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

Tuesday
Nov032015

OPEN RANK PROFESSOR POSITION DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES AUBURN UNIVERSITY

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 in the area of health disparities to begin August 16, 2016. Candidates with research programs taking a developmental, family, or community perspective on health and health disparities are encouraged to apply. Research programs that examine contextual influences on health, or within-person changes with respect to health as a function of social/demographic, familial, or environmental factors (separately or in combination) are of particular interest. Rank for this position is open, and while we expect it to fill at the associate professor level, exceptionally well-qualified assistant professor level applications are also encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to maintain or build a productive, externally funded research program in the area of health disparities and will have a distribution of research, instruction, and service responsibilities consistent with these expectations. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to participate actively in the Auburn University multidisciplinary Cluster Hires Initiative in the Health Disparities Cluster. New faculty with expertise in Human Development & Family Studies, Nutrition, Psychology, Nursing, and Pharmacy will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in these areas to form the core of this innovative multidisciplinary initiative. Participation in the Health Disparities Cluster will be an important component in faculty annual reviews. For more information regarding the Cluster Hires please click on the following link: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/strategic_hire.html

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 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 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, sociology, demography, population health sciences, or allied discipline. Applicants should have an ongoing health disparities research program, strong quantitative/ statistical skills, and technical familiarity with large datasets. A research background that includes expertise in epidemiology, population health sciences, or demography would also bring added value to the position. 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, and samples of no more than three recent publications via the following link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1251. 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. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Donna Sollie, Search Committee Chair, at sollidl@auburn.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Tuesday
Oct272015

IARR Main Conference in 2016 Submission Portal

The submission portal for abstracts for (a) individual oral presentations, (b) symposia on particular topics (comprising 3-4 individual presenters), and © poster presentations is now open. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words, and you will be asked to answer some additional questions about the methods and results of the research to be presented. Submissions will be received until January 15, 2016, and acceptance notifications will be emailed by March 2016. For more details on the submission process click here: http://iarr.psych.utoronto.ca/papers.html.

Tuesday
Oct272015

Social psychology PhD program at CUNY

Dear Colleagues,

Please encourage your students to apply to the Ph.D. program in social psychology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). The Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) program at the CUNY Graduate Center is designed to produce rigorous, competent, and creative researchers who are well-versed in the traditional canon of social psychology, but who can apply this knowledge to engage with innovative questions and pursuits.

The BASP program brings together accomplished social psychology faculty from across the CUNY campuses. Core participating faculty include: Catherine Good, Jaihyun Park, Kristin Sommer and Steven Young (from Baruch College); Elisabeth Brauner, Chery Carmichael, Hanah Chapman, Curtis Hardin, and Glen Hass (from Brooklyn College); Margaret Rosario (from City College); Russ Clay (from CUNY Staten Island); Sarit Golub, Tracey Revenson, Jeff Parsons, and Viginia Valian (from Hunter College); Margaret Bull Kovera, Demis Glasford, Mike Leippe, and Daryl Wout (from John Jay College of Criminal Justice); Claudia Brumbaugh and Justin Storbeck (from Queens College).

More details about the program and faculty interests are available at: www.cunybasp.org. We will be admitting a small group of highly qualified students in the Fall of 2016.

The deadline for Fall applications is December 1st.

Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving applications from your students!

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
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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

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! ;)

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

Friday
Mar212014

Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences 

 

Texas Tech University invites nominations and applications for the Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies position within the College of Human Sciences.

The Chairperson reports to the Dean of the College of Human Sciences and is responsible for the department’s academic programs (including curriculum), governance, faculty recruitment, planning, and financial affairs.  The Chairperson acts as the department’s advocate to fulfill the missions of the department, college, and university and participates as a team member on the College of Human Sciences Administrative Committee.  The Chairperson also works with and leads the faculty in pursuit of grants and contracts, developing a flow of research from the department, and facilitating faculty participation in interdisciplinary and/or distance programs as appropriate.  She/he represents the department to the students, faculty, administration, and profession. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Early Childhood, Psychology, or another closely related field and previous administrative experience. Preference will be given to those with previous department chair experience.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, enrolling approximately 1,000 students, is one of five departments in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University.  The department’s undergraduate programs include Human Development and Family Studies and Early Childhood, which is a teacher certification program. The graduate program in Human Development and Family Studies offers master’s and doctoral degrees. The department mission is to apply contextual and systemic frameworks to the study of individual development and relationship processes across the life span through teaching, research, professional service, and outreach. The state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories, including the Barton Observation Research Suite, the Christine Devitt and Helen Jones Child Development Research Center, and Early Head Start facilities, are sites where discoveries are made related to optimal individual development and healthy relationships.  Both child care laboratories are accredited with the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as well as the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Preparation (CAEP).  The department has designation as an approved program for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).  Graduates of the doctoral program are equipped with methodological and statistical skills necessary to advance the field through empirical research.  

