HBES 2020 Detroit Website is Live

The HBES 2020 Conference website is now live! The conference will take place June 24-27, 2020 in Detroit, MI.

Plenary speakers have been announced. Abstract submissions will open January 31, 2020.

 

More conference details to come!

UCLA’s new Ph.D. Program in Communication

UCLA’s new Ph.D. Program in Communication is now accepting applications for its first class starting in Fall 2020!

 

Whether you are looking for a graduate program that will expand your opportunities into academia, or are planning to pursue a career in industries requiring advanced analytical research experience, this program is designed for you.

 

UCLA’s new Ph.D. Program in Communication will offer students rigorous interdisciplinary training from world-renowned faculty at the forefront of communication research. The program will center on three main areas of study: Communication and Cognition, Computational Communication, and Political Communication.

 

As a student of this program, you will

  • Design a research project that will address inquiries impacting the field and enrich your personal academic development
  • Receive close guidance from your faculty mentor who will support your first and second year projects that will culminate in a Ph.D. dissertation
  • Be trained in cutting-edge communication methodologies that will hone your empirical skills, knowledge, and analysis
  • Gain proximity to technology and communication industries in the vibrant and global city of Los Angeles
  • Build a resume that makes you highly sought after within both academia and industry

 

The application is now live!

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019. Learn more about the program, funding, and the application process at https://comm.ucla.edu/graduate/program. The site also provides an overview of our UCLA Communication department faculty and their groundbreaking research projects in the communication and technology field.

 

For further inquiries, please email gradprogram@comm.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-1703. We are excited to hear from you!

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology opening at VU Amsterdam

The social psychology group at the VU Amsterdam is hiring an Assistant Professor (for five years).  The application deadline is 31 December 2019. Research faculty includes Daniel Balliet, Francesca Righetti, Jellie Sierksma, Josh Tybur, Jan Willem van Prooijen, and Paul Van Lange.

For more information: https://werkenbij.vu.nl/ad/assistant-professor-in-psychology/4vz1dl

This position is within the research program in the Social Psychology section which adopts a strong interdisciplinary and international orientation to research, theory, and methods. We are searching for a candidate whose research focuses on psychological, economic, and evolutionary perspectives on social interactions, including trust and cooperation, between individuals and groups. The section is particularly interested in expanding their expertise in the direction of using agent-based modeling and simulations to study human cooperation.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at MindCORE housed at University of Pennsylvania

MindCORE seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior.

Designed for individuals who have recently obtained a PhD degree in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy or other cognitive science discipline, the MindCORE Fellowship is a springboard for young researchers as they establish their own research program. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue collaborative research with faculty working across disciplines at Penn.

Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary and health insurance plus a modest research budget. Fellows also benefit from access to the greater community of academics including visiting scholars plus leading research facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation all on an urban campus in a vibrant city. Fellows are invited to join regular working group meetings within their field plus career development workshops aimed at young researchers, and will be provided with a mentoring committee. Funding is provided in one-year terms renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility & Application

    • Applicants must have formally completed all requirements of the PhD degree and provide a copy of their diploma at the time of appointment. Candidates must submit a research statement that identifies at least two MindCORE faculty at Penn with whom the applicant could potentially collaborate; along with a CV, and contact information for two referees. Email complete application packets to pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu
    • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2020, continuing until positions are filled.

Selection

All eligible and complete applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee. Applications are judged on the following criteria:

    • Scientific excellence
    • Scientific match and interdisciplinarity
    • Career potential

MindCORE seeks to award 2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2020.

 

See here for full advert

Job Ad: Professor and Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change at ASU

Professor and Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change at ASU

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) with a concurrent appointment as a tenured Full Professor. ASU serves more than 70,000 students across five campuses, and has a rapidly growing digital immersion population. SHESC is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Research and teaching at SHESC (https://shesc.asu.edu) has contributed to ASU ranking #1 in anthropology in both research funding and output. A vibrant community of scholars, teachers, and professionals, SHESC includes over 45 tenure-track faculty members that serve 800 undergraduate majors in anthropology, global health, and applied math and 110 PhD and MA students across four graduate programs. A highly engaged and collaborative unit, SHESC is a leader in research and educational initiatives in traditional anthropological subfields (archaeology, bioarchaeology, evolutionary anthropology, sociocultural anthropology) and problem-based fields of applied math, environmental social science, and global health. SHESC faculty are affiliated with a wide diversity of transdisciplinary research groups, including the Institute of Human Origins, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, the Teotihuacan Research Laboratory and the Centers for Archaeology and Society, Bioarchaeology, Digital Antiquity, Evolution and Medicine, Global Health, and Social Dynamics and Complexity, and the Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program.

