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Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy Department, Purdue University

https://philjobs.org/job/show/18197

Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
Philosophy of Mind, including cognitive science and/or moral psychology
Organization's reference number    16108
Location    West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date    August 2022

Job description    
Purdue University’s Department of Philosophy is seeking a philosopher of mind for a tenure-track academic year appointment at the assistant professor level.  AOS: Philosophy of Mind, including cognitive science and/or moral psychology; AOC: Open.

Principal Duties: Purdue is a member of the American Association of Universities, and thus a strong research profile is expected of the successful candidate in addition to graduate mentoring.  Teaching load is 4 courses/year (2/semester), undergraduate and graduate, including two courses per year in the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum.  This curriculum is highly flexible but emphasizes student engagement with primary texts in philosophy, literature, and history.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy or related field required prior to appointment.

The College: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integratd Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.  Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Philosophy are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure: All materials will be submitted electronically through careers.purdue.edu  Req#16018. Applications must include: (i) a brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae (including dissertation abstract and research statement), (iii) copies of official graduate transcripts, (iv) names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of at least three references, (v) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (vi) a writing sample of approximately 8-10K words, and (vii) a diversity and inclusion statement.  Letters of reference should not be included in the initial application but should be prepared for quick submission if requested.  If letters are requested from the candidate at a later stage, instructions for how to submit letters will be communicated directly to the candidate.  As Purdue Philosophy is advertising four positions, please indicate clearly in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. 

Review of applications will begin October 23, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and a background check will be required for employment in this position. Questions should be addressed to search committee chair, Prof. Daniel Kelly ([email protected]).


Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Social Science | Arizona State University | October 11th 2021

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as 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 the evolution of human uniqueness, including those with backgrounds in human genetics, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, or cultural evolution. The candidate will have a research associate position in the Institute of Human Origins and help advance the institute’s interdisciplinary research and public outreach activities. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field by the time the appointment starts, a proficient 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 on contemporary societies. Anticipated start date is August 2022.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/95241: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (4) contact information including emails for three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is 11/10/2021. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every week thereafter until the search is closed. Please address your cover letter to Professor Robert Boyd, Evolutionary Social Science Search Committee Chair.

For more details, see this document.


1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position in the ERC-project QUANTA | MPI Evolutionary Anthropology | September 1st 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology unites scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) whose aim is to investigate the history of humankind from an interdisciplinary perspective with the help of comparative analyses of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, languages and social systems of past and present human populations as well as those of primates closely related to human beings.


The Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution (DLCE) at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) invites applications for a three-year Postdoc and a three-year PhD position, associated with the project "Evolution of Cognitive Tools for Quantification (QUANTA)", funded by the European Research Council with a Synergy Grant to Andrea Bender (UiB), Francesco d’Errico (CNRS Bordeaux), Russell Gray (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), and Rafael Núñez (UCSD).

For more information see here.


Postdoc (Culural Evolutionist) | MPI Evolutionary Anthropology | September 13th 2021

The Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution (DLCE) at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) under the directorship of Prof. Russell Gray, invites applications for a three-year Postdoc position (1 year extension possible) to work with us on the evolution of culture.

About DLCE
The Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution aims to answer big picture questions about human history. Our focus is on describing and explaining the major patterns of linguistic and cultural variation across the globe. We tackle these questions by developing novel language documentation methods, global linguistic and cultural databases, and analyses using evolutionary theories and computational methods.

Possible topics include:

  • The roles of agriculture, technology, religion and warfare in the evolution of complex societies
  • Modelling the relationship between individual actions, population processes and cultural macroevolutionary patterns
  • Mapping the relationship between global patterns of linguistic, cultural and genetic diversity
  • Developing the next generation of cultural databases (e.g. D-PLACE 2.0)

For more information, see here.


2x Research Fellows in Cultural Data Analytics | Tallinn University | 31st May

Tallinn University seeks to hire two Research Fellows in Cultural Data Analytics, particularly in Audiovisual Machine Learning, and Cultural Dynamics, to work on ambitious, high-impact research at the CUDAN ERA Chair project CUDAN. The working language of the CUDAN research group is English. For more information regarding our mission, group members, and ongoing events see https://cudan.tlu.ee

Requirements for the candidate (incl professional experience)

