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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October the 1st, 2015. The complete call can be accessed here.
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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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.
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)