Texas Tech University is a state-designated national research university. Its 2010 strategic plan charts a course for Texas Tech becoming a great public research university by 2020. The university has characteristics of a Carnegie-classified doctoral granting university with very high research productivity and is ranked by both the National Science Foundation and the Center for Measuring University Performance amongst the top 150 research universities in the country with total research expenditures exceeding $125M, an endowment worth $430M, total Ph.D.s graduated well over 200, with undergraduate and graduate enrollments of 27,000 and 5,300, respectively and with faculty who are increasingly being recognized for their scholarship by NSF, the Welch Foundation and others. It is expected that Texas Tech will at least double the size of its research activity by 2020. TTU is presently actively engaged in strategic and cluster hiring to add capacity in critical areas tied to its strategic research themes (see here and here).

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by April 7, 2014. An application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae and the names of five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers and email addresses. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Texas Tech University in the search.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
Texas Tech University-Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

E-mail: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
E-mail: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

 Additional information is available at http://www.ttu.edu, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ and http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hdfs/.

CLICK HERE FOR A .PDF OF THIS POSTING.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Employer.

Thursday
Mar062014

Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop, June 23-27, 2014, 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 (click here).

Thursday
Jan302014

DePaul University College of Communication: Relational Communication – Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The College of Communication at DePaul University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Interpersonal/Relational Communication to begin in the fall, 2014.  Candidates will be expected to contribute to our Relational Program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  At the undergraduate level, ideal candidates will be able to teach Introduction to Human Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication and develop specialized courses that complement our current offerings (which include Family Communication, Deceptive Communication, Dark Side of Communication, Close Relationships, and Evolution and Communication).  At the graduate level, successful candidates will be expected to develop courses that emphasize the practical application of interpersonal communication.  Candidates who can develop graduate courses in relational communication with an emphasis in health, social media, or training and development, as well as candidates with professional experience, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

Monday
Jan132014

SPSP 2014 Close Relationships Preconference: Last Call!

This is the final call for registration for the 2014 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference! This year's schedule includes talks from Chris Fraley, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, and David Sbarra; a special session on gender differences in romantic relationships, with talks from Bobbi Carothers, Paul Eastwick, Norm Li, and Andrea Meltzer; the 2014 Caryl Rusbult Early Career Award winner; the Graduate Student Research Paper Award; and the ever-popular data blitz!

The official registration deadline is January 15, but we will accept late registrations until the event is full (the registration form can be found HERE). So if you've forgotten to mail yours, there's still time - but not much!!

Also, note that the call for data blitz participants will come out after registration closes. We'd love for you to share your hot-off-the-press findings! Be looking for the call for blitz presentations soon...

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

Amy Canevello & Cheryl Carmichael

(On behalf of the Close Relationships Preconference planning committee of the SPSP Relationships Researchers Interest Group: Sara Algoe, Amy Canevello, Cheryl Carmichael, Brooke Feeney, Ben Karney, & Harry Reis)

Tuesday
Jan072014

Call for Chapters - Examining the Darkness of Family Communication: The Harmful, the Morally Suspect, and the Socially Inappropriate

Examining the Darkness of Family Communication: The Harmful, the Morally Suspect, and the Socially Inappropriate
(Peter Lang Publishing, Inc)

Edited by
Loreen N. Olson, Department of Communication Studies, and Mark A. Fine, Professor and Head
Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

The book is a part of the series:
Lifespan Communication: Children, Families, and Aging, edited by Thomas J. Socha

The family system is a key site where lives are formed, developed, and changed across time. For many, their lives are nurtured and sustained by their families, providing them with a source of security, comfort, and support. Unfortunately, however, many others may find that their family system is a site of much pain, suffering, stress, maltreatment, and perhaps even abuse. This dark side of family life—be it temporary or long-term—is the focus of our edited volume entitled Examining the Darkness of Family Communication: The Harmful, the Morally Suspect, and the Socially Inappropriate. The primary goal of this book is to advance theory and research by presenting original empirical studies and theoretical/methodological overviews on dark family communication processes.

