POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SOCIAL COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Social Cognition lab in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University is seeking to fill a three-year grant-funded postdoctoral position, with a start date of August 15, 2014. The successful applicant would work closely with Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger on a project funded by the Institute for Education Sciences. The position will provide training for individuals interested in research on how people’s implicit theories of intelligence shape their metacognitive judgments, use of self-regulated learning strategies and, ultimately, success in learning. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should hold a PhD in Psychology or a closely related field by August 15, 2014. Candidates should have strong experimental design, quantitative, and writing skills. It is also important that the candidate works well independently and has strong interpersonal skills. The position is open with respect to area of research specialization but we are particularly interested in individuals with research interests related to Dr. Ehrlinger’s research in self and social judgment, metacognition, and social psychological intervention research. We are interested in candidates whose research falls within social psychology, cognitive psychology, or at the intersection of these two fields.
APPLICATIONS: Applicants should apply online through WSU Human Resources (http://www.wsujobs.com) and submit a letter of application describing their relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, reprints, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 26, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Direct inquiries via email to Joyce Ehrlinger at Ehrlinger@wsu.edu.
NOTE – DUE TO GLITCHES WITH THE WEB-BASED APPLICATION SYSTEM, I HAVE PUSHED BACK THE REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS DATE FROM FEBRUARY 1 TO FEBRUARY 26TH, 2014. THE SYSTEM IS STABLE NOW BUT SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WHEN TRYING TO SUBMIT LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. IF IN DOUBT, FEEL FREE TO INQUIRE ABOUT WHETHER YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE AND/OR TO ASK YOUR RECOMMENDERS TO SEND LETTERS TO ME DIRECTLY AT EHRLINGER@WSU.EDU.