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:

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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  Continue reading “Assistant professor position at Arizona State University”

Two post-doctoral positions in cultural evolution

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 ( by October the 1st, 2015. The complete call can be accessed here.

Two postdoc posts for ERC project on cumulative culture at the University of Stirling

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.

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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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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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