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At the Applied Moral Psychology Lab at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, our research involves novel applications of moral psychology findings and basic research on moral cognition. Our questions and collaborators stem from cognitive science, philosophy, social, political, and moral psychology, organizational behavior, and the psychology of language.

HIRING

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Description: The Applied Moral Psychology lab (PI: Dr. Laura Niemi) is looking to hire a full-time (with benefits) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. The term of appointment is for one year beginning approximately September 2018, with the possibility to extend for an additional year. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the research program of the lab by conducting research involving novel applications of moral psychology findings and basic research on moral cognition. This includes contribution to ongoing projects at the intersection of political / social psychology and the psychology of language. A variety of research approaches are welcome, such as text analysis, field-based studies, in-lab and web-based experiments.

Applications are encouraged from those with:

  • Expertise conducting research in a relevant field such as social psychology, moral psychology, and/or the psychology of language, acquired through PhD or post-doctoral experience.
  • Team approach and leadership ability, as evidenced by collaborative research practices, ability to deliver open and constructive scholarly feedback, and an interest in helping guide start-up of the lab and its research program.
  • Extensive know-how in research design, reproducible and transparent research practices, participant recruitment, data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing, and an interest in mentoring junior lab members in these areas.
  • Excellent follow-through, as evidenced by first-author publications.

Applicants should send the following to laura.niemi@utoronto.ca with the subject line: Postdoc Application [Last Name].

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter that describes their research interests and their relevance to lab’s research program
  • Up to 2 publications
  • List of three references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on June 11, 2018 until the position is filled. Email with questions about the position (contact Name: Laura Niemi, Ph.D.; email: laura.niemi@utoronto.ca). Location: St. George Campus, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

 

HIRING

Position: Lab Manager

Description: The Applied Moral Psychology lab (PI: Dr. Laura Niemi) is looking to hire a half-time (20 hours a week) Lab Manager to help lead our launch! The term of appointment is for one year beginning approximately September 2018, with the possibility to extend for an additional year. The lab manager will have both research-related (e.g., experiment materials and study design, data processing and statistical analysis) and administrative responsibilities (e.g., IRB documentation, undergraduate training, communications). The position is well-suited for a person interested in applying to graduate school in psychology. The lab manager will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects and author publications. Strong applicants will be at ease with statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SPSS); have basic programming skills (e.g., Java); have at least a year of experience conducting research in social or moral psychology, applied psychology, cognitive science, or the psychology of language; and hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field.

Applicants should send the following to laura.niemi@utoronto.ca with the subject line: Lab Manager Application [Last Name].

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter that describes research interests and their relevance to the lab
  • List of three references

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on June 11, 2018 until the position is filled. Email with questions about the position (contact Name: Laura Niemi, Ph.D.; email: laura.niemi@utoronto.ca). Location: St. George Campus, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.