Jobs/Research

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO Associate/Assistant Professor in Accounting

The DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies invites applications from early or mid-career researchers for a faculty appointment in Accounting. The successful candidate will have demonstrated academic excellence based on productivity and impact in research in the area of accounting, or a big data approach to management information systems with a relevance to accounting. The successful candidate will receive a probationary (tenure‐track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.  The rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience in teaching and research.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.   The appointment is expected to be effective July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible therefore. 

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Postdoctoral Opportunity at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Post-doctoral training opportunities are available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered through the National Institute on Drug  Abuse (NIDA). IBG is one of the world's leading institutes for genetic  research on behavior. Internationally renowned research projects include  the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Study and Longitudinal Twin Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the  Colorado Drug Research Center, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive  Development (ABCD) Study. IBG is home to a DNA repository (about 40K  samples) for research on human behavior, as well as studying behaviorally  and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic,  and knockout-gene mice. Many faculty members work collaboratively across  disciplines to study the underlying genetic and neurobiological factors  contributing to risk for substance abuse.

Opportunities include training in data analysis of large-scale human genetic samples, human developmental fMRI studies in adolescents, mouse behavioral studies of substance use-related phenotypes, molecular genetics, mouse genetic mapping, electrophysiology, transcriptome data analysis, among others. Please see www.colorado.edu/ibg for more information about IBG and links to individual faculty pages. Several investigators may serve as possible mentors for an outstanding candidate who wishes to further their training in behavior genetics. Candidates are encouraged to directly contact putative mentors to inquire about opportunities in individual laboratories. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to supervise and interact with junior graduate and undergraduate students. The position is restricted to US citizens or Green Card holders because of the funding source. Applications from underrepresented minorities are welcome. Formal submissions must be submitted CU Jobs at https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=28967. The appointment would begin on June 30, 2021.

Postdoctoral Opportunity at the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research at the University of Minnesota

A postdoctoral fellow position is now available through The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research at the University of Minnesota. Since its inception, the Center has provided an intellectually rich environment and research tradition on the nature and origins of individual differences in human behavior and physiology.
The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to work on large-scale genome-wide association studies of addiction and psychopathology. These include world-wide consortium efforts to map genotype to phenotype in diverse populations from around the globe, as well as studies of rare variants in hundreds of thousands of diverse deeply sequenced whole genomes. At the same time, the Center maintains decades-long longitudinal cohorts of twins and adoptees (N~10,000), in which we evaluate the developmental course of genetic and environmental etiology across a broad range of individual differences.
The University of Minnesota is a beautiful urban campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota, known for its parkland, rivers, and lakes, ranking highly in the USA in the health and well-being of its population. The seasons are lovely, with hot summers and outdoor recreation, cold winters and winter sports, and long stretches of transition in spring and fall. It is a thriving metropolitan area of three million people, where the University of Minnesota is the flagship academic instiution, with a large NIH and NSF research budget. A great deal of diverse and important work is being conducted at the intersection of genetics, brain-behavior relationships, and psychopathology. Join us!
For more information, please don't hesitate to contact Scott Vrieze (vrieze@umn.edu). (Please note these positions are available only for US citizens or permanent residents.)

Postdoctoral Opportunity at the University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota seeks postdoctoral fellows interested in conducting innovative multidisciplinary research in domains including behavioral neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, clinical psychology, and/or behavioral genetics. Fellows are supported by a T32 training grant funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. The purpose of the training program is to provide research and training opportunities to encourage the development of multidisciplinary skills within or across the above domains as they relate to drug use, addiction, and related psychopathology. There is a particular emphasis on using large-scale neuroimaging and genetic datasets to address questions pertinent to addiction.

Fellows have the opportunity to work with any of two dozen distinguished faculty mentors (listed here). These mentors are highly multidisciplinary and collaborative. They lead both large-scale collaborative efforts as well as specific tailored research studies within their own laboratories, and use cutting-edge technologies to advance our understanding of the connections between biology and behavior. Faculty mentors hail from eight different departments and centers at the University of Minnesota, including:

1. Biostatistics
2. Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
3. Computer Science
4. Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
5. Institute for Child Development
6. Pharmacology
7. Psychiatry
8. Psychology
9. Statistics

For more information please do reach out to any of our faculty mentors or to Professors Monica Luciana (lucia003@umn.edu) or Scott Vrieze (vrieze@umn.edu), who direct the program.

