Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell



The Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a senior faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor in applied cognitive psychology with quantitative expertise to start in the fall of 2014. Tenure may be possible at time of hire. We welcome applications from any of the following areas of cognition: attention, human memory, language, learning, and problem-solving. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research has real-world applications in areas such as health, education, and work, and those studying diverse populations, including within typical and/or atypical development.

Candidates must have strong quantitative skills, with expertise in such areas as multivariate methods, causal modeling, longitudinal analysis, and/or measurement equivalence. Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or a related field (cognitive psychology preferred), at least six years of fulltime teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a strong record of publication, and success in obtaining grant funding. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology and research methods, as well as supervising student research with both undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers both on-campus and online bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degree programs, and is pursuing approval of a new doctoral program in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science.

The Search Committee will review complete applications as received, and will continue reviewing until the position is filled or an adequate number of qualified applications is received. Applications must be submitted electronically via the link at (click on ‘Faculty Positions’ and select position title). The application must include a cover letter that describes in detail the candidate‘s record of accomplishment in the areas identified above, professional vita, statements of both teaching philosophy and research interests, and representative reprints and teaching evaluations. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of reference; email addresses for referees will be required during the application process. At least one of these letters must be from an individual familiar with the candidate’s research and expertise in cognitive psychology and quantitative methods. For questions regarding status of the search, contact the chair of the search committee

The Department is strongly committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, and it has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population located 25 miles northwest of Boston. Information about the Department is available at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer, and Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CRF60-250 4, 41CRF60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1, 4 are hereby incorporated. 


Research Associate/Postdoctoral Position, Louisiana State University

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Position, Louisiana State University

Description: This position involves designing, running and analyzing data from experiments in a federally funded project examining metacognition in investigative interviewing. The Research Associate will help plan and prepare the studies, supervise student research assistants in the collection of data, and contribute to the analysis and writing of reports and subsequent journal articles. The position will be in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University and will report to Dr. Sean Lane who is the Project Director. Funding is guaranteed for one year.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Cognitive or Social Psychology or related field; must have knowledge and experience with psychological laboratory research methods; must have strong statistical analysis skills and experience supervising undergraduate research assistants.

Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in Cognitive or Social Psychology or related field; strong oral and written communication skills.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Sean Lane, or 225-578-4098. Apply for the position online at:


Graduate Training in Legal Psychology

Graduate Training in Legal Psychology:  Funded Doctoral Fellowships available at the House of Legal Psychology (Maastricht University, University of Gothenburg, University of Portsmouth) The House of Legal Psychology – a unique consortium of three centres of excellence in the field of Legal Psychology in Europe – offers an exceptional educational programme to PhD students.We are now enrolling EU-funded PhD fellowships for September 2014 and welcome competitive applications from students keen to pursue doctoral education in the field of psychology and law.This Erasmus Mundus programme combines the expertise of three universities in this field: Maastricht University (The Netherlands), University of Portsmouth (UK) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and offers opportunities for PhD research in the following areas:Detecting Deception

Interviewing Witnesses and SuspectsLegal decision-making and evidence
Eyewitness memory: Recall and recognition
Policing and Investigations
Jury Decision Making
Child and Adult Victims in the Legal System

(For a full list of topics see: Erasmus Mundus programme, which is conducted in English, also offers a unique opportunity to study at two high-profile European institutions and graduate with a joint or dual PhD award.  All institutions in the programme offer high calibre educational and training opportunities for graduate students and the programme has been formulated by research leaders in the field.Full details of research topics and application details can be found on  Deadline for applications is 15th December 2013.Faculty for the programme include:Professor Peter van Koppen

Professor Harald Merckelbach Professor Pär-Anders Granhag 
Professor Aldert Vrij
Dr Leif Strömwall 
Dr Lorraine Hope
Dr Robert Horselenberg
Dr Melanie Sauerland
Dr Sara Landström
Dr James Sauer
Dr Karl Ask
Dr Emma roos af Hjelmsäter

Initial questions about the programme or application procedure should be directed to the programme secretary, Chantal Meertens (


Student Travel Scholarships

Student Travel Scholarships 2013

The Society invites student members of SARMAC who are presenting papers/posters at SARMAC X to apply for one of four 200 EUR travel scholarship to help with their expenses. SARMAC X will be hosted by the Institute of Psychology of the Erasmus University, and will be held in the Mainport Conference Hall, Rotterdam from June 26 – 29, 2013.