Rotman School of Management and Department of Psychology
University of Toronto
Relevant research fields: social/personality psychology, sociology, political science, organizational behavior, cognitive science
Primary research topics: politics, polarization, ideology, morality, moralization, motivation, cognition, intellectual humility, social relationship, social media, news media, natural language processing
Description of duties: Ph.D. students expecting to complete their doctoral degree by summer 2024 are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto. The postdoctoral fellow will work primarily and jointly with Dr. Matthew Feinberg (Rotman School of Management) and Dr. Spike W. S. Lee (cross-appointed in the Rotman School of Management and Department of Psychology) and will be encouraged to collaborate with other faculty members and doctoral students.
Expected start date and term: The target start date for the position is August 1, 2024, or as early as possible thereafter. This extramurally funded appointment will be for a term of two years, with the opportunity of renewal for additional years.
FTE (Full-Time Equivalent): The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow, recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.
Required qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology, sociology, political science, organizational behavior, cognitive science, or a closely related field by the time they start the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Publications, demonstrated interest, and theoretical depth within the research areas listed above are required. Expertise in rigorous and cutting-edge research methods (e.g., field experiment, computational social science) and advanced skills in data wrangling, visualization, and analysis will be prioritized.
Application instructions: All qualified candidates are invited to complete the application form at http://tiny.cc/2024postdoc. The form will ask you to include, among other things, the following material:
2. Research statement describing the applicant’s research experience, qualifications, and current interests
3. Three key publications, preferably in peer-reviewed academic journals
4. Names and email addresses of at least two academic referees
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting January 20, 2024.
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Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.