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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  • 15 full-time Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions in the field of sustainable energy transition are now available in the MISTRAL European Training Network, to be based in seven universities across Europe. In addition to receiving support for PhD fees and supervision, the ESRs will receive three year employment contracts, very competitive salary, generous family and mobility allowances and have access to outstanding training and secondment opportunities.

    MISTRAL (Multi-sectoral approaches to Innovative Skills Training for Renewable energy & sociAL acceptance) is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions grant agreement MISTRAL No 813837. This involves some of the leading researchers in the field, based at the beneficiary universities involved; Queen’s University Belfast (Co-ordinator), University of Exeter, University College Cork, University of St.Gallen, University Institute of Lisbon, Institute for Future Energy and Material Flow Systems (IZES gGmbH), Technical University of Denmark and 15 global partners from industry, NGOs and governments who will provide training, strategic advice and secondment opportunities. All network members will collaborate to evaluate the complexity of social acceptance issues facing the deployment of renewable energy infrastructure, and propose innovative solutions in a variety of geographic and institutional contexts. The recruited ESRs will benefit from the innovative training environment of MISTRAL aimed at developing advanced competencies in research and transferable skills and complemented by opportunities for diverse secondment experiences. Through summer schools and other training events, the ESRs will engage with world leading researchers and develop the capacities that will allow them to make a rich contribution to Europe’s energy transition.

    MISTRAL welcomes applications from anyone with an interest in research in social acceptance of renewable energy with a degree in any of the following discipline: anthropology, economics, financial science, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, human geography, policy studies, political sciences, Science Technology and Society studies, environment psychology, social psychology, social science, sociology, or environmental planning. Members of the MISTRAL network are committed to the principle of equal opportunities. Women are especially encouraged to apply. The MISTRAL project supports the compatibility of career and family.

    Successful applicants will be offered a 36-month employee contract at one of the beneficiaries, and receive a salary set out by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations. The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if appropriate, a family allowance. It is expected that the ESRs will register for a PhD.

    For more information on being a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow (ESR) and to find out about the projects available, please visit

    Applications for the positions will be through a central application process hosted by Queen’s University Belfast. Please note that successful applicants must comply with career stage and mobility criteria in order to be eligible for appointment. Closing date for applications is 26th February 2019.

  • 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.“