  • A PhD in a computational or quantitative area, such as computer science, information science, network science, physics, or mathematics, while demonstrating understanding or meaningful interest in socio-cultural phenomena. Alternatively, a PhD in a cultural research area, such as art history, computational linguistics, digital humanities, with a strong track record in computation or quantification.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce (potentially) high-impact research and work with large-scale (socio-cultural) data, including corpora of visual and audiovisual materials, or capturing the structure and dynamics of multidimensional spaces of (cultural) meaning.
  • Either strong skills in audiovisual machine learning, in at least one of the following areas: Computer vision, deep learning, or pattern recognition; image segmentation & feature classification regarding objects, scenes, faces, poses, textures, etc. (aka iconography); 2vec or embed-everything approaches; latent-space cartography; multidimensional data analysis & visualization (manifold learning, diffusion maps, etc.); or another meaningful state-of-the-art application of machine learning that can be useful to make sense of large-scale visual or audiovisual data.
  • Or strong quantitative and computational skills, in at least one of the following areas: Data science, information science, or computational social science; socio-physics or reality mining; complexity science or network science; multilayer and temporal network analysis; higher-order graphs or topological data analysis; mathematical modeling (including ecology or socio-cultural dynamics); matrix cluster analysis (as found in network neuroscience, DNA microarray-analysis, or systems biology); multidimensional flow analysis or fluid dynamics; or another meaningful state-of-the-art application of computation and quantification that can be useful for making sense of cultural dynamics.

Desired skills

  • Experience in the acquisition and processing of large (cultural) datasets, including familiarity with data dumps, APIs, scraping, streaming, knowledge graph queries, and data integration.
  • Advanced programming skills in at least one widely used language (e.g. Python, R, Julia, Processing, Javascript/D3, C++, or equivalent), including proficiency with libraries for data manipulation and analysis, machine learning, etc.
  • Strong visual literacy and data visualization skills. Ability to read and produce high-quality scientific figures as found in multidisciplinary journals. Designing dynamic visualizations and interactive experiences is a plus.
  • Preference will be for candidates who possess multidisciplinary competence and the necessary open-mindedness to bridge the so-called two worlds, where understanding implies qualification of specific complications and quantification of emerging complexity.

The CUDAN ERA Chair project and Tallinn University is committed to gender, age, cultural, geographic, and disciplinary diversity.

See https://cudan.tlu.ee/positions for more details; any additional questions may be referred [email protected] (administrative questions) and the CUDAN ERA chair holder Maximilian Schich, [email protected] (questions on content). The deadline for applications is the 31st of May 2021.


Program Officer, Culture & Global Perspectives — John Templeton Foundation (Philadelphia) | Rolling Applications

To advance the Foundation’s mission and strengthen our team, the Foundation is seeking a Program Officer, Culture & Global Perspectives. The Program Officer, Culture & Global Perspectives is responsible for the management of the full life cycle of the grant process and the ongoing development of funding initiatives that draw on scholarly expertise across various traditions and academic disciplines in order to synthesize fresh understandings of how human flourishing might be pursued in pluralistic contexts and on local and global scales. The Program Officer’s specific activities include reviewing grant proposals, communicating with applicants and grantees about the application and review process, collaborating with an evaluation team to
assess programmatic impact, developing new projects to advance the mission and vision of the foundation, and representing the foundation at relevant meetings and conferences.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  •  Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field
  • 5+ years of professional experience within philanthropy, academia, or research institution.
  • Familiarity with research methods and peer-review processes in the humanities and the sciences
  • A record of excellence in writing and editing proposals, papers, presentations, etc.
  • Analytical skill and detail-orientation when gathering information, evaluating ideas, reviewing budgets, and making decisions
  • Ability to work efficiently and reliably as a member of various teams within the Foundation
  • Ability to communicate and network with scholars and members of academic community
  • Ability to travel globally as a representative of the Foundation
  • Strong personal interest in the Foundation’s mission

To learn more about the role, or to apply, please visit www.templetoncareers.org.


1x Postdoc, 1x PhD — Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen | Feb 15th

Job announcement: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position in the ERC-project QUANTA

The Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen (UiB)
invites applications for a Postdoc and a PhD position each, associated
with the project "Evolution of Cognitive Tools for Quantification
(QUANTA)", funded by the European Research Council with a Synergy Grant
to Andrea Bender (UiB), Francesco d’Errico (CNRS Bordeaux), Russell Gray
(MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), and Rafael Núñez (UCSD).

Both positions are for a period of 3 years. Application deadline is 15
Feb 2021. Applications must be sent through Jobbnorge.