We are seeking a variety of empirical explorations of dark family communication messages and processes. Specifically, we are looking for chapters that address the following aspects of dark family communication (DFC):

  1. DFC and Individual Traits, Characteristics, and Behaviors
  2. DFC and Dyadic Family Relationships and Interaction Patterns
  3. DFC and Family Level Patterns and Dynamics
  4. DFC and Social, Cultural, and Historical Structures and Processes
  5. DFC Through an Intercultural and International Lens
The chapters need to be original, data-based studies examining dark family communication. The first 3 chapters in this section will address the most proximal context—the individual. The subsequent chapters will address increasingly distal contexts, ranging from dyadic family dynamics, family processes as a whole, social and cultural structures, and, finally, at the most distal level, the intercultural and international context.

Please email ABSTRACTS of no more than 200 words, as well as a recent version of your vita, for initial consideration to Loreen Olson or Mark Fine by January 15, 2014.

Indicate in your email which section listed above you feel your study/chapter fits best
Contact Information:

Loreen N. Olson, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Department of Communication Studies, 107 Ferguson, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170; lnolson@uncg.edu336-334-5297.

Mark A. Fine, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 248B Stone Building, Greensboro, NC  27402; mafine@uncg.edu336-256-0134.

Wednesday
Dec042013

Open Tenure-Track Position in Communication - Western Connecticut State University

Assistant Professor Position - Communication Studies (tenure-track)
Western Connecticut State University
Department of Communication & Media Arts
Academic Year 2014-2015

The Department of Communication & Media Arts seeks a generalist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The Communication & Media Arts program provides education in communication skills, theory, and research designed to meet discipline standards as well as students’ interests and career objectives. The Department offers degrees in both Communication and Media Arts. Teaching load is 4/4. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to teach basic communication skills classes, the ability to teach theory, research methods, and supervise undergraduate theses is required, as is the ability to teach in at least one specialty at intermediate and advanced undergraduate levels. Demonstrated teaching excellence (e.g., portfolio) is a must. Scholarship level appropriate to experience and field required, as well as documented evidence of a commitment to university/department/discipline service. Ph.D. in Communication is required. ABD will be considered. WCSU is a dynamic, diverse workplace and the ability to work with students, faculty and staff from various backgrounds and cultures is essential. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. 

Salary & Benefits: WCSU offers competitive salaries commensurate with candidates’ experience and a comprehensive benefit package. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance. Additional information can be found on our website at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits.

Application Process: Interested candidates must submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae that highlights relevant teaching experience
  • Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in working at a primarily teaching institution
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, experience and interests that includes evidence of teaching excellence (such as student evaluation summaries and peer observations)
  • Statement of research interest that addresses the how the candidate would integrate undergraduates in their research program
  • Contact information for 3 current references

All documents should be combined in a single PDF document and submitted electronically to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu (reference search 600-196 in the subject line). Complete applications must be received by 5:00PM, Friday, January 10, 2014.

Thursday
Oct242013

Kansas State University Family Studies & Human Services Associate or Professor/School Director

Kansas State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director, School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology. We seek a candidate who can provide collaborative leadership to a school that includes six units (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, Life-Span Human Development, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Personal Financial Planning) on multiple campuses, and Extension. The successful candidate must be a visionary leader who understands and values the School’s commitment to excellence in quality research, teaching, engagement, outreach, distance education, and service. The successful candidate must be a broad thinker; a strong advocate for the units, College, and University; a deliberate decision maker; and a responsible fiscal manager. This 12-month position has a proposed starting date of July 1, 2014 with initial review of applications beginning December 15, 2013. Inquiries should be directed to Bronwyn Fees, Ph.D., Chair, Director Search Committee fees@k-state.edu; 785-532-5505. For complete position announcement go to:  http://www.he.k-state.edu/employment/