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University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory: Full-time laboratory coordinator

The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on pretend play, and Montessori education. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on.

Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, the new hire will begin work in late July.

More information about our laboratory’s research can be found at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/home.html

To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at:

earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com

Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name.and whether it is the cover letter or CV. Please submit all materials by Friday, May 12th.

Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler: Post-Doctoral fellow

The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler is looking for a  to work on a play and active learning project with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.

The project is an NSF-sponsored collaborative study with Rutgers University, Boston University, University of Delaware, and Berkeley University looking to develop a conceptual framework for understanding “active learning” versus more passive forms of learning. As part of this grant we will be identifying the critical dimensions for understanding guided play, and designing and implementing experiments and interventions to test the effectiveness of variants of active learning through guided play. Applications are particularly welcome from researchers interested in play and/or creativity. This position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years. The anticipated start date is August 2017.

As the project manager, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the projects. The responsibilities include:

  • Stimuli design and creation,
  • Understanding and design of assessment tools,
  • Data collection at school sites,
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff,
  • Data coding and analysis,
  • Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,
  • Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,
  • Research grants administration and accounting.

Required qualifications:

  • D. in Developmental Psychology, Education, or a related field
  • Experience working with young children in research/preschool settings
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with early childhood intervention projects
  • Training in early cognitive development with an emphasis on play and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R
Paris, France: Postdoc in language acquisition, LABEX Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Judit Gervain and Thierry Nazzi (CNRS – Université Paris Descartes) have been awarded a research grant from the LABEX Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, to run an 18 months research program on “Processing of consonants and vowels in early development.” The project will be exploring the relative processing weight given to the two kinds of phonemes in newborn and young infants’ speech processing, using Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS).

This grant has created the opportunity to appoint one LABEX Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes, working under the joint supervision of Dr. Judit Gervain and Thierry Nazzi. The fellow will be working alongside leading academics in the Speech Team of the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (CNRS-Université Paris Descartes; http://lpp.parisdescartes.cnrs.fr/research/speech-group/). While the initial experiments to be conducted are specified in the grant, the postdoc will be expected to realize its implementation, and then contribute new ideas and experiments to the research project.

Applicants will have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline. Ideally, they will have a background in one of the specialist cognitive neuroscience areas such as language, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, electrophysiology. A strong background in experimental methods and statistical analyses is required, and you should be willing to learn NIRS. Previous work with infants will be a plus. The working languages of the Paris unit are French and English; the language for testing will be mainly French.

The successful candidate will be expected to start in the fall 2017 (targeted date September 1st, and no later than January 1st, 2018). The position is for 18 months. Salary will be in accordance with the French state regulated public service salary scale.

Applications should include:
– a CV
– a motivation letter describing previous work and research interests
– examples of publications (published or in progress)
– the names and contact details of 2 referees

Application materials should be sent electronically (pdf-format only) to judit.gervain@parisdescartes.fr and thierry.nazzi@parisdescartes.fr. Please email your application by May 1st, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

Paris, France: Postdoc in language acquisition, Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université

Dr. Thierry Nazzi (CNRS – Université Paris Descartes) and Dr. Silvana Poltrock and Prof. Barbara Höhle (University Potsdam) have been awarded a research grant from a joint Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) program, to run a three year research program on “Crosslinguistic developmental comparison of the processing of consonants and vowels in early lexical acquisition”, comparing French and German. The project will be exploring the existence and causes of crosslinguistic differences in the relative processing weight given to the two kinds of phonemes in the two languages.

This grant has created the opportunity to appoint one Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, CNRS/Université Paris Descartes, working under the supervision of Dr. Thierry Nazzi, and in collaboration with Silvana Poltrock and Dr. Barbara Höhle in Potsdam. You will be working alongside leading academics in the Speech Team of the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception (CNRS-Université Paris Descartes; http://lpp.parisdescartes.cnrs.fr/research/speech-group/) on a range of infant psychology and cognitive neuroscience research projects involving a range of methods such as headturn preference procedure, eye-tracking, NIRS, event-related potentials… While some of the experiments to be conducted are specified in the grant, the postdoc will be expected to contribute new ideas and experiments to the research project.

Applicants will have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Physiology, Neuroscience or a related discipline. Ideally, they will have a background in one of the specialist cognitive neuroscience areas such as language, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, electrophysiology. A strong background in experimental methods and statistical analyses is required, and you should be willing to learn new methods. Previous work with infants will be a plus. The working languages of the Paris unit are French and English; the language for testing will be mainly French.

The successful candidate will be expected to start in the fall 2017 (targeted date September 1st, and no later than January 1st, 2018). The position is for 2 to 3 years (3rd year to be confirmed). Salary will be in accordance with the French state regulated public service salary scale.

Applications should include:
– a CV
– a motivation letter describing previous work and research interests
– examples of publications (published or in progress)
– the names and contact details of 2 referees

Application materials should be sent electronically (pdf-format only) to thierry.nazzi@parisdescartes.fr. Please email your application by May 1st, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

University of Delaware, Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab, Full-Time Laboratory Manager

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice.

The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment.

The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable.

Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017.

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Please submit all materials by April 15, 2017.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

University of Delaware, Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff is looking for a dynamic post-doctoral researcher to join her team for an NSF-funded project on guided learning through playful experiences.

The post-doctoral researcher will coordinate closely with Dr. Golinkoff in developing new projects that seek to understand how playful guidance can best be integrated with exploration to facilitate young children’s learning across formal and informal settings. There are many opportunities for publications on this and related projects in this very active lab. The researcher will participate in, and sometimes lead, reading groups and research meetings to address issues as they arise in the lab.