Details can be found at:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/199371/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-the-erc-project-quanta
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/199360/phd-position-in-the-erc-project-quanta


Postdoc — Human Sociality Lab, Washington State University | Feb 15th

Dr. Anne Pisor is looking for a postdoc to co-lead a three-year project with co-PI Dr. Monique Borgerhoff Mulder and NGO Mwambao Coastal Community Network. The project is focused on whether between-community social relationships impact resource management -- specifically, managing fisheries on the Tanzanian coast. The postdoc will be based in the Human Sociality Lab (www.pisor-lab.com) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, but will also spend time on site in Tanzania.

Fieldwork, leadership, language, and R skills desired. PhD in any field. Initial 12-month appointment with possibility for renewal for up to two additional years pending satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications begins Feb 15. Anticipated start date is June 1.

Apply here: https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Washington-State-University/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R-254-1


5 Writing-Up Fellowships on “Dealing with diversity in the life and sustainability sciences” — Konrad Lorenz Institute | Feb 15th

The KLI institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Austria) is offering five dissertation writing-up fellowships for the 2021 fall term.

For more information on eligibility and the application process, please consult: https://www.kli.ac.at/content/en/fellowships/call_wu-fellowships2020

The first deadline is Feb 15, 2021. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Ecology in Salt Lake City, Utah | 1st February 2021

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Ecology

Department 00132 - Anthropology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2021

Details

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek diverse candidates who complement this historical strength of the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human behavior, biology, or evolution.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment, an established record of high-quality research indicated by external funding and publications, and evidence of relevant teaching and field work experience. A competitive application will present evidence of teaching and research excellence, or potential for the same. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences.

The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive and externally-funded research program, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. The University of Utah is an AA/ EEO employer.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) three publications; (4) a one-page statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, outreach, or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

The Department of Anthropology is actively working to remove barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah offers benefits to spouses, and to same- and different-sex domestic partners.

Salt Lake City is a mecca of outdoor recreation praised for its scenic beauty and home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs [English Learners] and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.

We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a cover letter detailing your research and teaching expertise; (2) a CV; (3) three publications; (4) a one-page statement on how your teaching, research and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, outreach, or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups; and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

Questions about application submission should be directed to [email protected].

Open Date 12/01/2020

Close Date 02/01/2021

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN00636CF

Type Faculty


2x Postdoc & 1x PhD — Center for Language Evolution Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun | 5th-17th Jan

Center for Language Evolution Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland (CLES NCU) would like to inform about open calls for applications for three positions at the University Centre of Excellence IMSErt, which CLES NCU is part of.
 

Please note the deadlines in early January, and also the affordability of living in Torun:
https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Torun

 

1.  A 12-month postdoc specifically with CLES NCU. Here, while not a strict requirement, a preference is a strong empirical skillset:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/585180

 

2.  A a 3-year postdoc position for the entire IMSErt centre, so the candidates need to have a background combining at least two disciplines of IMSErt, e.g. social psychology and linguistics:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/586455

 

3.  A 4-year PhD student position with the IMSErt centre, with an interdisciplinary project
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/587688
Note the requirement of an external, foreign supervisor and of mobilities. The stipend is sufficient to cover accommodation and cost of living in Torun and it can be combined with several internal (NCU) and external sources of funding (please feel free to inquire about details).


Assistant Professor – Department of Anthropology at University of Utah | February 1st

Department of Anthropology at University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in evolutionary ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021 ((https://anthro.utah.edu/faculty_recruitment/index.php). The Department of Anthropology at University of Utah seeks diverse candidates who complement this historical strength of the department and take a quantitative, empirical approach to the study of human behavior, biology, or evolution. Applications are due February 1, 2021. 

 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field by the time of appointment, an established record of high-quality research indicated by external funding and publications, and evidence of relevant teaching and field work experience. A competitive application will present evidence of teaching and research excellence, or potential for the same. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences. 

 

Apply here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/109707


Development Team Leader and Two Programmer-analysts – Human Relations Area Files at Yale University | December 15th

The Human Relations Area Files is recruiting a development team leader and two programmer-analysts to join HRAF's present IT team to begin Feb. 1st 2021 for two years in development and deployment of novel software, services and resources. This work will contribute to HRAF’s iKLEWS project (Infrastructure for Knowledge Linkages from Ethnography of World Societies), funded by a National Sciences Foundation grant. The project is co-directed by Prof. Mike Fischer and Dr. Carol Ember. The primary aim of iKLEWS is to greatly enhance eHRAF World Cultures for social science researchers and students.

