Resources for Prospective Graduate Students

This page is for individuals who are interested in attending graduate programs in psychology. We will update the page regularly with information about post-baccalaureate employment opportunities (e.g., lab coordinator positions), recruitment events for graduate programs, and anything else that prospective students might find helpful!

Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities

Post-Baccalaureate Lab Manager/Researcher Position, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University (application deadline March 20, 2023)

The Diversity, Identity, and Prejudice Lab (PI: Dr. Teri Kirby) and the UNICORN Lab (PI: Dr.
Thekla Morgenroth) at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University are
seeking to hire a full-time joint Lab Manager/Researcher. The position will begin in the summer
of 2023 for a two-year commitment (with the possibility of renewal). This position offers
opportunities for substantial research experience (e.g., authorship on posters and manuscripts,
conference travel) and would be ideal for individuals motivated to pursue graduate studies in
psychology (e.g., social, I-O). The successful candidate will split their time between each lab.
Primary responsibilities include supervising undergraduate research assistants, programming
surveys on Qualtrics, collecting and analyzing data, assisting with grant and IRB proposals,
reviewing literature, editing manuscripts, helping design studies, and fostering a strong lab
culture by organizing lab meetings and related activities. The lab manager will be involved in a
range of projects related to diversity, inclusion, and social justice (see lab websites). In addition,
the lab manager will have opportunities for independent research and to work with other
members of Purdue’s vibrant Psychological Sciences community.

Ideal candidates would have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology or a closely related
field, research experience in an experimental psychology lab, and experience working with and
managing others. The candidate must have strong organizational and communication skills. The
candidate should be self-motivated, proactive, and able to work both independently and
collaboratively. Strong computer skills and programming abilities (e.g., Microsoft Office,
Qualtrics), as well as experience with quantitative methods and statistical software (e.g., SPSS,
R) are strongly desired. The ideal candidate would also have experience overseeing a research
study and have research interests in intergroup relations, stereotyping, prejudice, diversity,
gender, and related topics. We especially encourage people from underrepresented or
marginalized groups to apply!

How to Apply:
To apply, please fill out the online application form
( detailing your relevant
background and goals, and provide your current CV, (unofficial) transcript, and a cover letter
(maximum one page). Shortlisted candidates will additionally be asked to send a separate survey
to at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled – applicants are encouraged to submit materials by March 20.
The start date will be in the summer of 2023, but there is some flexibility around the exact date.
For any successful applicant who relocates for the position, we will provide a contribution to
their relocation costs. If you have questions regarding the application, please feel free to email
Dr. Teri Kirby ( and/or Dr. Thekla Morgenroth (

Other Opportunities

Graduate Diversity Visitation Program at Purdue University (application deadline April 14, 2023)

Dear MPA undergraduate students and programs, 

I am writing to share this exciting opportunity at Purdue that may interest you: Graduate Diversity Visitation Program (GDVP). This annual 4-day program offers pre-graduate school underrepresented minority members who are interested in pursuing graduate education networking and professional development opportunities at Purdue University. The program dates are October 15-18, 2023. Attendees will be staying at our newly renovated Purdue Union Club Hotel. All expenses related to travel, accommodation, and meals are covered. 

Please visit the website to apply and for more details. The Department of Psychological Sciences partners with GDVP. If you have any questions related to a visit at the department, please feel free to contact Dr. Franki Kung ( Thank you!