Mon, Sept 5, 2011 — Postdoctoral Training Program at UCLA
The UCLA Program in Global Health is looking for the candidates for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Research.

For more information, please visit: UCLA Program in Global Health

Thurs, Sept 1, 2011 — Postdoctoral Position at Penn State University
The newly-forming Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at Penn State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, seeks a post-doctoral research fellow.  Start date is flexible, although early January, 2012, is highly desirable.

This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

Postdoctoral scientist will work on an exciting NIMH-funded project examining the impact of an attention intervention on the behavioral and neural correlates of anxiety among young children at temperamental risk for psychopathology. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, electrophysiology, genotyping, behavioral responses, and questionnaires.  This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center ( and the SLEIC Center (

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing imaging and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

Please apply for this position at

Tues, Aug 30, 2011 — Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

    For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, predoctoral, dissertation or postdoctoral.

    Starting September 1, 2011, Applications will be accepted for the 2012 Ford Fellowships Program. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:

    Eligibility Requirements:
    U.S. Citizen or National
    Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of Science, social science or humanities

    Stipends and Allowances:
    Predoctoral–$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
    Dissertation–$21,000 for one year
    Postdoctoral–$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

    Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

    Application Deadline Dates:
    Predoctoral: November 14, 2011
    Dissertation: November 17, 2011
    Postdoctoral: November 17, 2011

    For Further information please contact:
    Fellowships Office
National Research Council of The National Academies
    500 Fifth Street NW [Keck 576]
    Washington, DC 20001
    Phone: 202.334.2872,
    Fax: 202.334.3419

    Tues, Aug 30, 2011 — Postdoctoral Position at Temple University School of Medicine
    Postdoctoral position funded by NIH is open to study signaling regulation pathways involving in the vascular inflammation, pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and type II diabetes. Candidates who have PhD, strong background and publications in cardiovascular inflammation, microRNAs, cytokine/cytokine receptor assays, molecular biology and immunology are encouraged to apply

    Send email, CV and references to: Dr. Xiao-Feng Yang, Department of Pharmacology and Cardiovascular Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine, 3420 North Broad Street, Medical Research Building Rm. 325, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA; email:

    The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Temple University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

    Mon, Aug 22, 2011 — Program Director Positions at NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources
    The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is pleased to announce that there are permanent and temporary Program Director positions available. The deadline to apply for a permanent position is September 2, 2011. There is no deadline for a temporary position as applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Prior experience as an NSF Program Director is not required to be considered for either type of position.

    The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks candidates with expertise in research on STEM learning and education for one or more permanent Program Director positions.

    NSF Program Directors assume primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency’s overall mission—to support innovative and merit-reviewed projects in basic research and education that contribute to the nation’s technical strength, security, and welfare. Program Directors possess knowledge in the appropriate fields, a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest in and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

    The central duties of the position include: contributing to a coherent vision for EHR and STEM education research; participating in collaborative activity in relation to STEM research, practice, and policy; organizing and overseeing proposal review panels; evaluating, negotiating, and funding research proposals; managing awarded projects; and drafting solicitations. Successful candidates are expected to serve in one principal division of EHR, but, as requested, will also contribute to the work of other EHR divisions, work cooperatively across the entire Foundation, and interact productively with other agencies. They will be abreast of the cutting-edge research literatures in fields relevant to this position and will be able to provide high-level advice to others in the directorate and Foundation. Successful candidates should establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the field through participation in meetings and other relevant activities, and through the pursuit of a personal scholarly agenda, as workload permits.

    Applicants for the EHR Program Director position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience and six or more years of successful research experience relevant to the position, such as education or learning research in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, evaluation, statistics, measurement, or any of the behavioral, cognitive, or social science bases of STEM learning. Ideal candidates bring strong methodological or measurement expertise in combination with knowledge of teaching or learning in STEM. The candidate should also have the ability to think broadly but critically across domains, and to participate in discussions of research issues in STEM education at a national or international level.

    Application information regarding these permanent Program Director positions may be found at:

    In addition to the EHR positions, the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) is engaged in an ongoing nationwide search for temporary Program Directors.

    DRL currently manages the following programs: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12), Informal Science Education (ISE), and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), in addition to Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), and other programs.

    Candidates for the DRL Program Director position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, and additional experience and expertise depending on which DRL Cluster they are applying to: Knowledge Building (KB); Resources, Models, and Technologies (RMT); or Lifelong Learning Cluster (LLC). Detailed requirements may be found at the link below.

