Call for proposals: ROPH’20 Conference on Research on Political Hostility

The Research on Political Hostility (ROPH) Project at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) are pleased to open this call for proposals for the ROPH’20 conference on research on political hostility. The conference will take place at AIAS on January 23-24, 2020.

About the Conference

Democratic societies are facing a new challenge: Frequent and intense online political hostility. Hostility is apparent in conversations about politics between citizens, and between elites, and is arguably also a defining feature a lot of “fake news”. The ROPH’20 conference takes stock of our current knowledge about online political hostility and identify the next big questions we need to solve. The backbone of the conference will be a series of plenary talks by leading figures from diverse academic disciplines including political science, communication science, and psychology. The conference will also host roundtable discussions with practitioners and two poster sessions to facilitate dissemination of cutting-edge research. We expect considerable interest from representatives of media and practitioners. The ROPH’20 conference marks the launch of the five-year Research on Online Political Hostility (ROPH) project, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Keynote speakers

Diana Mutz, Michael Hogg, Sander van der Linden, Lilliana Mason, Stephan Lewandowsky, Jason Reifler, Alexandra Siegel, Luke Glowacki, Patricia Rossini, and Michael Bang Petersen

Submission of poster proposal

An important aim of the conference is to facilitate networking in an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners interested in political hostility, broadly defined. Accordingly, there will be great emphasis on the two poster sessions hosted during the conference. Each poster session will be held at a central location of the venue, will be accompanied by either drinks or snacks and will contain a select number of presenters to avoid overcrowding.

We invite both junior and established researchers interested in causes, consequences or counter-measures related to political hostility to submit 300-word abstracts proposing a poster. The conference embraces interdisciplinarity, and is open to submissions from all fields, but we particularly welcome submissions from political science, psychology, communication science, anthropology, and computer science. The deadline for submission is Oct 28 and decision letters will be send out in early November. To submit your proposal, click here.

Participants who will not present papers are also welcome to attend the conference.

Key deadlines:

  • Poster proposals: Oct 28 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance:  Nov 5 2019
  • Conference registration: Jan 9 2020

For more details please see our website: http://aias.au.dk/events/roph20-conference/

3rd Jávea Workshop on Social and Evolutionary Psychology March 26th – 28th 2020

Social Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology: Integration and Progress

Dates: 26thof March (arrival and welcome dinner) till 28thof March 2020 (final dinner with live music). This is a couple of days before the EHBEA conference in Krakow, Poland. There are many direct flights to Alicante, the airport closest to Jávea (Xàbia)

Organizing universities:University of Groningen, Arizona State University and University of Valencia

Number of participants: minimally 15, maximally 20

Scientific committee:

Vaughn Becker, Arizona State University, USA

Abraham P. Buunk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, UK

Douglas T. Kenrick, Arizona State University, USA

Karlijn Massar, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Ferran Suay i Lerma, University of Valencia, Spain

 

Local organizer: Abraham P. Buunk, a.p.buunk@rug.nl

Participants: A maximum of 20 people, with a balance will between junior and senior scholars, men and women, North Americans and Europeans, and evolutionary and social psychologists.

Location: Hotel Costamar, Jávea (Xàbia), Province of Alicante, Spain. http://hotelcostamarjavea.es/

This decent and clean hotel is located a few metres from the beach in the old port of Jávea (Xàbia). This city has a characteristic old town, with narrow streets and toscastone buildings, a spectacular coast line, and a relatively unspoiled, beautiful inland with canyons, mountains and quaint little villages.

Registration fee: € 150,-. This includes three dinners in various restaurants, drinks, a guided tour through the old town of Jávea (Xàbia), a social event with paella and live Cuban music.

Hotel rates: We can happily just benefit from the low season rates. For the workshop, one needs three nights. Rates per night: vary from € 35 for a single room to € 70.- for a double room with sea view and balcony.

Some participants may be booked in another hotel, a minute walking distance away.

Hotel rooms should be booked through Abraham Buunk.

Description:

The goal of this workshop is to promote the integration between social psychology and evolutionary psychology. These disciplines have many overlapping interests, including mate selection, person perception, altruism, aggression, sex differences, intergroup conflict, ostracism, and leadership. Each speaker will have 25 minutes for his or her presentation, with 10 minutes of discussion.

Submissions:

Abstracts of 100 words that fit the goals of the workshop can be submitted no later than December 1st  2019 to Abraham Buunk, a.p.buunk@rug.nl.

No later than January 15th, participants will be informed whether or not their paper is accepted, and will receive travel information.

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.

