Department of Psychology
University of Leuven
Tiensestraat 102, bus 3711
phone2: +32 16 326003 (secretary)
FAX: +32 16 326144
University of Richmond
Second Visiting Faculty Position in Psychology (Quant)
The Department of Psychology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a one-year visiting, non-tenure track position in the psychological sciences to begin August, 2012. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and expertise in quantitative methods and any substantive area in the psychological sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to teach statistics and research methods, and will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate research students in her/his area of expertise. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Psychology or be ABD with an anticipated completion by July 31, 2012.
Applicants should apply online at http://www.urjobs.org using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and a current curriculum vitae. Additionally, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation (including at least one that addresses teaching effectiveness or potential) to: Jane Berry, Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. For more information on the department, see http://psychology.richmond.edu/.
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LET APAGS HELP YOU GET TO THE 2012 APA CONVENTION IN ORLANDO, FL!
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is pleased to announce the APAGS Convention Travel-Mentorship Award for the 2012 APA Convention in Orlando, FL. APAGS will award five psychology graduate students $500 to fund convention expenses and promote graduate students' leadership development within APA/APAGS. The $500 award will fund convention registration costs and other travel/convention related expenses.
For more information on eligibility, requirements and application materials, please visit:
The deadline to apply is March 18, 2012 at 11:59AM (EDT). For questions about the award, please contact Jessica Kholunov at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION A two-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Clinical, Affective, and Personality Science (CAPS) lab at Wesleyan University. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Charles Sanislow in collaboration with Dr. Andrea Patalano using behavioral and electrophysiological measures to study individual differences in emotion regulation (including personality traits, anxiety, depression, and reaction to stress) and cognition, including judgment and decision making processes. We seek an outstanding scientist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, interested in collaborating in our state-of-the-art lab facilities. Fellows will also teach one undergraduate course per year in an area of the fellow's interest and collaborate with and mentor exceptional undergraduates involved in research. Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts institution with faculty engaged in well-funded and cutting edge research. To apply go to Wesleyan Online Career Opportunit
ies site at https://careers.wesleyan.edu. Your curriculum vitae and statement of research interests must be submitted on the online application. Also, arrange to have two confidential letters of reference emailed directly to Andrea Patalano, email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer who welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups.
This year, we have been fortunate to have Taryn Patterson from
In addition to working with Diane Elmore in the Public Interest Public Policy Office, Taryn has also worked supporting the Office on Aging’s capacity assessment and other efforts.
It has been great to have Taryn with us, and I would encourage other graduate students who might be interested in this internship to apply and speak with Taryn about her experiences (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It would be really nice to have an intern with expertise in aging again! See below.
Deborah DiGilio| Director, Office on Aging
APA Seeks Applicants for Graduate Student Public Interest Policy Internships for 2012-2013
The American Psychological Association’s Public Interest Government Relations Office (PI-GRO) is seeking two graduate student interns for the 2012-2013 academic year. Graduate student interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the ways in which psychological research can inform public policy and the roles psychology can play in its formulation and implementation. The graduate student intern will spend one year working with PI-GRO staff to influence legislative and regulatory activities impacting populations and issues, such as: aging; children, youth, and families; disabilities; ethnic minorities; individuals with HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons; military, veterans and their families; socioeconomic status; women; as well as social concerns (e.g. media; or trauma, violence, and abuse). The intern’s activities include participating in legislative and advocacy work, such as assisting in the preparation of testimony and briefing papers and attending congressional hearings and coalition meetings. Applications are due on March 23, 2012.
For more information on the internship and application materials please visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/policy-grad.aspx.
Ben Vonachen | Senior Legislative Assistant
Government Relations Office
Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association
This 5-day workshop is designed for the researcher who wishes to
expand his or her statistical toolkit to include advanced modeling
techniques. The workshop is divided into three different but
complementary classes. You can take one, two, or three of the
classes. Class 1 (Monday) will focus on multiple regression (using
SPSS and SAS), an understanding of which is essential for the other
two classes. Class 2 (Tuesday - Wednesday) focuses on confirmatory
factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and latent growth curve
modeling using AMOS. Class 3 (Thursday - Friday) will cover Multilevel
Modeling using SAS.
All three classes will be conducted in computer labs. Each class will
consist of lectures as well as hands-on practice to analyze your own
data. The overarching goal of all three classes is straightforward and
pragmatic: You will learn when, why, and how to do each of the
analyses using your own data.
