University of Colorado, Colorado Springs seeks Assistant Professor of Quantitative Psychology

The Psychology Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Quantitative Psychology beginning August 2022. The department has existing strengths covering comprehensive sub-disciplines of psychology.

Candidates must have a PhD in quantitative psychology or a different sub-field of psychology with advanced quantitative expertise and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching. The specific area of research specialization is open, whether their PhD is in quantitative psychology, a different sub-field of psychology, or allied field with knowledge of methodology used in the discipline of psychology.

Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in research methodology and statistics including contemporary advanced methodologies (e.g., longitudinal methods and analysis, methods for understanding cultural group differences, SEM, nonlinear modeling, etc.); teaching core psychology survey courses and seminar courses; supervising student research activities, theses and dissertations; consulting with students and faculty on statistics and methodology and maintaining an active and productive program of empirical research.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are: 

The psychology faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a productive program of research with a commitment to obtain external funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA in Psychology, MA programs in Psychological Science (with specialty tracks in Cognition and Developmental) and Clinical Psychology (with specialty tracks in Trauma and Geropsychology), and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (with tracks in Geropsychology and in Trauma Psychology). More info can be found at https://psychology.uccs.edu/. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Therefore, 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 (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer: 

Salary Range: Generally starting at $72,000 – $75,000 per academic year

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services. Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:  

  • The priority deadline is September 16, 2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews will begin in September/October 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is August 2022.

See full advert here

Postdoc Fellow for the Geography of Philosophy Project at UCLA

The Geography of Philosophy Project (https://www.geographyofphilosophy.com/) is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Professor Clark Barrett in the UCLA Department of Anthropology, for a period of one year. The start date for the position is October 1, 2021 or as soon as the position is filled.

Submit applications here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06748

The Geography of Philosophy project seeks to understand diversity and universality in philosophical concepts around the world—particularly in the concepts of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. We are studying these concepts empirically using a mixed-methods, comparative approach spanning ten countries and multiple languages. Our methods are diverse and include focus groups, structured interviews, surveys, and experimental techniques. The structure of the project is collaborative, involving local research teams in ten countries, and experts from across the social sciences and humanities. The PIs on the project are Clark Barrett (Anthropology, UCLA), Edouard Machery (History and Philosophy of Science, Pitt), and Stephen Stich (Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Rutgers). The project is funded by the John Templeton Foundation (https://www.templeton.org/).

The project is entering its final year of funding, and we are beginning our final wave of data collection. The postdoc position at UCLA will involve analyzing results from these studies, collaborating in designing and running follow-up studies, co-authoring papers and edited volumes, and helping to administer the grant at UCLA. The postdoc will be housed in UCLA’s Department of Anthropology, a large, four-field department with a thriving community of diverse academic interests, including the Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture (http://www.bec.ucla.edu/), the Center for Language, Interaction and Culture (https://clic.ss.ucla.edu/), the Mind, Medicine and Culture group (http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/mmac/index.html), and connections to many other departments and units across campus.

Our project is explicitly interdisciplinary and experimental, and as such candidates from diverse fields are eligible, including Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science. Candidates with strengths in statistical analysis, design and interpretation of cross-cultural studies, and familiarity with literatures in cross-cultural cognitive science are particularly encouraged.

Informal inquiries from potential applicants are welcome at hclarkbarrett@gmail.com. Feel free to get in touch if you’re curious about the position and have questions about your fit for the position, responsibilities, etc. Formal application materials should include a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests and experience, contact information for three references, and up to three publications. Applications will be considered on a rotating basis until the position is filled. Full advert here.

All qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please circulate this announcement widely. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Harvard’s Laboratory for Culture, Cognition and Coevolution is Seeking a Lab Manager

Harvard’s Laboratory for Culture, Cognition and Coevolution in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology is is seeking a lab manager to coordinate, organize and conduct laboratory related activities. Perfect for someone just graduating and thinking about graduate school.

 

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Data collection and management and preliminary statistical analysis
  • Data visualization and GIS map-making
  • Scheduling, human subject ethics protocol management, and behavioral coding
  • Creating, maintaining and updating websites, editing manuscripts, conducting library research, maintaining a lab calendar and coordinating lab activities
  • Administrative tasks such as submitting receipts and conference reimbursements

This position provides extensive research experience and is ideal for recent college graduates planning to attend graduate school in the future.

 

Basic Qualifications

College background and one year of related work experience.  Relevant coursework may count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Biology, or related field strongly preferred.
  • Experience or skills in statistics (especially R), Global Information Systems, computer programming (Python) and data visualization. If not familiar, must demonstrate ability to learn independently.
  • Experience working in research assistance, including submitting IRBs.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to learn and enthusiasm for understanding human nature and cultural evolution.
  • Language skills a plus, but not required.

Full advert here: https://bit.ly/3cUuvEh.

Learn about the lab: https://coevolution.fas.harvard.edu/

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.