7th Annual Weight Stigma Conference


FYI. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Asst/Assoc Prof) positions x 2


1. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, UK

Full-time open ended Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology.

The anticipated start date for the position is expected to be July/August 2019.

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Deadline: January 17th, 2019


2.  Department of Psychology at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Two probationary tenure-track positions in Social Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1st, 2019.

The two areas of specialization are as follows:

  • Applied Social Psychology with a focus on intragroup behaviour. Individuals with a focus on Psychology and Law, Sport Psychology, or I/O Psychology are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Community Psychology with a focus on health (including mental health). Candidates who focus on poverty or diversity (especially Indigenous populations) and who use ‘big data’ approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


FYI. FIVE lectureships available at University of Greenwich, UK (short deadlines)


The Psychology team at the University of Greenwich is inviting applications for 5 lectureships in Psychology (equivalent to tenure-track Assistant Professor). We welcome applications from individuals with an interest in any area of Psychology, but would particularly encourage applications from those in areas of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognition and/or Neuroscience.

The Department has recently re-located in the fantastic and newly refurbished Dreadnought building on the World Heritage site at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. This move, along with the creation of new lab facilities, is part of significant investment in the Department and part of a long-term plan to build internationally leading research and teaching in the Faculty. As part of this investment we are looking to appoint five “rising star” lecturers in Psychology to help grow and develop the Department.

The Department has an active and growing research base. Psychology performed well in REF2014. Our current performance and continued investment in the discipline will lead to even better performance in REF2021 and beyond. The University is currently rated TEF silver, reflecting our excellent teaching and learning, and we have realistic aspirations to achieve a TEF rating of “gold” in the forthcoming subject TEF.

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Department, Dr Russell Luyt at r.luyt@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8867.


Please see further details about the job and how to apply here:

With thanks and best wishes
Social Psychology Group, University of Greenwich
Michele Birtel, Sofia Stathi, Rebecca Smith, Jana Uher, Russell Luyt


FYI. Mildred Blaxter Postdoctoral Fellowships (Sociology of Health & Illness)

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness invites applications for the Mildred Blaxter postdoctoral fellowships. These enable individuals who have recently completed a PhD degree in the field of sociology of health and illness to disseminate the findings of their thesis through publications and presentations, or to develop a new programme of work related to their thesis.

Fellowships are not restricted to UK or EU citizens, but applicants must have been awarded their PhD by a UK university, and must be in their first postdoctoral post but may have up to one year of active postdoctoral experience.

The PhD must have been awarded on the basis of a research thesis. Applicants must be supported by the head of a department of the university as well as a mentor.

Fellowships cover full salary costs for one year, including on-costs, usually at spine point 30, plus £2,500 for research and conference expenses. London weighting is payable where appropriate.

Deadline: 31 Mar 2019

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FYI. Two posts in social and organisational psychology at University of Exeter, UK


Two Lecturers/Senior Lecturers/Associate Professors in Social and Organisational Psychology

University of Exeter

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is looking to make two appointments at either Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor Level, in Social and Organisational Psychology. The post holders will contribute to the delivery of education, research,and impact in line with departmental strategy. Both posts are to be recruited on permanent and full time basis and expected to start in September 2019.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic educators, who are also researchers of international standard and possess an excellent record for their career level. Specific requirements at each level can be read in the Job Description and Person Specification documents available on the University’s website. Please indicate in your application which level of appointment you are considering. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time or in job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The closing date for applications is 12 Midnight, Wednesday 2nd January 2019.Interviews are expected to take place in early February 2019.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Manuela Barreto (tel: 01392-2674, email: m.barreto@exeter.ac.uk)

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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CfP: Special issue of Journal of Applied Social Psychology – Current advances in the study of weight stigma: Applied and intersectional lenses


Website link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15591816


We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of Journal of Applied Social Psychology focused on

Current Advances in the Study of Weight Stigma: Applied and Intersectional Lenses

 Information on how and when to submit is below:

Guest Editors

Rachel M. Calogero (Western University, rcaloger@uwo.ca)

Angela Meadows (University of Exeter, drameadows@gmail.com)

 Aims & Scope

Weight stigma is a form of social stigma that primarily targets higher-weight individuals in virtually every domain of daily living. Although the scientific literature has clearly linked experienced and internalized weight stigma to a multitude of negative downstream consequences, negative attitudes and behaviours toward higher-weight individuals because of their size or weight remain normative worldwide. We know very little about the mechanisms underlying why higher-weight bodies are stigmatized in the first place or how weight-based oppression operates in the lives of higher-weight people in a variety of social contexts and a multiplicity of social identity dimensions.