    Program Directors hired under this announcement will be appointed under a Visiting Scientist Appointment, an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment, or a Temporary Excepted Service Appointment.

    Application information regarding these temporary Program Director positions may be found at:

    Fri, Aug 12, 2011 — Positions at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    The following are the links to the available positions at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Fri, Aug 5, 2011 — Postdoctoral Recruitment Event at The University of Michigan Medical School
    The University of Michigan Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to announce its first annual postdoctoral recruitment event, Postdoc Preview, which will be held in Ann Arbor from November 3-5, 2011.

    The Postdoc Preview will introduce selected upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the breadth and excitement of postdoctoral research and training at Michigan and allow them to interview with prospective postdoctoral mentors at the UMMS.

    The application deadline is September 4, 2011. Additional information is available online at

    Please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Studies with any questions at 734-615-8643 or

    Thurs, Aug 4, 2011 — Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) at University of Arizona
    The Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) Program is a comprehensive program which offers up to three years of support to outstanding candidates seeking advanced postdoctoral research training, teacher training and student mentorship opportunities in preparation for an academic career in biomedical and life sciences. Funded by NIGMS through an IRACDA (Institutional Research and Career Development Award) training grant, the PERT program also  fosters ties between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions.

    PERT trainees may select from over thirty-six faculty research mentors at the University of Arizona, representing a broad range of disciplines in biomedicine, bioengineering, genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, molecular/cellular biology, physiology and behavior. The program stresses the use of model organisms for biomedical and life sciences research. The program is administered through the Arizona Research Laboratories Center for Insect Science and is partnered with a Minority Serving Institution, Pima Community College

    Starting salary, based on the NIH NRSA scale, will be $37,740 for program participants with less than one year of postdoctoral experience. An annual allowance for research supplies and travel is also included. Positions are dependent upon continued funding. Additional information about the Center for Insect Science and the PERT program is available at

    Applicants must have, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited institution and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals.  Applicants should have no more than two previous years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.

    All applicants must apply electronically through the University of Arizona’s Career Track website at:, citing Job #47383. Applications can be submitted at any time with the possibility that applicants will be interviewed as positions become open.  However, the next batch review of applications will begin Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, for positions in 2012.

    All applications are to include:

    • a letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals.
    • a CV
    • a three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period
    • three letters of reference
    • a letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor

    Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process.  Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to:  PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  85721-0106.  Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature. The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UA Career Track website listed above. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.  Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information,, 520-621-9310.

    Wed, Aug 3, 2011 — Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the University of Maryland and NIMH
    The Child Development Laboratory directed by Dr. Nathan Fox at the University of Maryland ( seeks a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to work on a neuroimaging project in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Pine and the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience (SDAN) at the National Institute of Mental Health. The start date is flexible although January of 2012 is preferred. This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

    The lab is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on existing and new studies investigating behavioral and neural correlates of social and non-social reward processing in relation to anxiety among young children, as well as the contribution of individual level factors such as temperament and social relationships to these processes. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, behavioral responses, questionnaires and electrophysiology.

    The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

    Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPM, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

    Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox ( Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Thurs, July 28, 2011 — UCLA ID division – Global Health Post-doc Program Recruitment
    The Division of Infectious Diseases at the UCLA Department of Medicine has a program called “The UCLA Program in Global Health.” This division has a Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Research; the University is looking for the candidates for the program. More information can be found here:

    Wed, July 27, 2011 — Positions still available – MD Anderson Fellowships in Statistical Genetics of Addiction
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center still has open positions for the Anderson Fellowship. Applications will continue to be accepted until all of positions are filled.  Stipends are $60,000/year for postdoctoral fellows and $26,000/ for pre-doctoral students, and fellowships are available for up to 5 years of support. More information can be found here: Cancer Prevention Training Program

    The program is open to all applicants, regardless of citizenship status (visas are acceptable).

    Wed, July 27, 2011 — Associate Professor in Social/Personality Neuroscience at University of Toronto
    The Department of Psychology and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position in social/personality neuroscience, at the rank of associate professor, to commence July 1, 2012.

    The successful candidate should have a PhD, an established research program that includes such topics as affect, attitudes, and/or motivation.  In addition, candidates should be able to bridge their research to the social, cognitive, and cognitive-neuroscience researchers in the two units.  The ability to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate statistics is an important component of this position, and experience with more than one neuroimaging methodology is preferred.  Candidates must show evidence of successful, externally-funded research programs and commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education.  Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.

