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 Position Announcement
Posted by: John Cacioppo
Title/Position: Professor
School/Organization: University of Chicago
Sent to listserv of: SPSP
Date posted: February 28th, 2012

The Department of Psychology wishes to hire a Research Associate at the Assistant Professor level for a four year term appointment contingent on grant funding, to begin no later than July 1, 2012.

We seek a talented individual to join our efforts in the areas of study that include cognitive and social neuroscience, specifically embodied cognition, interpersonal (dyadic) interactions, implicit cognition, psychological models of self-expansion, and electrical neuroimaging. The Research Associate will conduct research utilizing institutional resources, high-density electroencephalogram systems, and other available University sources, including studying embodied cognition for healthy populations and patients with acute and chronic social disorders. The position will require an independent thinker with the ability to efficiently and proficiently conduct research and collaborate with other team members. Demonstrated research excellence is essential. Method expertise in high-density electrical neuroimaging is required. The candidate should have experience with the design and execution of social and cognitive neuroscience research and in publishing research results, with a strong career-appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications. In addition to a substantive background in a relevant discipline, the ideal candidate will have substantial experience with estimating project and proposal costs. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related discipline. Excellent oral and written communication skills and an aptitude for leading and working with project teams are required.

Applications must be submitted online at:

Applications are required to include (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement; and (4) one sample of the applicant’s strongest written material (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter). Also, three letters of reference are required to be submitted online. To receive full consideration, early application is strongly recommended. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of March 30, 2012.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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