Open Rank – Industrial Organizational Psychology – (FAC001454)

first_imgThe Department of Psychology at the University of Houston (UH)anticipates filling an Open-Rank tenure-track position inIndustrial & Organizational Psychology to begin September 1,2021. UH is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public ResearchUniversity, has been designated Tier One for Community Engagement,and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. With one ofthe most diverse student bodies in the nation, UH seeks to recruitand retain a diverse community of scholars. Our I/O group iscommitted to enhancing our group’s research output in top journalswhile also maintaining partnerships with energy industry employers,some of the nation’s largest health care providers, and expandingour long-term partnerships with other sectors.UH is located in the heart of America’s fourth largest city, and isone of the most culturally and ethnically diverse publicuniversities in the nation, with over 45,000 students on the maincampus. The City of Houston serves as the energy industry capitalof the world and is home to the world’s largest medical center.Houston is a culturally vibrant city, providing residents with ahigh quality of life in a multicultural, urban environment.Additional information about the University is available at and on the Department of Psychology at Description: Industrial Organizational Psychology –Open Rank (Tenured/tenure track)We seek a colleague who can contribute to the success and growth ofour research-oriented doctoral program by (1) building andmaintaining a nationally competitive research program that isrecognized by high-quality publications, and external funding (asappropriate), (2) mentoring doctoral students to pursue researchcareers, (3) and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Weare particularly interested in scholars with research interests inBig Data methods and workforce diversity though we will considerapplicants from all research areas in I/O psychology. We areespecially looking for a colleague who can contribute to thedevelopment of a research-oriented vision for the program, who isinterested in playing a leadership role in the I/O group, and canfurther the development of industry partnerships.Applications may be submitted at FAC001454) and should include a letter of interest,research statement, names and email addresses of three writers ofletters of recommendation (referees may be contacted later in theselection process to submit letters directly via the onlinesystem), a current curriculum vita, representative papers, ateaching statement, and evidence of effective teaching. If you havequestions or are wondering whether you should apply, please contactDr. Christiane Spitzmueller (Professor of I/O Psychology and searchcommittee chair) at [email protected] or at281-610-9099.UH’s I/O Psychology group is committed to enhancing the diversityof its faculty to conduct research relevant to all parts ofsociety. We pride ourselves in being a place where individuals fromdiverse backgrounds want to work to achieve innovative researchoutcomes and provide cutting-edge instruction to one of thenation’s most diverse graduate and undergraduate studentbodies.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples and able to provide access to high-quality childcare spotsat the University’s Children’s Learning Centers. Individuals with ahistory of and commitment to mentoring students fromunderrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer, and encourages minorities, women, veterans, andpersons with disabilities to apply.Review of applications will commence October 12, 2020 and willcontinue until the position is filled.Qualifications :A Doctorate in the discipline is required. Applicants shoulddemonstrate a clear commitment to excellence in the supervision ofgraduate research, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduatelevels.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

North Carolina student needs New Jersey readers’ help

first_imgDear people of the great state of New Jersey:Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of New Jersey as I work on my report.While we will research most of the information ourselves, we also like to get firsthand knowledge from people who live in the state. This is why I am writing to you. I was hoping that you would be willing to send me some items to help me learn more about the best things in your state. It could be things like postcards, maps, pictures, general information and this newspaper article. Or any other items that you think would be useful. You can mail items to the address below by April 30th for our State Fair on May 18th. I really appreciate your help and will do my very best to send a thank you note to each and every person who takes the time and makes the effort to help me with this project.Thank you in advance for your consideration! Sincerely,Mary Jordan WessonMrs. Hughey’s ClassCharlotte Latin School9502 Providence RoadCharlotte, NC 28277last_img read more

Swiss had a pandemic stockpile of alcohol. They got rid of it in 2018

first_imgDaily Tages-Anzeiger reported that the stockpile of 8,000 tons to 10,000 tons of ethanol to make disinfectant in case of a pandemic was gotten rid of two years ago amid efforts to privatize the nation’s alcohol market.The decision has contributed to shortages of disinfectant products including hand sanitizers. As in many nations, the products vanished from Swiss store shelves weeks ago.Now private industry from distilleries to Swiss perfume producer Givaudan are cranking out the alcohol-based gels to try and meet consumer needs.“It cannot be the case that such an important raw material as alcohol is suddenly missing in a pandemic situation,” Swiss federal politician and Christian Democratic Party member, Alois Gmuer told Tages-Anzeiger. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Switzerland’s penchant for preparing for emergencies has won it praise.During the Cold War, the Swiss government required family homes to have a bunker and instructed citizens to stockpile food. Even today, residents are counseled on what supplies they should have on hand to ride out a crisis at home.Yet as demand for alcohol used to make hand sanitizer has soared amid the crisis, Switzerland is facing a possible shortage after abandoning its ethanol reserves in 2018. “But unfortunately it fits into the picture: The federal government has obviously neglected crisis preparedness,” he said.The Swiss Federal Office for National Economic Supply, which is in charge of the stockpiles, didn’t immediately provide a comment to Bloomberg.A government spokeswoman told Tages-Anzeiger that after liberalizing the alcohol market in 2018, the government wanted to give industry participants time before discussing plans to renew stockpiles. Those discussions were supposed to take place this year but now the coronavirus has intervened.In the name of emergency preparedness, Switzerland has previously stockpiled essential products including tobacco and metal screws.Swiss caffeine addicts bristled when the government declared coffee stockpiles not compulsory in 2019.The government also holds supplies of antibiotics, vaccines, rice, insulin and heating oil.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Jupiter High School student arrested after pellet gun found in backpack

first_imgPalm Beach County officials say a pellet gun was found at Jupiter High School on Wednesday.Parents recieved a robocall from the school’s principal, Colleen Iannitti, about the incident.According to the call, administrators were told of a possible pellet gun on campus. School police investigated and found the pellet gun inside of a student’s backpack.Police arrested the student who “may now face severe criminal and disciplinary consequences,” according to Iannitti.last_img

Toomevara prepare for Roscrea clash in Seamus O’Riain final

first_imgGetting back to Roinn 1 was the main aim for Toomevara’s hurlers this year, according to their manager.Denis Kelly says that despite having completed that aim, they’re looking forward to a good tussle with Roscrea on Sunday.They face off in the final of the Seamus O Riain hurling championship at 1.15 in Semple Stadium. Toom’ manager Denis Kelly says there’ll be nothing in it…We’ll have live updates of that game here on Tipp FM. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Anchorage School Board considers wideranging budget cuts

first_imgThe Anchorage School Board is discussing the possible ways to cut $29.4 million from their budget for next year. The $784 million budget passed last month but needs to be adjusted for proposed funding cuts from the state legislature.Download AudioSuperintendent Ed Graff presented a list of ways to reduce the budget. It includes everything from cutting early learning pilot programs to save $7.8 million to outsourcing sports programs to save $4.2 million. Another possibility cuts about 117 teachers and increases class sizes to save $11.7 million.School Board member Kameron Perez-Verdia stated the problem bluntly. “This sucks. And none of us want to do it.” However, “I think a practical exercise is necessary. We are going to be in a position where we need to make these decisions.”Board members Natasha Von Imhof and Tam Agosti-Gisler say they need more information on the specific impacts of the cuts, such as what different positions do, before making decisions.After further discussion, Board president Eric Croft concluded that most board members support protecting classroom instruction first.The conversation is ongoing and the board says they will not make a final decision until they know the full magnitude of the final state cuts. If they lay off teachers, they have to tell tenured teachers by May 15.last_img read more