The responsibilities of the project include:

  • Developing research protocols
  • Assisting with grant applications
  • Data collection at the lab as well as in the field
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff
  • Data coding and analysis
  • Writing and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications
  • Presentation of findings at conferences

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, or a related field
  • Experience working with children/families in research settings
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Broad training including, cognitive development, science of learning, and/or early childhood education
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Experience analyzing and publishing data
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

The appointment is for one year with renewal possible, contingent on performance.  The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental, medical, and vision).  Preferred start date is negotiable but no later than August 1, 2017.

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to Laura Zimmermann at lzimmerm@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well.

Temple University, Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler: Post-doctoral Fellow

The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work in early language acquisition with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.

We are looking for an energetic scientist who has worked in the area of language development and or early cognition to work on a collaborative IES funded project between Temple University, University of Delaware, and Smith College. The postdoc will work alongside our team to develop a computer-based language assessment for children 2 to 3 that can be easily administered by paraprofessionals, and professionals. This new assessment, based on our QUILS (Quick Interactive Language Screener) will advance basic science in what children understand about vocabulary and grammar, as well as tapping into the process by which they learn language. It will also have practical application – offering a way to use the latest research to identify children who may be at risk for language delay. We are hoping to secure a person for two years with the anticipated start date of July 1st, 2017.

As the project manager, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities include:

  • Data collection at the lab as well as in the field,
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff,
  • Data coding and analysis,
  • Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,
  • Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,
  • Research grants administration and accounting

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Linguistics, or a related field
  • Experience working with children/families in research settings
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
  • Training in a wide range of areas including, early cognitive development and language development
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
  • Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or RPlease send a resume/CV, cover letter, and research statement to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.
Harvard Psychology Department: teaching positions in Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Psychology Department is currently accepting applications for teaching positions in Cambridge, MA for 2017-18:

FULL-TIME HARVARD COLLEGE FELLOWS

The Psychology Department participates in the Harvard College Fellows Program for new or recent PhDs. This position consists of approximately 75% teaching and 25% research under the supervision of  a  faculty member in the department.  Applications for this program are due by March 1st, and applications are handled centrally rather than through the department. Late applications will not be accepted unless positions remain open after an initial round. Please see program information (http://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/college-fellows-program) as well as the Psychology position description (http://facultyresources.fas.harvard.edu/social-sciences). See https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7378 for more information and application instructions.

PART-TIME LECTURERS

Part-time lecturers are sought for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year in the Department of Psychology. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who could teach an undergraduate methods course, a graduate course for clinical students on ethics, or on psychological testing, specialty undergraduate courses in Social Psychology, Clinical Science/Abnormal Psychology, or possibly Developmental Psychology or the interface of Psychology and Computer Science in one or both semesters. Applications for these positions must be submitted online; please see the full job description and application information at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7433 . Application review for these positions begins March 1st and will continue through all applications submitted by March 15th.  Applications submitted after this date will be considered if openings remain.

If you have questions, please send them to:

psychology@wjh.harvard.edu, with your last name and position you are applying for in the subject line.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program: Call for Applications

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ABOUT THE JACOBS FOUNDATION

The Jacobs Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable foundations dedicated to improving the living conditions of children and youth. The Foundation was established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family in an effort to benefit future generations by providing young people with better opportunities for development, so that they can become productive and socially responsible members of society. As a research informed organization, we base funding decisions on solid evidence and enable systemic change through comprehensive approaches.

 

SUNY Cortland, Psychology Department: Assistant Professor

POSITION: Tenure Track Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor—Developmental Psychology

APPOINTMENT DATE: 09-01-2017

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assistant Professor of Psychology to teach courses in the discipline, conduct research, and participate in department and college-wide governance. The successful candidate will be responsible for a 3-3 teaching load in applicant’s area of expertise, a capstone course, and a course designed to teach students research-focused scientific writing. Developing or continuing a program of active research, preferably involving undergraduate research assistants, is also expected. Additional responsibilities include engaging in service on departmental and college committees, student advisement and a commitment to undergraduate education.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in Psychology or Human Development by time of appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in developmental psychology with the ability to teach developmental, child and adolescent psychology as well as statistics, or research methods. Successful applicants will also be expected to teach a capstone course and a research-related writing course in their discipline. Evidence of quality teaching at the undergraduate level and demonstration of an active research program also preferred. For information about our current departmental faculty and course offerings please visit our website at: http://www2.cortland.edu/departments/psychology/

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY:  The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and the School of Professional Studies.  Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Psychology Department at SUNY Cortland offers a B.A. and B.S. in psychology, a minor in psychology, as well as a minor in psychology of children with exceptionalities. Our typical class size is 30, while class sizes in upper division labs and capstone courses are typically 15-20. Our program is aligned with the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for an undergraduate psychology major. Faculty have access to modern research and teaching facilities. The department is housed in the original, historically renovated Old Main on upper campus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  For a detailed job description or to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu. Review of application materials will begin on January 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

SUNY Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.  We have a strong commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary degree programs in the areas of Multicultural Studies

The School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia: 5 faculty positions available

The School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia (https://www.uea.ac.uk/psychology) has 5 faculty positions available at the Lecturer (Assistant Prof) / Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Prof)/Professor levels.  We also welcome interest from research teams who might offer concentrated strength in a single area.

The School of Psychology is the newest school at UEA, and the first new School of Psychology to be formed in a research-intensive university in the UK for many years. These posts signal UEA’s commitment to investment in world-class research, forming part of an ambitious expansion plan to create a world-leading faculty bridging disciplines to yield deep understanding of the processes that underlie and organise human behaviour.

