Graduate fellowships in Evolution of Human Cognition at Indiana University

The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington has multiple five-year graduate student fellowships available to study the evolution of human cognition.  Research areas include cognitive aspects of human technological and behavioral evolution, evolution of expertise, evolution of the human brain, language evolution, and how evolved minds create and navigate cultural spaces.  Training opportunities include experimental archaeology and fieldwork, brain imaging and fMRI, computational modeling and simulation, and other aspects of cognitive science.  An interdisciplinary seminar with frequent visiting experts and international workshops and outreach are also part of this initiative.  Applications are due by December 1, 2016.  To apply, go to http://cogs.indiana.edu/graduate/cogevadmissions.php .

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PhD Studentships in Visual Culture at Durham

Please get in touch with Lynda Boothroyd (l.g.boothroyd@durham.ac.uk), who is the final year of a Leverhulme DTC on visual culture and is very keen to secure one of these studentships for a project on visual culture and body/face ideals.  There would be options to do work in the UK or potentially something fieldwork based in their Nicaraguan fieldsite exploring the link between TV access and ideals further.  Applicants must have UK/EU nationality and hold or be taking a Masters degree.  Applications due 20 January 2017 for an October 2017 start.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/cvac/postgraduatestudy/visualscholarships/

Call for abstracts: Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual SPSP Evolutionary Psychology Pre-Conference, January 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

We will have six invited speakers:

The organizing committee invites authors to submit their research for presentation at the conference (Data Blitz or Poster Presentation). Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, November 25th, 2016. First authors will be notified of the status of their submission via email by December 12th 2016. Abstracts must be 200 words or less. Please see the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference website to submit your abstract.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore Management University

This is a 1-year position reporting to Dr. Norman Li, to start as soon as possible, and no later than February 1, 2017. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in a project involving a funded international collaboration with top scholars. The project will utilize evolutionary psychological perspectives and social psychological methods to study the low fertility issue that pervades all of East Asia and much of Europe. Responsibilities include: 1) assembling, managing, and orchestrating various experimental studies, 2) supervising a team of research assistants, 3) managing organizational and administrative work associated with the grant, 4) assisting with various aspects of manuscript preparation (e.g., literature review, data analysis, writing), and 5) attending to miscellaneous (ad hoc) tasks as needed.

We are seeking these qualifications/skills:
• PhD in social or evolutionary psychology
• Track record in publishing peer-reviewed journal articles
• Organizational skills and ability to manage research assistants
• Conscientiousness and self-motivation (can make meaningful, timely progress with minimal supervision)
• Motivation and ability to identify ways to expand or improve aspects of the research

Base compensation is SGD5,500/month or ~USD48K/year. Inquiries and applications (CV, cover letter, 2 reference letters) should be sent ASAP to normanli@smu.edu.sg. Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Singapore is a vibrant and modern, international city-country situated in the tropics of Southeast Asia.

New Student Funding for Speakers

We will now accept proposals from HBES student members for financial support to encourage bringing guest speakers to their university. HBES student members can submit proposals for funding to offset the cost of inviting a guest speaker. The topic of the speaker must be related to the purpose of HBES (see By-Laws). HBES subsidizes travel and/or accommodation costs for the speaker with a maximum of $2,500.

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Reader/Prof in Psychology at Brunel, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Division of Psychology to recruit a highly motivated academic who will provide major academic leadership for the newly established Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE). http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOQ475/reader-professor-psychology/

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Experimental Psychology Tenure-Track at CSU Fullerton

The Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Psychology. The position begins in August 2017.
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NAS Sackler Colloquium on The Extension of Biology Through Culture

The Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences to be held in Irvine California on Wed-Thursday, 16 and 17th of November 2016 on: ‘The Extension of Biology Through Culture’,

Proposals for posters on social learning, traditions and culture in humans and non-human species are welcomed and encouraged! Follow the poster tab on the margin of the webpage.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology – Evolution, Behavioral Genetics, or Neuroscience

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor opening in Psychology with expertise in one or more of the following areas: evolution, behavioral genetics, or neuroscience. The position will begin August 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related discipline and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses in the successful applicant’s area of expertise including graduate courses if appropriate, supervising student research activities and theses, and maintaining an active and productive program of empirical research.

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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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