Jobs and research opportunities

Here you can find jobs and research opportunities in fields related to human behavior and environmental psychology.
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  • Postdoc position at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, in Alnarp

    We are looking for a post doc to contribute to the development of the SLU Multisensory Outdoor Laboratory, situated on the SLU campus in Alnarp.  The SLU Multisensory Outdoor Laboratory is a collaborative initiative between the department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology and the department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management. The laboratory aims to develop cutting-edge research within the broader field of interaction between people and outdoor environment. The technological development in environmental simulation as well as in wearable sensor technology opens up new ways of understanding dynamic and multisensory experience of outdoor environments, by combining traditional laboratory studies with real-time data acquisition of physiological responses and experiences in field settings. The mission of the lab is to advance the research area both in terms of methodological and empirical knowledge, and with applied implications in mind. A key focus for the involved researchers is the impact of outdoor experiences on human health and wellbeing. The research aims at understanding both the mechanisms involved and what qualities in the environments that promote restorative experiences, preference and improved use of outdoor spaces. The societal relevance of the issues also motivate research on interaction tools and approaches exploring how different groups of actors engage with the environment, using for instance GIS/Geodesign.

    Application deadline 2020-04-08.

    For more information and requirements see the advertisement on the SLU Job vacancies webpage

  • Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor; Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

    The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (D+EA) at Cornell University is a multidisciplinary department composed of designers, environmental psychologists, and human factors researchers deeply committed to enhancing quality of life through human-centered design and research. D+EA addresses problems and opportunities from a systems perspective – people, products, processes and places – to create innovative, strategic, sustainable, and healthy settings. D+EA is dedicated to maintaining a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, and respect. For more information about D+EA, see

    D+EA seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (start date of July 1, 2020). The position is 50% research / 50% teaching. D+EA values excellence in teaching. We seek applicants who will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are particularly interested in people who can teach undergraduate design studio, programming, sustainability, environmental psychology, and human factors / ergonomics.

    Applicants’ areas of design and behavior research expertise might include:

    • Vulnerable Populations – examining design and its impact on particular underserved groups such as children, older adults, culturally and economically diverse individuals, and those with varying abilities.

    • Living, Learning and Working Environments – examining the design and impact of educational, workplace, and residential settings.

    Tenure-Track Positions (apply: ) New tenuretrack Assistant/ Associate professors are expected to develop an externally-funded research program of international distinction. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses based on department needs, advising our B.S., M.A., M.S., and PhD students, and providing service to the department and university community. Preference is given to applicants with a completed Ph.D. Preference is given to applicants who have degrees in design (particularly interior design) as well as the social sciences.

    To Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We are seeking evidence of excellence and innovation in design with a human-centered orientation. Please submit online (using the link above): a cover letter, CV, at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation (uploaded by their authors), selected publications, a portfolio of professional/ creative work and design research, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of your contribution to diversity. For further information, see: If the portfolio and teaching examples are posted on the internet, please include a link (URL) to it in your cover letter and CV; otherwise, these documents can be uploaded to the online site (but combined application uploads must be less that 8 MB).

    For more information, please contact Gretchen Strong,

  • Call for Applications: Division 34 Graduate Student Research Award (Deadline: 1 March 2019)

    This award recognizes outstanding original research conducted by a graduate student on any topic in environmental, conservation, or population psychology and completed since 1 Jan of the year prior to the due date. The award consists of a certificate and a $150 prize. The award will be judged by a panel of Division members and awarded on the basis of both the quality of the research and the writing.

    The submission (see below) may be empirical (quantitative or qualitative), review, meta-analysis, or other.

    The student submitting the paper must be first author. Students need not be American nor current members of the Division.

    Due Date: March 1

    1. A simple letter or email from the student’s supervisor confirming that the applicant is a graduate student in psychology (or affiliated field) and that the applicant’s work on the project merits first authorship.
    2. A complete paper, ideally in Word, with author names and institution removed for blind review. Entire theses are not appropriate. The paper should be ready for submission, but does not need to be published or accepted. If the paper is published, please also send the official PDF.
    3. Citation (APA 6) including author names

    Send your submissions and questions to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Cameron Brick

  • Our company, Collingwood Environmental Planning is looking for someone to join us in a Consultant role. Please see the job advert below together with the attached application form and job description and on our website
  • At University of Vienna, at the Faculty of Psychology, we are offering a new position, a professorship in City- and Urban Environment Psychology, which could cover a brand range of topic, and field studies; so, please, if you know someone who would fit the profile, could you be so kind to forward the link and advert? The deadline for applications is January 7th, 2019, the full job advert can easily be translated by google translator.

    “At the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna is a professorship for Urban and Environmental Psychology (Full employment, unlimited, in the case of first-time workers, the contract can initially also be limited – with the option of extension).The professorship represents the subject in research and teaching. The empirically oriented research profile of this professorship should be content-related and methodical to the faculties of the faculty (, in particular to the topic “cognitive, emotional and motivational processes as well as their biological bases” , The teaching load comprises 8 semester hours per week in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral studies.“