For more information please visit:
If workshops are not your thing and you would rather learn on your own
time our e-learning modules are available at:
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Presidential Poster Session on Interdisciplinary Science, Inter-professional Practice, and Obesity
Call for Submissions
APA President Dr. Suzanne Bennett Johnson invites you to submit posters featuring your latest work and take part in an exciting, new Presidential Poster session at the 2012 APA convention in Orlando, FL on Saturday August 5, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. in the Orlando Convention Center.
APA divisions and governance groups worked with Dr. Johnson to create three collaborative and innovative program tracks of 20 hours each for the 2012 APA convention in Orlando, FL. The program tracks focus on interdisciplinary science, inter-professional practice, and obesity. We invite you to participate in a special poster session on Saturday showcasing up to 60 posters on each track topic, for a total of 180 posters. There will be guided tours by experts in the field through the posters and light refreshments will be served.
Focus of the Presidential Poster Session
Interdisciplinary Science: Most of society’s complex problems cannot be addressed by a single discipline. In response, scientists from different disciplines are coming together in teams to address a specific problem. We are interested in all aspects of this process: scientific findings resulting from interdisciplinary teams that include psychology; integrative and conceptual frameworks used in interdisciplinary science; ethics, administration, power, communication and cultural issues relevant to creating effective interdisciplinary science teams; funding streams for interdisciplinary science; and education and training methods to prepare psychologists to function successfully on interdisciplinary science teams.
Inter-professional Practice: Many psychologists are working in settings where services are delivered by teams of professionals from different disciplines. For example, health care is moving toward an integrated care model where psychological services are delivered as part of the patient’s overall medical care, requiring psychologists to practice side-by-side physicians and other health providers. We are interested in all aspects of inter-professional practice including: examples of inter-professional practice across a wide variety of settings – law and law enforcement, sports, criminal justice, public health, and health care; examples of inter-professional practice with specific populations, such as pediatrics, adolescents, women’s health, geriatrics, etc.; ethics, administration, power, communication and cultural issues relevant to creating effective inter-professional practice teams; outcomes associated with inter-professional practice; funding mechanisms for inter-professional practice.
Obesity: One-third of American adults and nearly one-fifth of American children are obese. Obesity is now the second leading cause of death in this country and is expected to become the leading cause of death. The obesity epidemic is not the result of changing biology or genetics. Instead, is the product of human behavior and changes in the socio-cultural environment. We are interested in all aspects of obesity including: basic science studies relevant to the biology of obesity as well as the development of food preferences, dietary habits, and physical activity; biological, behavioral, family, and socio-cultural determinants of obesity; the impact of obesity on physical, emotional, and social well-being; public health and policy initiatives to combat obesity; and clinical approaches to obesity prevention or weight management – any population and any setting is of interest.
How to Submit Posters
Starting April 1, 2012, go to the APA website at www.apa.org/convention
· Submit an abstract relevant to one of the Presidential Poster Session themes: Interdisciplinary Science, Inter-professional Practice or Obesity
· Complete your submission on or before May 15, 2012
· If accepted, agree to attend the Presidential Poster Session on Saturday August 5, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. in the Orlando Convention Center, showcase your findings on a 4 x 6 foot poster board and discuss your work with attendees
All proposals will be reviewed by members of the Presidential Track Program Committees. The chairs of these committees are: Drs. Nancy Dess and Lynne Cooper - Interdisciplinary Science; Dr. Helen Coons – Inter-professional Practice; and Dr. Gareth Dutton – Obesity.
Authors of all abstracts selected for presentation will be notified by June 8, 2012.
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From: Cooke, Keith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Call for Applications:
Volunteer to Represent APA
and Psychology at the United Nations in New York
DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 16, 2012
APA is seeking applications from psychologists in the greater New York City area to join the volunteer APA NGO team at the United Nations headquarters.
APA has special consultative status with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) as one of many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) whose goals overlap with those of the UN.
APA-appointed representatives work within the NGO community at the UN headquarters in New York. Based on APA advocacy goals and priorities, APA representatives collaborate with other NGO representatives and APA offices and governance to identify issues, organize programs, and draft statements that bring psychological science and a psychological perspective to bear on global policies and programs. Representatives also foster dialogue and information exchange between psychologists and APA and UN diplomats and representatives of UN agencies, and serve as APA’s conduit for information about the United Nations.
