Part-Time Statistical and Data Consultant Position at UCLA

The Geography of Philosophy Project (https://www.geographyofphilosophy.com/), funded by the John Templeton Foundation, seeks a part-time statistical and data analysis consultant for a period of one year, with the possibility of a renewal for an additional year and a half. The consultant would help to develop and run statistical models of cross-cultural survey data, and assist with analysis and write-up of results for project publications. The position includes co-authorship on all publications contributed to, as well as a consulting fee. Estimated workload is between 5 and 10 hours per week. The position is open at any level post-PhD. A record of modeling experience in quantitative social science, life sciences, or statistics required. Applicants please send current CV, sample publications, and a cover letter with names of three references to co-PI Professor Clark Barrett at hclarkbarrett@gmail.com. Informal inquiries also welcome. Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our research team are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

3-year Post-doc Opportunity at Aarhus University

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a research project with a focus on political hostility on social media.

Applications are due September 16, 2020. The starting date is January 2021 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
The position is part of the ROPH project (Research on Online Political Hostility), led by Professor Michael Bang Petersen and funded by 15.7 million DKK by the Carlsberg Foundation. The ROPH project seeks to identify the causes, consequences and potential counter-strategies related to online political hostility and gathers researchers from the fields of political psychology, evolutionary psychology, radicalization research, media science and physics.

Job description
The advertised position involves developing and conducting laboratory and online experiments to identify the psychological consequences (and relevant mechanisms) of discussing politics on social media relative to face-to-face discussions. Research will primarily be carried out collaboratively with other project members but there will also to some extent be opportunities for pursuing independent work within the focus of the project. The project includes funding for research assistants, data collection, traveling and workshops.

In addition to the outlined research tasks, the position entails teaching equivalent to one course per year. Depending on the applicant’s prior teaching experience and the need for the applicant’s teaching capacity in the relevant years, a one-year extension in return for additional teaching might be negotiable. This extension will be decided by the Department Chair no later than one year after employment. Salary is according to the Danish pay schedule.

 

Further information
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Michael Bang Petersen prior to submitting their application to learn more about the tasks, Email: michael@ps.au.dk

 

See more details here.

Early Career (Evolutionary) Writing Group!

Early Career (Evolutionary) Writing Group!

 

Are you an early career HBES member feeling socially distanced from your evolutionary psychology peers?

Would you like some external motivation to get writing done?

 

A virtual writing group is being organized by Stacey Makhanova.

Assistant professors, post-docs, and graduate students at the dissertation stage are welcome to join.

 

If you are interested, see the Google Doc for details and to add your contact info to the email list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MApDYnB5OErkXhgIhA05ataUlJHhY9B16ighMk2xO0A/edit?usp=sharing

Two positions in psychology at Newcastle University.

Two positions are available to join the School of Psychology, and the Behavioural Science and Psychology research theme at Newcastle University. Appointments will be made at lecturer or senior lecturer level. One post is focused on cognitive psychology, whereas the specialism for the other is open. Newcastle has existing strengths in comparative, evolutionary and biological psychology, among other areas. We are open to expanding our research capacity in all directions.

Further details are available at:
https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-LecturerSenior-Lecturer-in-Cognitive-Psychology/591723501/
https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/job/Newcastle-LecturerSenior-Lecturer/591715301/

Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at North Carolina State University

We invite students, postdocs, faculty, public health practitioners, physicians, and veterinarians to the annual Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at North Carolina State University from May 17th to May 22, 2020, sponsored by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) and organized by Brian Wiegmann (NCSU), Charles Nunn (Duke University) and Meredith Spence Beaulieu (Duke University).

EMSI will bring together internationally recognized experts in evolutionary biology with students and health practitioners who want to apply these perspectives to cancer, infectious disease, evolution of microbial resistance, neurology, autoimmune disease, the microbiome, and more. Mornings will feature lectures and exercises that are designed to instill an understanding of the core concepts in evolutionary medicine. In the afternoons, we will break into subgroups for training on specific evolutionary methods, including phylogenetics, molecular evolution, and evolutionary epidemiology, including introductions to key computational approaches. We will periodically regroup to share these findings across fields, and to promote a deeper understanding of the material and concepts through explanation to those in other disciplines. The evenings will include short talks by local experts on topics in evolutionary medicine, and time for further discussions and networking.

