Openings

Visiting Assistant Professor in Quantitative Psychology

The Department of Psychology of Boston College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Quantitative Psychology to begin Fall 2018. This position may be renewable, upon review, for up to two additional years. The successful candidate will teach five courses over the course of the year: three sections of an introductory statistics class for undergraduates, one doctoral seminar covering experimental design (single-factor, two-way factorial, within-subject, and mixed) and related statistical techniques and assumptions (including ANOVA, multiple comparisons, effect size, power, and sample size calculations), and one other course to be determined. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or Statistics, and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching statistics.

For general questions and for electronic submission (preferred) of application materials, please use this address: psychoffice@bc.edu. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample of reprints and preprints. Materials could alternatively be sent to Quantitative Search Committee, Dept. of Psychology, 300 McGuinn Hall, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Please also have three letters of reference sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin immediately continue until the position is filled.

Seeking Applications for Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Neuroscience or related field

Description: Successful applicants will be expected to devote full effort to behavioral neuroscience research projects seeking to identify the cellular and circuit mechanisms of socioemotional behavior with emphasis on circuits involving the insular cortex in the lab of John Christianson. The appointment involves substantial full-time research or scholarship and may include teaching, including supervision of undergraduate fellows. The one year appointment is renewable annually pending the availability of funds and review of performance. Funds are currently available to support the fellow for two years.  The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career and support will be provided to facilitate the Fellow’s transition to an independent research position. 

The appointee will be granted some freedom with regard to the specific direction of research and will be expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment and/or to have publications in press or under review during this period.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.


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