    Potential applicants may contact Professor Jay Pratt, Chair at for additional information.  The department will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Toronto is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the world and the university shares in that diversity.  The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, aboriginal personal, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Qualified candidates can apply online at  Click on “Current Academic Positions” then “Faculty” and search for Job # 1100724.  Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, copies of representative publications and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Chair Jay Pratt.  Alternatively, applications may be mailed to the Social/Personality Neuroscience Search Committee, Department of Psychology, St. George Campus, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, or by e-mail to

    For more information on the Department of Psychology, please visit the homepage at

    Wed, July 27, 2011 — Postdoctoral Fellowships at Brandeis University
    Two postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Psychology Department at Brandeis University (  Both positions are supported by a training grant on cognitive aging in a social context from the National Institute of Aging.  The department especially encourages applicants interested in the interface between social/personality/health and cognitive aspects of early, middle, and later adulthood.  The core faculty, with expertise in the areas of social, health, and lifespan developmental psychology, and social and cognitive neuroscience, work collaboratively on issues related to adult development and aging:

    • Arthur Wingfield- Director (Ph.D., Oxford University): effects of age-related changes in hearing and cognitive function in older adulthood, and their impact on language comprehension and memory;
    • Margie Lachman- Co-director (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University): protective effects of psychosocial and behavioral factors for changes in cognition and health in early, middle and later adulthood; the National Study of Midlife in the United States
    • Angela Gutchess (Ph.D., University of Michigan): influence of age and culture on memory and social cognition;
    • Nikolas Rohleder (Ph.D., University of Trier): stress, Inflammation and  Contributions to Disease Development in Aging.
    • Robert Sekuler (Ph.D., Brown University): vision, visual attention, and visual memory in adulthood and old age;
    • Patricia Tun (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology): cognitive changes in midlife and late adulthood; effects of age and hearing ability on comprehension and memory for spoken language;
    • Jutta Wolf (Ph.D., Dresden University of Technology):  how stress-induced changes in hormones alter immune processes and affect human health.
    • Leslie Zebrowitz (Ph.D., Yale University): age stereotypes, including the influence of nonverbal physical qualities (facial appearance, voice, gait) and the social and psychological consequences.

    Although postdoctoral trainees would work primarily with one or two core faculty members, opportunities exist for interaction with other members of faculty conducting aging research at Brandeis, and participation in the university-wide Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging ( For more information contact Arthur Wingfield ( or Margie Lachman (

    Applications should include a letter describing research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, reprints, and three letters of recommendation.  Please submit materials by email to one of the above or send a hard copy to Aging Postdoctoral Search, Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, MS 062, Waltham, MA 02454-9110.  Review of materials will begin September 1, 2011 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Brandeis encourages applications from minorities and women.

    Wed, July 27, 2011 — Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at University of Maine
    The University of Maine College of Engineering invites applications for a faculty position in mechanical engineering education who will lead development of an innovative undergraduate engineering curriculum at the Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center (MATEC) located in Brunswick, Maine. The faculty member’s academic appointment will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Orono and determination of an academic rank is contingent upon teaching experience, length of instructional service, and expertise. The position will have teaching, scholarship, and administrative responsibilities. Scholarship is expected to be in the pedagogy and evaluation of teaching engineering. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2012 and the first eight months will focus on development of the program. The first incoming class will be Fall, 2012.

    The position requires a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field combined with experience in developing and implementing innovative engineering pedagogy. Candidates with a M.S. in mechanical engineering or closely related field and a Ph.D. in education or closely related field will be considered. The ability to combine concepts in mathematics, science, and introductory engineering into an integrated series of courses is required. Experience teaching courses in math, science, statics, strength of materials, dynamics and/or electric circuits is important. Excellent communication and management skills are a must. Senior faculty members are particularly encouraged to apply for this tenure track position. Hiring with tenure will be considered for highly qualified and experienced candidates.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter; statement of experience in developing and implementing innovative engineering pedagogy as well as overall teaching philosophy; names, addresses, phone number, and email addresses of three references; and a complete curriculum vita. The entire submission should be sent as a single PDF to Dr. Dana N. Humphrey (, Dean of Engineering. If desired, paper duplicates of the package may be sent to Dr. Dana N. Humphrey, Dean of Engineering, University of Maine, 5796 AMC Building, Room 200, Orono, ME 04469-5796. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011, and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.

