Thursday
Nov172016

Request for interaction data 

Hi all – a computer engineering student at my university is looking for data to help them refine a dating app they're developing that uses conversations between people to try to improve matching. The type of data they are looking for is described below. If you are able to help, please email me so I can put you in touch with their team.

Thanks,

Geoff

Our team discussed the available data and decided that the data corresponding to the following criterion would be ideal for our project:

Online (where the communication is done via a virtual medium) transcripts

Two opposite-gendered and/or same-sex individuals who may become romantically interested in each other.

Where both individuals have met just prior to the study,

And their dialogue shows an increasing attraction towards another

And there are no constraints on the length (character/word count) and duration (time)

If data satisfying the above mentioned criteria are hard to come by, any of the following will be appreciated:

Offline transcripts or audio recordings

The individuals could have known each other for any amount of time but preferably under a month since first meeting

The amount of individuals communicating could be greater than 2, as long there's a possibility of a romantic attraction between two parties of a communciation

Any data that monitors how a relationship evolves with some textual content

Monday
Oct172016

PROFESSOR AND HEAD DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES AUBURN UNIVERSITY

POSITION AVAILABILITY: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a 12 month, tenure eligible position, Professor and Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, beginning August 1, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include providing academic and administrative leadership to the Department, providing leadership for student and faculty recruitment, faculty development, program assessment, long-range planning, budgeting, and public relations; supervising Cooperative Extension and other outreach activities and centers; serving on university committees; developing and maintaining community/business partnerships; and serving as a liaison to administration, alumni, and the community. Responsibilities for teaching, advising students, and conducting research as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate in human development, family studies, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate should have academic credentials sufficient to meet tenure eligibility requirements for the rank of Professor; strong teaching and research record, with success in the external funding arena; experience mentoring graduate students; demonstrated administrative, leadership, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate must be fluent in English, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 25 faculty members (17 full-time, tenured and tenure-track), 300 undergraduates, and 45 graduate students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research, the Center for Children, Youth, and Families; the Marriage and Family Therapy Center; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; and the Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham, AL.

THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 60 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia.

APPLICATIONS: Please provide an application letter that addresses position qualifications and responsibilities along with a current CV, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1886. In addition, candidates must provide names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Tuesday
Sep272016

Assistant Professor, Social or Developmental Psychology – Adelphi University 

The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor level tenure-track position in Social or Developmental Psychology or Social Developmental Psychology. Ideally, the candidate scholarship will address issues relevant to cultural, cross-cultural, or ethnic-specific psychology. The position is anticipated to start end of August 2017.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach primarily undergraduate courses, in particular social psychology. developmental psychology, statistics/research methods, and courses relevant to the theme of ethnic-specific, cross-cultural, and/or community-based topics. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct community-based research emphasizing African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, or immigrant populations, research with implications for social justice and applied issues, culture, disparities, diversity or discrimination etc. and an openness toward multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research.

The Derner Institute (derner.adelphi.edu) includes an APA-approved Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Undergraduate Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Master degrees in General Psychology, School Psychology, and Mental Health Counseling, and a post-graduate program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The primary appointment will be in the Undergraduate Psychology Department, but the candidate may also be asked to teach courses in our M.A. and Ph.D. programs. The successful applicant is expected to establish an active research program, to have a strong interest in initiating and guiding undergraduate student research, and to potentially engage in collaborations with other faculty. Excellence in teaching is required.

Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution by Aug. 8, 2017. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarship and strong teaching potential/experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit online (http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ADELPHI&cws=3&rid=1719) a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, selected reprints/preprints, teaching evaluation forms, and three letters of recommendations.  Recommendation letters can be emailed to facultyreference@adelphi.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Informal inquiries concerning the position are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Joel Weinberger by e-mail (weinberger@adelphi.edu or (516-877-4816).
Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans. Both Adelphi and Derner strive to create and maintain a welcoming environment for all, and as such we seek applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

All appointments are subject to final approval by the Board of Trustees.