John Spencer and I are heading up an outstanding group in developmental science, and we are looking for talented colleagues to join us! UEA has fantastic research facilities (fNIRS, fMRI, TMS, EEG, eye-tracking, virtual reality, customised testing rooms for child research), a lovely campus, and it is situated in Norwich, UK — a wonderful place to live, with a castle, cathedrals, restaurants, and pubs.

If you have any questions about the posts, do let me know. Details can be found HERE

UNCG Greensboro: Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks to hire an individual at the tenure track assistant or associate level with a defined expertise in cognitive, emotional, social and/or behavioral development. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests are integrative, sensitive to context, and that would contribute to unifying themes across our core areas of human development, family science, sociocultural contexts, and young children’s early care and education. This position will involve a) maintaining an active and productive research program, b) undergraduate and graduate teaching, c) advising undergraduate and graduate students, d) seeking external research funding, and e) providing professional and university service. Candidates with expertise with diverse populations are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong record of developmental research achievement, enthusiasm for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring individuals from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.

HDFS Department: Our department is committed to a developmental science approach to examining multi-level processes at the intersections of biology, cognition, emotion, behavior, relationships, context and culture and has recently been ranked as one of the top HDFS graduate programs in the country. The department has 27 full-time faculty, over 600 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and PhD programs. Students from racial ethnic groups of color make up 52% of HDFS students and the Department is committed to a faculty that is increasingly representative of this diversity. Support for research and grant activity includes the university’s Child and Family Research Network, the Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships, the Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health Research, and facilities for the integrated collection of observational and physiological data, a newly installed state of the art fMRI facility.

UNCG Greensboro:  This is a doctoral research-intensive university and a minority-serving institution with approximately 18,500 students that is committed to its status as a diverse academic community.  UNCG has been ranked among the “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High-Research Activity University with an added Community Engagement classification awarded for “deep engagement” at local, regional, national, and global levels. UNCG is also located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a tri-city area which offers a wealth of opportunities to engage and work with diverse communities, cultures, and populations.  We are an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to faculty diversity (http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/).

Special Instructions:  You will be asked to provide a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and contact information for 3 references.

For Best Consideration: Please submit all application materials by January 17th, 2017.

Website for Submission: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/7790

Position Number: 999065

For Additional Information:  Please contact Roger Mills-Koonce at mills-koonce@uncg.edu.

Call for Applications: The Jacobs Foundation Marbach Castle Residence Program 2017

Zurich, December 14, 2016

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2017

The Jacobs Foundation’s mission is to contribute to improving the development of current and future generations of young people to enable them to become socially responsible members of society. The Foundation promotes innovation in research and practice and aims at combining scientific findings with practical applications. Residencies at Marbach Castle, located on the shores of Lake Constance (Germany), aim at generating new knowledge in child and youth development through work on scientific/position papers, book projects or research proposals for international large-scale cooperation.

The Residence Program offers senior and/or junior (post-doctoral) researchers in the field of child and youth development an inspiring setting for conducting uninterrupted, goal-oriented, collaborative work. In addition to time for dedicated work on projects during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with fellow residents from a variety of disciplines and geographies is a defining characteristic of the Marbach experience. Participants will take turn in presenting their current projects to one another. Meals and informal presentations of residents’ work provide an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement on child and youth development within and across disciplines.

The program provides twenty residencies from August 20 to August 27, 2017. We seek collaborative residencies for two to four people working on the same project. The Foundation provides meals and accommodation and covers air fare and local transportation to and from Marbach for all residents.

Applications are due by February 15, 2017 for the residency period August 20, 2017 through August 27, 2017. Applicants will be notified by end of March 2017.

To apply, please visit Marbach Residence Program 2017

Yale University School of Medicine: Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology - Yale Autism Infant and Toddler Program

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska

Additional Faculty: Kelly Powell, Scuddy Fontenelle, Suzanne Macari, Quan Wang

Salary: $47,484 per year; commensurate with NIH postdoctoral levels of experience (plus full healthcare coverage and benefits)

Term of Position: 2 years

Start Date: July 1, 2017

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

 Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in clinical, developmental, or cognitive psychology to participate in clinical research with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders.  Current studies are focused on social attention and emotion processing and the development of comorbid conditions in toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. Candidates with a strong research track record and previous experience with young children with autism and related disorders are strongly encouraged to apply.  Candidates who completed an APA-accredited program with eligibility to obtain licensure will be favorably reviewed.  The Associate will be involved in a 2-year clinical training program, working under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of expert researchers and clinicians specializing in the study of early neurobehavioral markers of autism.  The Associate will be responsible for administering standardized and experimental assessment measures, will participate in the design, implementation, and analysis of experimental eye tracking and physiological measures, and will also gain experience in manuscript preparation and grant writing.  The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and research on ASD, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Training opportunities will include participation in a weekly seminar on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, weekly Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University.

Application Information: For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact yescog@yale.edu. Information about the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab can be found here: http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/yescog/

Additional information about the Yale Child Study Center’s Autism Program can be found at: http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/autism/index.aspx

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals
3) Two letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate’s clinical and research potential.

Submitting Your Application: Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to yescog@yale.edu.  Mailed applications may be submitted to:

Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center
40 Temple Street, Suite 7-D
New Haven, CT 06510

Submission Deadline:  January 15th, 2017

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in clinical, developmental, or cognitive psychology.  When a candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.