    Tues, July 19, 2011 — Cornell Tenure Track Faculty Positions
    Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
    Cornell University
    Tenure Track Faculty Positions – 2

    The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA) in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is seeking two tenure track faculty members in design and facility planning. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per year, plus thesis supervision for both Masters and PhD candidates. The candidate is also expected to develop an externally funded program of research. The DEA is a uniquely multi-disciplinary department composed of designers, ergonomists, facility planners, and environmental psychologists who are deeply committed to enhancing quality of life through a human-centered approach to designing. This environment offers ample opportunity for faculty cooperation and interactions, both within the department and across the university. For more information please visit:

    Qualifications: PhD in Interior Design, Architecture (and related design fields), Psychology (environmental), Urban Planning and Facility Management, or a related field

    Salary: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits package.

    To Apply: Send complete dossier (letter of application, CV, letters of recommendation, writing sample, portfolio, examples of student work) to: Search Committee, Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology, 1411 MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 14853-4401. No applications by fax or email. Applications will be reviewed starting Aug 1, 2011 on an ongoing basis until position filled. Dual spousal appointments considered.

    Mon, Jul 18, 2011 — Indiana University Social Psychology/Social Neuroscience Faculty Position
    The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( at Indiana University – Bloomington seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to begin August 2012. Applicants must have a doctorate, a strong record of publication, and the potential for research funding. Strong preference will be given to a candidate in the area of social neuroscience. The applicant’s research program is expected to address fundamental questions in social psychology (such as emotions, attitudes, stereotypes, interpersonal relationships, or social perception) by integrating across the behavioral and neural levels of analysis. The department offers an on-site 3 Tesla MRI facility and high-density EEG/TMS laboratory. The department is highly integrative and collaborative. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    To apply, please send a curriculum vita, copies of representative publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Linda B. Smith, Ph.D., Chair, Dept. of Psychology and Brain Sciences, 1101 E. 10th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, ATTENTION: Social Search.

    Review of all applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Indiana University ( is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity & welcomes applications from women & underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups, sexual minorities, and from people with disabilities.

    Tues, July 12, 2011 –Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Mechanisms of Diabetes at University of Texas Medical School in Houston
    A funded postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms of transcriptional control of hepatic glucose output in a new NIH project. Motivated individuals within two years of earning a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related field are invited to apply.

    The postdoctoral scholar will investigate molecular mechanisms by which hepatic glucose output is regulated in normal and diabetic states using primary hepatocytes and mouse models. Advanced molecular biology and biochemistry skills are required.

    Fellows will work with a growing interdisciplinary team in a new lab with access to outstanding state-of-the-art facilities for mouse phenotyping, animal and cellular imaging, biochemistry and molecular biology. Postdoctoral trainees will work closely with the PI to create individual development plans and participate in training activities in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston (

    Please send application materials by email with “liver” in the subject line. Please email a cover letter detailing your research interests and career goals as well as your CV with names of three references to Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D.,

    Mon, July 10, 2011 — University of Colorado Postdoctoral Fellowship Program For Academic Diversity
    The Colorado AGEP is pleased to announce a new competition for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Colorado AGEP offers postdoctoral training to recent PhD recipients in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The program is intended for graduates who are interested in joining the faculties of US institutions of higher education. Advanced doctoral students and recent PhD graduates may apply for 2-year postdoctoral positions at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2011

    For information on eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the Colorado Diversity Initiative website:

    Questions? Please contact Barbara Kraus at 303-492-5779 or via email at

    Wed, July 6, 2011 — University of Northern Colorado Research Manager Position
    The College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado invites nominations and applications for the position of Program/Research Manager, position #E99538. This is a full-time, 12-month position associated with the CCAS ADVANCE Initiative, an NSF-funded project that aims to support the advancement of women science faculty through professional and leadership development of academic deans and department chairs. The initiative focuses on a national association of deans, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (, through which these development activities are offered. The successful candidate will be a doctorally-qualified individual with an understanding of STEM gender equity issues. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: employment.html. Screening of applications begins August 10, 2011 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer.

    Wed, July 6, 2011 — Department of Psychology Faculty Position at Duke University
    Duke University. The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University ( invites applications for an assistant (tenure-track) professor position in Developmental Psychology to begin Fall 2012.

    The department is seeking candidates whose interests in developmental psychology integrate approaches from psychology’s many sub-disciplines. The specific focus of candidates’ research interests is unrestricted, but examples might include social cognition, social neuroscience, social-cognitive determinants of motivation, decision-making, memory, and perception, all in a developmental context. The department seeks outstanding applicants with the potential to develop a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program and motivation to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three to five letters of recommendation, and three selected reprints/preprints. Please upload your application online at Applications received by November 1, 2011 will be guaranteed consideration. Duke University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Duke University values diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.