Call for abstracts: Cognition, Behaviour & Evolution Network meeting 14-15 Nov 2019

CBEN 2019

THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF SOCIALITY

DATE: November 14-15, 2019
PLACE: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN) brings together scholars from evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, philosophy, and cultural evolution. Founded in 2015, CBEN facilitates research and education regarding evolution of cognition and behavior. CBEN is based in The Netherlands and Belgium but we welcome scholars from other countries to join us.

We organize an annual conference in the Fall semester. This year we welcome everyone to the University of Amsterdam on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 November 2019. The central theme of this year’s conference will be “The Costs and Benefits of Sociality”. We especially welcome submissions that fit this year’s theme from evolutionary, behavioral, and cognitive perspectives. Yet, we also welcome scholars from other subfields to present their work either as an oral presentation or a poster presentation. We have very exciting keynote speakers, who are world-class researchers on this topic: Simon Gächter, Joan Silk and Cecile Sarabian. Please find more information about the conference (e.g., abstract submission, registration) here.

Call for Abstracts: 2nd annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution

Registration is now open for EPinOz 2019 – the second annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution (https://www.ashbe.org/). It will be held 6th December, in the UNSW Business School (Kensington Campus, UNSW).

Registration is free and will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the day. We will also have prizes for Best Student Presentation.

Students and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend and present (non-presenting attendees are also very, very welcome!). We invite presentations from any field related to the study of human behaviour from an evolutionary perspective (including evolutionary psychology, anthropology, and behavioural ecology, including from presenters working on non-human species, with direct implications for understanding the evolution of human behaviour).

The conference will be followed by post-conference drinks / food at the Coogee Pavilion.

Click here to register (and submit an abstract): https://csufobjbs.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHoZw3Avq7UnXsp

HBES General Funding Grant Proposals Due November 1st

HBES members:

We are soliciting proposals for the HBES General Funding Grant, which are due November 1st 2019. The General Funding Grant is intended to subsidize costs associated with hosting events such as conferences and pre-conference meetings, workshops, and other activities or educational opportunities related to the mission of HBES.

HBES will fund proposals of up to $5,500 (we do not fund honoraria).

Priority is given to proposals that:

  1. benefit junior scholars (and, especially students) either directly, through subsidizing travel and cost of attendance to events or, indirectly, through educational opportunities afforded by the funding;
  2. have a broad, wide-reaching impact; and
  3. support is not easily available through other channels.

Applicants are eligible to apply for the General Funding Grant if they are current, active members (at any level) of HBES at the time they apply for funding.

Proposals are to be submitted online. Please see the HBES funding page for complete details, and submission link.

ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School

We are now accepting student applications for the first ever Interdisciplinary Cooperation Winter School. It will take place at ASU, Jan 6-10, 2020. Student registration and travel grants are available to cover nearly the entire cost of attending for students in financial need. The application deadline has been extended to October 11th, 2019. You can find more information and apply here: http://www.aktipislab.org/winterschool.


The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School
Cooperation is an inherently interdisciplinary topic, and one that can only be effectively studied through multiple methods and with the engagement of diverse scholars across many disciplines. The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School provides a forum for learning about the fundamental processes underlying cooperation across diverse systems and disciplines including Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Sociology and Computational Modeling. Through lectures, seminars and small tutorial sessions, students in the Winter School have the opportunity to learn from leading cooperation researchers, build new skills and develop projects.

Lecturers and instructors include
Athena Aktipis
Lee Cronk
Regis Ferrier
Aurora Nedelcu
Nichola Raihani
Joan Silk
Polly Wiessner


Who can attend
The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School is aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows but is also open to advanced undergraduates and early career faculty in any disciplinary field. Approximately 20 students will be accepted into this winter school.


Costs
The registration fee of $550 includes attendance at all presentations, tutorials, lodging during the school and most meals. We are able to offer this low registration fee to students because of funding provided by the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative at ASU and the President’s Office. In addition to this subsidized registration fee, additional monetary assistance is available for students with financial need. Students who are accepted into the summer school will have the opportunity to apply for travel grants ($300 domestic, $500 international) and discounted registrations ($300 off the regular registration cost) if they are unable to cover the costs of attendance.


Application process
Prospective students are required to submit application materials including an application form, an essay, an abstract for a poster and a letter of recommendation. Click on the “Apply” link on our website to complete your application. Please send the letter of recommendation via email at cooperation@asu.edu with the subject line “ICI Winter School Letter of Recommendation.” Applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Organizing Committee and students will be informed of acceptance by October 20, 2019.

Questions? Check our our website at http://www.aktipislab.org/winterschool) or contact Cristina Baciu at cbaciu@asu.edu

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.