Friday
Sep162016

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE LEVEL TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR POSITION FAMILY STUDIES/ADULT RELATIONSHIPS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES AUBURN UNIVERSITY POSITION AVAILABILITY

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine month, tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate rank in the area of family studies to begin August 16, 2017. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive, externally funded program of research focused on growth and changes in adult relationships (e.g., couple dynamics, co-parenting) as well as on the adaptive functioning of adult relationships from psychological, social, and/or biological perspectives. In addition, responsibilities include instruction in family studies topics at both undergraduate and graduate levels and service assignments consistent with rank and research productivity. Rank for this position is open to Associate or Assistant ranks, and we are interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants at either career level. Mid-career applicants must show evidence of an active, productive, and externally funded program of research. THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 25 faculty members (17 full-time, tenure-track), 300 undergraduates, and 45 graduate students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research, the Center for Children, Youth, and Families; the Marriage and Family Therapy Center; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; and the Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham, AL. Candidates whose research program complements the mission(s) of one or more of these Centers are strongly urged to apply. THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in human development and family studies, lifespan developmental psychology, family psychology, or allied discipline. The candidate must be fluent in English, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. APPLICATIONS: Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, transcripts, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1849. In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references who will be contacted for a reference letter upon completion of the online application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Friday
Sep162016

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE LEVEL TENURE TRACK PROFESSOR POSITION – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES AUBURN UNIVERSITY POSITION AVAILABILITY

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine month, tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant level in the area infancy, early childhood, and/or middle childhood development, to begin August 16, 2017. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive, externally funded research program focused on social development across the first decade of life, in addition to instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and service responsibilities consistent with rank and research productivity. Candidates whose research programs focus on social/emotional and/or social/cognitive development of infants and/or children are encouraged to apply. Research programs that examine contextual influences on social functioning and development, or within-person growth with respect to social/emotional behavior as a function of social/demographic, biological, or environmental factors (separately or in combination) are of particular interest. We are interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants at either the Associate or Assistant career levels. Mid-career applicants must show evidence of an active, productive, and externally funded program of research. THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 25 faculty members (17 full-time, tenure-track), 300 undergraduates, and 45 graduate students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. It also administers the Center for Health Ecology and Equity Research, the Center for Children, Youth, and Families; the Marriage and Family Therapy Center; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; and the Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham, AL. The Department also participates in the Auburn University Cluster Initiative for Health Disparities Research, a multi-unit collaboration that includes faculty from 8 Colleges and Schools within the University. Candidates whose research program complements the mission(s) of one or more of these Centers and/or the Health Disparities Cluster are strongly urged to apply. THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in human development and family studies, early childhood development, developmental psychology, or allied discipline. The candidate must be fluent in English, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. APPLICATIONS: Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, transcripts, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1848. In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references who will be contacted for a reference letter upon completion of the online application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Monday
Aug292016

Assistant Professor Position at UT Austin

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2017. Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in the area of family and interpersonal relationships. We are especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on diversity in families and/or the links between interpersonal relationships and health. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research, obtain external research funding, and complement existing department research areas. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

We are an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within diverse ecological contexts. Faculty research interests include child and adolescent development, parent-child relationships, romantic relationships, aging, health and health behaviors, diversity and culture, poverty, intervention, and public policy. To examine these topics, current faculty utilize a wide range of methodologies, such as experiments, lab observational data, ecologically contextualized observational methods, longitudinal and daily diary data, big data, secondary analysis of national public data sets, and analyses of biomarker specimens. We have a vital program with over 550 undergraduate majors, 27 doctoral students, and 12 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment.

Review of applications will begin October 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology or a related social science. Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the following link for instructions: https://apply.interfolio.com/36905). Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and up to 3 preprints/reprints of representative publications. Candidates also must arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded separately to the application site. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee (Lisa Neff – lneff@austin.utexas.edu). The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. A background check will be conducted on applicant selected.

Thursday
Aug252016

Meta-analysis on the Association between Expected Mindreading and Measures of Relationship Quality – Request for Studies

Dear Colleagues,

We are conducting a meta-analysis on the association between expected mindreading, as meas-ured by the Relationship Belief Inventory (RBI; Eidelson & Epstein, 1982) and measures of rela-tionship quality. For this purpose, we are seeking unpublished or “in press” studies that include both:

1)    A measure of expected mindreading assessed via the Mindreading is Expected subscale of the RBI 2)    A measure of relationship quality (e.g., satisfaction, conflict, commitment)

If you have an in press or unpublished study (or studies) that included both measures (listed as 1 and 2 above) and you are willing to provide us with further information about your research, please complete the following survey:

https://umanitobapsych.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8CbJGJ7SrHUdsPP

In this brief survey, you will be asked about the sample, study design, measures of relationship quality, and data obtained.