The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for SHESC and strategic initiatives related to the faculty, staff, and students, providing leadership, vision, and the capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines, while sustaining a culture of collaboration both within and beyond the School, strengthening links with other academic units at ASU, and with the wider community. The Director will also maintain an internationally recognized research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the university. The Director will foster growth and innovation in the School’s research endeavors; attract, develop, and retain exceptional faculty members from diverse backgrounds and disciplines; promote student success and career readiness; develop interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; advance entrepreneurial opportunities; and enhance productive relationships within and outside the university community.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD or equivalent in anthropology, environmental social science or global health, or a related field or discipline
  • A record of excellence in teaching and service in an academic setting
  • A distinguished scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenured Professor
  • Academic leadership experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating and supporting a diverse faculty and student population
  • Relevant administrative experience
  • Demonstrated appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research
  • Demonstrated ability or articulated potential to catalyze cutting-edge research
  • Demonstrated ability for mentorship and professional development of emerging scholars
  • A record of externally-funded research
  • Potential for innovative and strategic leadership in an academic setting
  • Commitment to building community-based initiatives
  • Commitment to developing donor relations and fundraising

This is a paperless search. To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/69718 : (1) a cover letter outlining how you meet the above qualifications and your vision for leading a transdisciplinary academic unit such as SHESC, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (4) contact information including emails for three references. References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate’s approval. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 24, 2019. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every week thereafter until the search is closed.  Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Steven Neuberg, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at steven.neuberg@asu.edu.

The 4th Brazilian Meeting on Evolution of Human Behavior 23-27 Mach 2020

About the Conference:

The 4th Brazilian Meeting on Evolution of Human Behavior is an international scientific conference aiming to discuss the human mind and behavior holistically, analyzing the origins and causes of human behavior, its changes, development, and social impact, creating an integrative understanding and basis for application in various areas. In addition to its scientific impact, the event is expected to create and strengthen collaborations among world and Brazilian researchers and students.

Date and place: 23rd and 27th of March 2020, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Keynote speakers: Martie Haselton (USA), Paul Vasey (Canada); Catherine Salmon (USA); David Puts (USA); Tabita Hünemeier (Brazil); Dennis Werner (Brazil)

https://www.4thbrazilianehb.com/speakers/

 

Symposia:

  1. Feminist Perspective in Evolutionary Psychology (Maryanne Fisher, Canada, together with the Brazilian collective “Maria Emilia – (R)evolutionary women”)
  2. Human Sexuality from the Evolutionary Perspective (Catherine Salmon, David Puts, Paul Vasey)
  3. Comparative Study of Development: Environmental effects (Briseida Resende, Patricia Izar, Nicolas Chaline)

 

Besides, we plan approximately 5 thematic oral sessions, and one poster session, depending on the number of abstract submissions.

Abstract submissions: Abstract submissions are open until November 10th 2019. We encourage submissions of empirical or theoretical studies focusing on the mind and/or behavior of humans and other animals based on evolutionary or ethological perspectives.

https://www.4thbrazilianehb.com/submission/

Key deadlines:

Abstract submissions: Nov 10th 2019

Notification of Acceptance:  Nov 25th 2019

Conference registration: Early bird until Dez 1st 2019

For more details please see our website: https://www.4thbrazilianehb.com/

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4thbrazilianehb/

Organizers: Jaroslava Varella Valentova; Anthonieta Looman Mafra; Marco Antonio Correa Varella

Funding: FAPESP

Call for proposals: ROPH’20 Conference on Research on Political Hostility

The Research on Political Hostility (ROPH) Project at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) are pleased to open this call for proposals for the ROPH’20 conference on research on political hostility. The conference will take place at AIAS on January 23-24, 2020.

About the Conference

Democratic societies are facing a new challenge: Frequent and intense online political hostility. Hostility is apparent in conversations about politics between citizens, and between elites, and is arguably also a defining feature a lot of “fake news”. The ROPH’20 conference takes stock of our current knowledge about online political hostility and identify the next big questions we need to solve. The backbone of the conference will be a series of plenary talks by leading figures from diverse academic disciplines including political science, communication science, and psychology. The conference will also host roundtable discussions with practitioners and two poster sessions to facilitate dissemination of cutting-edge research. We expect considerable interest from representatives of media and practitioners. The ROPH’20 conference marks the launch of the five-year Research on Online Political Hostility (ROPH) project, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Keynote speakers

Diana Mutz, Michael Hogg, Sander van der Linden, Lilliana Mason, Stephan Lewandowsky, Jason Reifler, Alexandra Siegel, Luke Glowacki, Patricia Rossini, and Michael Bang Petersen

Submission of poster proposal

An important aim of the conference is to facilitate networking in an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners interested in political hostility, broadly defined. Accordingly, there will be great emphasis on the two poster sessions hosted during the conference. Each poster session will be held at a central location of the venue, will be accompanied by either drinks or snacks and will contain a select number of presenters to avoid overcrowding.

