Two funded Ph.D. students at the University of Kardinal Stefan Wyszyński (Warsaw, Poland)

Peter Jonason is looking for two funded (conference travel included) Ph.D. students at the University of Kardinal Stefan Wyszyński (Warsaw, Poland) in the Institute of Psychology to study online dating advertisements from an extended phenotype perspective. The project involves cross-cultural collaborations, psychometrics training, and research in personality, cyber, and social psychology from an evolutionary perspective. Details can be found by contacting him (click here) or on the web (click here).

Seeking Ph.D. students in psychological sciences at the University of Padova

Seeking Ph.D. students in psychological sciences at the University of Padova. The psychology program features strong psychometric and experimental methods training with non-human animal facilities; a program that is over 100 years old. University of Padova is nearly 800 years old, is the home of modern medicine, was once the home of noted professors like Galileo and Copernicus, and is 30 minutes to Venice and 1 hour to Bologna (by train). In particular, Peter Jonason ( is looking for MA and Ph.D. students interested in evolutionary, behavioral economics, and behavioral ecology approaches to personality, sex differences, morality, and mating research. Feel free to contact him to discuss (


Applications are due June 16th at 1.00 pm CEST. For more information, see here.

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:

Abstract submissions for the Culture Conference 2020 are now open!

Abstract submissions for the Culture Conference 2020 are now open!

Submissions should be relevant to this year’s theme of “Evolutionary Perspectives on Culture”. Abstracts for talks and posters up to 300 words will be accepted until 20th March. Poster submissions also have the option of a 5-minute lightning talk.

This year we’re doing a blind review of all abstracts so please ensure your submission contains no author names, affiliations or other potentially identifying information. Please email with your anonymised abstract in a separate attachment.

We are also offering grants for presenters who are students, on low incomes or with high costs associated with attending such as childcare requirements. For more information please email us or see our website:

We expect that conference registration will open around mid-April, keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@CultConf) and our website for updates

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.

Job Postings at Brunel University London, Centre for Culture & Evolution

Brunel University London is recruiting at all levels at the Centre for Culture and Evolution @CCE_Brunel. For Reader/Professor, we are looking to recruit in the area of cross-cultural psychology and individual differences (—13347-409584.html). At L/SL level, looking to recruit in areas of behavioural ecology, cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and/or evolutionary psychology (—13348-409565.html).

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.

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:

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.

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 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 or contact Cristina Baciu at

Multiple funded PhD positions: Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University.

We are writing to announce multiple funded PhD positions for incoming graduate students in Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University.

OSU is one of very few universities in the U.S. with multiple social scientists trained in evolutionary approaches to behavior), including Jennifer Byrd-Craven (psychobiology) and Jaimie Arona Krems (social psychology) in Psychology. Byrd-Craven and Krems co-founded the new and growing Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis, which includes Mary Towner (human behavioral ecology) and other faculty in Integrative Biology. Topics of interest can be found on lab webpages, and include female sociality, friendship, cooperation, conflict, hormones and neurobiology, human family systems, and stereotyping and prejudice.

Please extend this information to engaged and interested undergraduate students and others seeking to apply to graduate school this cycle.

We welcome students from interdisciplinary backgrounds (e.g., biology, anthropology) as well as students with interest but no current training in evolutionary approaches. We also encourage students from groups underrepresented in the sciences to apply. Students should contact prospective mentors directly. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019. Application information can be found here

New Video: Richard Alexander, interviewed by Mark Flinn

Conversations with the Pioneers of Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, and Psychology