In this special issue, we encourage research that explores enacted, experienced, and/or internalized weight stigma processes in different social contexts, especially those contexts underrepresented in the weight stigma literature (e.g., medical settings, educational settings, leadership and organizational settings, physical activity), and/or provides an intersectional analysis of weight stigma and its consequences. We will consider both single- and multi-study papers. We focus on well-designed experimental, correlational, and longitudinal papers, and qualitative papers that make a significant theoretical advance to the field.

Interested authors should submit a brief abstract (1000-word limit) to Rachel Calogero (rcaloger@uwo.ca) by 01/14/2019. This abstract should specify the purpose of the studies, sample, methods, and preliminary results. Data collection should be completed at time of abstract submission.

Full submissions will be invited by 1/28/2019 and will be due by 4/30/2019. Please direct any inquiries (e.g., about suitability, timeline, etc.) to Rachel Calogero or Angela Meadows. 

Two posts in quantitative social psychology

1. Assistant Professor (lecturer) in Quantitative Social Psychology, Durham, UK

Application deadline: January 2nd, 2019

2. Assistant Professor (lecturer) in Psychological Methods and Statistics


Application deadline: January 27th, 2019


WSC 2019 CHANGE OF DATE: 27-28 June 2019

We’re moving. Just one week into the future though. The 7th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference will be held on June 27-28th, 2019.

We’ll still be at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Make sure you’re signed up on the website to receive notifications of all conference updates.

And the reason? The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), are holding their 2019 annual conference on 21-23rd June in San Diego and we want to go to that one too. For more info about the SPSSI conference, and all the other good work they do, visit https://www.spssi.org/

Hope to see you at both these events.

FYI. Calls for proposals: The Sociological Review Seminar Series 2019

FYI. Sociological Review Foundation small meeting funding

The Sociological Review Foundation makes available up to £10,000 each year to fund the organisation of scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the journal. It particularly supports research seminar series and/or research symposia that bring together established and new researchers to share and produce imaginative cutting-edge work of cultural and social significance. We seek proposals that involve collaborations across institutions and disciplines and welcome those that connect to wider communities and the arts.

The funding to run a single seminar or a series is offered annually through open competition to both widen the scope and readership of the TSR and provide the opportunity for scholars, early career researchers and research groups to benefit from connection and collaboration with TSR.

Deadline: 5th October 2018

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FYI. CFP International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting, July 2019

FYI. Call for Papers for ISPP

The 2019 International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting will be held July 12 – July 15, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The submission portal is now open until  1 December 2018 for posters, papers, panels, roundtables, and blitz presentations.

Conference Theme: Empowering Citizens in Illiberal Times: The Political Psychology of Oppression and Resistance.
President: Dave P. Redlawsk (University of Delaware, USA)
Program Co-chairs: Shelley McKeown Jones (University of Bristol – United Kingdom) & Angela Bos (College of Wooster, USA).

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FYI. Lectureship in Social Psychology, University of Auckland, NZ

FYI. Lectureship in Social Psychology, University of Auckland, NZ

We are inviting applications for a lectureship in Psychology (equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor) from people who are able to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as research supervision, in Social Psychology at the University of Auckland.

Appointees should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline and a strong record of publishing research in Social Psychology (broadly construed). We are particularly interested in applicants whose research area can connect with and extend existing research and teaching strengths in social psychology (for more information, see our web page at psych.auckland.ac.nz). We also encourage applications from people with knowledge or experience related to New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific context.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a capacity for achieving research excellence, gaining external research funds, and contributing to the development of research and teaching programmes within the School, particularly within Social Psychology. The successful applicant should also expect to carry a full graduate supervision load. We encourage diversity in our staff and students. Appointees should have the capacity to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Deadline: 12th October 2018 (NZ time)

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