Postdoc in Cognitive Intervention at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Applications are invited for a PDRA position commencing from October 2014. The Dunhill Medical Trust funded “Tablet for Healthy Ageing” project seeks to design, develop and then test interventions to be used with older adults using tablet PCs and related technology. The post will be for 18 months.
The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible postdoctoral researcher and will join the Project Director, Dr Alan Gow, in initiating this new research programme. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in psychology or a relevant field, and knowledge of cognitive ageing or interventions would be an advantage. Experience of managing research, developing test protocols, and recruiting and testing participants, is required.
Full details on the post, including how to apply, can be found at:
Call for Nominations “ISSID Early Career Development Award”
Deadline: March 1, 2015
The Committee for ISSID’s Early Career Development Award
seeks nominations for the award. The award is intended for
scientists who have completed their doctoral degrees within the
past seven years and who are committed to the academic
objectives of ISSID. Candidates must be nominated and endorsed
(via a covering letter with their application) by a member of
ISSID. Self-nominations will be accepted from ISSID members.
Each application should include the letter of nomination, and an
electronic version of the nominated scholar’s current curriculum
Complete materials should be submitted electronically to the
Chair of the Committee:
We wish to announce that the next ‘International Society for
Intelligence Research’ (ISIR) Conference will take place on 12-14
December 2014 in Graz, Austria.
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2014; please find further
‘Conference Highlights’ are available here:
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR INAUGURAL TANG PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN
PSYCHOLOGY – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto is pleased
to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 inaugural TANG
Prize for Achievements in Psychology. As a Department at a public
university, we believe in furthering the science of Psychology in
service of enhancing human wellbeing. Applications are encouraged
from internationally-recognized scholars in Psychology or a
closely-related field who have shown creativity, and rigor in their
approach and whose record of achievement has left an indelible mark
on the field. This award has been made possible through generous
support from the TANG Foundation. The TANG Foundation is a
charitable institution with the mandate to raise awareness of the
importance of psychological wellbeing in the world.
The recipient of the TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology will
be awarded a cash prize of $100,000 CAD at a ceremony held on the
University of Toronto campus on November 12, 2014. During the campus
visit, the recipient will be asked to meet with University of
Toronto students and to hold a public lecture.
Applicants should outline in no more than two pages the ways in
which they have a major impact on the progress of psychology,
anywhere in the world, particularly in its application to the
psychological wellbeing of humanity. This application letter should
highlight how the applicant has contributed to the science,
practice, or application of Psychology as it pertains to the
understanding, promotion, restoration, or application of
psychological methods, research, and techniques in addressing
challenges related to wellbeing at the individual or community
level. In addition to this application letter, applications should
also include a current CV. Nomination packages (application letter
and CV) should be submitted electronically in one email by August
15, 2014 to
email@example.com. Applicants should also ask three
referees, who must be internationally acknowledged experts in the
field, to send reference letters directly to the Department via
firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30, 2014. Up to three
additional supporting letters of endorsement from individuals who
have been directly impacted by the applicant’s scholarly work and/or
who have knowledge of the direct impact of the applicant’s scholarly
work can be sent to the same email address by August 30, 2014.
For more information on this award, about the Department of
Psychology at the University of Toronto, and the TANG Foundation,
2015 ISSID Conference London, Ontario in Canada
The 2015 ISSID conference will be held in London, Ontario in Canada from Monday July 27 (registration and evening welcoming reception) through Friday July 31. The original plan to hold this conference in Toronto had to be changed due to the prohibitive cost that the Society and members would have incurred.
London, Ontario is a beautiful city about a 2-hour drive from Toronto which can also be reached by plane or shuttle bus. The city offers many amenities and excellent restaurants and is close to such attractions as the Stratford Theater Festival, Niagara Falls, and Toronto which many delegates will be flying into.
The conference itself will be held in meeting rooms on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, easily reached by car or bus from nearby hotels. Delegates will be provided with free bus passes. The University will also provide very inexpensive private bedrooms in one of its recently constructed residence halls which is within easy walking distance of the campus.
More details will follow when we create the ISSID 2015 website.
Tony Vernon is serving as the conference organizer.
Personality Psychology Position at the University of Canterbury
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Personality Psychology
College of Science
Continuing position, full-time
The Department of Psychology are inviting applications for a
continuing position of Lecturer (equivalent to USA Assistant
Professor) or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to USA Associate
Professor) in Personality Psychology.
In this role, you will undertake high quality research, teaching
and supervision of postgraduate students therefore you will be able
to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and have a
record of high research productivity in any area of Personality,
including those that intersect with personality (e.g. social
psychology, organizational psychology, evolutionary psychology).
Candidates at the more senior level will be required to demonstrate
appropriate research and academic leadership abilities and the
ability to obtain external research funding.
To be successful in this role you will also have:
- A Ph.D. in Psychology
- Demonstrated, or shown clear potential, in scholarly and
- University level teaching experience in the area of
Personality Psychology is desirable
- A record of high research productivity and research income
generation or clear potential
- Display a capacity for research leadership is desirable
- Demonstrated an understanding of administration
Further details on the Department of Psychology can be found at
Call for 15th Annual Award Applications to The H.J. Eysenck
Registered Charity No. 1070604
The H.J. Eysenck Memorial Fund has been set up for the support of
research into Personality and Individual Differences in Psychology.
The fifteenth annual award of £2000 will be made in 2014.
The award is open to any researcher, in any part of the World, who
is working in this area. Applications should include:
- A summary of the proposed or on-going research, its significance and results to date if appropriate.
- A description of the purpose for which the award is required.
- A financial breakdown of how the award is to be spent.
- An up-to-date CV with photograph.
- The names and addresses of two referees familiar with the
- An indication of how the applicant came to hear of the award.
Please submit your application preferably as an attachment by
OR submit four copies of the application, in English, by regular
The H.J. Eysenck Memorial Fund, PO Box 27824,
London SE24 0WE
Applications must be received by the 31st January 2014 and the
successful candidate will be notified by the 1st May 2014.