Wednesday
Apr222015

Goldsmiths assistant professorships

The psychology department at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), has several job openings, including 3 permanent lecturer positions (equivalent to tenured assistant professorships) and 2 two-year fixed-term teaching fellowships (early career), starting from September. These are open to any field in psychology and seek researchers with excellent research track records. For one of the Lecturer positions, we're especially seeking someone who may be able to teach statistics at the master's level, so it may be ideal for a personality and/or social psychologist.

For these positions, you have to apply by 18th May, 2015, and be available to interview the week of 8th June for the lecturer posts and 1st June for teaching fellowships.

Please see the following links - you can download the job description and description of Goldsmiths and the psychology department:

Permanent Lecturer:
http://www2.i-grasp.com/Fe/tpl_goldsmiths01.asp?newms=jj&id=98112&----JOB-PREVIEW-MODE----

2 year Fixed-term Teaching Fellow:
http://www2.i-grasp.com/Fe/tpl_goldsmiths01.asp?newms=jj&id=98113&----JOB-PREVIEW-MODE----

If the above links are not working, go to Goldsmiths' website and go to the jobs website and search for psychology:
http://www.gold.ac.uk/jobs/

Goldsmiths is a research active university located in vibrant London and is part of the University of London system. We are also starting a new MSc program in Psychology of Social Relations so it'll be great to see research active social psychologists, who study relationships, applying for these positions!

Please feel free to contact me for questions, but note that I'm not involved in the hiring process.

Madoka Kumashiro
m.kumashiro@gold.ac.uk

Friday
Apr102015

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Sex Roles Special Issue - Gender and the Transition to Parenthood

(see flyer here)

CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline Extended!
Special Issue: Gender and the Transition to Parenthood
Guest Editors: Kristin D. Mickelson (Arizona State University) and
Susanne N. Biehle (DePauw University)
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research invites manuscripts for a Special Issue on “Gender and the Transition to Parenthood”

The transition to parenthood is an exciting and challenging time for new parents. This transition is characterized by adjustment to new experiences, changes in relationship expectations, as well as potential for self-expansion, relationship enhancement, and conflict. Academic literature has been filled with articles on how women cope with the transition to parenthood from a variety of perspectives, including a feminist perspective. However, much of this literature is dated and cannot account for how today’s gender roles in society (particularly those of fathers) may influence the transition to parenthood. For instance, the overwhelming majority of research on postpartum depression focuses solely on mothers. In a 2004 review, Goodman was only able to identify 20 research studies that included paternal postpartum depression. Given the dynamic nature of gender roles today and the increasing number of homosexual couples having children, research is needed on how gender and gender roles impact the transition to parenthood.

We invite manuscripts that address how men and/or women adjust to the transition to parenthood. Topics might include how gender roles influence relationship processes during the transition; how race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and/or extended family relations impact the transition similarly or differently for men and women; the transition to parenthood for LGBT samples (with or without comparison to heterosexual samples); transitioning to parenthood for single parents vs. couples; how media impacts the transition to parenthood for men and women; and, the role of work and societal institutions/policies on the transition. Ultimately, papers should address how gender roles inform the nature and context of the transition to parenthood.

Authors who plan to submit manuscripts are asked to do so by June 15, 2015 for guaranteed consideration for the special issue. Later submissions may also be considered. Original empirical work is preferred; review papers will be considered. Authors submitting qualitative investigations should consult the guidelines for publishing such work in the journal before doing so (http://www.springer.com/11199/). Manuscripts should be between 25 and 40 pages, double-spaced (including title page, abstract, tables, figures and references). All manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the editorial guidelines of Sex Roles (http://www.springer.com/11199/) and should be submitted via the online submission site (http://www.editorialmanager.com/sers/). Please select the article type “Sp. Iss. – Gender and the Transition to Parenthood” from the drop down menu, and indicate in the notes to the editorial office that the paper is to be considered as a contribution to the special issue “Gender and the Transition to Parenthood.” All papers will be peer reviewed. For further inquiries, please contact Kristin D. Mickelson at kmickel1@asu.edu or Susanne N. Biehle at susannebiehle@depauw.edu.

