The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) are seeking to employ two full-time postdoctoral researchers in the field of cultural evolution. The positions are tied to the Minds and Traditions research group (“the Mint”), an Independent Max Planck Research Group that will open in 2016. They are for 2 years, renewable for a total of 5 years maximum, starting in the first half of 2016. Candidates need to have completed a PhD, and to be familiar with the field of cultural evolution. They will be expected to take part in a research project devoted to the cognitive science and cultural evolution of graphic codes. If interested, please send a motivation letter (maximum two pages) to the group’s principal investigator, Olivier Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October the 1st, 2015. The complete call can be accessed here.
Two full-time Research Assistant positions are being offered by the University of Stirling to work on a European Research Council (ERC) funded project entitled ‘The Cog in the Ratchet: Illuminating the Cognitive Mechanisms Generating Human Cumulative Culture’. The research team for the project will consist of the PI (Christine Caldwell), two postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students. The current advert is for the two research assistant positions, with the four (4-year) studentships to be advertised later in the project.
The posts are offered as fixed term, full-time appointments for 30 months to start 1 September 2015. After 30 months there will be the potential to extend to five years.
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.
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.
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).
The Human Generosity Project and the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University seek applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the study of human cooperation starting August 1, 2015.
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University invites applications for Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2015.