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 firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADUATE PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
The Developmental Psychology program [with a pending name change to Integrative Program in Developmental, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neuroscience (DCBN)] in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston invites applications for the Ph.D. program for the 2017-18 academic term. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2016. See: http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/admissions/
The Psychology Department
The University of Houston
The City of Houston
For more information, please see: http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN ELLIOTT LAB
Sanford Research, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral traineeship in maternal-child health and child development. Appointment is for 2 years, with the second year contingent upon satisfactory progress. This interdisciplinary experience emphasizes fetal exposures, physiology, American Indian health, community-based participatory research, and longitudinal assessment and analysis. This position will be involved in conducting analyses, writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, reports, and for presentation to academic and community audiences. Trainees will also gain experience in grantsmanship, as well as research design, planning, and execution. Dr. Amy Elliott’s lab studies the effect of prenatal and early childhood exposures on development. Al her work occurs through collaborations with investigators and communities across the United States, as well as in South Africa. This post-doctoral fellowship position will be involved in the Safe Passage Study and Environmental Influences and Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. Trainees will be responsible for writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, reports, and for presentation to academic and community audiences.
SEEKING PHD CANDIDATES IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
The Child Development Research Group (CDRG) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is inviting applications from students interested in pursuing a PhD in Experimental Psychology (Developmental). CDRG is comprised of five active research labs that conduct basic research on human development in infancy and early childhood. Specifically, our research interests focus on understanding the early development of action, perception, cognition, and language.
In addition to enhancing our current knowledge of developmental processes, another goal of our program is to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas, theories, and methodologies for faculty and graduate students alike. In particular, the core developmental faculty offer varied research environments using distinct methodologies (EEG/ERP, fNIRS, eye-tracking, kinematics, preferential looking) and cover a broad range of theoretical approaches (dynamic/developmental systems, statistical learning, information processing, developmental cognitive neuroscience) while promoting a collaborative and interdisciplinary study of early development at multiple levels of analysis.
Candidates should hold a Bachelors or Masters in Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or related fields. Candidates with previous research experience (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate), knowledge of child development, computer programming and/or statistical analyses are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 1, 2016. For more information, visit the Department of Psychology website (http://psychology.utk.edu/phd_experimental.php).
See below for more information about each lab. Students are invited to directly contact the lab directors.
The Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Jessica F. Hay (email@example.com), studies language acquisition, speech perception, and statistical learning. We test both infants and adults using behavioural methodologies (habituation, preferential looking, eye-tracking) to discover how perceptual and experiential factors impact learning within a developmental framework. We have an ongoing 5-year grant from the NIH – Infant statistical learning: Resilience, longevity, and specificity. To learn more about our lab please visit our website (http://infantlanguagelab.utk.edu).
The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Lab, directed by Dr. Greg D. Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org), is currently exploring three main lines of research on infant cognitive development: brain-behavior relations and the development of attention; intersensory perceptual processing and infant visual attention; and the role of experience in the development of attention, face processing, and recognition memory. Behavioral, psychophysiological (heart rate, EOG, eye-tracking), and neural (event-related potentials) measures are integrated across studies following a Developmental Systems Theory approach. Research in the lab is currently funded by NIH. To learn more about the DCN lab please visit our website (http://dcnlab.utk.edu).
Attention, Brain, and Cognition (ABC) Lab, directed by Dr. Aaron T. Buss (email@example.com), studies executive function in early childhood and adulthood. The ABC lab uses various methodologies including behavioral measures, neural measures obtained from functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and neuro-simulations using dynamic field theory. The lab currently has multiple research projects ongoing that examine flexible rule-use, the dynamics of action selection, selective attention, and the interaction of label learning and attention development. To learn more about the ABC lab please visit our website (http://abclabutk.weebly.com).
The Infant Perception-Action Lab (IPAL), directed by Dr. Daniela Corbetta (firstname.lastname@example.org), investigates the perceptual-motor development of infants in their first year of life. The IPAL lab uses eye-tracking, motion analysis, and behavioral analysis to understand the cognitive, attentional, and embodied reorganizational processes underlying the formation of actions. Currently the lab examines the role of visual attention in the development of reaching, how patterns of spontaneous movement exploration (manual and locomotor) contribute to the formation of goal-directed movements. Many of these questions are explored through dense longitudinal studies. The lab also collaborates on NSF and NIH funded projects. To learn more about the IPAL visit http://web.utk.edu/~infntlab/
The Infant Visual Cognition (IVC) Lab, directed by Dr. Shannon Ross-Sheehy (email@example.com), explores visual cognitive development in both typically developing, and at-risk infants. Particular areas of interest include visual attention, visual working memory, and perceptual development, and most studies include a combination of eye tracking and behavioral techniques. We are especially interested in the way infants use their eyes to learn about the world, and how these unique eye movement patterns predict later cognitive development.
TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENTThe Department of Psychology at Columbia University invites applications (for a tenure-track position) in the Department of Psychology at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2017. We seek applications from individuals with specializations in Cognitive Neuroscience that complement current areas of expertise within the Department. Examples of research areas of special interest include decision-making, memory, learning, attention and high-level cognition. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of research productivity and teaching commensurate to the level of the faculty position. Individuals with multi-method expertise, ranging from behavioral methods to fMRI, lesion/patient studies, psychophysiology, genetics, etc. are of particular interest.