Goodman, J. H. (2004). Paternal postpartum depression, its relationship to maternal postpartum depression, and implications for family health. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45, 26–35. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02857.x

Publisher’s Office: Springer Science + Business Media, Inc., 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
Phone: 212-460-1500 Email: journals-ny@springer.com
4-8-15

Monday
Mar232015

Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop, July 13-17, 2015, at Michigan State University

The workshop will focus on analyses for data in which both members of a dyad are measured on the same set of variables. Topics to be addressed include the measurement of nonindependence, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, the analysis of distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and the analysis of over-time dyadic data (e.g., dyadic growth curve models). The software package used in the workshop will be SPSS. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression and analysis of variance, as well as SPSS. Please see the website for more specific information and a link to the workshop registration: http://psychology.msu.edu/Workshops_Courses/dda.aspx

Thursday
Mar052015

The Gender and Love Project: 5th Global Meeting

Sunday 20th September – Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
The “Gender and Love” project calls for reflections on the interaction between gender and love and how this nexus of ideas pertains to self-perception, (dis-)ability, ethics, religion, kinship, bonding, nationality, globalization, environment, etc.  The project welcomes elaborations on gender and love in all forms, styles, and media, past or present. It invites not mere descriptions of, but attempts to grapple with inconsistencies and gaps in knowledge of how gender and love are constructed, mutually construct each other, and are culturally (re-)presented.

The project’s central questions are:

How do interactions of gender and love promote particular performances of gender and sexuality; conceptions of individual and collective identity; formations of community; notions of the human; and moral attitudes to other human beings, animals, the non- or post-human, and the environment?

Papers, performances, presentations, reports, works-in-progress, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Love as a Disciplinary Force: Productions of Gender:
* Love, Gender, Essentialism and Ontology
* Love, Gender and Narrative
* Love, Gender and the Law
* Love, Gender and Religion

2. Norms, Normativity, Intimacy:
* Rituals and Rites
* Conventions, Commitments and Obligations
* Choices and Respect; Loyalty and Trust
* Transgressions and Taboos

3. Gendered Yearnings:
* Personhood and Identity
* Body Politics and Belonging
* Love and Gender Performativity
* Transgender Desires
* Queer Kinship Formations
* Queer Conceptualisations of the State
* Interpersonal attraction

4. Representations of Gender and Love:
* Aesthetics and Intelligibility
* Gendered Narrations of Love
* Media, Gender and Love

In 2015, and adding to our general issues, we are particularly interested in exploring and understanding gender and love from a global perspective. Does globalization affect transformations of intimacy; gendered yearnings, and bonding strategies? Do global concerns set new contexts for enacting the politics of gender and love, maybe leading to increased tolerance of sexual and kinship diversity? Or does globalization provoke local defense mechanisms to protect and impose heteronormative performances of gender and love? What do “glocal” negotiations of gender and love look like and how viable are they as culturally composite constructs?

The Steering Group welcomes the submission of proposals for short workshops, practitioner-based activities, performances, and pre-formed panels. We particularly welcome short film screenings; photographic essays; installations; interactive talks and alternative presentation styles that encourage engagement.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st May 2015. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 3rd July 2015. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: GL5 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:
Dikmen Yakalı-Çamoğlu: dyakali@yahoo.com
Rob Fisher: gl5@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘Gender and Sexualities ’ series of research projects run by ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All proposals accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook.  Selected proposals may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

Tuesday
Mar032015

IARR invites letters of intent to host conferences

IARR invites letters of intent to host a regional or thematic mini-conference to be held in 2017 or the organization’s main conference in 2018. Letters of intent are due in May 2015, and you can contact Sean Horan (SeanMHoran@gmail.com) with questions. Applicants are in charge of both local arrangements and developing the program, although these tasks could be divided among different individuals. In addition, assistance could be obtained from IARR members in nearby universities and related departments. Hosting a conference provides excellent international exposure for your Department, international visibility for the planners, and opportunities to work with relationship researchers from all over the world. Likewise, it offers a unique service experience and exposure for graduate students who may help faculty members plan the conference. Questions should be directed to Sean Horan of Texas State University, Chair of IARR’s Future Conference Committee (SeanMHoran@gmail.com). Click here for the 2017 mini-conference call for hosting, and click here for the 2018 main conference call for hosting.