Tobii Pro Knowledge Services: full-time Knowledge Service Specialist

Tobii Pro Knowledge Services is growing, and we have an immediate opportunity for a full-time Knowledge Service Specialist based out of the North America headquarters in Virginia. This is a new position, unique in the field. We are offering the opportunity to be involved in so many exciting aspects of eye tracking technology and its applications. You’ll get to:

*    Create and deliver cutting-edge educational materials to researchers and users of eye tracking
*    Learn deeply about eye tracking technology and methods, and serve as an expert resource both to Tobii Group and to the greater research community
*    Conduct research internally and in collaboration with others, then publish and present your work

Interested?

Visit the job listing at the Tobii Job Hub http://go.tobiipro.com/e/151161/-knowledge-service-specialist-/8s167/25423778 and apply if your qualifications and interests align with the specification. Or, if you know someone who might be interested in this position, please forward this email.

Wiley: Editor-in-Chief Developmental Psychobiology

Wiley invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief Developmental Psychobiology

Developmental Psychobiology is an international, peer-reviewed journal. It publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of psychobiology research, spanning studies with human and non-human populations with an emphasis on understanding the links between biology, neuroscience, and behavior. The successful candidate for the position of Editor-in-Chief will be recognized internationally for his or her achievements in this area and have a good track record of publications and presentations at conferences. He or she will also have an extensive international network of contacts, so that the profile of the Journal can continue to be developed. The ideal candidate will be skilled in diplomacy, networking, and written and verbal communication.

The duties of the EIC include:
• Managing the day-to-day operations of the Journal, especially the peer review process, with support from a journal administrator provided by the Publisher
• Facilitating thorough, fair, and fast peer review through the delegation of Associate Editors, the invitation of peer reviewers, and the synthesis of peer review reports into a manuscript decision
• Encouraging submissions from authors and serving as an ambassador of the Journal
• Monitoring and improving Journal operations and the effectiveness of the Journal’s editorial goals and policies
• Collaborating with the Publisher to explore strategic new initiatives, policies, and subject areas in order to enhance Journal quality and growth
• Maintaining regular communication with the Publisher to discuss the journal’s performance, operations, and management of the Associate Editors
• Managing Editorial Board, including inviting and retiring members and monitoring performance
• Maintaining regular communication with the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board to keep them engaged and energized.

• Attend the annual ISDP meetings and chair the Wiley board meeting at that time.

The EIC shall have the power to delegate specific responsibilities to Associate Editors and the Editorial Board. Ideally, to keep the flow of papers maintained and the decision times to a minimum, the successful candidate should plan to spend a little time on the Journal each day. The EIC will be expected to start in April of 2017.

A search committee has been formed by members of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology to assist Wiley in selection of the new editor. Applicants should send a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Developmental Psychobiology and your vision for how you would like to see it develop in the future. Please send all application materials by January 1, 2017 to:

Serena Tan, Journal Publishing Manager, at setan@wiley.com <mailto:setan@wiley.com>
AND
Nathan Fox, President, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology at fox@umd.edu

Closing Date: When Filled

University of Maryland, Child Development Lab: Laboratory & Program Project Coordinator

The Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Maryland under the direction of Nathan Fox is searching for an individual to assume the position of Laboratory and Program Project Coordinator. The Lab Coordinator manages the day-to-day activities of the CDL including, monitoring and ordering supplies, assisting in the staff hiring process, creating agendas, running lab and study-related meetings, preparing grant budgets and training lab staff on University and lab policies. The Program Project Coordinator is the main point of contact for organization of a multi-site study of the Functions and Development of the Mirror System funded by NICHD. Responsibilities include working with both US and foreign institutions on grant and budget preparation/management, submission of progress reports, and general study logistics (coordinating travel, scheduling meetings). Information regarding current ongoing studies at the CDL can be found at cdl.umd.edu/current-studies/. Information regarding the Program Project can be found at mirroringdevelopment.com.

A Bachelor’s degree with some additional relevant experience is required. The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on multiple, large-scale projects simultaneously. Interested individuals should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan Fox at fox@umd.edu and Brittany DeVries at bdevries@umd.edu.

Closing Date: February 1, 2016

The University of Texas at Dallas: Open Rank Faculty Member in Psychological Sciences

Department: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
Closing Date: December 1, 2016 or until filled

The Psychological Sciences Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas seeks candidates for two tenure/tenure-track positions in psychology– rank open. The Psychological Sciences area spans research aimed at understanding and improving the human condition, with both theoretical and practical implications. We seek excellent, innovative researchers who would synergize with current faculty, teach needed coursework, and support innovation related to core goals in psychology: promoting mental and physical health, supporting healthy relationships, and enhancing thinking and learning. We are particularly interested in candidates who study the developmental periods of infancy or adolescence, those who work with diverse populations, and/or those with expertise in advanced quantitative methods, but all outstanding candidates will be considered. Successful candidates must demonstrate potential for obtaining extramural research funding and excellence in teaching.

The University of Texas at Dallas has undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in Psychological Sciences. Successful applicants will join the dynamic, interdisciplinary School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences with strengths in Psychological Sciences, Cognition and Neuroscience, and Communication Disorders, and will have the opportunity to affiliate with one or more of four nationally-recognized centers, including the Center for Children and Families. A competitive salary with an excellent start-up package is available.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is August 1, 2017. Successful candidates should hold a PhD in psychology or a closely-related field by the time the position starts.

Applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation and representative reprints via the online application form available at: http://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/6862.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access / Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive community.

University of California, Irvine: Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (tenure track or tenured)

The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine is seeking to fill a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. We invite applicants with outstanding research trajectories in the wide range of disciplines related to Education, and who come from diverse epistemological and methodological perspectives. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to our graduate and undergraduate programs, and particularly to our Ph.D. in Education program, which offers specializations in Language, Literacy, and Technology; Educational Policy and Social Context; and Learning, Cognition and Development; and to our new undergraduate major in Education Sciences.

Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) by July 1, 2017 and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Applications should be submitted on line at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03737 and must include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; three letters of recommendation for Assistant level, letters will be requested at a later date for Associate level; and up to three relevant recent publications/papers. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development: Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Title:
Position Vacant – Ref 1535/16 Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Modelling of Language Learning/Processing, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

Position Description:
The Speech and Language Program in the MARCS Institute in association with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with high level skills and expertise in the area of computational modelling of language.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University. Research at MARCS is conducted in five interdisciplinary research programs: Speech & Language, Music Cognition & Action, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, Multisensory Communication, and Human-Machine Interaction. MARCS is located on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood and Parramatta campuses.

Administered by The Australian National University, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (COEDL) includes the following Collaborating and Partner Organisations – The University of Melbourne; The University of Queensland; University of Western Sydney (The MARCS Institute); Appen Pty Ltd, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Chinese University of Hong Kong; Cornell University, NY; Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; The Pennsylvania State University; The University of Auckland, NZ; The University of Hong Kong; The University of Manchester; University of Liverpool and University of Surrey.

COEDL will address the most critical questions about language: How do languages evolve? How different can languages be? How do our brains acquire and process them? How can technologies deal with the complexity and enormous variability of language in its central role in human information processing? What can Australia do to increase its linguistic abilities at a time of increasingly multilingual demands in trade and information? The Centre will also secure language heritage, develop new language technologies, connect policy with Indigenous and migrant communities, and build strategies to help 1st and 2nd language learning and those isolated by language difficulties.

We are seeking a dynamic, forward thinking and innovative scholar to take up this postdoctoral fellowship. The successful applicant is expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, based on an excellent research background in computational science or computational linguistics specifically in computational psycholinguistics or computational phonetics/phonology.

This is a full-time, fixed term position for a period of 12 months based at our Bankstown campus.

*Please note: Applicants need to submit within their on-line application a research and scholarly activity plan (i.e. a research proposal) for the position that they have discussed with Associate Professor Paola Escudero.

*Remuneration Package: Academic Level A (Step 3-Step 4) $93,659 to $99,365 p.a. (comprising Salary $84,498 to $89,646 p.a., plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

*Position Enquiries: Associate Professor Paola Escudero, paola.escudero@westernsydney.edu.au 

*Closing Date: 13 November 2016

Texas Tech University, The Department of Human Development and Family Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University seeks applicants with research interests and expertise in early childhood that relate to parenting, family systems, risk, poverty and/or developmental outcomes for young children. Strong candidates with interests in areas related to health disparities, gene and environmental influences in early development, family stress/trauma, prevention and early intervention, and public policy will also be considered.

Qualifications:
In line with TTU’s strategic priorities, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Human Development, Family Studies or a related discipline such as, Psychology, Sociology, or Education.
Strong candidates will also demonstrate past success and/or potential for future success in meeting the responsibilities of the position. These include: conducting research and obtaining external funding; teaching and mentoring undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree students; providing service to the department, the university and the discipline; and outreach to the community.

About the Department and University:
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary research department with strong graduate and undergraduate programs focused on individual development across the life course, family structure, and family dynamics. The Department is a unit of the College of Human Sciences, and is one of the largest units on the Texas Tech campus. It serves approximately 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students, and offers Master’s and doctoral degrees. Texas Tech University hosts several institutes, centers, and programs that may enhance candidates’ research productivity, including Early Head Start, East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis & Policy, and the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Department of Human Development and Family Studies:
The HDFS department is the home of two state-of-the-art facilities: the Child Development Research Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/cdrc/) and the Iva Lea Barton Research Suite (http://today.ttu.edu/2010/11/college-of-human-sciences-dedicates-research-suite/). In addition, Texas Tech University houses the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics http://www.depts.ttu.edu/biotechnologyandgenomics/ which offers instrumentation, support and training in various aspects of modern biotechnology, including nextgen sequencing, bioinformatics, and functional genomics. Texas Tech University is also home to the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (http://www.ttni.ttu.edu which houses a state-of the-art Siemens 3T fMRI scanner.

Texas Tech is one of the state’s major universities (36,000 students) consisting of 10 colleges, the Graduate School, and the School of Law. Located on the same campus, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health. Texas Tech is located in the West Texas High Plains city of Lubbock (population 230,000), which has excellent medical facilities, a low cost of living, and a semi-arid, sunny, and mild climate. Lubbock is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe and other major metropolitan cities.

EEO Statement:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

To Apply for this Position:
Ensure the following documents are attached to your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Two recent & representative publications

Questions about this position should be directed to :

Sybil Hart, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair, sybil.hart@ttu.edu.
Box 41230 | Lubbock, Texas 79409-1230| T 806.742.3000 | F 806.742.0285

An EEO/Affirmative Action Institution:
Assistance with the application process is available from Human Resources, Talent Acquisition at hrs.recruiting@ttu.edu or 806-742-3851.
Application Process

Initial review of applications for this position will begin as early as November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online application at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ Requisition #8840BR

Birmingham University, Department of Psychology: Tenure-track position at Assistant Professor Level

PERCEPTION/COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE-at Binghamton University, State University of New York. The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Cognitive and Brain Sciences to start Fall 2017. The committee is particularly interested in candidates using the techniques of cognitive neuroscience to study perception, including its development, potential dysfunctions, and diseases or health conditions involving perception. We are especially interested in candidates who apply imaging techniques, to add to or complement existing strength in the department in the area of electrophysiology. Applicants are expected to have an active research program including a strong potential for external funding. The successful candidate will join a productive, enthusiastic and interactive faculty and will contribute to both graduate (PhD) and undergraduate (Psychology and Integrative Neuroscience majors) supervision and instruction.