    Wed, July 6, 2011 — Program Director Positions at NSF
    If you have ever thought about working at the National Science Foundation for a few years, several NSF diversity related programs are recruiting rotators (see qualifications below). Although the end date of this posting is July 15th there will likely be another posting (if you miss this deadline but are interested please contact us to find out if we can still take applications). Additional information can be found here:

    The Division of Human Resource Development is selecting qualified candidates for multiple Program Director positions in the areas of:

    The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program
    The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality baccalaureate degree programs in STEM disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

    The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Program
    The CREST program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

    The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Program
    The AGEP program provides awards to enhance the full participation and ultimate success of qualified underrepresented minorities in STEM graduate programs, STEM postdoctoral training opportunities, and STEM faculty positions.

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU-UP) Program
    The HBCU-UP provides awards to develop, implement, and study innovative models and approaches for making dramatic improvements in the preparation and success of underrepresented minority students so that they may participate in STEM graduate programs and the workforce.

    Qualifications Required
    Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a discipline of science, engineering, mathematics or STEM education. In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Ideal candidates must have significant experience in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in a community college environment, as well as demonstrated leadership in undergraduate or graduate education. Also desirable are knowledge of the general scientific community and strong skills in written and oral communication. All appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs and as part of a team, contributing to and coordinating with offices throughout the Foundation and with other Federal and state government agencies and private sector organizations.

    Thurs, June 16, 2011 — Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholarships at Arizona State University
    Arizona State University is looking to recruit several outstanding early career scientists/social scientists as Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholars. The Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholars program is designed to attract the nation’s best early career scientists who exhibit the potential for outstanding competence and creativity in their research areas, strong communication skills, a passion for communicating the importance of their research to society, and a keen interest in educational science outreach to the community.

    The Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholarship provides a competitive salary and research allowance for up to two years.  The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University, and its ASU affiliates, provides a community of scholars interested in enhancing the ability of decision makers and institutions to grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

    The focus of the scholars research should be in areas related to the mission of Science Foundation Arizona ( and benefit the state of Arizona. Topical areas might include diagnosis and prevention of disease, sustainable energy and the environment, information and communications technologies at the human interface. Information and application procedures can be found at  Applications will be reviewed monthly beginning July 15.

    Tues, May 3, 2011 — P&G’s Doctoral Recruiting Conference, FIRST
    FIRST stands for Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent.  For the last 21 years, the conference has exposed, recruited, and employed top PhD talent from the African American, Hispanic, and Native American communities. The conference provides participants with a clear picture of the career opportunities, expectations, and challenges that exist in industrial research.  Participants will learn about techniques and skills required to successfully execute and manage research and product development, explore professional growth and individual development opportunities, and learn about the realities of cultural and workforce diversities.  As a result of this experience, Procter and Gamble believes students will be able to make better and more informed decisions about their career choices.  Further, the conference is also a great opportunity for participants to interact, in both a technical and a social context, with peers from all over the country.  A significant change to this year’s conference is that some participants can leave with the opportunity to be considered for an onsite interview.

    The FIRST Conference is for doctoral and postdoctoral scientists in STEM disciplines who may have an interest in attending our 21st annual conference to be held September 18-21, 2011.  As this unique opportunity will be offered to a limited number of candidates, applicants must have a doctoral degree or expect to receive one by September of 2012.  The conference is primarily intended for African American, Hispanic, and Native American doctoral and postdoctoral scientists who want to learn more about industrial research careers, but other qualified candidates, including foreign nationals, will be considered.  Applications are due by July 11, 2011.

    More information and a brochure can be found at:

    Mon, April 25, 2011 — Preparing Future Faculty Summer Institute
    Howard University will host its eighth annual Preparing Future Faculty Summer Institute on June 8-11, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The Summer Institute is open to all doctoral students who have completed the second year in their respective graduate program. The PFF Summer Institute is sponsored by the Howard University Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) and the Atlantic Coast-Social, Behavioral, and Economic sciences (AC-SBEs) Alliance through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

    The PFF Summer Institute is designed to provide advanced doctoral students with intensive training and experiences to enhance their preparation for the professoriate. Institute sessions and workshops include but are not limited to the following topics: the academic job search, learning outcomes and assessment, writing a teaching philosophy statement, the power of diversity in the class room and writing effective grant proposals.