Tuesday
Jan202015

Call for proposals - The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 2015 Annual Conference

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is accepting proposals for its 2015 Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 11-14 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference theme is “Conflict, Violence and War: Family Risks and Resilience.” The conference committee seeks proposals to promote research, theory, practices, and policies that focus on the implications for families of these forces: conflict and connection; violence and empowerment; and war and peacemaking. Analysis at all levels — from dynamics within dyadic family relationships, to neighborhoods and communities, to cultures and societies — is welcome. Possible formats include papers, posters, roundtables, symposia, workshops, poster symposia, and lightning paper sessions.

Submit your proposal online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Monday, March 2, 2015. Find more details about the conference and submitting a proposal at https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2015

With questions, please email info@ncfr.org or call NCFR at 888-781-9331.

Wednesday
Dec172014

Call for Papers Sex Roles - Gender and the Transition to Parenthood

Special Issue: Gender and the Transition to Parenthood
Guest Editors: Kristin D. Mickelson (Arizona State University) and Susanne N. Biehle (DePauw University)
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research invites manuscripts for a Special Issue on “Gender and the Transition to Parenthood”

The transition to parenthood is an exciting and challenging time for new parents.  This transition is characterized by adjustment to new experiences, changes in relationship expectations, as well as potential for self-expansion, relationship enhancement, and conflict. Academic literature has been filled with articles on how women cope with the transition to parenthood from a variety of perspectives, including a feminist perspective. However, much of this literature is dated and cannot account for how today’s gender roles in society (particularly those of fathers) may influence the transition to parenthood.  For instance, the overwhelming majority of research on postpartum depression focuses solely on mothers.  In a 2004 review, Goodman was only able to identify 20 research studies that included paternal postpartum depression.  Given the dynamic nature of gender roles today and the increasing number of homosexual couples having children, research is needed on how gender and gender roles impact the transition to parenthood.

We invite manuscripts that address how men and/or women adjust to the transition to parenthood. Topics might include how gender roles influence relationship processes during the transition; how race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and/or extended family relations impact the transition similarly or differently for men and women; the transition to parenthood for LGBT samples (with or without comparison to heterosexual samples); transitioning to parenthood for single parents vs. couples; how media impacts the transition to parenthood for men and women; and, the role of work and societal institutions/policies on the transition.  Ultimately, papers should address how gender roles inform the nature and context of the transition to parenthood.

Authors who plan to submit manuscripts are asked to do so by April 15, 2015 for guaranteed consideration for the special issue. Later submissions may also be considered. Original empirical work is preferred; review papers will be considered. Authors submitting qualitative investigations should consult the guidelines for publishing such work in the journal before doing so (http://www.springer.com/11199/). Manuscripts should be between 25 and 40 pages, double-spaced (including title page, abstract, tables, figures and references). All manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the editorial guidelines of Sex Roles (http://www.springer.com/11199/) and should be submitted via the online submission site (http://www.editorialmanager.com/sers/). Please select the article type “Sp. Iss. – Gender and the Transition to Parenthood” from the drop down menu, and indicate in the notes to the editorial office that the paper is to be considered as a contribution to the special issue “Gender and the Transition to Parenthood.” All papers will be peer reviewed. For further inquiries, please contact Kristin D. Mickelson at kmickel1@asu.edu or Susanne N. Biehle at susannebiehle@depauw.edu.

Goodman, J. H. (2004). Paternal postpartum depression, its relationship to maternal postpartum depression, and implications for family health. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45, 26–35. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02857.x

Sunday
Dec142014

Honor the 2015 RRIG awardees at the Relationships Preconference

Dear colleagues,

It’s my great pleasure to announce the recipients of the Relationship Research Interest Group’s (RRIG) early career, and graduate student paper awards.

Edward LeMay is the 2015 recipient of the Caryl Rusbult Close Relationships Early Career Award, which recognizes an early career member for an outstanding record of research that has made original and important contributions to relationship science. Ed will be honored with this award, and will discuss his work in an award address at the 2015 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference.