If you would like more details or have questions, please contact Jessica.Cameron@umanitoba.ca or maclean9@myumanitoba.ca.

Sincerely,

Jessica J. Cameron, Ph.D., & Justine MacLean, M.A. Department of Psychology University of Manitoba"

Thursday
Aug252016

Interpersonal Communication (Assistant Professor) Department of Communication Michigan State University

The Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure system Assistant Professor position. We are particularly interested in scholars who contribute to and test communication theory in interpersonal communication contexts. Qualified applicants should have a social scientific focus, a background in quantitative research methods, and expertise to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.

To apply, please complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, (2) a vita, and (3) the names and contact information of three references.

In all materials, please use reference posting #3850 (https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=68581) and direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Frank Boster (boster@msu.edu). The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants September 1, 2016.

Thursday
Aug182016

Assistant or Associate Professor – Tenure Track Child and/or Family Counseling and Therapy Department of Counseling Psychology Santa Clara University

Overview: Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its approximately 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Purpose & Qualifications: The Department invites applications for a tenure-track position, open at either the Assistant or Associate level, in the area of Counseling Psychology. An earned doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in undergraduate or graduate-level teaching, clinical experience, and a successful history of and future plan for published research. The candidate must possess expertise related to training and research in child and/or family therapy and be either license-eligible or licensed in California. The department possesses a strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. As such, the successful candidate will possess a demonstrable commitment to multicultural competence and social justice.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department prepares masters-level practitioners in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy with optional emphases in Correctional Psychology, Latino Counseling, and Health Psychology. Though somewhat flexible, preference will be given to candidates capable of teaching the following graduate-level courses: Psychology of Childhood, Human Development, Therapeutic Interventions with Children, and/or Family Therapy. Tenure-track faculty in the department are also invited to teach an elective of their own preference and design. The normal teaching load is 2 courses per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring). There is also an option for Summer teaching, which is in addition to faculty members’ regular salary.

Starting Date: September 2017

Application Procedure and Deadline: Applicants must apply through the Santa Clara University Online Recruitment System. Application documents can be submitted online at https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/4750. Inquiries and nominations are welcome, and can be directed to David B. Feldman, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair by e-mail (dbfeldman@scu.edu). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation and housing costs. Benefits are consistent with a premium regional university.

Wednesday
Aug032016

Job opening at U. Iowa

Tenure-Track Faculty in Interpersonal Communication at the Advanced Assistant/Associate Level The Department of Communication Studies at The University of Iowa invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal, relational, or family communication at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor to begin in August 2017. The ideal candidate has a research record that is theory-driven, methodologically rigorous, and complements or builds on already existing areas of strength in the department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related discipline, in hand by August 16, 2017. For an appointment at the level of associate professor, applicants must meet the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa’s criteria for rank: http://clas.uiowa.edu/faculty/facultyappointments-review-criteria-faculty-rank. A strong research record and evidence of excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education are required qualifications for this position. Experience with grant funding, a history of student supervision and mentoring, and an appreciation for working alongside colleagues from both humanistic and social scientific perspectives are desirable qualifications. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community with faculty from diverse research backgrounds, including interpersonal communication and relationships, media studies, and rhetoric and public advocacy. The successful candidate will have access to the Department’s two fully equipped communication interaction labs, several research workstations, as well as the department participant pool. The University and department value interdisciplinary work and there are many possibilities for collaboration with other colleges, such as the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health, as well as other departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. 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 of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a CV, two representative publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should also submit the names of three references who are able to provide letters of recommendation. The application materials must be submitted through UI’s online application system (Jobs@Iowa). Refer to requisition #69363. Questions can be directed to the search committee chairs: Rachel McLaren (rachel-mclaren@uiowa.edu) or Steve Duck (steveduck@uiowa.edu). Review of materials will begin on October 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Sunday
Jul242016