(Please note these positions are available only for US citizens or permanent residents.)

Postdoctoral/ Research Associate Opportunity at the School of Public Health, Indiana University

Post Doctoral Fellow or Research Associate, School of Public Health, Indiana University. The postdoctoral fellow or research associate will join a multi-institutional team in Bloomington, Indiana, of engineers, epidemiologists, chemists, and risk communication specialists to work on a unique set of projects combining field research and machine learning to untangle the influence of contaminants in drinking water on human health. The research is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The primary goal of these project is to use “big data” and advanced machine learning methods to analyze disparities in exposure to contaminated drinking water in the United States and how those disparities influence human health. The projects all include a field research component involving engagement with households to collect environmental samples and health data. The plan is to build predictive modeling tools that can be freely used by communities, public health departments, and environmental agencies to identify communities at risk and to plan interventions.

Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to malockha@indiana.edu. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jackie MacDonald Gibson at jacmgibs@iu.edu.

Special Instructions Application Procedure: Provide CV, cover letter summarizing research interests and fit for position, writing sample, and a list of three references. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

 

University of Toronto Scarborough - postdoctoral fellow

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
University of Toronto Scarborough

JOB POSTING – POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

The Scarborough Integrative Perspectives in Personality Project (SIP3) is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our research lab.  Led by Prof. Brian S. Connelly, SIP3 is an on-going, longitudinal research project examining how integrating multiple perspectives on personality (e.g., self-reports vs. peer-reports) can help organizations identify and develop talent.  Particular focuses of our previous and forthcoming research include:

  • How personality Trait, Reputation, and Identity components predict success
  • How situational contexts affect personality expression
  • Personality peer-reports’ susceptibility to gender/racial stereotypes
  • Using multi-rater personality measures in high stakes (e.g., applicant) contexts
  • Personality meta-perceptions and multi-rater personality feedback

This postdoctoral fellow will join a research lab using a variety of methodological and analytical techniques, including on-going longitudinal data collection, meta-analysis, archival data via industry partnerships, experimental manipulations, scale development, latent variable models, and multi-level modeling.  This postdoctoral fellow position will involve advanced training and execution of these methods, as well as opportunities to prepare manuscripts targeting top-tier journals and to present at international conferences. 

This research program is contributing to positioning the University of Toronto as an international leader in research on individual differences, how they are perceived, and how they are measured.  With close connections to University of Toronto scholars in management, psychology, and industrial relations/human resources, this postdoctoral fellow offers opportunities for networking and training across a diversity of fields.

Area of Research: Personality psychology, human resource management, organizational behaviour

Description of duties:

  • Supervision/development of data collection protocols
  • Data management and analysis
  • Manuscript writing and conference presentations
  • Assisting in developing web-based tutorials for latent variable analysis of multi-rater data
  • Facilitating a mini-conference of scholars/practitioners using multi-rater measures across personality, organizational, clinical, and educational domains
  • Development of open access research materials

Salary: $45,000 / year + benefits

Required qualifications:

  • Completion of Ph.D. in Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personality/Social Psychology, or related field by August 2021
  • Proficiency in data analysis in SPSS, R, and/or M-Plus
  • Experience in data collection and study development
  • Training in psychological measurement and research methods
  • Strong track record of research experience/publication
  • Experience with open access research practices

Application instructions

All individuals interested in this position must submit (a) a curriculum vita, (b) a statement of research interests, and (c) 2 – 3 letters of recommendation to Brian Connelly (brian.connelly@utoronto.ca) by the closing date.

Closing date:  Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.           

Supervisor: Brian S. Connelly, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Integrative Perspectives on Personality

Expected start date: Summer/Fall of 2021

Term:  Two years, with possibilities for extension

FTE:   40 hours / week

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Managing Editor Acta Psychologica

Managing Editor Acta Psychologica
Position located in London or Oxford, UK
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Do you have a genuine interest in science and are you looking to start your career in
Publishing? Then this might be your opportunity to join us as a Managing Editor!
Elsevier’s Life Sciences publishing division is seeking a Managing Editor to work on the
Gold Open Access journal, Acta Psychologica, and its ecosystem of complementary
journals. We are ideally looking for an individual with a background in psychology (or
related discipline), an interest in scientific publishing, and excellent analytical and
communication skills to work on a variety of key journal initiatives. This is a superb
opportunity for a highly motivated and creative individual to play a critical role in the
further development of this newly redesigned flagship journal.