Sarah Stanton has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 graduate student research paper award, which recognizes an empirical manuscript that makes original and important contributions to relationship science. Sarah published a paper in Psychophysiology with Lorne Campbell and Tim Loving called “Energized by love: Thinking about romantic relationships increases positive affect and blood glucose levels.” Sarah will be honored and presented with the award at the 2015 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference.

Please join us for the Close Relationships Preconference to share in celebrating these two shining scholars. The meeting will also include talks by esteemed relationship researchers Rena Repetti, Ron Rogge, and Carol Ryff; a data blitz; and a special panel session on methodology and replication issues in relationship science featuring Eli Finkel, Shelly Gable, Tim Loving, and Jeffry Simpson.

Registered preconference attendees have the opportunity to participate in the data blitz by submitting an abstract here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015CRdatablitz

You have 4 weeks left to register at the early bird rate ($70 for students, $85 for early career members, and $100 for full members). After January 12th all rates increase by $10. Your registration fee includes access to all preconference events, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and pleasant company. Visit the SPSP Close Relationships Preconference website for more details and to register:http://www.spsp.org/default.asp?page=Precon_CloseRelation

See you in Long Beach!

Cheryl Carmichael
(on behalf of the 2015 RRIG committee: Amy Canevello, Benjamin Karney, Brooke Feeney, Cheryl Carmichael, Jennifer Tomlinson, & Paula Peitromonaco)

Tuesday
Nov042014

Call for Papers: Presentation & Publication

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 18th annual conference of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS). The proposal deadline is November 19th and details are found at the conference website: http://www.aabss.net.
The conference is being held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, with room rates being $49 per night.  Please circulate this announcement to peers and graduate students active in behavioral or social science research projects. Note that we invite all interactive poster and lecture presentation conference papers for submission and potential publication in a printed, peer-reviewed periodical, the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences (http://www.aabss.net/jbss). Also, 12 CEUs are offered at no additional charge.

We hope to make your personal acquaintance and believe you will find the conference to be both enjoyable and professionally profitable.
Sincerely,     
Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
AABSS Conference Director

Sunday
Oct262014

Assistant Professor, Psychology - Arizona State University

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in psychology beginning Fall 2015. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of an ongoing research program, potential for securing extramural funding, and a publication record consistent with experience. Candidates with expertise in clinical or developmental psychology, particularly child and family issues, forensic issues, or their intersection, are especially encouraged to apply. Research may complement faculty strengths in health, emotion, stress and coping, couple and family dynamics, attention and memory, language, culture, leadership, intergroup relations, and psychology and law. Faculty are expected to teach both core and specialty courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Deadline: November 15th, 2014; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Application process: Send letter of application, statements describing your research program and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and two sample publications to Ms. Jamie Howell at: jamie.howell@asu.edu. Three letters of reference, to be added to your application file, should be sent directly to jamie.howell@asu.edu. Electronic submission of your application material is required; contact Jamie Howell with any inquiries about the position.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful outcome (as determined by the university) of the pre-employment screening activities, including a criminal history check (or a fingerprint check), under Arizona Board of Regents policy 6-709.
More information about New College's psychology programs, including faculty research interests, can be found at http://newcollege.asu.edu/msp.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX .

Monday
Oct062014

Brief teaching survey for courses on romantic relationships/human sexuality

Dear colleagues,

Please participate in this very brief survey (< 5 minutes) on college-level teaching practices for courses on romantic relationships and/or human sexuality. The survey assesses what units of material are covered in such courses, with additional questions about a particular area of research focusing on consensual non-monogamy. The survey will take no more than 5 minutes of your time, and will assist with our knowledge of teaching practices for members of IARR. Anyone who has previously taught a course in these areas (relationships/sexuality), or is currently teaching such a course, or plans to teach one in the near future, is eligible to participate. This is not limited to psychologists—anyone in a related field (e.g., communication, sociology) is also eligible, so please feel free to forward this to any interested colleagues. The survey is anonymous (no names/personal identification collected). This project was approved by the University of Maryland IRB [649501-1]. The link to the survey is here: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_8raZafWBak8qg3b and you can contact me (dselter@umd.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

--

Dylan Faulkner Selterman, Ph.D.  
Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Saturday
Oct042014

Close Relationships Preconference seeking Relationship Researchers

Eligible SPSP preconference seeks companions for a day of mutual intellectual stimulation.

