Assistant Professor position at Arizona State University

Evolutionary Social Science, TT Assistant Professor

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2016. Application deadline is November 15, 2015.

Additional desired qualifications include evidence of success in obtaining external funding, classroom and online teaching experience, experience mentoring and supporting students, collaborative experiences with an interdisciplinary research team, and capacity to cross-teach and mentor students in anthropology and other programs offered across the School such as global health, applied mathematics, or environmental social science, and specific expertise in ethnographic fieldwork, field or laboratory studies in genetics and/or human behavior.

Specific job duties include conducting collaborative field and/or laboratory research in evolutionary social science, presenting research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, instructing, training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science.

Application deadline is November 15, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur every week and thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6228 and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Anthropology Search Committee Chair. A background check is required for employment.

Call for Funding Proposals due 1 November 2015

The Executive Council now makes a call for proposals from HBES members for to support activities such as conferences, preconferences, purchase or workshops that promote the evolutionary study of humans as per HBES Resolution 2009-1.

Proposals of no more than three pages in length should be submitted by email to President Elizabeth Cashdan (elizabeth.cashdan@anthro.utah.edu) by 1 November 2015 to be reviewed by the Executive Council. Proposals should include a description of the audience and participants, venue, a description of how the activity supports an evolutionary understanding of humans.  Please provide a justified budget that includes evidence of support or funding (e.g., registration fees, institutional support, etc.) from another body.  Please limit your requests to $5,500. If you have received funding from HBES for a similar purpose in the past, please also include a brief (about 500 words) report of the most recent event, describing the audience and participants, and history and context of the event where relevant.

Two post-doctoral positions on cultural evolution

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) are seeking to employ two full-time postdoctoral researchers in the field of cultural evolution. The positions are tied to the Minds and Traditions research group (“the Mint”), an Independent Max Planck Research Group that will open in 2016. They are for 2 years, renewable for a total of 5 years maximum, starting in the first half of 2016. Candidates need to have completed a PhD, and to be familiar with the field of cultural evolution. They will be expected to take part in a research project devoted to the cognitive science and cultural evolution of graphic codes. If interested, please send a motivation letter (maximum two pages) to the group’s principal investigator, Olivier Morin (morin@shh.mpg.de) by October the 1st, 2015. The complete call can be accessed here.

Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Psychology, UCSB

The treatment Santa Barbara”>Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in evolutionary psychology broadly defined, beginning July 1, 2016. Candidates from all areas of the psychological, behavioral, and brain sciences who take an adaptationist approach to their topic are encouraged to apply. PhD required at time of appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong research program. Responsibilities include supervising students in research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise and, more generally, in psychological and brain sciences.

Review of applicant credentials will commence on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 by law.

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Recruitment Period

Open August 21st, 2015 through November 30th, 2015

If you apply to this recruitment by November 30th, 2015, you will have until December 31st, 2015 to complete your application.

Two 5-year Postdhttps://www.hbes.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpoc/RA positions on Kin Recognition Project

We are seeking to recruit two Research Assistant(s)/Research Associate(s) to work in the Centre for Social Interactions within the Research Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Glasgow. The post-holder will contribute to a 5 year, ERC-funded project on “How do humans recognise kin?” working with Dr Lisa DeBruine. The researchers selected for these posts will design, conduct and analyse research to investigate the factors that influence kin-directed social and sexual behaviour. The researchers will also write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences. The project is multidisciplinary, involving theory and techniques from psychology, evolutionary biology, experimental economics, and computer graphics.

Applicants should have (or expect to receive in the near future) a PhD in psychology, biology, biological anthropology, neuroscience, computer science or another relevant discipline, with a strong analytical background. Applicants will have experience with at least one of the following techniques: facial electromyography (EMG), genetic analysis (MHC), 3D face imaging, experimental social psychology, online data collection, or behavioural economics. Experience with Bayesian or cue integration modelling would be an advantage. Any applicant should have a clear, demonstrable capacity for acquiring expertise in these techniques.

The post is available from the 1st October 2015 and has funding for up to 5 years. Applications close on 13 September 2015.

Salary: Grade 6, £27,057-£30,434 / Grade 7, £33,242 – £37,394 per annum

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Lisa DeBruine (Lisa.DeBruine@glasgow.ac.uk)