Review of applications begins October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Using our online application site, applicants should submit their vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of relevant papers, and arrange for three letters of reference. Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application site, where you can also find further information about this position: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63453.
For more information about the Psychology Department please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
HOPE COLLEGE invites applications for a tenure-track opening in Developmental Psychology for Fall 2017. Rank is open, with preference given to assistant professor. Candidates will teach lifespan developmental psychology and introductory psychology or research methods, plus advanced courses in their area of expertise. We welcome applicants with interest in teaching domestically and/or internationally cross-cultural courses, and applicants passionate about contributing to the department’s emphasis on mentoring our growing number of students from underrepresented populations. Because the Psychology Department is a national leader in faculty-student collaborative research, candidates must have a program of research that can excite and involve undergraduates. Being an outstanding teacher and engaging undergraduates in all phases of the research process are two essential elements of this position. Applicants must have a completed PhD in psychology by Fall 2017, a demonstrated capacity to teach effectively, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education in the context of Hope’s mission.
The Psychology Department at Hope College has 12 tenured/tenure-track faculty and graduated 90 majors last year. Hope College offers an interdisciplinary minor in neuroscience that graduates 12 minors per year. Start‐up funds for research are available, along with internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding.
Applications are accepted online at www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. As part of the online application, candidates will upload the following documents: a cover letter that clearly describes ways in which the candidate will support each element of Hope College’s mission (http://www.hope.edu/about/mission.html), a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, sample publications, a statement of teaching experience and approach to teaching, and formal teaching evaluations.
Additionally, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received by October 7, 2016, will be assured full consideration.
Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.
Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope offers an academically rigorous, co-educational and residential education to 3,200 undergraduate students from more than 40 states and 45 countries. Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America since its founding in 1866, Hope College is known for its invitational ecumenical Christian atmosphere, friendly campus community, and well-balanced academic and co-curricular offerings. Hope’s beautiful campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan and less than seven miles from Lake Michigan.
Hope College is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship and for providing exceptional professional preparation and life-changing educational experiences that equip our students for success after graduation. The college has consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Hope College is financially sound, with more than 40 consecutive years of balanced budgets, an endowment of approximately $200 million and no deferred maintenance, and over $140 million invested in the construction of new facilities during the past 12 years. The college completed its newest buildings, the Kruizenga Art Museum and the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, in 2015 and will open the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center in 2017.
In 2015, Hope College launched its 10-year strategic plan, Hope for the World: 2025, which consists of six goals, focused on: academics; Christian formation; global engagement; community; reputation and influence; and value. Developed by the campus community, the strategic plan supports the college’s mission, “to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a global society through academic and co-curricular programs of recognized excellence in the liberal arts and in the context of the historic Christian faith.”
More information about the position, the college, and the community is available at tinyurl.com/HopePsychJob.
UCONN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES: TENURED/TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS
The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut in Storrs invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure track positions. Area of expertise and rank are open. This is a full-time, 9-month appointment with a start date of August 23, 2017. See full description at http://psych.uconn.edu/2016/09/02/psychological-sciences-faculty-positions-available/
Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a closely related field by time of appointment. Must demonstrate a vibrant research program. Must have a record of publication and evidence of (or promise of) obtaining external research support. Must be able to strengthen a graduate program in Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental, Industrial-Organizational, or Perception-Action-Cognition. Must have a record of excellent teaching and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Must be willing to join a pool of instructors teaching a high enrollment introductory psychology course covering the topics of research methodology, neuroscience, sensation, perception, learning, memory, and language.
Preferred Qualifications: Possess the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Be able to contribute to interdisciplinary or team science emphases in systems science, quantitative methods, cognitive science, neuroscience, or health science. Have some post-graduate experience. Evidence of teaching effectiveness in large classes.
UConn is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
ASST PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY/DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE
For more information, visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/69238 or contact:
Ruthina A Malone - email@example.com
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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 also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND ADVISOR TO THE DIRECTOR FOR BASIC RESEARCH
Columbia University - Developmental Pychobiology - New York, NY
The Nurture Science Program conducts basic and clinical research into behavioral disorders stemming from mother and infant attachment and learning. The program seeks to explain the physical development of the nervous system and how it affects development in the long term. We are exploring the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie mother/infant interactions within a new theoretical construct, the Calming Cycle. The pioneering theory proposes that early emotional behavior is shaped by sub-cortical conditioning that occurs at the autonomic level of the mother and infant. We are testing gut-brain signaling mechanisms associated with inflammatory responses associated with maternal separation/reunion. The program’s mission is translate basic and clinical research findings into testable interventions to help repair or prevent childhood behavioral and developmental disorders, and restore physical and emotional well-being of the family. We are seeking an ambitious senior or graduated postdoctoral fellow to help design, conduct and publish animal research. The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively within the program’s multiple disciplines and theoretical framework. Work will be conducted in a basic science laboratory in collaboration with a large group of basic and clinical researchers. Expertise in conditioning paradigms and animal behavioral methodologies is preferred. This is a two to three year position. Available immediately. Salaries will be commensurate with experience and training.
Robert J Ludwig