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The Department of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Human Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology from September 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will possess a broad-range expertise in the ecology of human behaviour in its evolutionary context. They will play a key role in the formulation of a new generation of intellectual enquiry, research and undergraduate and graduate teaching in biological anthropology and human evolutionary studies, broadly construed, working within the framework and opportunities of a radically enlarged new department committed to interdisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute actively to the Department’s aim of forging wider strategic connections and initiatives across and beyond the University. The appointment made will be permanent, subject to a probationary period of five years.
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Are you interested in developing novel approaches to understanding, predicting or changing behaviour?
Newcastle University is offering five, 4-year PhD studentships in the field of behaviour informatics. Behaviour informatics brings together the study of behaviour in all its guises, from economics to psychology and from behavioural ecology to animal welfare, with new methods from computational science and engineering to address challenging questions in human and/or animal behaviour.
The University of Goettingen and the German Primate Research Center are advertising 12 fully funded PhD positions in psychology, primatology, behavioral biology and linguistics as part of the DFG Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships”.
The deadline is 10 April 2018.
Applications are invited for two fully-funded Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships, supported by the University of Oxford and the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, Oxford. The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on a 4-year project funded by the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, to begin in October 2018.
The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse recruitment campaign is now open for the academic year 2018-19. Deadline for applications is December 31st.
The “Research Fellowships” offer can be viewed directly at (https://www.iast.fr/apply).
We welcome contributions from researchers within a large range of disciplines, in particular from anthropology, biology, history, law, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, though motivated applications from outside these disciplines will be given full consideration.
Our team is conducting two meta-analyses:
1. Moral Licensing
Specifically, we are interested in looking at the moderating effects of study procedures (such as whether the participants were observed during the licensing manipulation), and characteristics of the measures (such as the ambiguity of the dependent measure) on the moral licensing effect.
2. Watching Eyes Effects
Specifically, we are examining whether exposure length to observation cues (long or short) explain the inconsistencies in the literature regarding the impact of eye images on generosity.
Now we are looking for any unpublished experimental studies (e.g., manuscripts, doctoral dissertations, file drawer) or data on these topics.
This is a free interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the newly formed Oxford Biological Anthropology Initiative (www.bioanth.ox.ac.uk) that brings together academics and students to explore a common research theme: how human behaviour both impacts and is impacted by the evolution of infectious diseases. The aim of the workshop is to get people thinking about how we can approach this research question through different methods and potentially investigate ways in which to collaborate in the future. In particular, the workshop will delve into such topics as the role of ancient DNA and osteological analysis in elucidating the spread of infectious diseases historically, parasite evolution in the face of host genetic diversity, and how we can model the spread of epidemics through the analysis of the phylogenetic history of pathogens. The afternoon will culminate in a lecture given by Prof Val Curtis on the evolution of disgust.
The deadline for submissions for the Owen F Aldis Scholarship, which funds research costs up to $8000, has been extended to January 15th, 2018. The Owen F. Aldis Scholarship Fund was established to support graduate studies in human ethology, defined as the biological study of human behaviour.
Please see the ISHE website for details of the submission procedure: http://ishe.org/awards/owen-f-aldis-scholarship/