Job Ad: Research Fellow at University of Portsmouth

5-year Research Fellow position available as part of ERC Consolidator grant ‘Individual differences in facial expressivity: Social function, facial anatomy and evolutionary origins’ at University of Portsmouth, Department of Psychology, Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology.
The Research Fellow will develop, conduct and manage laboratory based cognitive and behavioural experiments with human participants at the University of Portsmouth. The experiments will focus on social interaction, nonverbal behaviour and facial expression processing. The Research Fellow will use the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and Social Network Analysis and conduct statistical analysis on the data using R. The Research Fellow will work closely with a PhD student and Research Associate on the project as well as other staff in a large inter-disciplinary research team. The goal for this part of the project is to conduct a series of behavioural and cognitive experiments as a comprehensive analysis of individual differences in facial expressivity.
University of Portsmouth

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is looking for an Assistant Professor in Organizational Psychology

Are you a talented or a more experienced academic in Organizational Psychology , and would you like to work in a multidisciplinary team of professionals in an academic environment? Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position of:


Location:                                AMSTERDAM
Hours per week:                  40 / 1 fte
Starting date:                       1 September 2019

Job description
The successful candidate is expected to do research, teach, and supervise Bachelor, Master and PhD students in the field of Organizational Psychology. You are expected to develop new ideas in research and education covering the main research themes of Organizational Psychology. You are expected (1) to acquire funding (independently or jointly with colleagues) for research, (2) provide excellent teaching, (3) show administrative skills, and (4) engage in professional service activities.
The ratio of research / teaching time is 50% / 50%. Acquisition of external research funding may lead to teaching time reductions.

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Abertay University is looking for a Lecturer in Psychology

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. The University now seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Social and Health Sciences.

The School of Social and Health Sciences delivers programmes and applied research in the areas of nursing and counselling, psychology, sociology, and sport and exercise. There has been significant growth in the School’s research output in recent years with the Psychology Division rated as the best Scottish modern University for research in REF2014.

Reporting to the Head of Division, you will provide specialist subject knowledge and input into teaching and research in psychology. Preference will be given to applicants that can teach biological psychology (although applicants from any cognate area will be considered), and whose research aligns with the priorities of the Division. We welcome applications from early career researchers, and will consider applications for part-time or flexible working.

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University of Cambridge is looking for a University Lecturer in Human Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology

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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IAST Research Fellowships

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 (

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexual Science
Department of Gender Studies & The Kinsey Institute
Indiana University-Bloomington

The Department of Gender Studies and The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington, announce a joint 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship position in Sexual Science to begin August 2018. Successful candidates will demonstrate methodological emphases in behavioral and/or social sciences, be able to address issues of gender and sexuality though various feminist and queer theoretical lenses, and display a clear commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. Research and teaching interests could include sexual science, relationship science, sex/gender development, gender and health, or related areas. The candidate should have experience with quantitative statistical and analytic techniques. Familiarity with big data, social network analysis, and/or dyads is preferred but not required.

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Two post-doctoral positions and PhD studentship to work on the Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions

Applications are invited for two 3-year post-doctoral positions and 1 PhD student to work with Dr. Thomas Currie at the Human Biological and Cultural Evolution group, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, Department of Biosciences at the Penryn Campus of the University of Exeter on his ERC-funded project, The Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions.

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Two 3-year post-doctoral positions on the Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions

Applications are invited for two 3-year post-doctoral positions to work with Dr. Thomas Currie at the Human Biological and Cultural Evolution group, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, Department of Biosciences at the Penryn Campus of the University of Exeter on his ERC-funded project, The Cultural Evolution and Ecology of Institutions.

One position will focus on mathematical models and computer simulation of the evolution of institutions and cooperation in humans, and is suitable for candidates with a background in modelling social evolution, cultural evolution, evolutionary ecology or other related areas. The other position will focus on the creation of datasets and statistical analysis in order to test these models, and may be suitable for those with experience of assembling comparative datasets or other kinds of datasets for testing human social or cultural evolution, and the ability to conduct a variety of statistical analyses. Details of these positions and online application system can be found at the following links:

1) Modelling:

2) Data/Analysis:

Starting date for these positions is ideally September 1st 2017. However, a later start date may be agreed for suitable candidates.

Closing date for applications: 19th June 2017.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Tom Currie ( ahead of applications to discuss the positions.

Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology VU Amsterdam (5 years, fixed term)

Job description

This position is within the research program TLC (Trust, leadership and cooperation), which adopts a strong interdisciplinary and international orientation to research, theory, and methods.  It focuses on the psychological, evolutionary, and neuroscientific mechanisms of trust, leadership and cooperation among individuals and groups,


The candidate is expected to (a) develop a strong, innovating program of research; (b) acquire external grant funding to support their research, (c) conduct excellent teaching, (d) show departmental citizenship and (e) engage in valorisation. The candidate contributes to major parts of the Section’s teaching programs, and supervises Bachelor’s, Master’s and, where possible, PhD students.



  • Completed PhD-thesis on a topic relevant to social and/or organizational psychology;
  • Fit with research program TLC;
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire external research funding;
  • Teaching experience (as evidenced by excellent teaching evaluations);
  • Flexibility in teaching a range of different—mainly organizational psychology—courses in the  Bachelor’s and Master’s programs;


Further details

The appointment will be full-time (1.0 fte) for a period of  5 years, starting (latest) from September 1st 2017. VU is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from candidates of underrepresented groups.



The maximum salary is € 4.691,-  per month (gross income, salary scale 11) based on full-time employment. Visit our website for a review of the working conditions at the VU.


Information and application procedure

General information about the VU and the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology and the Social and Organizational Psychology can be found on the websites: or


For more information (by mail or phone) please contact, Prof. dr. Paul van Lange, +31-20-5988852 or Prof. dr. Mark van Vugt, +31-20-5985323


Candidates who are interested in applying for this position are requested to send an application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vitae to the Head of Social and Organizational Psychology, Prof. dr. P.A.M. van Lange via e-mail: before 13 April 2017. Please mention the vacancy number in e-mail header.


The job interviews are expected to take place in April 2017.