We invite both junior and established researchers interested in causes, consequences or counter-measures related to political hostility to submit 300-word abstracts proposing a poster. The conference embraces interdisciplinarity, and is open to submissions from all fields, but we particularly welcome submissions from political science, psychology, communication science, anthropology, and computer science. The deadline for submission is Oct 28 and decision letters will be send out in early November. To submit your proposal, click here.

Participants who will not present papers are also welcome to attend the conference.

Key deadlines:

  • Poster proposals: Oct 28 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance:  Nov 5 2019
  • Conference registration: Jan 9 2020

For more details please see our website: http://aias.au.dk/events/roph20-conference/

3rd Jávea Workshop on Social and Evolutionary Psychology March 26th – 28th 2020

Social Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology: Integration and Progress

Dates: 26thof March (arrival and welcome dinner) till 28thof March 2020 (final dinner with live music). This is a couple of days before the EHBEA conference in Krakow, Poland. There are many direct flights to Alicante, the airport closest to Jávea (Xàbia)

Organizing universities:University of Groningen, Arizona State University and University of Valencia

Number of participants: minimally 15, maximally 20

Scientific committee:

Vaughn Becker, Arizona State University, USA

Abraham P. Buunk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, UK

Douglas T. Kenrick, Arizona State University, USA

Karlijn Massar, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Ferran Suay i Lerma, University of Valencia, Spain

 

Local organizer: Abraham P. Buunk, a.p.buunk@rug.nl

Participants: A maximum of 20 people, with a balance will between junior and senior scholars, men and women, North Americans and Europeans, and evolutionary and social psychologists.

Location: Hotel Costamar, Jávea (Xàbia), Province of Alicante, Spain. http://hotelcostamarjavea.es/

This decent and clean hotel is located a few metres from the beach in the old port of Jávea (Xàbia). This city has a characteristic old town, with narrow streets and toscastone buildings, a spectacular coast line, and a relatively unspoiled, beautiful inland with canyons, mountains and quaint little villages.

Registration fee: € 150,-. This includes three dinners in various restaurants, drinks, a guided tour through the old town of Jávea (Xàbia), a social event with paella and live Cuban music.

Hotel rates: We can happily just benefit from the low season rates. For the workshop, one needs three nights. Rates per night: vary from € 35 for a single room to € 70.- for a double room with sea view and balcony.

Some participants may be booked in another hotel, a minute walking distance away.

Hotel rooms should be booked through Abraham Buunk.

Description:

The goal of this workshop is to promote the integration between social psychology and evolutionary psychology. These disciplines have many overlapping interests, including mate selection, person perception, altruism, aggression, sex differences, intergroup conflict, ostracism, and leadership. Each speaker will have 25 minutes for his or her presentation, with 10 minutes of discussion.

Submissions:

Abstracts of 100 words that fit the goals of the workshop can be submitted no later than December 1st  2019 to Abraham Buunk, a.p.buunk@rug.nl.

No later than January 15th, participants will be informed whether or not their paper is accepted, and will receive travel information.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology position at Baylor University

Baylor University seeks to fill the following tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human genetics, including molecular anthropology, genetics of modern diseases, genetic epidemiology, evolutionary/population genetics, behavioral genetics, epigenetics, the microbiome, ancient DNA, bioinformatics, and all related topics. Preference will be given to those who use genetic methods to study human health, and who are capable of teaching laboratory-based courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Someone with a combination of active field and laboratory research is preferred. The candidate should possess an earned doctorate (at the time of appointment) in an appropriate field of study.

The new faculty member will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Interest in contributing to a new PhD program (in the Anthropology of Health) is required, and skills appropriate for training graduates for non-academic jobs are preferred. Faculty members are required to contribute to teaching, research, and service. Expectations for an active research agenda include publishing and granting, as well as involving students as appropriate.

 

See the full job advert here. Applications reviewed begining 08/15/2019, and applications are accepted through 10/01/2019.

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Psychology Opening at University of New Mexico

The Department of Psychology at The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for an Evolutionary Psychology position at the Assistant Professor level for a full-time, tenure-track appointment targeted to begin August 1, 2020.   Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline at the time of appointment and a demonstrated interest in Evolutionary Psychology are considered minimum qualifications for this position.

Successful candidates for this position will be expected to teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in a candidate who will complement existing areas of strength and research interests within the department, including (but not limited to) individual differences, physiology and neurobiology, developmental processes, psychopathology, and human sexuality. A track record of external funding and/or potential to obtain external funding is also desirable. The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for collaboration within the Psychology Department, with the Anthropology Department, and with several thriving research centers affiliated with UNM, including the Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center; the Mind Research Network; the Brain and Behavioral Health Institute; and the UNM Health Sciences Center. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

 

Full job ad here. Applications due by 11/15/2019.