The Summer Institute offers a unique opportunity to learn foundational principles and gain hands on experience with evolutionary methods that are applicable to specific health challenges. In addition to this training, we offer the opportunity to network and build collaborations for scientists and practitioners across disciplines. To facilitate networking, teams will form to initiate short papers that present evolutionary perspectives on specific diseases, which will be submitted as “Clinical Briefs” to the journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, potentially resulting in a short publication for interested participants.

Registration for EMSI is $325 without housing and $525 with housing.
Please direct questions to Meredith Spence Beaulieu (meredith.spence.beaulieu@duke.edu) or Courtni France (cnf12@duke.edu).

You can apply at this website: https://sites.duke.edu/emsi/what-is-emsi/
Applications are due March 20, 2020.

5-year Research Fellow position available at University of Portsmouth

5-year Research Fellow position available as part of ERC Consolidator grant ‘Individual differences in facial expressivity: Social function, facial anatomy and evolutionary origins’ at University of Portsmouth

 

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, it is also ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian League Table University Guide, and 113th in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time, 5-year Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, Department of Psychology, Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology, as part of European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant FACEDIFF “Individual differences in facial expressivity: social function, facial anatomy and evolutionary origins” awarded to Professor Bridget Waller.

The Research Fellow will develop, conduct and manage laboratory based cognitive and behavioural experiments with human participants at the University of Portsmouth. The experiments will focus on social interaction, nonverbal behaviour and facial expression processing. The Research Fellow will use the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and Social Network Analysis and conduct statistical analysis on the data using R. The Research Fellow will work closely with a PhD student and Research Associate on the project as well as other staff in a large inter-disciplinary research team. The goal for this part of the project is to conduct a series of behavioural and cognitive experiments as a comprehensive analysis of individual differences in facial expressivity. We are seeking a passionate, experienced and skilled researcher to join our team. Relocation expenses are available (please see the University of Portsmouth relocation expenses policy).

 

For advert details, see here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at MindCORE housed at University of Pennsylvania

MindCORE seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, MindCORE is an interdisciplinary effort to understand human intelligence and behavior.

Designed for individuals who have recently obtained a PhD degree in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy or other cognitive science discipline, the MindCORE Fellowship is a springboard for young researchers as they establish their own research program. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue collaborative research with faculty working across disciplines at Penn.

Benefits

Fellows receive a competitive salary and health insurance plus a modest research budget. Fellows also benefit from access to the greater community of academics including visiting scholars plus leading research facilities equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation all on an urban campus in a vibrant city. Fellows are invited to join regular working group meetings within their field plus career development workshops aimed at young researchers, and will be provided with a mentoring committee. Funding is provided in one-year terms renewable for up to three years.

Eligibility & Application

    • Applicants must have formally completed all requirements of the PhD degree and provide a copy of their diploma at the time of appointment. Candidates must submit a research statement that identifies at least two MindCORE faculty at Penn with whom the applicant could potentially collaborate; along with a CV, and contact information for two referees. Email complete application packets to pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu
    • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3, 2020, continuing until positions are filled.

Selection

All eligible and complete applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee. Applications are judged on the following criteria:

    • Scientific excellence
    • Scientific match and interdisciplinarity
    • Career potential

MindCORE seeks to award 2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2020.

 

See here for full advert

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

Post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical anthropology at Baylor University

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University seeks to fill a post-doctoral fellowship focused on biomedical anthropology. This Fellow will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Candidates should have personal research interests that combine topics and tools from the social/behavioral and physical/life sciences to address problems relating to global/public health, human biology, and/or evolutionary medicine. The Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Flinn on ongoing projects related to child health and family relationships, and will assist with grant writing, database management and statistical analyses, and research project implementation, likely outside the United States. The Fellow will also be tasked with forming linkages among current faculty in Anthropology with those in related disciplines, including Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Sociology, Education, Family Studies, Public Health, and the College of Medicine.

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IAST Research Fellowships

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse recruitment campaign is now open for the academic year 2018-19. Deadline for applications is December 31st.

The Research Fellowships” offer can be viewed directly at (https://www.iast.fr/apply).

We welcome contributions from researchers within a large range of disciplines, in particular from anthropology, biology, history, law, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, though motivated applications from outside these disciplines will be given full consideration.