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General Admission 2018

Position at: Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Berlin School of Mind and Brain – APPLY NOW! The Berlin School of Mind and Brain is an international and interdisciplinary graduate research school that offers a three-year doctoral degree program in English. The School was established in 2006 as part of Germany’s Excellence Initiative for German universities. It is the Berlin School of Mind and Brain’s mission to train outstanding young scientists to become experts in one of the relevant fields, and to give them the ability, and the opportunity, to cooperate with researchers from other disciplines. Doctoral candidates are admitted by a four-step process that identifies the 10–15 best applicants. They are selected in a highly competitive and internationally open admission procedure. BASED at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, our main partner institutions in research, education and training are the Charité Medical School and the universities in Berlin and Potsdam, Magdeburg and Leipzig as well as the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. APPLICATION DEADLINES 15 January: General application deadline for all students (with and without funding) 15 July: Additional application deadline for students with secured funding (scholarship) SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS We are happy to announce 2 fully-funded scholarships (3 years) for international students by the DAAD. RESEARCH within the School concentrates on six paradigmatic topics each of which connects brain- and mind-related research: o perception, attention, and consciousness o decision-making o language o brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny o brain disorders and mental dysfunction o human sociality and the brain Research is strongly embedded in the basic and clinical research conducted within the region allowing for synergistic research initiatives and opportunities. The School has a faculty comprised of nearly 60 distinguished researchers, including five Max Planck directors, four Leibniz Prize winners, several ERC advanced grant recipients, and the Einstein Visiting Fellow. Together with the associated research groups they cover the most relevant research areas in the mind and the brain sciences. EIGHT GOOD REASONS to choose the Berlin School of Mind and Brain: o You become part of a structured program that offers ample opportunities in research, education and training in one of Europe’s largest mind and brain research communities o You are assigned at least two professorial thesis advisors – usually one from the brain sciences, one from the mind sciences, in order to ensure the interdisciplinary impact and support for your work o You regularly meet with leading international researchers through the School’s own scientific meetings and international lecture series o You are provided with substantial financial assistance to attend national and international conferences o You arrange your own journal and methods clubs and participate in academic retreats o You attend a series of tailor-made courses on subjects relevant for interdisciplinary mind and brain research, and you have access to specialized scientific soft- and hard-skill courses, a mentoring program, career development, and coaching o No tuition fees associated with the program o The best applicants will be granted a scholarship by the School PARTNERSHIPS with several international universities are maintained for research and training exchange, joint conferences, and lab rotations: o University of Aarhus, Denmark o Bar-Ilan University, Israel o King’s College London, UK o University College London, UK o Duke University, USA o George Mason University, USA FURTHER INFORMATION For further information please visit our website www.mind-and-brain.de or contact mb-admission@hu-berlin.de.

Deadline: 2018-01-15

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Inken Dose
mb-admission@hu-berlin.de

Endowed Chair in Comparative Psychology at the University of South Alabama

Position at: University of South Alabama
The Psychology Department at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the Joan M. Sinnott Chair of Psychology. This unique, full-time (9 month), open-rank tenure-track position, funded by a private endowment and including funds for a graduate student, begins August 15, 2018. This position requires a Ph.D. in Psychology or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with an established program of research in comparative psychology of speech, language, and communication. Researchers working on appropriate animal model systems, such as bird song, are especially encouraged to apply. Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active research program, mentoring graduate students through the Behavior and Brain Sciences (BBS) M.S. degree program, and providing service to the department, College, and University. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the BBS graduate program faculty, which currently consists of seven members, representing behavior-genetics, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, social-personality psychology, and teaching psychology. The BBS program is collegial and strives to foster a spirit of creativity and collaboration among its faculty and students. A primary goal of this search is to find someone who will contribute to this positive collegial environment. The University of South Alabama (USA) is located in Mobile, Alabama, along the Gulf Coast and in a region that is sure to please admirers of Nature. Renowned naturalist and Mobile native E.O. Wilson has described Mobile as an “American Amazon” because of its rich biodiversity. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, and the campus is about an hour away from beaches and about two hours away from New Orleans. USA enrolls over 15,500 students in more than 100 academic programs and includes an on-campus medical school. The Psychology Department is comprised of 15 full-time faculty and two graduate programs: the BBS program and an APA-accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. Significant opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in both programs. Interested applicants should email a (1) cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) description of research and teaching interests/experience to Josh Foster, BBS Search Committee Chair, at foster@southalabama.edu (please put all documents in PDF format). Following a review of these materials, select candidates will be asked to have three letters of recommendation sent to Josh Foster and to arrange to have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed by the granting institutions to Josh Foster. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Deadline: 2018-05-01

For more information, please contact:
Josh Foster
foster@southalabama.edu

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