News Archive

Jessecae Marsh has been promoted to tenured Associate Professor. Congratulations to Jessecae, who we are very proud to have as our colleague!


Congratulations to Debbie Laible on the huge accomplishment of getting a grant awarded from NIH (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) for her work with colleagues on Early Risk, Parenting, and Self-Regulation as Predictors of Parent-Child Discourse Styles.


The department is very proud of our dedicated graduate students, 4 of whom just got elected to the 6 person Graduate Student Senate Board: 

Nick Ungson - President

Caitlin Lindley
Iiona Scully
Wyntre Stout
 


Shiang Yi Defense

Ph.D. candidate Shiang Yi Lin will defend her doctoral dissertation on July 13, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. in CU 222.


Assistant Professor Position, Research on Social Justice (CONTENT OF RESEARCH AREA OPEN):

The Psychology Department and the Program in Africana Studies at LEHIGH UNIVERSITY invite applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2018, for a scholar whose research contributes to our understanding of social justice, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be joint appointed between the Psychology Department and the Africana Studies Program. We seek candidates in cognitive, developmental, or social psychology with strength in the empirical examination of social justice issues. Any research area that explores racial equity and racial disparities is under consideration. The concern is with psychological theories with connection to important social policy and identity issues that impact stereotyped groups and group members (such as: examining the causal factors that give rise to disparities, the nature of prejudice and control of prejudice, the impact of racism-related experience on well being, protective and risk factors in the context of the African American experience, etc). The successful candidate will establish a laboratory within the Department of Psychology and split teaching, mentoring, and scholarship between Africana Studies and Psychology. The person hired would be expected to contribute to the initiatives on campus relating to diversity and inclusion, and to provide courses of interest to students in both Africana Studies and Psychology. Connections to other interdisciplinary groups on campus (e.g., Health-Medicine-Society, global studies, cognitive science, journalism, Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies, data science, management, economics, marketing, etc.) will be supported.

The candidates will be evaluated on their potential to maintain a vigorous research program that will attract external funding, contribute to an emerging interdisciplinary focus on social justice, and provide teaching and training in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the two units.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Psychology Department is centered on core areas of psychological science, and has a prospering graduate program and a robust undergraduate major.  The Africana Studies program features over a dozen program-linked faculty across nearly every discipline in the humanities and social sciences. The program has made five hires in the last six years and was awarded an NEH Challenge grant for public-facing research and programming in 2016.

Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and inclusion initiatives/efforts of the academic community and curriculum. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including domestic partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for faculty can be found at:  http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html. LINC is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. Please contact infdcap@lehigh.edu for more information.

Please submit a cover letter, vita, statements of research and teaching interests, representative papers, and three letters of reference electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9333.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about this position should be directed to either Dr. James Peterson (jbp211@lehigh.edu) or Dr. Gordon Moskowitz (gbm@lehigh.edu), search committee co-chairs.  


Welcome to all new students and returning students to the psychology club! We will have our first meeting of the semester on Thursday, September 7th (9/7) in Maginnes (MG) 101 from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm.
There will be pizza and we will be introducing the club and discussing future events planned! 

Please reply to LU Psychology Club <lehighpsychologyclub@gmail.com> by Wednesday (9/6) at 12 pm if you will be attending so we can have a headcount.

Hope you all had a somewhat smooth first week of classes and see you on Thursday!

 

 Join Lehigh alum Dr. Tara Skibitsky Levinson on Tuesday, September 26th at 12:10 in Williams 341.

 


CAS Major Fair
 

The CAS Major Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 24th from 4 - 7pm in the Great Room of Lamberton Hall.


Congratulations to Irmak Olcaysoy Okten who has recently had a paper accepted at the flagship journal in her discipline - the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. This is Irmak's first paper as lead author!!!


Their article "Assessing the role of reward in task selection using a reward-based voluntary task switching procedure" was just published in Psychological Research · September 2017!! Especially cool news for Dave, since I believe this is his first 1st authored publication.


Pages