    For additional information:

    Thurs, April 7, 2011 — FEMA’s Summer Hire Program accepting applications
    The Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer announces the 2011 Summer Hire Program for Students. The program will run from June thru Sept. 30, 2011. Students may apply from April 4-15, at FEMA Student Hire Me.

    Students must be in an accredited college/university, high school, must be the age of 16, or vocational school to qualify to participate in this program.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    A student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student (diploma, certificate, etc.).

    At least the minimum age required by Federal, state or local laws and standards governing the employment of minors.

    Taking at least half-time academic or vocational and technical course load in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, and a U.S. citizen or a national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island).

    For more information, please contact Mary Waller (202-212-2083) or Roslyn Williams (202-646-2978).

    Tues, March 22, 2011 — SACNAS 2011 Summer Leadership Institute
    The SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute offers unparalleled training for underrepresented minority (URM) scientists interested in advancing their leadership skills.

    Apply Now!
    When: July 25-29, 2011
    Where: AAAS National Office, Washington D.C.
    Who: 30 participants selected via application

    Application: Deadline March 24, 2011
    Applicants must provide general contact information, answers to five supplemental questions and your most current curriculum vitae (CV).  Participant selection is a competitive process and attendance is capped at 30 individuals.  All interested postdocs and faculty/professionals are encouraged to apply.

    – Must be a SACNAS member by the time of the institute
    – Doctorate degree required
    – STEM field preferred
    – Postdocs and professionals in academia, corporate, government, and non-profits are invited to apply
    – Must be in the United States at the time of the Institute

    Acceptance: Applicants accepted for participation in the Summer Leadreship Institute will receive full funding for institute registration, travel, lodging, meals, and per diem expenses.

    Program Overview: Developed in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the institute is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, focused mentor interactions, networking opportunities, extensive community-building, the development of a leadership development plan (LDP), along with both prepatory and postinstitute assessments and assignments. The Summer Leadership Institute may be attended as a stand-alone training or, for more in-depth engagement in professional leadership development, participants may also take part in SACNAS National Conference leadership workshops over one or more years.

    For additional information: please contact Laura Diaz, Program Manager

    Thurs, March 17, 2011 — NSF S-STEM Program
    Letter of intent due July 13, 2011 and full proposals due August 11, 2011

    This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

    Wed, March 16, 2011 — Call for Nominations, Christopher Columbus Foundation, 2011 Life Sciences Awards
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports American industry dedicated to protecting human health through the testing, manufacturing and marketing of biomedical products. As scientific innovation of biomedical products begins at the lab bench, the Chamber has partnered with the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency with the mission of promoting and encouraging new discoveries.

    The mission of this partnership is to present the Fourth Annual Life Sciences Awards to recognize, through seven monetary awards, an adult scientist and provide research funds; three current secondary school educators; and three current secondary school students who are judged to exemplify excellence in life sciences.

    All Nominations are accepted online only at: Please visit this website for information on Competition Rules and Regulations. The deadline for 2011 Nominations is Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Any questions related to the competition may be directed to Judi Shellenberger, Executive Director of the Foundation at: or (315) 258-0090.

    Mon, March 14, 2011 — UCSF Postdoc Bootcamp: Deadline for Nominations May 2
    The Graduate Division and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco is requesting nominations for advanced PhD students (particularly students from historically underrepresented population) to attend UCSF POSTDOC BOOTCAMP, June 13-14, 2011. The purpose of this two-day interactive workshop is to provide comprehensive information and practical strategies that will help students obtain the best possible Postdoc position and get the most out of their postdoc training. Eligible participants will be advanced doctoral students in the LIFE/HEALTH SCIENCES, and within one to two years of graduation.  Students should also be genuinely interested in applying for a postdoctoral position at UCSF.

    Students must be nominated by a faculty member or by their AGEP or graduate program director/coordinator and cannot self-nominate (though they may request a nomination). An application form is attached.  Students should also submit a brief statement (no more than 500 words) about their current research or future research interests. If they wish, students may identify one or two UCSF faculty members whose research they are interested in and explain why.

    Postdoc Bootcamp is offered at no cost to the student.  There is no registration fee.  UCSF will arrange and pay for students’ round-trip travel to and from San Francisco, ground transportation in San Francisco, and hotel accommodations (double-occupancy).  Students will also be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both days of Bootcamp.  Students only need to provide their own transportation to and from the airport in their hometown and any additional meals or incidentals.

