Dear Consortium Colleagues,
Please see below for information about two upcoming webinars sponsored by the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) that may be of interest to Consortium members interested in justice issues related to children and youth.
How do relationship dynamics contribute to adolescent relationships and dating violence?
Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern
Description:Teen dating violence is a common and serious public health problem that persists into adulthood. While it is evident that relationship dynamics are important to consider in teen dating violence, there is limited understanding about how these relational interactions shape relationships and impact dating violence among youth. Furthermore, current intervention and prevention efforts generally do not consider and incorporate these relationship dynamics into their strategies. This webinar will provide newly emerging information from two NIJ-funded longitudinal studies regarding important relationship dynamic contexts in dating violence among youth. In the first presentation, Drs. Michael Lorber and Amy Smith Slep will discuss the role of negative interaction patterns in dating relationships and violence over time in a sample of 200 adolescent dating couples in New York City. In the second presentation, Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt will present findings about how daily changes in relational factors like feelings of jealousy, intimacy, and instrumental support are associated with dating violence victimization and perpetration in a sample of 158 high-risk adolescent females. Following the research presentations, Jeff Matsushita and Brandy Selover, MPH, of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, will provide a practitioner perspective on how research findings can be used for intervention and prevention strategies - from individual to societal level norms change - and, share relevant resources and discuss how promising practices can also inform research and evaluation.
Funding Opportunity Webinar: Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System
Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 3:30 pm Eastern
Description: This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to NIJ’s FY2017 Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System solicitation. The presenters will discuss the goals and objectives of this opportunity and address solicitation content, eligibility, application submission, and peer review. Each category will be discussed followed at the end by an opportunity to ask questions.
Assistant Professor, Developmental Psychology
The Department of Psychology of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position in developmental psychology at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) to begin September 2017. The position is located at the University's New York City campus in lower Manhattan. The Psychology Department offers three graduate programs (PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology, MSEd in School Psychology, and MA in Psychology), two undergraduate programs (BA in Psychology and BA in Applied Psychology and Human Relations), and a combined BA/MA program.
Candidates should have an earned doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong scholarly record and history of or potential for external funding, teaching experience, and contributions to the profession. Candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish a program of research that actively involves students, and contribute to service, including supervising student research projects.
Applicants should submit in a single PDF file:
1) a cover letter addressing all qualifications specified above
2) a research statement
3) a teaching statement
4) a CV
5) 3 representative publications
6) 3 letters of recommendation to:
Betsy Tomala (email@example.com)
Please include “Developmental Search” in the email subject line.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; Applications received by 3/15/17 are guaranteed consideration.
Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Thalia R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Director, Social Cognition and Imagination Lab
Associate Editor, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
Department of Psychology
41 Park Row, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10038
(p) (212) 346-1507
(f) (212) 346-1618
Full-time Research Assistant Position at the University of Maryland, Neurocognitive Development Lab
Dr. Tracy Riggins and the Neurocognitive Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Research Assistant beginning approximately May 15, 2017. The focus of the research project is the development of memory in early childhood using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and cognitive electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs). See www.ncdl.umd.edu for more details about the lab.
Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children and adults (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) preprocessing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting library searches and literature reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI and other researchers in the laboratory including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment.
Qualifications: Recommended background and skills include: a bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g., psychology or neuroscience); previous research experience with human participants (preferably with children and/or using fMRI or EEG); the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong computational, organizational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential.
A 2-year commitment is preferred. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should email a cover letter describing their background and future goals, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lisa Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
**Please excuse cross-postings**
Tracy Riggins, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
4094 Campus Drive
Biology/Psychology Building Room 2147J
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Seeking Licensed/Experienced Therapist—To Work with Preschoolers and Grade School Children
Family Compass (familycompass.com), a thriving, highly collaborative child and family private practice in Reston, Virginia (20 miles west of Washington DC) is seeking an experienced, licensed child psychologist/therapist for a full-time (or somewhat less than full-time) position. We are seeking a professional who is experienced in working with preschoolers and school-aged children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families, applying broad-based therapeutic modalities. Experience working with teen-agers a plus.
We offer excellent opportunities for professional growth and for entrepreneurial development within the practice as well as competitive salaries. To learn more about our unique career pathopportunity that provides both the security of a regular salary and an entrepreneurial opportunity, with its professional and financial rewards, please follow this link: http://familycompass.com/service-developers/
Please send a resume with a letter of interest to Dr. Moshe Shtuhl, at: email@example.com with “Therapist Application” in the subject line.
