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Assistant Professor in Social Neuroscience/Affective Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at Temple University is seeking to hire a faculty member in the area of Social Neuroscience or Affective Neuroscience. This tenure track appointment is at the Assistant Professor level and would begin in Fall 2018. Although the specific area of research is open, the focus should be human research rather than research with non-human animals and the focus of research should be explicitly linked to social or affective processes. Preference will be given to applicants who use fMRI, EEG, or computational modeling. Preference will also be given to candidates whose research reflects the interdisciplinary nature of psychological science and who can forge linkages to other areas of study both within and outside the Department. The facilities available include a state-of-the-art brain imaging center featuring a new 3T MRI scanner in the Psychology building. Candidates should have a dynamic and rigorous research program with strong potential for external funding, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of representative publications through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/44006.

Candidates are urged to apply before October 2, 2017 for fullest consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Assistant-level, tenure-line Faculty position in Psychology

We seek candidates who can contribute to our department focus on affective science by investigating social groups or culture. Examples of relevant research areas include, but are not limited to, effects of groups or culture on emotion perception, experience, communication, or regulation; or the role of emotion in stereotyping, prejudice, stigma, attitude formation/learning, information transmission, or social cognition. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in mechanism, such as using computational approaches, experimental methods, or biological measures. All candidates’ research statements should clearly indicate how their research contributes to a program in affective science.

Our research-oriented department values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science to fosterers intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our vision is to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation.

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 inclusive excellence 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), 5900 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty.

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.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Applications 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 AHSS.PsychRec@du.edu. We will give priority to applications received by October 1, 2017, 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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Cognitive and Brain Sciences area in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Decision Sciences to begin Fall semester 2018 The specific area of study is open, as long as it includes basic research on the processes by which individuals and/or groups make decisions or choose courses of action. Methods can be drawn from psychology, neuroscience, computation, and other domains. Successful candidates will demonstrate scholarly distinction and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Review of applications begins September 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online via the Employment System at:

http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html referencing job posting ID 318471.

Postdoctoral Scholar in the fields of Behavioral Economics or Neuroeconomics

The Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative at Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the fields of Behavioral Economics or Neuroeconomics to begin January 1, 2018. Columbia University’s Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to study the cognitive foundations of economic decision making. The program is especially interested in research that explores parallels between the cognitive mechanisms involved in perceptual judgments and in economic decisions. Projects may involve the perception of probability, value or risk; models of online inference; learning to forecast or categorize; endogenous allocation of attention; sources of randomness in decisions; or context effects in choice behavior. Minimum Qualifications: a PhD in economics, psychology, computational neuroscience, computer science, or related field. A strong background in computational modeling is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter stating background and research interests, a CV, one or two representative publications or working papers, and contact information of at least two references to 

Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Affective Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position is available in the Social, Affective and Ecological Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Professor Dean Mobbs) and Neuroeconomics lab (PI: Professor Colin Camerer) in Caltech’s Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Research will study the theoretical, computational and neurobiological basis of decision-making, emotion, reward, and social valuation in healthy populations. Focus will be on the application of models from behavioral ecology and the use of fMRI, computational modeling from psychological game theory, machine learning and network analysis. This position will take advantage of Caltech’s broad expertise in these fields. Candidates are expected to: plan, design, collect and analyze data, draft, and bring manuscripts to publication in leading journals.

Appointment is contingent upon completion of a PhD and relevant research experience that includes the tools and topics listed above. Salary is commensurate with experience. This postdoc appointment will run for a period of two-years with a start ASAP (with flexibility). Applications are accepted beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV, 2-page statement of research interests, up to two papers, and two potential references to: or Search Chair (), Postdoc in Computational Affect Neuroscience, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech 228-77, Pasadena, CA 91125.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Post-doctoral position: reinforcement learning mechanisms of language acquisition

Our groups at the École Normale Supérieure are seeking a candidate for a 2-year postdoctoral position. Successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary project involving the Équipe de Neuropsycholoigie Interventionnelle (Inserm U955) and the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (Inserm U960), funded by Labex IEC program. The project is aimed at understanding the contribution reinforcement processes in language acquisition and will involve the design of an artificial grammar-learning paradigm, computational-model based analyses of functional imaging. The position is available from April 1st 2017 and has to be filled within 2017. Applicants should have a PhD degree or be in the final stages of obtaining such a degree.

We seek candidates with proven experience in computational modeling and an interest in computational linguistics. A prior background in the design of cognitive tasks and functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses would be desirable.

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, academic achievements and names of at least 2 referees. Please, send your application electronically to Maria Giavazzi  and Stefano Palminteri .

Postdoctoral Associate

Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professors Valerie Hans’s and Valerie Reyna’s National Science Foundation-funded research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. The Postdoctoral Associate will have office space in the Law School.

The position encompasses a full range of research and lab management responsibilities spanning jury decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning. The postdoctoral associate position will begin in fall 2017 and is for a one-year term. This position is benefits-eligible.

Responsibilities include: coordinating and running experiments; monitoring research task progress; assisting in selecting, training and supervising lab personnel; data acquisition; data analysis; preparing IRB documentation; assisting with manuscripts and reports; and other research-related tasks as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience along with strong research and quantitative skills. Candidates should have a relevant Ph.D. and/or a law degree (J.D.) completed by June 1, 2017.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to Liz Flint (). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The cover letter should include: your interest in this position and Drs. Hans’s and Reyna’s research and how it fits with your career objectives; your experience providing research support; your organizational skills and experience with coordinating projects; training and experience with statistical analysis; and an example of how you have taken initiative to solve a work-related problem.

About Cornell Law School:

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession. Cornell Law School and the Department of Human Development at Cornell University jointly administer the Law, Psychology and Human Development joint J.D./Ph.D program.

About Cornell University:

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.

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