    All nominations are due no later than, Monday, May 2, 2011. Completed forms together with research statements should be emailed to <mailto:> or faxed to 415/514-0844.  If sending forms via email, please write “POSTDOC BOOTCAMP APP” in the subject line.  Due to limited space in the program, we can accept only three nominations from any one university.

    Students will be notified whether or not they have been accepted by Tuesday, May 10.  Students who are accepted will be asked to accept their spot in the program and submit their travel arrangement request no later than Monday, May 16 or risk losing their place in the program.

    Additional information about program content and logistics can be found at:

    Fri, March 4, 2011 — 2011 Preparing for the Professoriate Conference
    The University at Albany is pleased to announce its seventh Preparing for the Professoriate Conference scheduled for April 8-9, 2011.  This National Science Foundation & AGEP sponsored conference is designed to communicate the necessity of preparing a diverse professoriate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  We invite undergraduate and graduate STEM students from diverse cultural backgrounds to join with faculty and staff in discussing effective means to prepare and transition into the professoriate.

    Renowned keynote speakers and dynamic workshop facilitators will share up-to-date information on issues of vital concern to undergraduate and graduate students. Students will tour UAlbany’s state-of-the-art School of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering Facility and interact with key faculty.  Similar to previous years, this year’s conference will also feature juried poster and oral presentation for graduate and undergraduate students. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners.

    Conference materials and meals are provided for all registered conference attendees.  Additionally, complimentary hotel accommodations are available for out-of-town guests. However, travel is the responsibility of the attendees and a $15.00 processing fee is required of all conference participants. This nominal amount helps to defray some of the costs associated with hosting the conference. Checks should be made payable to:  University Auxiliary Services, Item #25.

    Students can apply online to register for the conference and participate in the poster session. The deadline for student submissions is March 25, 2011.

    To obtain additional information for Preparing for the Professoriate, view the following link:

    Mon, December 27, 2010 — Marine Biological Laboratory SPINES Program
    Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Program in Neuroscience Ethics & Survival (SPINES)! This successful program, offered at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, has contributed to the professional development of graduate students and postdocs for over 20 years. The program is targeted to groups underrepresented in neuroscience and aims to increase the probability of professional success. Aside from the targeted applicant pool, applications from any qualified students who are interested in the SPINES curriculum are welcome. The course consists of lab work, lectures/discussions on professional skills, and a variety of important topics in neuroscience research, and it offers students unrivaled opportunities to network with neuroscientists from around the world who spend the summer working at the MBL. It has a very distinguished faculty and many former students view their time in SPINES as a transformative experience in their careers.

    This is a full fellowship program; all costs of attending the course, including travel, housing, and meals at MBL are covered.

    The deadline for submission of applications is February 1, 2011. More information can be found at

    Mon, December 27, 2010 — University of Maryland New Minority Postdoctoral Fellows Program

    UMBC has just announced a new Minority Postdoctoral Fellows Program. This program covers *ANY DISCIPLINE* represented at UMBC! Applicants are asked to specify the discipline of interest.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000 + $3,000 for conference travel + health benefits. Fellows will also have on-campus office space with a computer, teaching and research mentors, and will teach one course per year. This fellowship has a two-year term.  We are looking forward to welcoming new postdoctoral fellows to our campus. The intent of this program is to increase the the pool of scholars from underrepresented minority groups for possible tenure track positions at UMBC.

    The link with information can be found here:

    Fri, September 24, 2010 — University of Chicago Postdoctoral Opportunity
    Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship


    As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty, the University of Chicago invites nominations and applications for the Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS). The Office of the Provost will select two promising junior scholars to receive a two-year postdoctoral scholarship beginning fall 2011. Scholars in all fields are eligible.

    Applications: November 1, 2010
    References: November 1, 2010
    University of Chicago Faculty Nominations: October 18, 2010 Please visit

    Fri, September 17, 2010 — Postdoctoral Opportunities
    Updated List of Postdoctoral Positions

    The Institute of Broadening Participation has an updated list of available postdoctoral positions.
    Please visit:

    Wed, September 15, 2010 — Funding Opportunity
    OppNet Interdisciplinary Research Education Program

    NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) short-term interdisciplinary research education program for new investigators (R25)

    Release date: September 14, 2010
    Opening date:  December 6, 2010 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to
    Letters of Intent receipt date: December 6, 2010
    Application due date:  January 6, 2011

    This OppNet funding opportunity solicits short-term R25 Research Education Project applications that focus on providing creative and innovative education research experiences for new scientists in basic behavioral and social science research (b-BSSR)—specifically, to support the growth of a cohort of scientists with research expertise in b-BSSR to further the understanding of fundamental mechanisms and patterns of behavioral and social functioning relevant to the health and well-being of individuals and populations.