The Department provides a supportive research environment with excellent resources that is strongly conducive to research productivity. More information about the department is available at www.binghamton.edu/psychology. Successful candidates will have a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related field; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of a research program capable of securing external funding is highly desirable. Teaching experience, especially in the area of Sensation and Perception, is also of value.

It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Applications should be received by November 4, 2016 to ensure full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement describing your research, three representative publications, a teaching statement, and any other relevant information. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees. Materials should be submitted to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=76794

Ripon College, Department of Psychology: Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Ripon College, a Phi Beta Kappa undergraduate liberal arts college with a history of commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychology beginning August 2017. While we anticipate hiring an Assistant Professor, an appointment at the Associate Professor rank is possible.

Ph.D. or ABD status in Psychology with a background in Behavioral Neuroscience/Neuropsychology is required. Previous teaching experience and an active research program capable of involving motivated students desired; the ability to add diversity through background and/or teaching/research interests is especially valued. The position involves teaching undergraduate classes in experimental and clinical neuroscience. Additional classes will include Research Design and Statistics, some General Psychology, and topics of the successful candidate’s interest. Teaching load is three classes per semester. Our small collegial department is highly supportive of teaching, research, and personal development.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application with statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, CV, and three letters of reference. Review of applications begins October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted as PDF files, sent via email to dagostinom@ripon.edu.

Purdue University, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OPENING PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Position Description: The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is seeking applications for an assistant or associate level tenure-track faculty position in the area of child speech and language development/disorders. Primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching. PhD is required in speech, language, and hearing sciences or a related field. CCC-SLP is preferred but not required. Essential duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The position is a 10-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2017.
The Department is home to top-ranked programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and is the principal occupant of the new state-of-the-art Lyles-Porter Hall. Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a diverse and collegial department, with 24 research/tenure track and 18 clinical faculty. Faculty have the opportunity to capitalize on an extraordinarily productive network of collaborations and resources that includes strong support for inter-disciplinary and translational research.

Application Instructions: To be assured full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 21, 2016. Review of applications will begin October 24, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, letter of application, research and teaching statements, selected publications, and three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in both research and teaching should be emailed as attachments to Teasha McKinley, Administrative Assistant, slhsadmin@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Laurence B. Leonard, xdxl@purdue.edu. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: October 21, 2016

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies: Assistant/Associate Professor

College of Education and Human Sciences
Child Mental Health
Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies

The Department of Child Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in partnership with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, is seeking qualified candidates with expertise in infant and child mental health for a tenure-leading position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. On the granting of tenure, the faculty member may also be awarded with an Endowed Chair in Child Mental Health.

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who can contribute expertise in the areas of the mental health and socio-emotional development of infants and toddlers from birth through 3 years of age and in how families, other care providers, and early childhood educators can create environments that support psychological and socio-emotional development in young children. The incumbent will develop a high impact, nationally recognized research program in infant mental health, teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the department, and engage in outreach within Nebraska that translates research to practice and expands the impact of their work. Because child development, learning, and school readiness occur in the context of families, schools, and communities, it is important that the successful candidate have a systemic and contextual approach to scholarship, teaching and outreach. The successful candidate for this position must have knowledge of current issues of importance in early childhood mental health such as toxic stress, trauma, social-emotional development and self-regulation, culturally competent and family-centered practices, and early childhood mental health consultation systems. It is expected that the research, teaching and outreach of the successful candidate will contribute to increases in the number and quality of early childhood mental health practitioners in Nebraska and beyond. We are seeking candidates who have expertise in translational research and who will be able to apply research findings to practice in a way that makes an impact on care and education environments as well as on clinical treatment settings (prevention and intervention) in Nebraska.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is an innovative research, practice, and policy institute of the University of Nebraska that leverages the multidisciplinary resources of all four campuses of the University system to promote the development and learning of children from birth through age 8. The mission of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute is to transform the lives of children, especially those who are vulnerable because of poverty, familial challenge and/or abuse, or developmental delays by improving their learning and development. To accomplish these goals, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute works with schools, agencies, community partners, policy makers, and faculty across the four University of Nebraska campuses to implement and support high-quality evidence-based services, programs and policies for young children and their families. One-quarter of the incumbent’s effort will be committed to engagement, outreach, and research activities in collaboration with the Buffett Institute.

Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in a field related to the position description.
• Record of research and scholarship that demonstrates potential for developing a high impact program of research in early childhood mental health.
• Experience teaching in higher education and evidence of teaching excellence.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and promote approaches and behaviors that support children’s development and quality in early childhood education environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three or more years of experience in rank at Assistant or Associate Professor, or equivalent.
• Record of grant applications and funding.
• Experience working and/or conducting research with diverse populations.
• Experience in translational research.
• Experience in designing and delivering outreach programming.
• Licensed or license-eligible to practice mental health care in the State of Nebraska.
• Experience designing, conducting, or evaluating early intervention and/or prevention programs.

How to Apply:
To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu Search for position #F_160168. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application and attach the following documents:
1) letter of application with narrative addressing qualifications for the position,
2) curriculum vita,
3) contact information for three professional reference,
4) example of scholarship/portfolio (attach using the other document link); and
5) official transcripts documenting highest degree earned (please send to Child Mental Health, Search Committee Chairs, PO Box, 880235, Lincoln, NE 68588-0235).