About me: I’ve been playing this field for 15 years, so I’m experienced, and I boast an illustrious past. As the Close Relationships Preconference, I know just how to sweep you off your feet.

Our perfect date: I’ll regale you with talks from esteemed relationship scientists including Rena Repetti, Ron Rogge, and Carol Ryff. I’ll give you a glimpse of the rising stars in our field as we listen to an address from the recipient of the Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award, and recognize the recipient of the Graduate Student Research Paper Award. I’ll wine and dine you with a continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch. I’ll listen responsively as you talk about your exciting new work during the data blitz (now accepting submissions here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015CRdatablitz). Together we’ll end our enchanting adventure with an interactive special session on methodological and replication issues in relationship science.

Will you take a chance on all I have to offer? To find out more about me, and lock in our date, take a closer look at my profile: http://www.spsp.org/default.asp?page=Precon_CloseRelation

Can’t wait to meet up in Long Beach! ;)

Wednesday
Oct012014

Job Announcement for Bloomsburg University of PA

Permanent, Full Time, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position
Two Positions - Fall, 2015
AA # 25-4-064 and AA # 25-4-065

The Department of Communication Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania seeks outstanding applicants for two tenure-track positions:

Position 1 (AA # 25-4-064): For this position, we seek applicants with research and teaching expertise in the area of Interpersonal Communication. Candidates will teach courses in Conflict Management and Resolution and other courses in their area of specialty.

Position 2 (AA # 25-4-065): For this position we are particularly interested in individuals who are qualified to teach the Communication Research Methods course and who specialize in area(s) that address the needs of our students, enhance our curriculum, complement the current Communication Studies faculty, and reflect trends in our discipline.


QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION
The successful applicants for both positions will teach Public Speaking and/or Interpersonal Communication as part of her or his regular load, and will be encouraged to contribute to and develop additional courses in her or his area(s) of expertise. The successful candidates will demonstrate ongoing excellence in teaching, research, and service. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Instructional delivery may occur through traditional, alternative, and online instructional methods, and may occur on the main campus or off-site educational locations. Voluntary summer and winter session contracts may be available.

Finalists for the positions must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process, a teaching demonstration, and a brief research presentation to be viewed by the department faculty.

Applicants with ABD status will be considered; however, applicants should have their Ph.D. in Communication Studies or closely related field by August 21, 2015.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT
Permanent, Full-Time, Tenure Track beginning Fall 2015.

APPOINTMENT DATE
Beginning Fall 2015

SALARY
Competitive salary and excellent benefits packages are offered.

APPLICATION PROCESS
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 24, 2014 . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Submit an application packet by uploading a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences for the position, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three professional letters of recommendation, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references to the Bloomsburg University electronic application system.  Go to http://www.bloomu.edu/jobs, select the appropriate position and click the "Apply" button above the position description. Letters of recommendation may also be e-mailed in PDF format directly by the recommenders to CommStudiesSearch@bloomu.edu or by mail to Dr. David S. Heineman, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University of PA, 400 E. 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. A recommendation by the majority of the regular, full-time department faculty is required for hire. Prior to a final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check, including but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verifications and criminal background check. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners. Information regarding employee benefits is available at
http://www.passhe.edu/inside/hr/syshr/Pages/unit_info.aspx?q=apscuf.

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY
Bloomsburg University is located in a picturesque small town in beautiful central Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles southwest of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 30 miles west of the Pocono Mountains. The town of Bloomsburg boasts excellent public schools with affordable cost-of-living
and abundant lifestyle opportunities. New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro centers are within a few hours' drive.

The University is recognized as an outstanding educational institution, having been ranked as one of the "10 Best Public Colleges and Universities in the Northeast" by the U.S. News and World Report. There are 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four colleges: Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology.  The Department of Communication Studies consists of 14 full-time faculty members and more than 300 majors. Additional information about the department is available at http://departments.bloomu.edu/commstud.