    Budgets for direct costs of up to $150,000 for up to one-year project duration may be requested.

    For full description, please see:

    Wed, September 15, 2010 – Postdoctoral Opportunity
    Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience of Emotion Regulation

    Dr. Amit Etkin’s laboratory in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship to engage in translational affective neuroscience work in the domains of cognitive neuroscience, affective disorders and neural circuitry. This is an NIH-funded position, and the successful candidate will be mentored by Dr. Etkin, and be in the context of the Stanford Mood Disorders Center. Potential projects include deepening our understanding of the mechanisms governing emotion regulation, investigating dysfunction of emotion regulation and its interaction with cognitive control in psychiatric disorders, and probing and manipulating neural circuitry with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and concurrent TMS/fMRI.

    The successful applicant will have a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Computer Science or related fields. Applicants should have experience conducting fMRI studies and conducting data analysis (e.g. with SPM, FSL, AFNI, etc). Additional programming experience is a plus. Duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, management of research assistants and preparation of grants. Laboratory and Stanford resources include research-dedicated 1.5T, 3T and 7T MRI scanners, an offline TMS setup and concurrent TMS/fMRI. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact closely with other faculty, including Mike Greicius (Neurology), and James Gross (Psychology). Salary commensurate with experience. More information about our ongoing studies can be found at:

    To apply:
    Letters of inquiry can be sent to To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research interests and relevant background and three letters of recommendations, as well as relevant reprints/preprints of research articles to:

    Wed, September 1, 2010 — Funding Opportunity
    Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships for women pursuing graduate Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.

    The Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. There have been 1,297 Amelia Earhart Fellowships totaling over US $7 million awarded to 902 fellows worldwide.  It is anticipated that 35 Fellowships will be awarded in 2011.

    – Women of any nationality are eligible. To apply for the fellowship, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
    – Be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering. A letter of acceptance or verification of enrollment must be submitted with the application.
    – Demonstrate a superior academic record at a recognized university or college with accredited courses in aerospace-related studies as verified by transcripts and recommendations. In programs where graduate transcripts are not provided as a matter of institution policy, please provide a statement of that policy from the registrar or other school official.
    – Provide evidence of a well-defined research program in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering as described in the application essay (in general scientific terms), the academic documents and publications.
    – Clearly demonstrate the relationship of the research to aerospace and furnish verification of research program through at least one of the reference letters required with the application [i.e. research supervisor or advisor must be one of the referees].
    – Applicant must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctorate program when funds are received in September.

    The application can also be downloaded from the Zonta International Website at  The application, recommendations, transcripts, and letter of current standing must be received or post-marked by 15 November to be considered.

    Mon, August 23, 2010 — Funding Opportunity
    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

    You may apply online between Aug 1, 2010 and Dec 1, 2010

    Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive:
    – Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
    – Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 – $41,000 depending on prior educational experience (may be prorated depending on award length)
    – Paid summer internships
    – Health Insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
    – Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
    – Mentoring
    – Employment placement after graduation

    Please visit for details.

    Thurs, April 22, 2010 — Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity
    The Colorado AGEP announces a new competition for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Academic Diversity

    The Colorado AGEP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral training to recent PhD recipients in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The program is intended for underrepresented graduates who are interested in joining the faculties of US institutions of higher education. Advanced doctoral students and recent PhD graduates may apply for postdoctoral positions at:

    • University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Colorado State University
    • National Center for Atmospheric Research

    Application Deadline: July 1, 2010
    For application guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit

    Contact: Barbara Kraus

    Mon, April 19, 2010 — Event Update
    Life After the Phd: Finding the Right Postdoctoral Position

    Many thanks to our speakers and all who attended! If you were unable to attend, or maybe you missed something that was said, notes from the event are available (AGEP Postdoc Event Notes).

    The success of this event validated our belief that we have a service to offer to the graduate community. We hope to expand our resources in the coming semesters, and welcome your suggestions or comments as we plan our 2011/2012 calendar. Please send an email to or visit the ‘Contact Us‘ link.

    Please let us know if you would like to be placed on the AGEP e-mail list. We periodically send out news concerning funding sources, career resources, and other information that may be helpful to you.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    –The AGEP Office