques for brain imaging (fMRI, NIRS, MEG, EEG) and brain activity mapping, and the associated neurocomputational modeling of cognition and perception;

(e) Large-scale analytical techniques, or what is often referred to as “Big Data” methods: Social Network Analysis, Deep Learning, Bioinformatics (including Genetics), Exploratory Data Mining, Predictive Analytics;


All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . The applicant should upload cover letter, CV, research statement, representative scholarly papers, and names of three referees who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Please send any inquiries to Professor Richard John at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Screening of applicants will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Inventive Use of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:59

A post doctoral position is available on a NSF project studying how mathematical knowledge is learned and then used in inventive ways.  Candidates with a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, or related fields are encouraged to apply.  The project has taken many approaches to this question including behavioral studies, neural imaging, and computational modeling.  The involvement of the post doc in this position will depend on their strengths, interests, and what they want to lean.  The position has funding for at least 2 years.

Interested candidates should send inquiries and applications (CV, research interests, references) to John Anderson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Data Research Scientist
Monday, 08 May 2017 21:47

Northrop Grumman Corporation is looking for a Behavioral Research Scientist to work with a team of researchers using large administrative data assets for studies of health and readiness among U.S. military service members. The research team conducts a variety of research studies and program evaluation efforts for the U.S. military, and works primarily within a data environment that houses a wealth of administrative, personnel, survey, and medical data (i.e., “big data”) on extremely large populations. Projects generally focus on resilience, health, and readiness among military service members, and include population-based studies, machine learning projects, measurement analysis, and pilot program evaluations.

The Behavioral Research Scientist will support several projects by managing and analyzing data from multiple datasets and sources. Candidates should have a PhD in Health Psychology, Medical Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, Public Health or other relevant field.

Master’s level candidates with several years of experience will also be considered. Ideal candidates will have advanced expertise in health, behavioral medicine, behavioral health and working with large-scale or population-level datasets. Additionally, advanced analytic and statistics skills are preferred. Candidates must be able to work autonomously and enjoy collaboration with a team.

Please submit a resume or CV with your application.


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