Post-doctoral fellow in applied forensic sciences at Iowa State University
posted: 9th september 2017

Dr. Stephanie Madon and Dr. Max Guyll, of Iowa State University, invite applications for a post-doctoral fellow to manage a federally-funded research study that aims to quantify the validity of a commonly used forensic technique: the forensic analysis of fired cartridge cases.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. when they begin the position, have strong methodological skills, and a demonstrated record of research experience in psychology and law, preferably with a background in social and/or cognitive psychology. A forensic science background is not required.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, vita, and the names of three letter writers to Dr. Madon at Letters of recommendation will be sought for short-listed applicants.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Please click here for the full job advert.


Iowa State University
Posted: 5th September 2017

The Department of Psychology at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in our Cognitive Psychology program. Responsibilities for this position include conducting research, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, advising doctoral students, and providing service to the department and university.  Area of research is open, although preference will be given to applicants with expertise in cognitive neuroscience.

PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field (must be conferred by the start date of employment).

Existing record of excellence in research and scholarship
Existing record of or strong potential for excellence in teaching
Record of external funding or strong promise of ability to secure external funding
Demonstrated expertise in cognitive neuroscience

The Cognitive Psychology doctoral program at Iowa State maintains strengths in research on attention, perception, memory, and its application to real world issues.  Faculty also contribute to cross-area initiatives within the department (e.g., Quantitative, Health, and Psychology & Law).  Applicants will have access to a 68-channel passive EEG system and eye-tracking equipment housed in the Psychology Department.  Cognitive faculty regularly contribute to one of several interdisciplinary graduate programs at Iowa State, including Neuroscience, Gerontology, and Human-Computer Interaction.  Access to special patient populations (e.g., Parkinsons, Alzheimers) can also be facilitated.

The Cognitive program is housed within the Department of Psychology, a friendly and collegial department with an excellent reputation for producing high-quality research.  The Department also maintains doctoral programs in Social and Counseling Psychology, with plans to add a Health Psychology program in the future.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply for this position, go to:  Please refer to posting #700161.  Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, reprints of recent publications – attach as “Other Document(s), and name and contact information for Three Professional References. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call: 1-877-477-7485.  Specific questions about the position may be directed to the Cognitive Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christian Meissner, at Women, racial/ethnic minorities, GLBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, couples, and Veterans are particularly encouraged to apply. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

posted: 5th september 2017

The Department of Psychology at John Jay College, CUNY invites applications for TWO Tenure Track Faculty Positions at the Assistant or Associate rank, to begin fall 2018.  Successful candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and working with diverse populations of students, develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda, have the potential to obtain external funding, provide strong mentoring of students, and participate actively in public and professional service.  The Psychology Department has significant strength in Forensic Psychology and seeks strong applicants with complimentary interests from the following areas of psychology (doctorate required):  (1) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (with forensic interests and experience); (2) COGNITIVE or DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (with psychology & law interests). Faculty will perform teaching, research and advising duties in area(s) of expertise; share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Ph.D. or equivalent in area(s) of expertise. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The college seeks faculty members who thrive in a multi-cultural, collaborative academic environment and are committed to both access and excellence in higher education.

Salary commensurate with experience.  CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

All candidates must submit an application through CUNY First.  To view the full position announcement, or to apply, go to and click on "Employment".  Click "Search job listings".  Search by job Opening ID number (Clinical: 17334; Cognitive or Developmental: 17335).  Click on "more options to search for CUNY jobs".  Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available.  Three (3) reference letters should be emailed to:, with the candidate’s name in the subject line.  Questions about the positions can be sent to the same email address.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017.

The Psychology Department currently has 40 full-time faculty members committed to strong teaching and mentoring of our diverse student body.  The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology, with roughly 2000 majors.  Our well-established Master’s programs in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling enrol more than 400 students from around the country and the world.  The CUNY Graduate Center doctoral programs in Psychology & Law and Clinical Psychology @ John Jay are housed at John Jay as well.  The Psychology & Law program trains research focused scholars.  The APA Accredited Clinical Doctoral Program endorses a scientist-practitioner model, maintaining a balance between research training and strong clinical preparation.  For more information about our department, programs and faculty, please refer to the Psychology Department home page:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts institution that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers Bachelors and Masters degrees and participates in the Doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Now under the leadership of its fifth President, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Karol V. Mason, the College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


FACULTY POSITION: tenure-track 10-Month Assistant Professor position
POSTED: 20th August 2017

Position: College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology beginning August 2018.

Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Teach courses in research design and analysis, including undergraduate statistics and research methods and occasionally courses in one’s area of expertise. May also include graduate courses, primarily in Master’s program in Experimental Psychology. Possess and demonstrate commitment to teaching, research and service. Demonstrate research competency as well as evidence of continued growth of one’s research agenda, leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals. Area of research is open, but research in the areas of Perception, Attention, Executive Functioning, or Decision Making is desirable. Mentoring of student research, undergraduate advising, and participation on department and university committees are also expected.  

Department Information: The Psychology Department ( has 1,200 undergraduate psychology majors and 300 graduate students in five Master’s degree programs, including experimental psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology and human resource development.

Towson University: Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Review of application begins October 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. Send a cover letter (no more than one page), statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, links to sample publications, and three letters of recommendation to:

Kerri Goodwin, PhD
Cognitive Science Search Co-Chair
Department of Psychology
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3103.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


FACULTY POSITION: tenure-track Assistant Professor
POSTED: 10th july 2017

The Department of Psychology at Western Washington University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Development to begin September 16, 2018.

The candidate should have a PhD or ABD in Developmental Psychology, with an expertise in Cognitive Development. We have a preference for candidates with an expertise in cultural contexts of development. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in undergraduate research methods and statistics and developmental psychology, as well as graduate courses in development. A Ph.D. or ABD, evidence of an active research program, a demonstrated ability to involve students in research, a commitment to teaching excellence, a publication record commensurate with experience, and commitment to working effectively with diverse students and faculty are required. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualification.

To view the full position announcement, and to apply, please visit:

Review of complete files will begin on October 9, 2017; position open until filled.

For more information about Western Washington University, see the Psychology Department's web page:

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