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Laboratory Instructor and Research Coordinator

The job responsibilities include teaching the laboratory sections of our Statistics/Research Design course; assisting with laboratory courses in neuroscience, cognition, social, personality, cultural, and biological psychology; supporting and managing research in the department (e.g., programming experiments and surveys, participant management); and supervision of the animal colony, including hiring and managing student workers, and coordinating daily inspections, and assuming animal caretaking duties when students are not available.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree or higher in experimental or quantitative psychology, familiarity with both experimental and non-experimental approaches to empirical psychology, graduate-level coursework in statistics and research methods, and research experience across a broad range of psychological topics (or a demonstrated interest and ability in learning how to conduct research in different areas in the field). Candidates should have an ability and willingness to work with undergraduates on a diverse set of research topics using a range of methodological approaches; be proficient in SPSS; have experience with programming (E-Prime and Matlab preferred, willingness and ability to learn these platforms accepted); be familiar with techniques for online data collection. Starting salary is $45,000/year.

Applicants should send a CV, statement describing their teaching and research experience, a list of professional references, and arrange for two letters of recommendations to be sent electronically to Benjamin Le (; we will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2013.

Haverford College ( is a selective liberal arts college in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. The Department of Psychology ( includes six tenure-track faculty, and is committed to excellence in teaching and research.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender identity or its expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability status. Haverford embraces its responsibility to reflect in its curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition genuine sensitivity to racial, ethnic, sexual, cultural, socioeconomic, and other forms of diversity. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's educational mission.


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