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Chapter Proposals for “Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence”

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book titled “Cognition and Communication in Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” Contributions are invited from a range of disciplines including but not limited to biology, linguistics, psychology, ethology, artificial intelligence, computer science, cognitive semiotics, philosophy, and communications. Chapters should focus on the possible nature of cognition and/or communication of intelligence – either biological or artificial – that may exist elsewhere in the galaxy.

Interested authors should send a 400-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Douglas Vakoch at dvakoch@setiinternational.org by January 15, 2016.

For additional details, see http://bit.ly/1Nw9sVv.

Postdoc: Evolution & Economics of Gender, UNSW Australia

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project titled “On the origins and persistence of gender: combining evolutionary and economic approaches to study sex differences and cultural variations“.

The project is a collaboration between Scientia Professor Rob Brooks (Evolution, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences UNSW), Associate Professor Pauline Grosjean (Economics, UNSW Business School) and Professor Paul Seabright (Institute of Advanced Studies, Toulouse). Both Brooks and Grosjean are members of UNSW’s Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC).
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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oakland University (Quantitative Psychology)

The Department of Psychology at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in QUANTITATIVE PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall, 2016. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose primary research interests complement those of existing faculty. A market competitive salary plus excellent fringe benefits are provided.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cooperation Theory

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Athena Aktipis’s lab for individuals with a PhD in Psychology, Biology, Economics, Anthropology, Mathematics, Computer Science or related discipline who have interests and experience in cooperation theory.  To be eligible for these positions, applicants must have training in either human laboratory experiments. Other desired qualifications include training in statistical analysis, demography, as well as evolutionary tools and methods.
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PhD Studentship in Nutrient interaction and carotenoid skin colour: a signal of human health

Further to their work relating skin colour to health and attractiveness, the Perception Lab at St Andrews, headed by Dave Perrett,  would like to advertise a PhD studentship for applicants with a background in Psychology, Biological Sciences or cognate discipline.

A 4-year BBSRC studentship is available from September 2016. The studentship offers the opportunity to work in an academic setting on a project pertinent to health, and will lead to a PhD degree in Psychology from the University of St Andrews.

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Tenured Professorship in Human Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenured professor in the field of human evolutionary biology. We are interested in candidates who address any aspect of humans from an evolutionary perspective, and who complement and add to the strengths of the department and other affiliated departments at Harvard including Anthropology, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2015; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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International Society for Behavioural Ecology 2016 Call for Symposia

As in previous years, ISBE 2016 at the University of Exeter will include an extra day after the main conference to host up to 10 small, themed symposia. We are now inviting proposals for these symposia.

We will host up to 10 concurrent symposia on Weds 3rd August 2016, immediately following the main conference (29th July – 2nd August). Each symposium should focus on an issue of current relevance and interest within behavioural ecology as broadly defined.

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Economics and Biology of Contests Conference 2016

From 27–28 February 2016, Brisbane will play host to an exciting gathering of economic and evolutionary thinkers who will explore the potential for a closer synthesis between evolution and economics in order to understand both the economics and biology of behaviour in contest.

The Economics and Biology of Contests Conference aims to bring together leading economists, psychologists and evolutionary biologists to explore contest behaviour in economic, political and social environments. The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss the economic, psychological and evolutionary biology approaches to this topic, explore common ground and identify collaborative opportunities.

The call for papers is now open and will close 16 November 2015. Submit your abstract via rsvp@qut.edu.au

Assistant Professor in Anthropology – Human Behavioral Ecology & Cultural Evolution

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an Open Position/Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Human Behavioral Ecology & Cultural Evolution. For full consideration applicants should submit full set of materials by November 2, 2015: a curriculum vitae; cover letter that indicates completed research, current research program and teaching experience; copies of up to three (3) publications representing current research; and the contact information for three (3) references through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00650.

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Assistant professor position at Arizona State University

Evolutionary Social Science, TT Assistant Professor (JOB# 11292)

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. We seek applicants with exceptional scholarly potential for advancing our understanding of human uniqueness, most especially those with ethnographic or genetic expertise. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a strong record of research on the interactions between human biology and culture that is grounded in evolutionary theory, and potential for achieving high levels of research productivity and impact. Specific research topic, approach, methods, and region are open, and the candidate’s program of research may be focused in deep or more recent times, including with contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2016. Application deadline is November 15, 2015  at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6228  Continue reading “Assistant professor position at Arizona State University”