Assistant Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences position announcement 

Assistant Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to start August 2017 whose scholarship emphasizes interpersonal or family communication, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in those candidates who have a demonstrated interest in theory building with expertise in quantitative methods, and whose work complements departmental strengths in the areas of health communication, social influence, or political communication. Candidates should provide clear evidence of scholarly and teaching excellence. In addition to conducting research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, responsibilities include course development in the area of specialty, supervision of theses and dissertations, and involvement in other departmental activities. Additional considerations in reviewing candidates may include experience with grant-based research, interest in trans-disciplinary research, and an appreciation of working alongside diverse colleagues in the social sciences and humanities. Successful candidate will have completed all of the requirements for a PhD by the time of the appointment. Applications must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and any graduate mentoring experience, along with a CV, representative publications, and evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants should also identify three or more references, who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries may be directed to Professor James Dillard, chair of the search committee, at jpd16@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply to https://psu.jobs/job/64192 CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Thursday
Jul142016

Call for unpublished data for meta-analysis examining communion, agency, and relationship/marital satisfaction?

Do you have unpublished data examining the influence of communion and agency on relationship/marital satisfaction?


The Social Interaction Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is conducting a meta-analysis on this relationship and are looking for unpublished data/manuscripts.
 
We are especially interested in the correlations between
•    Traits of communion and agency (AKA psychological femininity and masculinity); measured as continuous variables; no restrictions on the particular scale that was used to assess the sex-role dimensions (scales include but are not limited to the Bem Sex Role Inventory and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire).
•    Relationship or marital satisfaction; no restrictions on the particular scale that was used to assess relationship or marital satisfaction (scales include but are not limited to the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, the Marital Adjustment Test, and the Marital Satisfaction Inventory).
 
If you have any studies that meet these criteria, we are kindly requesting the manuscript and/or data (a summary of the data is also acceptable if it contains enough information to calculate effect size and sample characteristics), along with information regarding methods and sample characteristics. Please send unpublished data/manuscripts or any questions to Vivian Ta at vivian.ta@mavs.uta.edu.
 
Thank you for contributing to this meta-analysis!

Thursday
Jun022016

Couples Coping with Stress

This is the first book that reviews both empirical and clinical applications of how couples jointly cope with stress - dyadic coping - around the globe. The Systemic-Transactional Stress Model (STM), developed by co-editor Guy Bodenmann, is used as a consistent framework so readers can better appreciate the contrasts and similarities across the fourteen cultures represented in the book. Written by scholars from the particular culture, each chapter provides a conceptual review of the dyadic coping research conducted in their specific cultures, and also provides empirical and clinical recommendations. Additional contributions include how to measure dyadic coping, so others can apply the STM model in other contexts. The latest treatment approaches for therapy and prevention are also highlighted, making this book ideal for professionals interested in expanding their cultural competence when working with couples from various backgrounds.

See here: https://www.routledge.com/Couples-Coping-with-Stress-A-Cross-Cultural-Perspective/Falconier-Randall-Bodenmann/p/book/9781138906655

Wednesday
Apr132016

IARR 2016 conference schedule and registration information

The full schedule for IARR 2016 is now available: http://iarr.psych.utoronto.ca/program.html. Specific room assignments will be added soon.

Please note that early bird registration rates have also been extended by one week. The deadline is now April 22. Register soon: http://iarr.psych.utoronto.ca/registration.html.

Monday
Mar072016

Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop, July 25-29, 2016, at Michigan State 

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

Sincerely,
Rob Ackerman

Monday
Feb012016

Call for proposals - The National Council on Family Relations 2016 Annual Conference

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is accepting proposals for its 2016 Annual Conference, planned for Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Families and Human Rights: Promise and Vulnerability in the 21st Century.”

Using the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, the purpose of this conference is to showcase research, teaching, and practices that address human rights and diverse families; provide networking opportunities for those with an interest in these topics; and engage and inspire conference attendees in the pursuit of equality and justice for all families. Possible formats include papers, posters, roundtables, symposia, workshops, poster symposia, and lightning paper sessions.

Submit your proposal online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Find more details about the conference and proposal submission at https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2016.

