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.

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.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Psychology Position at University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2020. We are particularly interested in applicants who study Psychosocial Resilience, encompassing social, relational, or individual factors that allow a person to preserve well-being and health in the face of psychological, physical, or social threat, broadly construed. To build on department strengths and promote inclusiveness, we are particularly interested in hiring an individual who examines resilience in the context of diversity (e.g., ethnic/racial, sexual/gender identity, economic status, or disability), as well as the intersection of social, cognitive, and mental or physical health processes. Candidates with strong quantitative skills and the ability to teach quantitative courses and/or strong neuroscience skills will be favorably considered.
For this position, successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement, evidence of or potential for extramural funding, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. in Social Psychology or related science is required.
See the full job ad here.

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Openings at Oklahoma State University

The Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University has two tenure-track Assistant Professor openings for a fall 2020 start.

 

(1) DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill one full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August 2020, with an area of specialization in biopsychology. Candidates must have a strong background and research expertise in the biological bases of behavior, broadly defined (e.g., genetic contributions to behavior, psychoneuroendocrinology, cognitive or social neuroscience). We prefer candidates with expertise that will contribute to a new interdisciplinary center housed in the Department of Psychology, the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN). OCEAN fosters cross-cutting research, training of future research faculty, and educational outreach through the associated annual conference. Ideal candidates will be scholars in the areas of evolutionary psychology, evolutionary medicine, social/affective neuroscience or closely related-areas. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in 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.

See the full job ad here.

 

(2) 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, 2020, with an area of specialization in Social Psychology. Successful candidates will be social psychologists with research programs on social emotions and/or social cognition, whose work has implications for health (e.g., mental health, physical health, health disparities). Candidates are expected to have a strong background in 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.

See the full job ad here.

 

Review of applications for both openings begins October 15th, 2019.

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