Graduate fellowships in Evolution of Human Cognition at Indiana University

The Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington has multiple five-year graduate student fellowships available to study the evolution of human cognition.  Research areas include cognitive aspects of human technological and behavioral evolution, evolution of expertise, evolution of the human brain, language evolution, and how evolved minds create and navigate cultural spaces.  Training opportunities include experimental archaeology and fieldwork, brain imaging and fMRI, computational modeling and simulation, and other aspects of cognitive science.  An interdisciplinary seminar with frequent visiting experts and international workshops and outreach are also part of this initiative.  Applications are due by December 1, 2016.  To apply, go to http://cogs.indiana.edu/graduate/cogevadmissions.php .

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PhD Studentships in Visual Culture at Durham

Please get in touch with Lynda Boothroyd (l.g.boothroyd@durham.ac.uk), who is the final year of a Leverhulme DTC on visual culture and is very keen to secure one of these studentships for a project on visual culture and body/face ideals.  There would be options to do work in the UK or potentially something fieldwork based in their Nicaraguan fieldsite exploring the link between TV access and ideals further.  Applicants must have UK/EU nationality and hold or be taking a Masters degree.  Applications due 20 January 2017 for an October 2017 start.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/cvac/postgraduatestudy/visualscholarships/

Call for abstracts: Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual SPSP Evolutionary Psychology Pre-Conference, January 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

We will have six invited speakers:

The organizing committee invites authors to submit their research for presentation at the conference (Data Blitz or Poster Presentation). Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, November 25th, 2016. First authors will be notified of the status of their submission via email by December 12th 2016. Abstracts must be 200 words or less. Please see the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference website to submit your abstract.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore Management University

This is a 1-year position reporting to Dr. Norman Li, to start as soon as possible, and no later than February 1, 2017. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in a project involving a funded international collaboration with top scholars. The project will utilize evolutionary psychological perspectives and social psychological methods to study the low fertility issue that pervades all of East Asia and much of Europe. Responsibilities include: 1) assembling, managing, and orchestrating various experimental studies, 2) supervising a team of research assistants, 3) managing organizational and administrative work associated with the grant, 4) assisting with various aspects of manuscript preparation (e.g., literature review, data analysis, writing), and 5) attending to miscellaneous (ad hoc) tasks as needed.

We are seeking these qualifications/skills:
• PhD in social or evolutionary psychology
• Track record in publishing peer-reviewed journal articles
• Organizational skills and ability to manage research assistants
• Conscientiousness and self-motivation (can make meaningful, timely progress with minimal supervision)
• Motivation and ability to identify ways to expand or improve aspects of the research

Base compensation is SGD5,500/month or ~USD48K/year. Inquiries and applications (CV, cover letter, 2 reference letters) should be sent ASAP to normanli@smu.edu.sg. Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Singapore is a vibrant and modern, international city-country situated in the tropics of Southeast Asia.

Reader/Prof in Psychology at Brunel, UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Division of Psychology to recruit a highly motivated academic who will provide major academic leadership for the newly established Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE). http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOQ475/reader-professor-psychology/

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Experimental Psychology Tenure-Track at CSU Fullerton

The Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Psychology. The position begins in August 2017.
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Assistant Professor of Psychology – Evolution, Behavioral Genetics, or Neuroscience

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor opening in Psychology with expertise in one or more of the following areas: evolution, behavioral genetics, or neuroscience. The position will begin August 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related discipline and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of courses in the successful applicant’s area of expertise including graduate courses if appropriate, supervising student research activities and theses, and maintaining an active and productive program of empirical research.

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PHD studentship in Macropsychology at Warwick, UK

The Bridges Programme at the University of Warwick is offering a Ph.D. studentship. The Bridges Programme aims to provide PhD students with deep knowledge of contemporary research questions in the social sciences, and rigorous training in the mathematical and computational approaches needed to answer them. This programme is open to students interested in any area of the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology) or mathematical sciences (e.g., Statistics, Complex Systems, or Computer Science), and who are interested in bridging the boundaries between these domains. The Trust has a particular interest in supporting UK or EU students.

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PhD position at Max Planck in Naturalistic Social Cognition

The Max Planck Research Group “Naturalistic Social Cognition: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin,Germany, (Research Group Leader: Dr. Annie E. Wertz) seeks applicants for a PhD position.The position will preferably begin October 15, 2016, although the start date is negotiable.

The PhD project will investigate social learning in infancy, with an emphasis on selective learning rules for acquiring and utilizing information about aspects of the natural world (e.g., plants). We seek a PhD student (m/f) with a background in eye tracking and/or infant methodologies; strong skills in data analysis are preferred. The ability to speak German to communicate with participants during studies is a bonus.

PhD Studentships: Psychology of Inequality

The Centre for Culture & Evolution at Brunel University London is offering three linked PhD funded studentships as part of a network that will bring together Evolutionary and Cross-Cultural Psychologists to investigate individuals’ responses to, and attitudes towards, various forms of inequality that people encounter in their lives.

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