The OCEAN Speaker Series Presents Virtual Talk by Amy Boddy, PhD.

The OCEAN Speaker Series Presents Virtual Talk by Amy Boddy, PhD. entitled, Life history trade-offs in reproduction and cancer.

 

Abstract: Life history theory is a powerful approach to study human health and disease. However, there has been little work in applications of life history theory in cancer biology. Here I will discuss how cancer is fundamentally characterized by life history trade-offs. Using a newly curated comparative oncology dataset across a wide range of mammals, I show why some mammals may be more vulnerable to cancer than others. I suggest some of this cancer vulnerability is due to life history trade-offs in reproductive output and discuss how insights into life history and cancer can be useful for human health and disease.

 

Time and Date: Thursday February 25, 2021, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST

Location: Zoom

 

The web address to sign up for the talk is: OCEAN SPEAKER SERIES – The Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary ANalysis (mystrikingly.com)

Three-Year Post-Doc in Evolutionary Political Psychology at Aarhus University, Denmark

3-YEAR POST DOC POSITIONS IN EVOLUTIONARY POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY

Applications are open for a 3-year Post-doctoral Fellowships in Social/Political Psychology and Experimental Philosophy at Aarhus University, Denmark. The deadline is February 1st, 2021.

The Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination (CEPDISC) is a Danish National Research Foundation-funded centre of excellence housed at the world-leading Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. It is currently advertising five post-doctoral positions, many of which look for expertise in social/political/evolutionary psychology, and which can be found at the following two links:

Positions on Work Packages 5, 7:https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/two-postdoc-positions-at-the-centre-for-the-experimental-philosophical-study-of-discrimination/
Positions on Work Packages 2, 8, and 9:
https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/three-postdoc-positions-at-the-centre-for-the-experimental-philosophical-study-of-discrimination/

Professor Lotte Thomsen is heading up Work Package 7 (‘Experimental studies of the sources of prejudice and discrimination’) in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, and we would be happy to answer questions from those interested in that role.

Contact:
Professor Lotte Thomsen
lotte.thomsen@ps.au.dk
Assistant Professor Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington
J.A.Sheehy-Skeffington@lse.ac.uk

Oklahoma State University seeking Assistant Professor of Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a one full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August, 2021, 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). Candidates would have access to the new interdisciplinary center housed in the Department of Psychology, the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN). OCEAN fosters crosscutting research, training of future research faculty, and educational outreach through the associated annual conference. In addition, the candidate will be part of the OSU brain initiative https://tulsa.okstate.edu/braininitiative, and growing interdisciplinary neuroscience program at OSU.

Ideal candidates will be scholars in the areas of evolutionary psychology, 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.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in biological bases of behavior and neuroscience, and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has a shared laboratory space with facilities and equipment to support current scientists exploring genetic and endocrine contributions to behavior that would be available to new faculty. The Department currently lacks facilities to support fMRI research.

The Department has 25 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D.’s in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The clinical program, continuously APA-accredited since 1971, is based on the Clinical Science model of training and is a member of the Academy of Clinical Sciences and PCSAS accredited. The Department offers training to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body (30% minority enrollment) of approximately 50 doctoral students and 600 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu or to learn more about the OCEAN at http://theocean.strikingly.com.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 45,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools are frequently rated among the best in Oklahoma, and the city has excellent affordable housing.
Qualifications

Ideal candidates will be scholars in the areas of evolutionary psychology, 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.
Application Instructions

For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 15, 2021. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin late January. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, research statement, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at https://apply.interfolio.com/xxxxx. Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Biopsychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 Psychology Building, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu

Full advert here.

Evolutionary Lecture Exchange Group Sign-Up

Attention HBES faculty:

Are you teaching online in Spring 2021? Would you love to expose your students to more evolutionary-minded researchers? Join our lecture exchange group! We have created a spreadsheet for faculty interested in exchanging prerecorded guest lectures for classes in social psychology, evolutionary psychology, cultural psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and more. We think that this time of online teaching affords an excellent opportunity to expose students to experts on various topics in the study of human behavior.

The idea would be to provide a prerecorded guest lecture that can be used by any participating faculty. Please add your name, lecture topic(s), and email address to our list! And, if there is something you would like for your class, feel free to send the request to that faculty member. They can then send you their recorded lecture.

A wonderful, but not mandatory, accompaniment to the lecture would be to exchange “tea time chats”. That is, allow the professor and/or students in a course to interview you for 10 mins at a mutually convenient time after watching your lecture.

If you would like to be involved in this exchange, sign up here: Lecture exchange

Fully-Funded PhD Studentship at University of Portsmouth

PhD position at the Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK
UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AND ATTITUDES: A BIG DATA APPROACH
 

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD or four-year Masters and PhD studentship to commence in October 2021.