The APA NGO team includes:
5 Representatives to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC);
2 Representatives to the UN Department of Public Information (DPI); and
up to 4 Graduate Student Interns and occasional Special Projects Associates
In addition, APA representatives may be joined by Associate Representatives who are appointed to work on special projects, and student interns who assist the APA team in meeting planning and logistics.
For 2012, APA has two open positions for Representatives to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC representatives are expected to work within the NGO community to join one or more of the several NGO committees that parallel ECOSOC concerns (e.g., Status of Women, HIV/AIDS, Children and Families, Mental Health, and so on). Representatives attend committee meetings and pursue program objectives on a regular weekly basis. In addition, all APA representatives collaborate with other psychology-based NGOs to plan the annual Psychology Day at the United Nations.
APA’s representation at the United Nations is led by a Main Representative appointed as chair of the APA team with oversight by APA’s Committee on International Relations (CIRP).
Please note: This is a volunteer position. APA covers UN/NGO committee dues, representation costs at organized UN events, and local transportation expenses to the UN headquarters in Manhattan (public transportation or parking).
The appointment anticipated to begin in September 2012, for a renewable 5-year term, with review at the end of the first year. ECOSOC Representatives are expected to attend regular meetings of the APA team, typically once a month at UN headquarters; to join at least one UN NGO committee and attend its meetings, generally on a monthly basis; to make contact with UN diplomats and staff when possible, and to participate in organizing and attending the annual Psychology Day at the United Nations. APA representatives are expected to assume leadership positions in the UN NGO committees. Participation in the Annual APA Convention Symposium also is expected. The time commitment is a minimum of one day per week.
APA Representatives are expected to work in at least one substantive program area covered by UN Commissions and Committees, for example, mental health, women’s rights, ageing, children, youth and families, HIV/AIDS, poverty; and to work with the Office of International Affairs and other APA offices to develop substantive input in the form of position papers or fact sheets, or to develop and arrange for APA contributions to UN workshops, seminars, and side events. Representatives consult regularly with the APA Main Representative, to whom they submit regular written reports for inclusion in the UN representative team’s annual report to APA, and with other APA team members. The APA representatives serve as conduits between UN activities and APA expertise, and are expected to inform APA of opportunities to provide input on issues on which psychologists have expertise and relevant scientific information.
1. Residence in or near New York City (within 50 miles) is essential.
Representatives must visit UN Headquarters each week, and must attend the monthly APA representatives’ meeting. In addition, representatives are encouraged to attend one DPI briefing each month. Applicants must live within 50 miles of the UN headquarters in Manhattan. Applicants outside this area will not be considered.
2. The position is a volunteer position.
APA reimburses representatives for local travel in New York City (including travel to NYC from suburban areas) on public transportation or reimburses parking costs.
3. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree and be APA members. Candidates must also:
· Have experience that strongly identifies with the work of at least one of APA's four directorates: science, education, practice or public interest.
· Show an interest or involvement in the application of psychological science to social issues at the international, national or local level.
· Be culturally sensitive and have experience working with people from other cultures.
· Have effective oral and written communication skills.
· Exercise personal initiative and work collaboratively with others who may hold different viewpoints or interests.
· Demonstrate a diplomatic and effective interpersonal style.
· Communicate regularly by e-mail.
· Be willing to work as part of a volunteer team.
Other attributes, such as proficiency in a foreign language, experience living outside the United States, or knowledge of the UN system are helpful, but are not required. The psychologists on the APA team will provide an orientation to the UN system and the NGO role to new representative. APA especially welcomes applications from psychologists of diverse backgrounds.
Applications are due April 16, 2012
To apply, submit an application letter addressing the requirements above and curriculum vitae to APA's Office of International Affairs at email@example.com with UN APPLICATION in the subject line or to the Office of International Affairs, 750 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002.
The application letter should include a brief statement of interest, comment on how the applicant's background meets the position's requirements, and identify the issues on which the candidate might wish to work. In this section, Applicants should be specific with reference to ongoing or upcoming UN activities within the NGO purview and address both their areas of psychology / scientific expertise as well as their interest areas.
Applications are reviewed by APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) and the APA Main UN Representative. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview in New York City with a selection committee of CIRP representatives and the UN team. Successful candidates are appointed by APA.
Please direct questions to Dr. Merry Bullock, Senior Director, APA Office of International Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org; +1-202-336-6024).