PhD-student position in evolutionary biology/psychology

The StatUA Statistics Center at the University of Antwerp are currently seeking a motivated candidate to work in the field of evolutionary psychology, focusing on the biological relevance of asymmetry and masculinity in human sexual selection. More details can be found at https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/ap/2015bapfwetex311/

Chapter Proposals for “Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence”

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book titled “Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” Contributions are invited from a range of disciplines including but not limited to biology, linguistics, psychology, ethology, artificial intelligence, computer science, cognitive semiotics, philosophy, and communications. Chapters should focus on the possible nature of cognition and/or communication of intelligence – either biological or artificial – that may exist elsewhere in the galaxy.

Interested authors should send a 400-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Douglas Vakoch at dvakoch@setiinternational.org by January 15, 2016.

For additional details, see http://bit.ly/1Nw9sVv.

Postdoc: Evolution & Economics of Gender, UNSW Australia

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project titled “On the origins and persistence of gender: combining evolutionary and economic approaches to study sex differences and cultural variations“.

The project is a collaboration between Scientia Professor Rob Brooks (Evolution, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences UNSW), Associate Professor Pauline Grosjean (Economics, UNSW Business School) and Professor Paul Seabright (Institute of Advanced Studies, Toulouse). Both Brooks and Grosjean are members of UNSW’s Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC).
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PhD Studentship in Nutrient interaction and carotenoid skin colour: a signal of human health

Further to their work relating skin colour to health and attractiveness, the Perception Lab at St Andrews, headed by Dave Perrett,  would like to advertise a PhD studentship for applicants with a background in Psychology, Biological Sciences or cognate discipline.

A 4-year BBSRC studentship is available from September 2016. The studentship offers the opportunity to work in an academic setting on a project pertinent to health, and will lead to a PhD degree in Psychology from the University of St Andrews.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cooperation Theory

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Athena Aktipis’s lab for individuals with a PhD in Psychology, Biology, Economics, Anthropology, Mathematics, Computer Science or related discipline who have interests and experience in cooperation theory.  To be eligible for these positions, applicants must have training in either human laboratory experiments. Other desired qualifications include training in statistical analysis, demography, as well as evolutionary tools and methods.
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Tenured Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenured professor in the field of human evolutionary biology. We are interested in candidates who address any aspect of humans from an evolutionary perspective, and who complement and add to the strengths of the department and other affiliated departments at Harvard including Anthropology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2015; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are required to have a doctorate. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Letters of nomination from third parties are welcome. Names of references are not required. Please submit your materials through the ARIeS portal at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6565.

Please address inquiries to Professor Joseph Henrich, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University at henrich@fas.harvard.edu.

Economics and Biology of Contests Conference 2016

From 27–28 February 2016, order Brisbane will play host to an exciting gathering of economic and evolutionary thinkers who will explore the potential for a closer synthesis between evolution and economics in order to understand both the economics and biology of behaviour in contest.

The Economics and Biology of Contests Conference aims to bring together leading economists, psychologists and evolutionary biologists to explore contest behaviour in economic, political and social environments. The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss the economic, psychological and evolutionary biology approaches to this topic, explore common ground and identify collaborative opportunities.

The call for papers is now open and will close 16 November 2015. Submit your abstract via rsvp@qut.edu.au