Faculty Opening: The Centre for Culture & Evolution at Brunel University London

The Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London is looking for new faculty! Applicants with interests in cultural evolution (broadly defined) are welcome for lecturer or senior lecturer positions. Applicants with a specialty in cultural evolution, including those who focus on ‘microevolutionary’ change within populations (i.e., teaching, imitation and forms of biased social transmission) or ‘macroevolutionary’ change over long periods of time (i.e., societal change, phylogenetics and gene-culture coevolution) are of particular interest. Come join a great group of interdisciplinary culture and evolution scholars. https://careers.brunel.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-psychology-13048-394239.html

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oakland University

The Department of Psychology at Oakland University (www.oakland.edu/psychology) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall, 2019. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with interest in teaching Research Design, Statistics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student learning. A market competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits are provided.

Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Psychology at the time of appointment and will be expected to teach sections of Research Design, Statistics, and other classes at the undergraduate level. Qualified applicants must demonstrate ability to engage undergraduate students in the classroom.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Applicants must submit documents electronically at https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings. Include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 4) teaching philosophy, and 5) Diversity Statement. Arrange for the electronic submission of at least two letters of reference. Recommendation letters should address teaching skills, experience, and potential for future teaching. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Keith Williams, Search Committee Chair, william9@oakland.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately with a preference to fill the position by July 31, 2019. Oakland University is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Social Cognition Position: University of Redlands

The University of Redlands invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology to begin September 2020. The successful candidate will specialize in Social Cognition broadly defined (research areas might include cognitive biases, heuristics, theory of mind, memory, attitudes, and/or error management theory) and teach six courses during the academic year. Courses may include: Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and/or courses in the candidate’s specialty area.

The University values applicants who have experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Candidates who apply are asked to identify their strengths and experience working with diverse student populations to accomplish curricular goals. The successful candidate will be expected to support the College of Arts and Science’s general education curriculum.

Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands is a liberal arts and professional institution in a town of 70,000 located 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast and 45 minutes from Palm Springs.

To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13883

PhD Scholarship: Sydney, Australia. Could economic inequality be slowing trends toward gender equity?

UNSW, Sydney has announced the latest round of prestigious Scientia PhD scholarships (http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply). These positions are advertised by project, and one of our projects is listed. The scholarship includes:

Stipend Au$41,209 per year for 4 years
Career development: Au$ 10,000 per year (e.g. conference travel)
Tuition fees completely covered

Title: Could economic inequality be slowing trends toward gender equity?

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
As wealthy Western countries have progressed toward gender equity, differences between women and men in psychological traits, and conditions like anxiety and depression have, paradoxically, increased. One intriguing possibility is that rising income inequality among men and among women has changed incentive structures leading to wider gender gaps. Currently we know little about whether women and men respond differently to inequality.

This project includes experiments (conducted in person and online) and a cross-national study in order to understand individual differences in how people respond to inequality and changing global trends in behaviour.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
The candidate may have a background in evolutionary biology, psychology, behavioural ecology, anthropology, or economics. They will be committed to the empirical, theory-driven study of human behaviour and society.

Ideally they will have experience in research design and statistical analysis. Programming experience and advanced computer science skills may be useful.

The phenomena we study are often ideologically polarising, and require an ability to write and speak with clarity and nuance. Evidence of excellent writing and communication skills, in academic and/or non-academic contexts, would be ideal.

We value diversity of background and experience in our team. The cross-national nature of some of our work means experience working in a variety of cultures will be an asset.

SUPERVISORY TEAM:
– Scientia Professor Rob Brooks (UNSW Sydney) – https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/scientia-professor-robert-clinton-brooks
– Dr Khandis Blake (Melbourne University from July 2019) – https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-khandis-rose-blake
– Associate Professor Michael Kasumovic (UNSW Sydney) – https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-michael-matthew-kasumovic

HOW TO APPLY:
By 11 July 2019, you should complete the expression of interest for this project at:
https://www.scientia.unsw.edu.au/scientia-phd-scholarships/could-economic-inequality-be-slowing-trends-toward-gender-equity
These EOIs will be assessed, we will screen applicants at this time, and the two strongest expressions will receive an invitation to submit a full application to the scholarship competition.

To discuss the scheme, project and any other questions you have, please contact Rob Brooks (rob.brooks – at – unsw.edu.au) via email.

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer Psychology – Brunel University London

The Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London is hiring more evolutionary psychologists (tinyurl.com/ycogemfk)! Including a potential senior lecturer (equal to associate professor) in cross-cultural assessment (tinyurl.com/ycn63vc4).

Research area open, but we are mostly scholars who study romantic relationships, morality and religion, or cooperation and conflict from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. Also interested in evolution and culture scholars, broadly defined, who can teach multivariate statistics and/or social psychology.

Come join us at @CCE_Brunel!

