Evolutionary Psychology & Primatology in the Low Countries

The Cognition, Behavior and Evolution Network  unites scholars working in the fields of evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, and cultural evolution. CBEN organizes a conference next month, “Evolutionary Psychology & Primatology in the Low Countries”, which will be held in Amsterdam on April 16th and April 17th. More information about CBEN and its conference can be found at our new website http://www.cognitionbehaviorevolution.nl.

Job openings for 2 Assistant Professorships Social and Organizational Psychology VU University Amsterdam; deadline 13 February 2015

Two Assistant Professors in Social and/or Organizational Psychology

(Twee Universitaire Docenten in Sociale en/of Organisatie Psychologie m/v)

Two positions for 1.0 fte, 3 years fixed term

Vacancy number 15004

The VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is one of the leading institutions for higher education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to societal welfare. It compromises twelve faculties and has teaching facilities for 20,000 students.

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Call For Submission: Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, May 27-30, Columbia, Missouri

Please consider submitting an abstract for a poster, presentation, or organized symposium to the 27th Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) Conference. HBES is the premier international organization for the study of evolution and human behavior. The membership includes researchers from a range of disciplines in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences. HBES publishes the journal Evolution and Human Behavior and holds an annual conference.

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Darwinizing Culture: PhD Studentship & Postdoc

Vacancies for project “Darwinizing culture: the status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science”

*   1 PhD Studentship (4 years; 1 fte)
*   1 Postdoc (4 years; 0.75 – 1.0 fte)

For the VIDI programme “Darwinizing culture: the status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science” led by Krist Vaesen, the department Philosophy & Ethics of Eindhoven University of Technology invites applications both for a fully funded PhD Studentship and for a four-year Postdoc to start in March 2015 or shortly thereafter. The programme is carried out in close collaboration with the Human Origins Group, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.

A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior

6th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference
October 23-24, 2015, UCLA

This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic, plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY

Closing date: February 10th, 2015.

Dr. Stephen Lycett (Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY) seeks applications for a two-year (fixed-term) Post-Doctoral research associate. The successful applicant will play an integral role in an ongoing research project on the cultural transmission and evolution of material culture. The successful candidate will be a member of the newly established Evolutionary Anthropology Laboratory within the Department of Anthropology at UB, and will be expected to work closely with an interdisciplinary research team. The major activities and responsibilities of this position include: running of cultural transmission experiments, literature research and data analysis, laboratory operations assistance, and contributing to training and laboratory supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to, and have co-authorship on, peer-reviewed publications, as well as develop their own research under the supervision of Dr. Lycett.

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Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Exeter, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences – Penryn Campus

Application closing date 09 December 2014

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Dr. Thomas Currie. This John Templeton Foundation funded post is available from 1st January 2015 for 2 years, and is part of the project Axial-Age Religions and the Z-Curve of Human Egalitarianism, which is directed by Peter Turchin (University of Connecticut), Thomas Currie (University of Exeter), and Harvey Whitehouse (University of Oxford).

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European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association