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

Monday
Dec142015

Two year visiting professor of Communication Studies Message: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA seeks applications for a two-year, non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies beginning August, 2016. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate students, collaborative in approach to working with faculty/staff colleagues, able to teach a variety of Communication Studies courses, and possess outstanding organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The typical teaching load includes eight courses per year with roughly half of the load serving the basic course, a hybrid Fundamentals of Communication Course required of all graduates. Ph.D. preferred. Review of applications begins January 27, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. BVU prepares students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs. In addition, Buena Vista University offers an exceptional faculty development program and opportunities for international experiences. Buena Vista University’s main 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in northwest Iowa. Storm Lake is one of Iowa's most diverse communities. It is one of Iowa's premier vacation spots, with an array of retail shopping and dining opportunities, and a vibrant arts and cultural environment. Businesses of various sizes ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations thrive in this Northwest Iowa city. Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Please submit letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement, and current vita with the names of 4-6 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number) to Peter Steinfeld, Associate Dean of Faculty, Buena Vista University, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 or email facultyhire@bvu.edu. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.

Tuesday
Nov242015

Position announcement at Florida International University

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Florida International University’s Department of Communication Arts invites applications for four full-time, 9-month, permanent faculty members: two tenure track positions and two instructor positions. Begun in the August 2012, our young, growing Department invites new colleagues to join our scholarly community in an exciting college, dynamic university, and vibrant city. Our faculty members share common interests in conflict resolution and intercultural communication. We welcome opportunities for collaborative work.

Tenure-Track Positions: Assignments include teaching, research and publication consistent with FIU’s High Research status. Grant-writing and community engaged scholarship are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates with primary areas of specialization in Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication, and/or Conflict Management. Candidates are expected to teach in primary and secondary areas of specialization. They should also be prepared to teach in a third area, ideally in one or more of the following: Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Interviewing, Leadership, Persuasion, and/or Rhetoric. Course assignments depend on the scholar’s qualifications and departmental needs. Minimum qualifications include an earned PhD in Communication (formerly known as speech communication) or a closely related discipline from an accredited university and at least two years’ experience teaching undergraduate students. ABD candidates who will have the degree in hand by August 2016 will be considered. Please direct questions about the tenure-track positions to the Search Committee Chair, Lynne Webb at LWebb@FIU.edu. Job Opening ID 510567.

Instructor Positions: Candidates should be prepared to teach in a number of courses including Business and Professional Communication, Advanced Communication for Business, Intercultural Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, and Rhetorical Communication. Course assignments depend on the instructor’s qualifications and departmental need. Minimum qualifications include an earned MA degree preferably in Communication (formerly known as speech communication) from an accredited university and at least two years’ experience teaching undergraduate students. Please direct questions about the instructor positions to Search Committee Chair Tom Steinfatt at TSteinfa@FIU.edu. Job Opening ID 510565.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at facultycareers.fiu.edu to the specific Job Opening ID listed above and attach a letter of application addressing specific qualifications for the position. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee, a curriculum vita with evidence of teaching performance. For either tenure-track positions, submit representative PDF of any published work. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by December 31. If selected for telephone interviews, applicants will be asked to send letters of reference for a deadline as early as January 8th, 2016. Review will continue until position is filled. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Monday
Nov092015

Awards Announcement

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce two new awards listed below. The introduction of Fellowships for IARR will begin this year (see below). The Fellowships Committee is composed of Harry Reis (chair), Anita Vangelisti, Chris Agnew, and Terri Orbuch. All other awards will be decided by the Awards Committee: Garth Fletcher (chair), Stanley Gaines, Pam Regan, Kory Floyd, Leanne Knobloch, Paul Eastwick, and Esther Kluwer.

International Scholar Award

This award honors the scientific and/or capacity building activities of IARR members who are non-native English speaking scholars with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The scholar needs to be a citizen in a developing or least developed country. For a listing of countries from which scholars are eligible to apply, please see the United Nations listing of developing and least developed countries at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm#developed. Nominees will be judged on their accomplishments relative to their opportunities.