David P. Schmitt, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Centre for Culture and Evolution
Department of Life Sciences
Brunel University London
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
e-mail: David.Schmitt@brunel.ac.uk

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Psychology

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in psychology with training and research interests in childhood development. The area of specialization is open, but an interest in the biological bases of behavior, psychology and law, trauma psychology, or a cultural focus is desirable (though not required for full consideration). The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology and optional sub-fields. By August 2019 when the position begins, candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a very closely related field from an accredited university.

UCCS faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a productive program of research with commitment to obtaining external funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA program in Psychology, an MA program with tracks in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science (with optional sub-plans), and a Clinical Psychology PhD with major areas of study in Geropsychology and Trauma Psychology (more information is available at https://www.uccs.edu/psych/).

To apply for the position, please go to https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and click on “Find UCCS Opening.” Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, three representative research publications, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, arrange for at least three references to send letters of recommendation to psych@uccs.edu. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Applications received by November 30 will receive full consideration; applications arriving later may also be considered. The UCCS campus, with over 12,000 students, is located on the front range of the Rockies in Colorado Springs which has a metropolitan population of approximately 650,000 and access to diverse recreational areas and cultural activities. In 2018, UCCS was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Colorado Springs ranked #2 in the US World News and World Report’s listing of the best places to live in the U.S. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. UCCS is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to
building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Members of traditionally-underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Tenure track assistant professor in the area of biological/physiological psychology

THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT CLARKSON UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in the area of biological/physiological psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience. The position starts August 1, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and developing a nationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and undergraduate teaching and will integrate the two by involving undergraduates in their research program. The teaching load will include an introductory psychology course and advanced courses related to their area of expertise (e.g., Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology). Clarkson, New York State’s highest ranked small research institution, is located in a rural setting just outside the Adirondack Park and has year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Clarkson lies within minutes of three other colleges and is within two hours of Montreal, Ottawa, and Lake Placid. To submit your application, go to www.clarkson.edu/hr and click on “Current Positions” on the right hand navigation bar. Review of applications begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. International candidates are also welcome to apply. Employer will assist in relocation costs.

Assistant Professor – Cognitive Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August 2019. The area of specialization is in cognitive psychology, with a focus on the interface between high level cognition and law. Ideal candidates will have a strong background and research expertise in either memory or decision-making as it relates to the law, and the individual would be expected to teach a course in the psychology of law as part of their instructional responsibilities. Candidates are expected to have a record of and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A successful faculty candidate should be willing to teach from a multicultural perspective and should be willing to mentor ethnically and racially underrepresented students. Diversity is a core value of the Department of Psychology and we maintain two programs to encourage the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students.

The Department has 23 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The experimental program has concentrations in Developmental, Comparative-Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Social-Personality. The Department offers training to approximately 50 doctoral students and 600 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 45,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools were recently selected as one of the “100 Best Public School Systems in America,” and the city has excellent affordable housing.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at http://jobs.okstate.edu. Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu.

Qualifications

The area of specialization is in cognitive psychology, with a focus on the interface between high level cognition and law. Ideal candidates will have a strong background and research expertise in either memory or decision-making as it relates to the law, and the individual would be expected to teach a course in the psychology of law as part of their instructional responsibilities.Candidates are expected to have a record of and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio will be submitted electronically using Interfolio. Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/54216

Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Boston University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Biological Anthropology for the Spring 2019 semester.  Applications should have a PhD and evidence of teaching excellence.  The position will cover two courses in our department, in the field of Human Biology: “The Evolution of Human Life History” and “Evolutionary Medicine.”  The semester commences on January 22, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, including a statement of teaching experience and goals, and a CV to Martin Wraga, mwraga@bu.edu, by September 24, 2018.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

One-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition

one-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. This project will be conducted under the supervision of Nicolas Baumardat the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC).

Project Summary

The project aims to document the so-called ‘process of civilization’, the set of long-term psychological changes that occurred in Europe from 1300 to 1900. The project will study the evolution of emotional displays in European literature (novels, plays) from the late Middle Age to the modern times and will test whether economic development can account for the evolution of social preferences such as trust, morality and honor. More generally, the goal of the project is to test whether life history parameters (mortality, affluence, external threat) can account for psychological changes in history. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background inprogramming and data analysis.

Funding and Salary

The position is funded by a LabeX grant from PSL* Research University. The salary will be adjusted to the candidate’s post doctoral experience (start salary for a 1st year post doc: 30,000 euros/year net; 5 years of experience: 38,000).

Start Date

The start date will be determined with the candidate but will need to fall within the following range: 30/09/2018 to 01/01/2019.

Requirements

  • The candidate should have a PhD (or be in the final stages of obtaining such a degree) in Cognitive Science, Cultural Evolution, Economics or areas related to quantitative analysis of social phenomena.
  • Experience with data analysis along with strong programming and statistical skills (matlab, r).
  • Strong language and writing skills in English are required (note: speaking French is not required).

Please send a complete CV, a cover letter and contact information of two references by September 15th to nicolas.baumard@ens.fr and julie.grezes@ens.fr, and feel free to contact us for more information!