Qualified candidates should contact:
Search Committee Chairs, Paul Springer (pspringer3@unl.edu, 402-472-1656) or Julia Torquati (jtorquati2@unl.edu; 402-472-1674).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

University of Iowa, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences: Tenure-track Faculty Position

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Science to begin in the academic year 2017. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research records and exceptional promise who work within any sub-area of developmental science, including developmental cognitive or affective neuroscience. We are especially interested in candidates who work at the intersection of biological and psychological processes underlying development in typical or atypical human populations. Candidates must hold a PhD and have an established record of high-quality research. Candidates are expected to show strong promise of an externally funded program of research in developmental science. In addition to maintaining an ongoing successful program of research, the faculty member holding this position is expected to teach courses (graduate and undergraduate) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor and requires that the PhD be received by August 17, 2017. The review of applicants will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is experiencing a period of vigorous growth and enhancement, including planned construction of a new building containing laboratory, teaching, and office space. The DeLTA Center (Development and Learning from Theory to Application; https://deltacenter.uiowa.edu/) at the University Iowa also brings together a vibrant community of researchers interested in all aspects of typical and atypical development. There are also extensive opportunities for collaboration with developmental researchers across many other departments on campus, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (e.g., Biology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science), the Carver College of Medicine (e.g., Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurology), the College of Education, and the College of Public Health. There are also state-of-the-art MRI, fMRI, and fNIRS facilities at the University of Iowa, including a research-dedicated 3T scanner and a new 7T scanner, along with state-of-the-art, high-throughput genetic analysis facilities.

To apply, please visit the electronic submission website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #69238. Materials should be submitted electronically, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of selected scholarly papers, research statement, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. Informal inquiries about the position can be directed to jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu  (Chair of Psychological & Brain Sciences).

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

University of California, Santa Cruz, Psychology Department: Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology, with a focus on children’s or adolescents’ involvement with computer-based technology. We are seeking a scholar whose research is grounded in the everyday lives of children and youth, to enhance the program’s central theme of integrating cultural, interpersonal, and individual aspects of development, with sensitivity to issues of diversity in development. Specifically, the position focuses on children’s or adolescents’ everyday uses of technology and media, addressing topics such as (but not limited to) texting, social networking sites, video games, television, or other electronic media or technology. With the campus-wide efforts to build an interdisciplinary research cluster on human-computer interaction (HCI), we welcome candidates with a strong theoretical and empirical foundation in Developmental Psychology research and teaching expertise that would help define such a cluster.

Candidates should be actively engaged in research with promise of continued research productivity. In addition, they should be capable of teaching both graduate and undergraduate level courses, and of contributing significantly to graduate education through mentoring of graduate students. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Psychology or related field, expected to be conferred by September 2017. The successful candidate must have both a record of empirical research and a record of teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Ph.D. must be conferred by September 30, 2017 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include (a) a letter of application briefly summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, (b) a research statement describing your program of research, (c) a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and teaching interests, (d) a diversity statement describing your past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, (e) a curriculum vitae, (f) two to five most significant reprints or preprints, and (g) at least three confidential letters of recommendation.* Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00367
Refer to Position #JPF00367-17 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at: http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@ucsc.edu
(831) 459-4300.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology: Tenure track position, Assistant Professor level

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, pending budgetary approval, for an individual with a program of research focusing on developmental psychology. Outstanding candidates with strong expertise in prenatal, infant, child, and/or adolescent development will be considered with a strong theoretical orientation, with emphasis in any of the following areas especially welcomed:

  • Socioemotional, cognitive (including attention), or social-cognitive development, including problematic or non-normative development
  • Epigenetic influences
  • Developmental neuroscience (cognitive or affective)
  • Advanced quantitative expertise; or who use neuroimaging or physiological methods; or who conduct applied or policy-relevant research

As the ability to complement and extend the current strengths of the Psychology Department is also essential, optimal candidates should have cross-disciplinary interests that intersect with other departmental program areas.
The Psychology Department is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 38 tenure-stream faculty and houses five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students.
The review of applications will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 15, 2016 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and up to three representative publications to psyrecr@pitt.edu. The subject heading of recommendation letters should include the applicant’s last name and the word Recommendation. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jana Iverson (jiverson@pitt.edu).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

University of Maryland, Child Development Laboratory: Postdoctoral Fellow for Bucharest Early Intervention Project

The Child Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the analysis and publication of data collected from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. This project is a 16 year longitudinal, randomized controlled trial of the effects of early psychosocial deprivation and family intervention on children’s development. Data have been collected at multiple age points since randomization, with the most recently completed assessment when children were 12 years of age. Data are currently being collected when participants are 15-16 years of age, including EEG/ERP measures and biomarkers of stress. The fellow would be tasked with exploring these data to examine behavioral, electrophysiological immune and psychiatric outcomes and complete cross-domain analyses. Individuals ideally should have a Ph.D. in either Developmental or Clinical Psychology and have significant expertise in multivariate statistics and a strong interest in writing peer-reviewed journal articles. Candidates with experience and/or interest in processing and analyzing EEG/ERP and/or stress biomarkers from dried blood spots are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of inquiry to Nathan Fox fox@umd.edu and Brittany Devries bdevries@umd.edu

NIMH, The Division of Translational Research: Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) GS-601-12/13/1