Monday
Sep292014

PhD program in Health Psychology and Clinical Science at CUNY

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to tell you about our new Ph.D. program in Health Psychology and Clinical Science at the City University of New York (CUNY). Our first class was enrolled in 2013 and we are requesting that you tell your most promising students who are applying for graduate study for Fall 2015.
We are excited to be offering a curriculum that provides a true commitment to elucidating the interaction between physical and mental health from a rigorously empirical biopsychosocial perspective. Students will receive a thorough grounding in both clinical science and health psychology, including current theoretical perspectives, the conduct and evaluation of scientific research methods, understanding of the behavioral and biological mechanisms of psychopathology and physical illness, the conduct of prevention and intervention trials across diverse populations and in diverse settings, and addressing health disparities in a sociocultural context.
Our faculty include Cheryl Carmichael, Tracy Dennis, Joel Erblich, Sarit Golub, Renee Goodwin, Michael Hoyt, Doug Mennin, Regina Miranda, Jeff Parsons, Laura Reigada, Tracey Revenson, Margie Rosario, Deborah Walder, and Mariann Weierich.  Research areas cover a wide range of topics in clinical science and health, some of which are listed on this e-flyer: http://cunyclinicalandhealthgrad.net/HPCS_Flier_2015-2.pdf. Further, these faculty have formal and informal relationships at premiere medical and public health institutions throughout New York City that offer collaborative opportunities for research and externship.
We will be admitting a small group of highly qualified predoctoral students for Fall 2015.  We ask your help in guiding your top students who are interested in clinical science and/or health psychology to our program. Details are available at http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Psychology/Training-Areas/Health-and-Clinical or at our more detailed companion site, http://cunyclinicalandhealthgrad.net/  But, anyone who has specific questions may contact us directly. Admitted students are supported by multi-year packages that include stipends, tuition waivers, and health insurance.  The program will be seeking accreditation with APA-CoA and, in time, PCSAS.
The deadline for Fall applications is December 1st.  We would be most grateful if you were to print, post, and share the linked e-flyer. We look forward to receiving applications your best and brightest students.
Sincerely,
Doug Mennin and Tracey Revenson, Co-Directors, Health Psychology and Clinical Science Program

Monday
Sep292014

Faculty Position Social Psychology UMass-Amherst

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in its Social Psychology Division, starting in Fall, 2015.  We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Job Description:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology or a related discipline, an excellent record of research with a productive, federally-funded research program or evidence of the ability to establish one, a strong record of publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.   Applicants who work on affect and cognition, especially those who focus on affective and motivational processes (e.g., emotion regulation, self-regulation) and use a multi-method approach, are encouraged to apply.  The multi-method approach might include behavioral and physiological methods (e.g., cardiovascular, EEG, fMRI, or hormonal measures).

Requirements:
Ph.D. in Social Psychology or a related discipline, an excellent record of research with a productive, federally-funded research program or evidence of the ability to establish one, a strong record of publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education

Additional Information:
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:
Applications should include a cover letter, statement of research interests and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, sample publications and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of October 31, 2014 in order to ensure consideration.
To apply, see:
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53198

Thursday
Aug142014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER AWARD, 2015

The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) presents an annual award to a graduate student who has published an empirical manuscript that makes original and important contributions to relationship science. The recipient of this award will be honored and presented with the award at the 2015 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference.

Eligibility: The primary selection criterion is that the publication must be an outstanding empirical contribution in the general area of close relationships. The graduate student must have been first author on the publication, it must have been published within the past year (that is, official acceptance for publication or in print between September 1, 2013, and September, 1, 2014), and the nominee must be a current graduate student. A paper may only be submitted for consideration once.

Submission materials:  To be considered for this award, please send the following:

(1) The empirical manuscript.

(2) A brief statement of how this work contributes to the broader literature in close relationships more generally.

(3) If not obvious from the manuscript, evidence that it meets award criteria (i.e., that the first author was and is a graduate student, time of publication).

Self-nominations will be accepted.

Please send materials electronically to Brooke Feeney, chair of the 2015 RRIG Graduate Student Research Award Committee, at bfeeney@andrew.cmu.edu.

The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2014.  The award recipient will be notified in early November.

Thursday
Aug142014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: THE CARYL RUSBULT CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS EARLY CAREER AWARD, 2015

The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) presents an annual award to a new investigator who has made original and important contributions to relationship science. The recipient of this award will be invited to give an award address at the 2015 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference.

