Psychology Department Employment Opportunities

Faculty Opportunities

Sexual Violence Cluster Hire Faculty Position

 The department is hiring a tenure-track position focused on the Psychological Approaches to Sexual Violence as part of a cluster of positions working in the area of Sexual Violence: Connecting Social Science Research with Policy. See the link below for details and to apply:

Social Genomics Cluster Hire Faculty Position

A tenure-track position is available in the area of Social Genomics.  See the link below for details and to apply:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University of Wisconsin- Madison. We are pleased to announce the opening of a 1-2 year post-doctoral fellowship opportunity at University Wisconsin – Madison under the supervision of Dr. Judith Harackiewicz. The Fellow will work closely with Dr. Harackiewicz and the project team to analyze and publish results from a large multi-site (5,000+ participants), NIH-funded randomized trial of a utility value intervention given to undergraduate biology and chemistry students across several universities.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will:

Conduct the analyses specified in the primary aims of the project, specifically examining the intervention’s impact on short-term academic outcomes, under the supervision of PI Harackiewicz.

Take the lead in writing these main results for publication, in close consultation with PI team. Take the lead on proposing new questions to answer from the data set, and designing, conducting, and writing up additional analyses (first authorship is expected).

There will also be opportunities to conduct behavioral laboratory research with the research team. We are looking for candidates with the following experience:

Strong knowledge of statistical methods, especially involving nested designs, fixed-effects modeling and blocked randomization.

Strong interest in high-impact social-educational psychology research. Background in applying social science research to real-world problems is highly desirable.

Deep understanding or desire to understand the theory and research behind expectancy value theory, interest theory and motivational science is desired.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, 1-2 papers/writing samples, and a cover letter including names and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Judith Harackiewicz <> as soon as possible. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The Madison-based position will begin as early as February 1, 2020, or as late as June 1, 2020, with some flexibility on the start date depending on the candidate’s needs.

Undergraduate Research & Job Opportunities

Research for Credit: There are many opportunities for undergraduates to gain research experience in the Department of Psychology. Check out the listing of positions available, now available online!

Proctors: We are often in need of proctors for exams. If you are interested in being a proctor, please fill out this survey. Pay is $10/hour. All proctor positions for Fall 2015 have been filled. Please check back later.