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health

The Division of Translational Research (DTR) at NIMH directs, plans, and supports programs of research and research training that translate knowledge from basic science to discover the etiology, pathophysiology, and trajectory of mental disorders and develop effective interventions for children and adults. DTR supports integrative, multidisciplinary research in the following areas: the phenotypic characterization and risk factors for psychiatric disorders; neurobehavioral mechanisms of psychopathology; trajectories of risk and resilience based on the interactive influences of genetics, brain development, environment, and experience; and design and testing of innovative neuromodulatory, psychosocial and psychopharmacological interventions. The Division of is looking for motivated individuals to serve as Program Officers to identify and formulate programmatic needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in clinical neuroscience, novel intervention development and testing in both adults and children, and systems-level neuroscience research relevant for understanding the etiology and trajectories of serious mental illnesses. As program officers in this division, the selected candidate(s) will stimulate, plan, advise, and direct program activities for a portfolio of research projects and grant or cooperative agreement awards in the area of translational research. Program Officer candidates are expected to be accomplished scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in one or more of these fields: development, particularly the use of imaging to understand neurodevelopment, anxiety and related disorders; and the development and testing of novel interventions in pediatric populations. Candidates with expertise in related fields that emphasize multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the underlying causes of and developing effective treatment for mental disorders will also be considered. A publication record, prior research experience and evidence of a familiarity with current literature in the biology of mental illness are essential.
Applicants for all grades must be U.S. Citizens and have successfully completed all of the degree requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in an accredited college or university, including acceptance of the dissertation, in an academic field of the health or pertinent sciences allied to health or health related research.
Interested candidates should forward a copy of their CV to:

Dr. Kathleen Anderson
Deputy Director
Division of Translational Research
National Institute of Mental Health
kanders1@mail.nih.gov

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University of Denver, SEED Research Center: Assistant-level, tenure-line Faculty Position

We seek candidates to contribute to our Stress, Early Experience and Development – [SEED] Research Center within the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. Candidates with training in clinical or developmental psychology whose research examines early (prenatal through childhood) experiences and incorporates biological and behavioral approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates are encouraged to indicate in their research statement how their research program compliments and extends the SEED Center’s expertise and highlight potential collaborative interests and ideas for federal and foundational grant proposals.

We are a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives and connections across traditional department areas (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement. All candidates should have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (with over 500 psychology majors), 6400 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

Candidates must complete an on-line application at http://www.du.edu/human-resources/careers-at-du/index.html; this will include a letter of interest, research & teaching statements, an inclusive-excellence statement, a vita, and reprints/preprints. The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to inclusive excellence. In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference to psych-rec@du.edu. We will give priority to applications received by October 1, 2016, but will consider applications until the positions are filled.

The department and university are committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. Individuals from members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Denver is an EEO/AA employer.

Temple University, Infant and Child Lab: Immediate Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Temple University Infant and Child Laboratory at Ambler is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work on projects with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Roberta Golinkoff. This is a fabulous opportunity to hone your research experience and gain additional publications and presentations.

The project is an IES-funded collaborative study between Temple University and University of Delaware, investigating preschool spatial skills training by examining various strategies for teaching spatial skills and comparing the delivery of those strategies in concrete and digital formats. We seek to better understand how to bolster spatial learning in preschool and subsequent mathematical readiness for formal schooling. This position has a 1-year minimum, with the possibility of extending to 2 years.

As the project manager, the post-doctoral fellow will be expected to participate at all levels of the project. The responsibilities include:
· Data collection at preschool sites,
· Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff,
· Data coding and analysis,
· Write-up and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications,
· Presentation of findings in national and international conferences,

Required qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, or a related field
• Experience working with young children in research/preschool settings
• Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible by public transportation
• Training in a wide range of areas including, early cognitive development with an emphasis on spatial
learning, early mathematical readiness, play and learning, language and gestural development
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills
• Ability to interact with a diverse population of participants
• Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R

Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and research statement to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit our website www.temple.edu/infantlab for more information about the lab.

Boston University, The Child Cognition Lab: Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Supervisor: Deb Kelemen

The Child Cognition Lab at Boston University has an opening for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to begin in Fall 2016. Research projects will explore intuitive biological reasoning, the development of scientific misconceptions, and children’s capacities for mechanistic learning of natural processes. The position involves a leadership role in applied classroom intervention research on early science education. Applicants must therefore demonstrate active commitments to both basic and applied learning research. Strong graduate training in cognitive and developmental psychology and/or education is required. Interested applicants should email one PDF including a cover letter, CV, and details on 3 references to: Deb Kelemen (dkelemen@bu.edu)

. Please also attach up to 3 journal articles or representative manuscripts
. Place “CCL Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line.

Check http://www.bu.edu/cdl/ccl/ for more details on this position. Review of applications begins now until the right candidate is found.

Serenity Counseling and Assessment Services LLC: Pre or Postdoctoral Psychology Intern, Summer Paraprofessional Intern, or Lic. Psychologist with demonstrated interest in Infant Behavioral Health Services

Name of supervisor:  Dr. Pamela Collman, Lic. Psychologist
Closing Date:  Open until filled.

I am a senior licensed psychologist currently launching an innovative infant-parent service:  emotional well baby checkups.  Please see my website for details of this service:  emotionalbabycheckups.comMy professional background is very well-rounded, allowing me to additionally provide supervision to interns who are interested in criminal psychological evaluations, psycheducational evaluations, disability evaluations and learning assessment instruments such as the ADOS, a screening tool for autism.  The setting within which I practice is private.  I hold licenses to practice psychology in California, Georgia and Australia.  I also would welcome a doctoral or masters student who aspires to do research and individuals who aspire to work with me for a briefer period of time, such as during the summer months.  Finally, I would be glad to consider a Licensed Psychologist who wants to work with me to provide infant behavioral health services.

Please contact Pamela at pc84@hushmail.com 

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