Eligibility: The primary selection criterion is an outstanding record of original research in the general area of close relationships. Because this award recognizes a new investigator, nominees will typically have received their Ph.D. within the past 8 years.

Submission materials: To be considered for this award, please send the following:

(1) A 1-2 page letter that provides a summary of your major research contributions and a brief description of the general topic that you would likely present in your address at the Preconference.

(2) A recent CV.

(3) Pdf files of 2 representative publications.

(4) A letter of recommendation from a scholar in the close relationships field who is familiar with your work. (S/he can send the letter separately.)

Please send materials electronically to Benjamin Karney, chair of the 2015 RRIG Early Career Awards Committee, at karney@psych.ucla.edu.

The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2014. The award recipient will be notified in early November.

Wednesday
Jun042014

Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Psychology - UCSB

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in evolutionary psychology broadly defined, beginning July 1, 2015.  Candidates from all areas of the psychological, behavioral, and brain sciences who take an evolutionary approach to their topic are encouraged to apply. PhD required at time of appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong research program. Responsibilities include supervising students in research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise and, more generally, in psychological and brain sciences.

Please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00306 to apply.

Review of applicant credentials will commence on September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Saturday
May312014

Call for Chapter Proposals: SAGE Handbook of Questiopnnaire Design

The book “SAGE Handbook of Questionnaire Design” is intended to be a comprehensive, authoritative volume that will eventually operate as the Benchmark work in the field of survey design. There is definitely a need for an up-to-date handbook on questionnaire design. Many books have been published on the topic, but most of those books are greatly outdated. There have been many developments in questionnaire design in general during the past several years, and some interesting development in specific fields of research, so a handbook that can provide a more updated account and be a one-stop source would be very helpful for researchers. 

The proposed book will be divided in two parts. The first part will focus on issues in basic research using questionnaire design. The second part will focus on issues in applied research using questionnaire design. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theory-driven versus theory-seeking approaches to survey design
  • Use of English versus other languages in survey design
  • How questions frame answers in survey design
  • User-computer interactions issues in survey design
  • Cross-cultural differences in participants’ responses to surveys
  • Statistical issues in survey design
  • Ethical issues in survey design
  • Surveys within public versus private domains

 

Guidelines: 

  • Book chapter’s proposals (300-500 words, due May 31 June 30) should be submitted to Stanley.Gaines@brunel.ac.uk.

 

Please include:

  • Author(s) information (name, affiliation, contact details)
  • Provisional book chapter title
  • Summary of chapter including main idea, preliminary conclusions, other main points
  • The chapter proposal doesn’t have to be very detailed. It just should give an idea what the chapter will be about, so that we could assess its fit and suitability for the book.

 

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline for chapter proposals (provisional title and 300-500 words abstract): May 31 June 30, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: July 15, 2014
  • Deadline for full chapter draft (5,000-10,000 words): November 22, 2014
  • November 22-December 31: chapter draft revisions based on the feedback from the editorial team, work with authors towards bringing their chapters up to the expectations
  • Final notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals, suggestions for further improvement: December 31, 2014
  • Deadline for submission of final chapters revised per feedback from the editorial team: February 15, 2015

 

Accepted chapters will be compiled in a book, which will be published by SAGE.

Book Editors and contact details:

  • Dr. Stanley O. Gaines, Jr., Brunel University, United Kingdom (Stanley.Gaines@brunel.ac.uk)
  • Dr. Vasyl Taras, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States (v_taras@uncg.edu)
Thursday
May082014

"Virtual Brownbag" on Close Relationships and Health

Message: On Thursday, May 15 from 1-2pm EST, three top relationshisp esearchers will discuss cutting edge theory and research addressing close relationship processes and their implications for health. The panelists will be Dr. Paula Pietromonaco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Dr. Christine Dunkel Schetter (UCLA), and Dr. Bert Uchino (University of Utah), and the discussion will center around a paper they published in a special issue of Health Psychology last May.

This is a "virtual brownbag" put on by the Social Personality and Health Network (sphnetwork.org) but will likely be of interest to members of IARR.

Interested people can register at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/640377031

John Updegraff & Kate Sweeny
Organizers, SPHN Virtual Brownbag Series