Nominations should include a statement that describes the accomplishments of the nominee in relation to the advancement of the science of relationships within their respective country and/or abroad through (1) the conduct of high quality research (including research outputs in language(s) other than English), and/or (2) the organization of capacity building activities for other non-English speaking relationship scholars. In addition, two additional letters supporting the nomination will be required.

Self or other nominations are welcome. All materials must be received by 1 February, 2016. Please email the nominating statement, current CV, and two supporting statements to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Garth Fletcher (email: Garth.Fletcher@vuw.ac.nz).

Note that all nominations and letters of support must be provided by current members of IARR (with the exception of students who may qualify).


Fellowship IARR

Fellow status will be awarded to IARR members who have made sustained, outstanding contributions to the field of scientific research into relationships, in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Candidates will only be considered after 10 years of postdoctoral contribution. Nomination materials will include a nomination letter, the nominee’s current CV, and two additional letters of support.

Self or other nominations are welcome. All materials must be received by 1 February, 2016. Please email the nominating statement, CV, and two supporting statements to the Chair of the IARR Fellowship Committee, Harry Reis (email: Harry.Reis@Rochester.edu)

Note that all nominations and letters of support must be provided by current members of IARR.

Existing Awards

Note that for all the awards listed below, all nominations and letters of support must be provided by current members of IARR (with the exception of students who may qualify).

Self or other nominations are welcome for all the awards listed below. All materials must be received by 1 February, 2016. All the relevant material should be emailed to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Garth Fletcher (email: Garth.Fletcher@vuw.ac.nz).

Steve Duck New Scholars Awards (2 awards)

 * These awards provide small grants ($500) to (1) a graduate student and to (2) a new scholar (within 3 years of receiving his or her Ph.D.) in support of their research on personal relationships. Self-nominations are expected, and should include:

 * A proposal (5 page maximum) that outlines the relevant literature, the purpose and hypotheses of the research, the proposed design and methodology, and a budget that clearly indicates how the grant monies will be used to support the project,

 * The applicant's curriculum vitae, and

 * A letter of recommendation from an informed colleague.

Teaching Award

 This award recognizes excellence in teaching in the field of personal relationships at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Nominations should include:

 * A teaching portfolio that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) sample syllabi, and (c) summaries of course evaluations

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two letters of support from colleagues and two letters of support from current and/or former students.

Mentoring Award

 This award recognizes an outstanding mentor in the field of personal relationships. Nominations should include:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the manner in which the mentoring relationship has advanced the professional development of those who were advised, supported, or sponsored by the mentor,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Up to 3 additional letters of support.

 Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement

 This award honors the distinguished scientific achievements of scholars who are still within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. degrees.

Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the accomplishments of the nominee,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two additional letters supporting the nomination.

Berscheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement

 This award honors the distinguished scientific achievements of scholars who are in the middle stages of their careers, that is, between 10 and 25 years post-Ph.D. Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the accomplishments of the nominee,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two additional letters supporting the nomination.

Distinguished Career Award

 This award recognizes a full career of eminent, notable contributions to research and theory in relationship science. The award is intended to acknowledge a long span of work that has enriched our understanding of personal relationships and contributed much to the field. Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination that describes the accomplishments of the nominee,

 * The nominee's curriculum vitae, and

 * Two additional letters supporting the nomination.

Dissertation Award

 This award honors an outstanding dissertation in the field of personal relationships that was defended in the time period from 1st October, 2013 to 31st October, 2015. A small cash prize is presented ($300). Nominations consist of:

 * A letter of nomination from the dissertation advisor, and

 * A summary (3 page maximum) of the dissertation.

 Nominees advancing to a second round of evaluation will be asked to provide an electronic copy of either the full dissertation or a manuscript that reports the research.

Friday
Nov062015

NIJ Social Science Analyst Position

The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is searching for a social science analyst. The incumbent for this position performs a variety of analytical research, evaluation, program development, and other professional tasks aimed at improving the response of justice systems and others to violence against women and related topics. Here is the full description:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420222800

Please circulate widely. _________________________ Matthew D. Johnson, Ph.D. American Psychological Association Executive Branch Science Fellow National Institute of Justice United States Department of Justice 810 Seventh Street NW Room 6260 Washington, DC 20531 Matthew.Johnson@ojp.usdoj.gov | (202) 353-5567