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Psych Event

Monday, April 11th: 5:00-6:00 PM


Psychology courses for fall 2022 semester can be accessed here.

The course descriptions for the 300-level seminars being offered in Fall 2022 can be found here.

 


Dr. Nancy Carlisle and Dr. Lucy Napper.  Dr. Napper will collaborate with Dr. Bilal Kahn (College of Health) on a project titled, "Assessing the feasibility and acceptability of Open Dynamic Interaction Network Software to assess alcohol use behaviors among college students." Dr. Carlisle will collaborate with Dr. Yu Zhang (Bioengineering) and Dr. Lifang He (Computer Science) on a project titled, "Assessing Neural Circuit Abnormality Underlying Alzheimer’s Progression in Aging Brain." Congratulations to Drs. Napper and Carlisle for winning these competitive awards!


Virtual Interracial Contact: Leveraging Virtual Reality to Improve Interracial Interactions

Integrating social and clinical psychology, this work uses virtual reality (VR) to examine racial bias in interracial encounters and highlights how repeated VR interracial contact is a potentially effective route to improving cross-race interactions.

Friday, August 5
2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.  CT
MAIN STAGE

Dr. Valerie Jones Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Lehigh University. Taylor previously served as an assistant professor at Spelman College and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. Her research areas include intergroup relations, social identity threat, stereotyping and discrimination, and cultural psychology. Specifically, she investigates how stereotyping and prejudice affect underrepresented groups' academic performance, interracial interactions, and the treatment of racialized physical spaces. Her research also examines ways to improve interracial encounters in educational and social contexts using virtual reality. Dr. Taylor is currently the recipient of an NSF CAREER award to examine VR interracial interactions in STEM. She earned a doctorate in social psychology at Stanford University and a B.A. in psychology and ethnic studies, with a concentration in African & African American Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin. 

More details can be found here: APA 2022 Convention


Assistant Professor of Psychology

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Psychology, beginning in Fall 2023. We welcome all applicants with research interests that complement and expand ongoing work in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Lehigh. Candidates should have an earned doctorate (or be in candidacy with degree expected no later the date of hire).

We are particularly excited about candidates doing use-inspired basic research that takes inspiration from complex real-world problems to test and refine theories of human cognition and that applies laboratory findings to the solution of practical problems. We welcome qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates will be expected to maintain a high-quality and productive research program that will attract external funding; to provide high-quality teaching and research mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate level; and to demonstrate a strong commitment to creating an inclusive environment and promoting the success of students from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in academia. 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,200 students. Lehigh University has some 5,400 undergraduates, 1,800 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at

https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career.

To apply, applicants should submit the following materials: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), 2-3 representative papers, and three letters of recommendation. For the DEI statement please describe your past experiences, activities, and commitments related to DEI, as well as your future plans to advance DEI, in alignment with Lehigh’s Principles of our Equitable Community (https://www2.lehigh.edu/diversity-inclusion-equity/principles-equitable-...). 

Applicants should submit their materials here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22218.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the positions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Almut Hupbach (hupbach@lehigh.edu


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