Tenure Track Biological Anthropology Post at UCLA

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure track position at any level within the assistant professor rank, starting July 2017. Candidates must have Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or closely related field in hand at time of appointment. The successful candidate’s research interests will complement existing strengths of the UCLA biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary (adaptationist) perspective. Specialists in all research areas are invited to apply. Please visit the following websites for more information about the current focus of the biological anthropology program and the affiliated Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture. Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit, Recruitment number JPF02429.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor, Quantitative Models of Human Communication

UC Davis, Department of Communication – Quantitative Models of Human Communication

For this position, we seek a scholar with research interests focused on quantitative model building in communication. Human communication is an essential building block in the emergence of complex social systems. Models aimed at understanding and identifying the fundamental theoretical building blocks of human communication have the potential to inform all the social sciences, which includes areas such as cooperation and coordination, trust and goal manipulations, contagion and diffusion, technology adaption and technological change, organizational communication and team-building, community development, social network evolution, and democratic processes. Applicants are sought from scholars conducting theory-driven and theory-building research through modern modeling tools, such as agent-based models, computer simulations and other numerical solutions, which are informed by analytical approaches, such as game theory, dynamical systems theory, information theory, or statistical mechanics. The applicant must show evidence that developed models are grounded in empirical data from the social sciences. Applicants must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in model building, as well as additional courses from the Department’s offerings as needed. Applicants’ research program must be consistent with the Department’s affiliation with the Division of Social Sciences. A doctorate degree and publications and research work in the social sciences are required. Persons with Ph.D. pending will be considered only if the degree will be awarded prior to the beginning of instruction on September 19, 2016. Demonstrated research and teaching competence are required. Applicants must have the potential to secure external funding. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 to receive consideration. Position to begin July 1, 2017.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecological Anthropology at PSU

The Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an early to middle-career human ecologist, starting in August 2017. Application review will begin September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct questions regarding this faculty position to Dr. Rebecca Bliege Bird at rub33@psu.edu.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/64412

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PHD studentship in Macropsychology at Warwick, UK

The Bridges Programme at the University of Warwick is offering a Ph.D. studentship. The Bridges Programme aims to provide PhD students with deep knowledge of contemporary research questions in the social sciences, and rigorous training in the mathematical and computational approaches needed to answer them. This programme is open to students interested in any area of the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology) or mathematical sciences (e.g., Statistics, Complex Systems, or Computer Science), and who are interested in bridging the boundaries between these domains. The Trust has a particular interest in supporting UK or EU students.

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PhD position at Max Planck in Naturalistic Social Cognition

The Max Planck Research Group “Naturalistic Social Cognition: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin,Germany, (Research Group Leader: Dr. Annie E. Wertz) seeks applicants for a PhD position.The position will preferably begin October 15, 2016, although the start date is negotiable.

The PhD project will investigate social learning in infancy, with an emphasis on selective learning rules for acquiring and utilizing information about aspects of the natural world (e.g., plants). We seek a PhD student (m/f) with a background in eye tracking and/or infant methodologies; strong skills in data analysis are preferred. The ability to speak German to communicate with participants during studies is a bonus.

PhD Studentships: Psychology of Inequality

The Centre for Culture & Evolution at Brunel University London is offering three linked PhD funded studentships as part of a network that will bring together Evolutionary and Cross-Cultural Psychologists to investigate individuals’ responses to, and attitudes towards, various forms of inequality that people encounter in their lives.

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HBES Accommodation

HBES Conference hotel rooms are sold out, but new HBES rates have been secured at 2 other Vancouver Hotels. See /hbes2016/lodging/ for more info.

HBES Travel Information

If you are attending HBES 2016, you may need to apply for a visa to travel to Canada. For visa-exempt foreign nationals, Canada has introduced a new entry requirement known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Find out if you require a visa or an eTA here.

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.

HBES funding proposal deadline extended to June 15th

The Executive Council is extending the June 1st deadline to June 15th for accepting proposals from HBES members to support activities such as conferences, preconferences, or workshops that promote the evolutionary study of humans.

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