The studentship is funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP), a collaboration between the universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton.

The studentship covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,285 (2020/21 rate).

The supervisors are Dr Edward Morrison and Dr Jerome Micheletta. 

For details, please see here and here.

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Psychology at University of Portsmouth

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Psychology
University of Portsmouth – Department of Psychology
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £35,845 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th October 2020
Closes: 29th November 2020
Job Ref: ZZ600831

Applications are invited for a fixed term (3 years) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer post in Psychology.

Our Department comprises four research centres/groups; the Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology, the Quality of Life, Health and Well-Being Research Group, the Centre for Interaction, Development and Diversity, and the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology. Our facilities include EEG, eye tracking and psychophysiology labs, virtual reality and motion detection labs, interviewing suites and a baby/infant lab. We have links to local NHS trusts, schools, nurseries and zoos.

For full details, please see here.

MindCORE Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars

MindCORE (Mind Center for Outreach, Research, and Education) seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers for our Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Scholars. Housed within the School of Arts & 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, relocation allowance, 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 1-2 page research statement that identifies at least three MindCORE faculty at Penn (https://mindcore.sas.upenn.edu/people/faculty-and-associates/) with whom the applicant would be interested in collaborating, along with a CV and contact information for two referees.

–          Submitted documents should be saved with candidate’s Lastname_Firstname.PDF in one PDF file in this order: research statement, CV, referees (name, affiliation, email address). Complete applications should be submitted through the form on our website: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/mindcore/post-doctoral-research-fellowship/. Questions can be emailed to pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu

–          Applications due January 14, 2021.

 

Selection

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

–          Scientific excellence

–          Scientific match and interdisciplinarity

–          Career potential

 

MindCORE awards ~2 post-doctoral Fellowships per year. Positions may start as early as July 1, 2021.

 

See here for MindCORE Postdoc Fellows – FAQ

 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP: Abstracts due Nov 15

The 19th annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP, to be held virtually on Feb. 10, 2021, is still accepting submissions for posters and data blitz talks through November 15th.

To find out more about the preconference, visit http://ep2021.mystrikingly.com for submission information, speaker lineup, & more!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact organizers Michael Barlev (mlbarlev@gmail.com) Will McAuliffe (williamhbmcauliffe@gmail.com), and Jaimie Krems (jaimie.krems@okstate.edu).

Program Officer in Life Sciences Position at John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the biggest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We support research and public outreach within disciplines ranging from astrophysics, evolutionary biology, and genetics, to philosophy, psychology, and economics. We encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians, as well as between such experts and the public at large. In all cases, our grantmaking activity aims to spur curiosity and accelerate discovery, funding the best ideas and capitalizing on what we learn from them.

The Foundation’s Life Sciences department seeks to advance basic scientific research on fundamental questions in biology, particularly ambitious ideas that are undervalued by traditional funding sources. The department’s $60 million of active projects are located around the world and represent a range of topics including origin of life, its evolution, and humanity’s place and future within nature. Current strategic priorities include the science of purpose, cultural evolution, and intellectual humility. The Life Sciences department also manages the Genetics portfolio, which supports contrarian basic and applied biomedical research aimed at minimizing future poverty and sickness. It seeks to identify and support contrarian ideas that challenge established paradigms, and has as a current emphasis the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease.

To advance the Foundation’s mission and strengthen our team, the Foundation is seeking a Program Officer for Life Sciences. The Program Officer will work with the Director of Life Sciences to develop new initiatives that advance current and future strategic priorities. They will also recruit and review grant proposals, communicate with applicants and grantees regarding the application and review process, and collaborate with our evaluation team to determine the impact of our grants.

 

For more information, please see Program Officer Life Sciences Job Ad August 2020.

PhD Positions in Evolutionary Psychology & Psychobiology at the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN)

Dr. Jaimie Arona Krems and Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven are each planning on accepting one or two PhD students into their labs—the Krems Social & Evolutionary Psychology Lab and the Byrd-Craven Psychobiology Lab—this application cycle.

 

Research from OCEAN faculty touch on female cooperation and competition, friendship, hormonal underpinnings of bonding, social emotions, morality, and stereotyping and prejudice. View individual lab webpages for more information.

 

Both labs are the new—and growing—Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN), an interdisciplinary Center that includes faculty with taking evolutionary approaches to psychology, anthropology, political science, and animal/comparative behavior. OCEAN values inclusivity and is proud of its supportive, team-like atmosphere.

 

Students will receive training geared toward producing scholars able to work at highest-research institutions as well as to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Interested applicants are encouraged to email prospective mentors

 

Students would be fully funded with stipends and have tuition waved; no GREs are required, and all interviews will take place virtually. Applications are due December 1, 2020. More information about the program and the link to the application are available here.