Lynn M. Haberlein
703.471.5517 ext 189
Visiting Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure-Track) of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position (nontenure-track, one-year) in psychology. The position will start Fall 2017 with an initial appointment of one year that might be extended for additional terms. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative teacher with a commitment to high-quality, rigorous undergraduate education (with a potential for graduate teaching as well). The area of specialization is open; however, we are particularly interested in individuals who may bring expertise in social, industrial/organizational, multicultural issues, or developmental.
The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester. There will be additional opportunities to participate in curriculum development and program assessment. There are likely to be opportunities for summer and inter-session teaching for extra pay as well.
The Psychology Department consists of 35 faculty members in three doctoral programs: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, and Cognitive and Brain Sciences. The department is family-friendly and there is a preschool on campus. Additional information about the department is available at http://www2.binghamton.edu/psychology.
Binghamton University, which is part of the State University of New York, enrolls approximately 17,200 undergraduate and graduate students, including more than 5,000 students of color and 1,500 international students from 100 countries. The campus is located on 887 acres (including a 350 acre nature preserve) above the Susquehanna River and received the highest “green” rating in the Princeton Review’s ranking of colleges by environmental sustainability. Greater Binghamton is a metropolitan area of about 250,000 with an affordable cost of living and excellent schools. There are many outdoor and cultural activities demonstrating a unique blend of urban and rural appeal. The employment base of the region is dominated by electronics and health care.
The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Completed applications received by 31 March 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications arriving after this date will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a curriculum vita; a cover letter describing experience and interest in the position; and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach, sample syllabus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. awards, evaluations) and any other relevant information. Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your teaching performance. All documents should be submitted to: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com.
Erin Jant, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Office: Old Johnson, Room 232
The developmental unit at the School of Psychology, University of Minho in Braga, Portugal has a post-doc position available. The area of expertise is open and the position is for 1 year, renewable for up to six years. If moving to the north of Portugal was not on your radar (and you are curious), please direct me informal inquiries (I am friends with several expats that live in the region). For questions regarding the post please contact Isabel Soares (firstname.lastname@example.org) the head of the developmental psychology unit.
The deadline is the 7th of March and additional information about the application is available here:
Researcher (FCT Researcher Fellow)
CIPsi, School of Psychology, www.psi.uminho.pt
Laboratory of Visualization and Perception
Centro ALGORITMI, webs.psi.uminho.pt/lvp
University of Minho
Campus de Azurém
4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
We would like to kindly remind you that the deadline to submit your abstracts for the 9th Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science is February 20. We welcome poster submissions within any field of cognitive science.
The conference will take place on 25-28 May 2017. For more information please see the details below or visit the conference website at
IX. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science
Intuitive Sociologists: Representing Social Relations and Social Categories
25-28 May, 2017
Participants are invited to submit their work as a poster
Abstract submission is open
Abstract submission deadline: February 20th
Acceptance notices will be e-mailed by: March 15
We invite posters from all areas of cognitive science.
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Germany
University College London, UK
University of Oslo, Norway
Ph.D. Candidate in Cognitive Science
Central European University
The Arizona Twin Project housed within the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University has positions open for two postdoctoral fellows, each with funding for two years with the possibility of a third year (salary in line with NIH postdoctoral stipend levels and includes benefits). Essential qualifications include evidence of research productivity, experience with child/adolescent populations, a strong quantitative background, and a doctoral degree in psychology or closely related field (i.e., child development, sociology, neuroscience, statistics) by the (negotiable) start date. Desired qualifications include experience with genetically-informative designs, and experience with pediatric sleep, health, and/or pain.
The federally-funded Arizona Twin Project is an ethnically diverse (40% Hispanic) longitudinal twin-family study focusing on the impact of genetics and the early environment on the development of physical (i.e., sleep, pain) and mental (i.e., mood and behavioral) health problems and disorders, as well as processes of resilience. The twins are currently 9 years of age and we have funding to follow them annually for the next four years with home visits including physiological and observational assessments.
These are training positions with dedicated time for analyzing data and authoring research papers stemming from the project. Post docs can expect training in interdisciplinary science, quantitative methods, research ethics, obtaining a research-intensive academic position, twin study design, ecological momentary assessment, stress physiology, and health (especially sleep, pain and mood/behavioral disorders).
Informal inquires can be addressed to the study principal investigators: Professors Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant (email@example.com), Mary Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Leah Doane (email@example.com). The opportunity to speak with current post docs is also available. Applications (consisting of 1. a cover letter that addresses research interests, level of competence in statistics, and contact information for three academic referees; 2. Vita, and 3. Copies of 2 research papers) can be emailed to Professor Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant.
Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. However, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application no later than 3/31/2017.
Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and the Title IX statement athttps://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
PO Box 871104
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
Office Phone: 480.727.6459
Lab Phone: 480.727.8230