Call for Papers: Evolution and Biology of Leadership

Evolution and Biology of Leadership: A New Synthesis

Guest Editors:
Mark van Vugt – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Chris von Rueden- Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Leadership is one of the most important research themes in the social sciences, permeating all scales of human cooperation, from intra-household decision-making to the management of complex organizations and states. Leadership is also a growing area of interest in the evolutionary and biological sciences, which are providing new insights into the emergence and dynamics of leader-follower relationships in human and non-human societies (Couzin et al., 2005; King et al., 2009; Smith et al., 2016). Greater integration of theory and method across the social and biological sciences can be helpful to inform future theory, research, and best leadership practice, which is a core aim of The Leadership Quarterly too (Antonakis, 2017).

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Evolution of pathogen and parasite avoidance behaviours

Theo Murphy meeting
Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 June 2017
The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre
Organised by Dr Rachel McMullan and Cecile Sarabian
https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/06/evolution-pathogen-parasite/

Avoidance behaviours protect species as diverse as worms, ants, fish, monkeys and humans from infection by reducing or preventing contact with parasites and pathogens. This meeting will unite researchers working in invertebrates, vertebrates and humans to discuss the evolution of pathogen avoidance behaviour and how these avoidance instincts can be harnessed to improve animal and human health around the world. Join us to network with researchers working in a diversity of experimental models to share techniques and knowledge and form multidisciplinary collaborations.
This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Registration is essential (please request an invitation)
  • Catering and accommodation are available to purchase at registration

Behaviour 2017 Call for Abstracts

The Behaviour 2017 is a joint meeting of the 35th International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), that will bring together researchers and students from all fields of behaviour science.

The call for abstracts is now open.

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Tenure-track or tenured professor in human evolutionary biology at Harvard

Position Description:  The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in the fields of physiology or behavioral ecology, including, but not limited to, areas such as energetics, life-history, aging, immune function, and reproductive ecology. We are interested in candidates who address these fields from an evolutionary perspective in humans or non-human primates, and welcome candidates whose research includes fieldwork as well as laboratory-based studies (including on model organisms). The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
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NAS Sackler Colloquium on The Extension of Biology Through Culture

The Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences to be held in Irvine California on Wed-Thursday, 16 and 17th of November 2016 on: ‘The Extension of Biology Through Culture’,

Proposals for posters on social learning, traditions and culture in humans and non-human species are welcomed and encouraged! Follow the poster tab on the margin of the webpage.

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RA/Postdoc in Glasgow on Kinship

The post-holder will contribute to a ERC-funded project on “How do humans recognise kin?” working with Dr Lisa DeBruine. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in at least one of the following areas: experimental social psychology, biological psychology, behavioural biology, genetics, or computer graphics. This post has funding for up to 4 years. Applications are due by 10 July, 2016. See http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUF420/ for more details.

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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