Job purpose:
o To work with the Publishing team regarding identification, acquisition,
management, and development of high impact scientific content, helping to shape
the editorial direction of journals.
o To establish and maintain close contacts with the scientific community in
academia and industry, and to work directly with authors, reviewers and editors to
help manage an efficient, rigorous and author-friendly peer review process which
maintains high professional and scientific standards at a high volume.
o To explore innovations in scientific communication (such as different paper
concepts, new applications, and other tools).
o To act as the main point of contact between authors, reviewers, and editors during
the peer review process.

Responsibilities:
o Working with external editors to triage submissions based on scope and journal
standards.
o Advising and guiding Authors on their journey through the Acta Psychologica
and related journal ecosystem to find the most suitable journal to publish their
paper in.
o Monitoring and reporting on the peer review process, acting as a liaison between
the external editors, authors/reviewers, and publishing colleagues.
o Building a network of editors, scientific reviewers, and authors in multiple subspecialties.
o Managing the solicitation of journal content in high-interest fields, as well as new
and emerging areas; commissioning review material and acquiring high impact
content.
o Guiding editorial expansion/innovation in related fields.

Requirements:
o PhD in Psychology or related discipline
o Understanding of academic publishing.
o Customer-focused, attentive.
o Able to work well in a collaborative environment and a drive to collaborate across
multiple internal departments.
o Able to connect with a broad range of people as well as to work independently.
o Flexible, analytical and proactive and embraces change; able to think critically
about a wide range of scientific issues.
o Excellent written and verbal English communications.
o Experience with authoring and the peer review process would be helpful.
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sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic
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University of California, Davis - Full-Time Lecturer Position in Personality and Abnormal Psychology

Position: Full-Time Lecturer Position in Personality and Abnormal Psychology for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Personality and/or Abnormal Psychology starting in Fall 2021. The position is for one year, but could be renewed depending on funding. The primary responsibilities of this position will include teaching upper division courses in personality psychology and/or abnormal psychology.

In addition to a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations.


Qualifications: Applicants should have Ph.D. in Psychology. Candidate must be eligible to work in the USA. Candidates should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04062. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as, if available teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, assignments and assessments.


Deadline: May 1, 2021, or until position is filled.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested. 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching - We also encourage applicants to upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as, if available teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, assignments and assessments. 
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Department of Psychology of the University of Basel - Senior Researcher (Post-Doc)

Senior Researcher (Post-Doc)
Level of employment 80 to 100 percent


At the Department of Psychology of the University of Basel, a position as Senior Researcher (Post- Doc) is to be filled by July 1st, 2021 (or by arrangement) within the Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology. The position is limited to four years.


Your tasks
The job holder is in charge of the practical implementation of the web-based longitudinal project Personality Change in the Light of Relationship Transitions in Romantic Couples and Singles, granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Working language may be English; German skills for everyday conversations are required (B1). Teaching is possible, but not compulsory. The employment includes the supervision of bachelor and master theses. The holder of the position is expected to be highly committed to research, to publish as first- and co-author in close collaboration with the team
and to contribute to advancing follow-up applications.
 

Your profile
• Doctorate (PhD) in Psychology, preferably with a specialization in developmental or personality psychology
• Dedicated pursuit of an academic career
• Experience in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of longitudinal studies (preferably webbased)
• Very good advanced methodological and statistical skills
• Peer-reviewed publications as a first and co-author
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• High degree of self- and group organizational skills
• Team orientation
• Very good knowledge of English (for non-native English-speaking applicants)
 

We offer
The Department of Psychology offers an attractive research environment for further academic qualifications. The Division of Developmental and Personality Psychology consists of a team with advanced senior researchers, doctoral and master's students in the fields of test development, second language acquisition, cognition and motor development, as well as personality development in close relationships. The University of Basel is committed to equal opportunities. If applicants have the same qualifications and suit the job profile, applications from women will be given preference.
 

Further information
The application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, doctoral thesis (pdf), reference persons, publications and, if applicable, teaching evaluations) should be sent by email to the division head, Prof. Dr. Alexander Grob (alexander.grob@unibas.ch) by April 30, 2021. For more information on the SNSF project, please contact Dr. Jenna Wünsche (jenna.wuensche@unibas.ch).

Membership Application

If you would like to become a member of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), please complete the membership application form below.

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