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Psychology Graduate Programs with A Prosocial focus – US Edition

This month’s blog post features graduate programs with a prosocial focus. If you are thinking about getting your Master’s or doctoral degree and have an interest in humanitarian work psychology, check out the programs below!

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Florida Institute of Technology 

The I/O Psychology program at Florida Tech is the first program in the United States with an International I/O concentration. The program provides pro-bono selection, training, and assessment systems to partner organizations in Florida. In addition, the program’s affiliated research center, the Institute for Cross Cultural Management works with international non-profit organizations to adapt interventions to fit the cultural context in which they will be implemented. For more information about the program, click here.

UNC

University of North Carolina  

UNC’s program in Organizational Science is an interdisciplinary degree focusing on employee and organizational health, well-being, and effectiveness. Their Volunteer Program Assessment is a free volunteer assessment system designed to promote nonprofit organizational effectiveness. It was developed in 2009 by students and faculty in the Organizational Science doctoral program. For more information about their graduate program, click here

NC State

North Carolina State 

At the doctoral program at North Carolina state, one can earn an I/O psychology degree or one in Applied Social and Community Psychology. Dr. Lori Foster Thompson is a Professor of Psychology who also she leads the IOTech4D lab. The IOTech4D lab is a research group devoted to combining industrial-organizational psychology and information technology to improve work that is carried out for the purpose of global development. This includes work performed in service of the Millennium Development Goals, which focus on areas such as poverty reduction, universal education, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. Find more information on the program at NC State, click here

Portland State

Portland State University

Their department mission states that the purpose of their Applied Psychology programs is to “create understanding and solutions to enhance lives and address societal problems.” One can earn an I/O psychology degree or one in Applied Social and Community studies. Additionally, several students published this article about prosocial I/O in TIP. For more information, click here

Do you know of other graduate programs with a prosocial, CSR, or humanitarian focus? Post it in the comments below!

Consultancy to Conduct an Organisational Restructuring of the MSG Secretariat

Please find following Pacific Vacancies – Announcement No. 2016/350

Wilco Liebregts

ECO-CONSULT PACIFIC NOW HAVE MORE THAN 5900 (and counting!) PACIFIC ISLAND SPECIALISTS ON OUR DATABASE. WE ALSO HAVE AN EXTENSIVE NETWORK OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS FROM WHERE WE CAN SOURCE EXPERTISE FOR CONSULTANCIES AND JOBS

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Consultancy to Conduct an Organisational Restructuring of the MSG Secretariat

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat is seeking to hire a suitably qualified and experienced consultant(s) to conduct a comprehensive job evaluation and organisational restructure of the Secretariat.

Applicants should have:

  • Must have a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management  or related discipline
  • High level experience working in the Pacific and/or other CROP Agencies
  • Experience in human resource management and organisational development, theory, methodology and practices.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

 

The full details and Terms of Reference can be obtained from Mrs Laisiana Tugaga on email l.tugaga@msg.int

 

Applications (including CV and expression of interest) should be addressed to the Director General, Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat, PMB 9105, Independence Gardens, Port Vila, Republic of Vanuatu at the earliest convenience and preferably not later than close of business, 30 September, 2016.