Ph.D. program in Developmental Sciences, Texas A&M (USA)

The Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University offers graduate programs in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences. We are currently accepting applications for our Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Application deadline is December 1st. Below is information on our faculty who will be accepting new doctoral students. We also include information on our core curriculum. Click here for more information; or for more information and to apply for our Ph.D. program with a Developmental Sciences specialization, please visit:

Post-doc, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota (USA)

Dr. Scott Vrieze in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to conduct genetic studies of addiction and psychopathology. The research program is focused on genetic and environmental etiology of substance use and addiction, employing genome-wide association meta-analyses of substance use and addiction, as well as rare variant association studies using deep whole genome sequencing.

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Three Tenured Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) positions, University of Edinburgh, (Scotland, UK)

The Department of Psychology at University of Edinburgh is making five new hires, three of which are open field and would suit individuals in the Behavior Genetics community. The appointments are all permanent, with appointment as lecturer/senior lecturer level in the first instance. See below for a description of the department and links to the job ads.

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PhD, Max Planck (Nijmegen (NL))

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (NL), is offering a research assistant or PhD position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology within the population genetics of human communication group. The host research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain, investigates the genetic basis of social communication, language and interaction in large population-based cohorts.

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Assistant Professor, Boise State University (USA)

The Department of Psychological Science at Boise State University ( invites interested applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2020, with an area of specialization in the biological bases of behavior, broadly defined (e.g., genetic contributions to behavior, neuroscience, psychoneuroendocrinology).

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Open Rank faculty position (tenure-track), Penn State (USA)

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; in the College of Health and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member, rank open, whose research examines (a) developmental pathways to substance use, misuse, and addiction and/or (b) the effects of substance misuse and/or dependency on the health and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families.

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Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Positions Fall 2020—IU School of Public Health-Bloomington (USA)

Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Positions Fall 2020—IU School of Public Health-Bloomington

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor positions by individuals who will contribute multidisciplinary perspectives, conceptual and methodological diversity, and research leadership and mentoring to the school’s efforts. This is part of an ambitious school wide expansion across all five departments that added 24 new faculty in 2019, and aims to add an additional 6-10 new faculty in 2020. School priority areas include opiate-related research, nutrition and obesity, exercise science, rural health, and randomized controlled trials; however, we are also open to high performing, accomplished individuals outside of these areas. For exceptional candidates, several named and endowed professorships may be an option. Senior level applicants with a research team are encouraged to apply, as cluster hires are possible, especially on opioid addictions research. Women scholars, scholars with disabilities, and scholars from traditionally underrepresented minority groups are highly encouraged to apply. Dual-career hires are also a possibility. Each of the faculty hired will have tenure homes in a department within SPH-B; links to specific departmental websites are noted below. The anticipated hire date for these appointments is August 1, 2020 although this is negotiable with the ability to start earlier. Applications received by November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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