Opportunities

Faculty Positions

The Department of Psychology at Emory University invites applications for three faculty lines, including a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in developmental science (https://apply.interfolio.com/64756) a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in human cognition (https://apply.interfolio.com/65505), and a lecture-track position in social/cross cultural psychology (https://apply.interfolio.com/65508). Please consult the individual links for details specific to each position. Anticipated start date for all positions is Fall 2020. Ph.D. required. Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply:

Assistant Professor, Developmental Science, Emory University

Emory University, Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Developmental Science. The ideal candidate would be someone whose work addresses basic and enduring questions in developmental science using cutting edge methods such as neuroscientific techniques and/or computational modeling. Candidates pursuing a research program with significant integration across traditional disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged to apply. The department seeks a candidate with strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field is required. Candidates should submit applications via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/64756. Please include a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, two or three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation. A brief diversity statement that addresses past activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career is also required. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019, and applications received after this date will not be considered. Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor, Human Cognition, Emory University

Emory University, Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Cognition. We are seeking candidates whose research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and who have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates whose research programs use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and/or Natural Language Processing methods to address fundamental questions in perception, language, reasoning, memory, decision-making, and social cognition are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field required. Candidates should submit applications via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/65505. Please include a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, two or three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation. A brief diversity statement that addresses past activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career is also required. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019, and applications received after this date will not be considered. Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lecturer, Social/Cross Cultural Psychology, Emory University

Emory University, Department of Psychology, seeks to appoint a three-year renewable, full-time Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, research methods, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology, as well as other topics that enhance our undergraduate curriculum. A description of Lecture Track Faculty (LTF) at Emory with its opportunities for re-appointment and promotion can be found here: http://college.emory.edu/faculty/faculty/Policy-for-Appointment-and-Review-of-LTF_Sept-20-2018.pdf . Candidates should have outstanding records of teaching, curricular development and student academic advising. A Ph.D. in psychology and independent teaching experience is required. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/65508. Please include a CV, a teaching statement, copies of syllabi/course materials, recent course evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. A brief diversity statement that addresses past activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career is also required. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2019, and applications received after this date will not be considered. Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Position in Diffusion Tensor Imaging for Brain Ark
Psychology Department
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Despite the advances in neuroimaging tools, they have not been widely applied to the brains of non-human animals. Apart from humans, non-human primates, rats and mice, almost no information exists about the connectivity of other species’ brains. For example, what is it in a tiger’s brain that makes it a tiger? Or in a bear’s brain that makes a bear? The relationship between brain and species is fundamental to understanding the evolution of the nervous system, and can illuminate sensory, motoric, and cognitive adaptations that help situate each species in its ecological niche. A postdoctoral position is available in the Canine Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Emory University. We are using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in opportunistically-acquired brain specimens of a wide range of mammals to construct a digital “Brain Ark.” The successful candidate will join a dynamic environment with a dedicated 3T research scanner, supercomputing cluster, and collaborations across multiple disciplines. Prior DTI experience is required, and a strong computational background is desirable. To apply for this position, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/41710 AA/EOE.

For more information about the position, please contact directly:

Gregory S. Berns, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Psychology
Director, Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience

URLs:  brainark.org and www.neuropolicy.emory.edu
Email:  gberns@emory.edu

Research Assistants

Research Assistantships Available
Emory's Speech and Language Perception Lab - Psychology Department

Our work broadly addresses the social, linguistic, and cognitive factors that affect humans' ability to perceive and understand spoken language.  The influences on speech perception are manifold, and can be seen at levels as local as the specific sounds in a word or as global as an individual's lifetime experience with speech.  Our goal is to identify how our mind/brain processes spoken language using primarily behavioral and acoustic methods, but also neuroimaging techniques to explore the mechanisms underlying our ability to understand and use spoken language. 

The primary responsibilities of research assistants (RAs) in the laboratory will be testing & recruiting human participants for speech and language tasks, contributing to literature reviews & research design, assisting with data preparation & analysis, and attending lab meetings. 

Potential candidates should be second semester Freshmen or beyond, self-motivated, and eager to learn. Experience with Microsoft Excel and completion of LING-201 and PSYC-110 are preferred, but not required. Hours are flexible, but the position requires ~3-12 hrs/wk commitment.  RAs will receive research course credit for their scholarly work in the lab.  

To be considered for the position or for additional information about the lab and research opportunities, please email the principal investigator, Dr. Lynne Nygaard, Ph.D, a faculty member in the Psychology Department and core faculty in the Linguistics Program at lnygaar@emory.edu. 

Applicants should provide a brief, clear description of their relevant experience and interests and a copy of their CV or resume.


Research Assistant Position Available

We are currently conducting a study examining individual difference correlates of peripersonal space perception in the psychology department, and we are in need of research assistants to help us run the experiment next semester. In order to effectively conduct the experiment, we need both male and female research assistants. Currently, we have female research assistants, so we are looking for male research assistants at this time. We are also looking for individuals who can dedicate six hours minimum per week to the study. There will be opportunities to help with data analysis and the research project in addition to helping run participants. 

If you are interested in this research opportunity, please send your CV and a brief statement of interest to sbowes@emory.edu. We will then schedule times to conduct brief interviews. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteers

External Opportunities