International Society of Political Psychology


Post Doctoral Research Fellow – University of Massachusetts Amherst

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The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce a position for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a period of one year. The fellow will have access to research and office space, as well as to the department’s participant pool and the opportunity to recruit undergraduate research assistants. In addition, the Fellow will be part of a larger group of faculty and graduate students in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program (and the Social Psychology program) where there will be substantial opportunities for collaboration and mentoring.


The position requires a person with a strong background in empirical research in social and/or political psychology. Candidates whose work focuses on psychological responses to intergroup violence, processes underlying social movement and collective action, and social identity processes in intergroup conflict, peace, and reconciliation are particularly encouraged to apply.


The peace and social psychology programs at UMass Amherst form a thriving center for research on intergroup and interpersonal relations, emotion, motivation, and attitudes. Faculty in the social psychology program include Buju Dasgupta, Linda Isbell, Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, Bernhard Leidner, Brian Lickel, Jiyoung Park, Paula Pietromonaco, and Linda Tropp. Bernhard Leidner, Brian Lickel, and Linda Tropp compose the faculty in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program. Graduate students and faculty collaborate closely on joint research projects. The post-doctoral fellow would be encouraged to develop their own projects with faculty and graduate student collaborators.


Expected salary for the position is approximately $43,000 plus benefits. Applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, research statement, and three published or under review manuscripts. In the cover letter, please provide contact information for three references. For full consideration applications should be received by April 21, 2016. Please send information via email to Brian Lickel ( with the subject line “Post-Doc Application”.

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