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Quantitative Methods at Wake Forest
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 18:08

The Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Quantitative Methods Within an Open Content Area to begin July, 2019. We are seeking applicants with comparable expertise in both quantitative methods and a content area that connects to existing strengths of the Department. The ideal candidates will publish and teach in their content area and quantitative methods. The successful candidates will supervise undergraduate research assistants and honors students as well as Masters students.

The Department is in the process of developing a focus in quantitative methods, and the successful candidates should have an interest in taking an active role in the development of quantitative academic programming and activities. We have a strong commitment to the development of a diverse and inclusive educational environment and seek applicants who share this value.

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.  Wake Forest offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community.  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

To apply, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita, (3) a research statement, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, and (6) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through mentorship, teaching and/or research, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Additionally, at least three signed, confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please feel free to email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. Applications will be processed from September 10th until the positions are filled.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

 
Faculty Machine Learning at RPI

RPI has announced an open-rank faculty recruitment in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence across application domains.  Successful candidates could have any of the five Schools as their home School and within HASS, in any of our five Departments.

https://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/6807

 
Full-time Research Technician
Monday, 16 April 2018 00:58

The Crockett Lab at Yale University invites applications for a full-time Research Technician position to begin in late summer/fall 2018 (start date flexible). We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. We are looking for applicants interested in applying a computational approach to studying human morality, emotion, and decision-making and its neural basis. Our lab uses a range of methods including computational modeling, functional brain imaging and behavioral experiments online, in the lab and the field. Some of our current projects are investigating how social media impacts moral emotions and political behavior; the cognitive and neural mechanisms of dishonesty, hypocrisy, trust, and social influence; and social cognition in mental health disorders.

The Research Technician will contribute to all aspects of our lab’s research, including (1) programming experiments and collecting data for behavioral, online and fMRI studies; (2) analyzing data using practices geared toward fully reproducible science (e.g. GitHub, OSF); (3) developing secure databases for storing behavioral data, neuroimaging data, and big datasets scraped from social media; and (4) general lab computing support. The position is an excellent opportunity to gain multidisciplinary research experience tackling some of society’s most pressing problems, including incivility, disinformation, political polarization, and mental illness. The ideal candidate will be interested in ultimately pursuing graduate study in psychology, neuroscience, data science, or a related field, and will be able to make a two-year commitment.

Details of the position and application can be found here: http://www.crockettlab.org/join-us

 
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 http://psychology.syr.edu/.

Applicants must complete a brief online application at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/71017. 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: http://www.psy.vanderbilt.edu/jdmlab/index.html

 

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.

 
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