HBES Awards 2019 – Call for Nominations

The HBES Early Career Award

The HBES Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution recognizes excellent young scientists who have made distinguished theoretical and/or empirical contributions to the study of evolution and human behavior. The nomination letter should include the following information:

  • What are the general themes of the nominee’s major lines of research?
  • What are the important research findings discovered by the nominee?
  • To what extent have the nominee’s contributions generated research in the field?

Nominations for the HBES Early Career Award should include a statement about the worthiness of the nominee, curriculum vita of the nominee, a recent complete bibliography, and no more than five reprints representative of the nominee’s contributions. Please note: The award is subject to the following limitation: The nominee must be no more than 10 years post-Ph.D.

Nominations should be submitted online at https://www.hbes.com/nominations/ by 1 April 2019.


The HBES Lifetime Career Award

Nominations are open for the HBES Lifetime Career award. If you wish to nominate someone, please follow these guidelines. Nominations for these awards should include a letter of nomination, a curriculum vita, a recent complete bibliography, up to five representative reprints and the names and addresses of several scientists familiar with the nominee’s work.

  • What has been the significant and enduring influence of the nominee’s research?
  • What historical contribution has the nominee’s research made to the field?
  • Compare the nominee with others in her/his field.
  • What influence has the nominee had on students and others in the same field of study?
  • Where possible, please identify the nominee’s students by name.

Nominations should be submitted online at https://www.hbes.com/nominations/ by 1 April 2019.

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31st Annual Human Behavior & Evolution Society meeting (Boston)

The HBES 2019 website is now live (http://meetatbu.com/hbes19). We are excited to hear talks from a great slate of plenaries, including Steve Gaulin, Michele Gelfand, Hopi Hoekstra, Ed Hagen, & Polly Wiessner. Our newly minted lifetime career award winner, David Buss, will deliver the keynote address.

This year we will have three pre-conference sessions to choose from (on open science, social neuroendocrinology, and integrated approaches to research on culture). We are also happy to announce that this year the conference will help coordinate onsite childcare (supported in part by generous funding from the society). Register for that, along with the conference, pre-conference sessions, banquet and BBQ on the conference website. And, make sure to register before February 28th to get early bird pricing!

As in years past, the society will be sponsoring student-member registration and housing (first come / first served, until funds run out). Student-members who register by February 28th will get registration for free. And, while funding is left, student-members will get a 50% discounted rate on dorm housing (usually $88/night). So, register early!

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is February 22nd (200 words max). This year we will be trying out the ‘datablitz‘ talk format (5 minutes, data heavy) in addition to standard symposium talks. You can indicate your order of preference for how you want your abstract considered on the website, as well as submit a manuscript for consideration for new investigator or postdoctoral award.

Send your questions to hbes2019@hbes.com, or tweet the organizers @hbes2019

See you in Boston!

~Carolyn Hodges-Simeon, Danielle Truxaw & Max Krasnow (2019 organizers)

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HBES Newsletters, 1996 to 1999

We digitized a few HBES Newsletters of years 1996 to 1999. They can be retrieved (in PDF) from the Society’s website. https://www.hbes.com/newsletter-archive.

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer Psychology – Brunel University London

The Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London is hiring more evolutionary psychologists (tinyurl.com/ycogemfk)! Including a potential senior lecturer (equal to associate professor) in cross-cultural assessment (tinyurl.com/ycn63vc4).

Research area open, but we are mostly scholars who study romantic relationships, morality and religion, or cooperation and conflict from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. Also interested in evolution and culture scholars, broadly defined, who can teach multivariate statistics and/or social psychology.

Come join us at @CCE_Brunel!

David P. Schmitt, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Centre for Culture and Evolution
Department of Life Sciences
Brunel University London
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
e-mail: David.Schmitt@brunel.ac.uk

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Psychology

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in psychology with training and research interests in childhood development. The area of specialization is open, but an interest in the biological bases of behavior, psychology and law, trauma psychology, or a cultural focus is desirable (though not required for full consideration). The position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology and optional sub-fields. By August 2019 when the position begins, candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or a very closely related field from an accredited university.

UCCS faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a productive program of research with commitment to obtaining external funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA program in Psychology, an MA program with tracks in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science (with optional sub-plans), and a Clinical Psychology PhD with major areas of study in Geropsychology and Trauma Psychology (more information is available at https://www.uccs.edu/psych/).

To apply for the position, please go to https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and click on “Find UCCS Opening.” Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, three representative research publications, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, arrange for at least three references to send letters of recommendation to psych@uccs.edu. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Applications received by November 30 will receive full consideration; applications arriving later may also be considered. The UCCS campus, with over 12,000 students, is located on the front range of the Rockies in Colorado Springs which has a metropolitan population of approximately 650,000 and access to diverse recreational areas and cultural activities. In 2018, UCCS was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Colorado Springs ranked #2 in the US World News and World Report’s listing of the best places to live in the U.S. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. UCCS is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to
building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Members of traditionally-underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.