 

The team will develop semantic and textual analytic infrastructure, including data mining and deep learning, with associated tools and services, to assist exploration of a wide range of user selected topics, such as social emotion and empathy, economics, politics, use of space and time, morality, or music and songs.

 

For more details relating to the positions and how to apply see:

 

https://hraf.yale.edu/digital-services-development-team-leader/

https://hraf.yale.edu/digital-services-development-programmer-analyst-2-positions/

 

For general details of the project see:

https://hraf.yale.edu/cross-cultural-research/hraf-research/iklews-project/

 

Consideration of applications from December 15th, continuing until we fill the positions. Positions should start near or on February 1st 2021. Duration is two years.

 

We will consider a wide range of applicants, particularly for the team leader, who might have a research orientation, although all applicants must have skill in computer-based analysis and programming.

 

See links posted above, or contact Mike Fischer ([email protected]) or Carol Ember ([email protected]).


PhD Research Assistantship – Modeling Cultural Adaptation to Climate Change

The University of Maine is seeking qualified applicants for a fully funded four-year doctoral project on the cultural evolution of human behavior under climate change. The project includes the development of novel models of climate adaptation based on human cultural evolution, and their application to data on farmer and rural community responses to climate change.

Background

The research project with collaborators at the University of Maine (Dr. Tim Waring, Dr. Brian McGill, Dr. Katie Corlew, Dr. Matthew Dube), and the University of Vermont (Dr. Meredith Niles, Dr. Nicholas Gotelli, Dr. Laurent Hébert-Dufresne) seeks to understand how both rural human communities and species populations will respond to challenges posed by climate change [1]. The project will synthesize large amounts of data and develop new modeling techniques to predict climate-driven shifts in species ranges as well as the responses and cultural adaptations of human communities. A successful applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of biologists, social scientists and complexity researchers in Maine and Vermont.

Position

The position is one of five new hires that form the core of the four-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The graduate student will work with Dr. Tim Waring (timwaring.info). The position is intended to prepare a PhD with expertise in social-ecological systems, human cultural evolution, with a focus on climate change science and policy. Support includes a fellowship of $24,000/yr for up to 4 years, a tuition waiver, and a 50% subsidy for health insurance. Note that the successful candidate will also need to be accepted into a UMaine PhD program such as the Ecology and Environmental Sciences graduate program (Applications due January 15th). These applications require additional application materials.

Requirements

Essential

  • Demonstrated research and academic excellence
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills
  • Significant experience with a research computing language such as R, Python or Matlab
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a team
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills - Mature, organized, professional and courteous Desired
  • Completed master’s degree in a relevant science
  • Experience with evolutionary or biological modeling, e.g. quantitative genetics
  • Knowledge of the extended synthesis, eco-evo or cultural evolution theories
  • Interest in environmental conservation and human behavior
  • Enthusiasm for open science practices

Desired

  • Completed master’s degree in a relevant science
  • Experience with evolutionary or biological modeling, e.g. quantitative genetics
  • Knowledge of the extended synthesis, eco-evo or cultural evolution theories
  • Interest in environmental conservation and human behavior
  • Enthusiasm for open science practices

Application:

Please address questions and completed applications electronically to Dr. Tim Waring ([email protected]). Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, how you meet the essential and desired requirements, and details of past research projects
  2. A CV or resume, including three references (with name, phone, email).

Review of materials will begin November 15. Applicants must also complete applications to the relevant graduate program (e.g. Ecology and Environmental Sciences) at the University of Maine. The University of Maine is committed to equal opportunities people of all types. Women and minorities explicitly encouraged to apply.


PhD Research Assistantship — Using Data Science to Understand Farmer and Rural Community Climate Adaptation | November 15th

The University of Vermont is seeking qualified applicants for a fully funded four-year doctoral project examining farmer perceptions and behaviors related to climate change adaptation. The project includes the aggregation and development of a largescale dataset of farmer behavior and perceptions across US states, novel models of climate adaptation, and their application for farmer and rural community responses to climate change.

Background

The research project with collaborators at University of Vermont (Dr. Meredith Niles, Dr. Nicholas Gotelli, Dr. Laurent Hébert-Dufresne) and University of Maine (Dr. Tim Waring, Dr. Brian McGill, Dr. Katie Corlew, Dr. Matthew Dube) seeks to understand how both rural human communities and species populations will respond to challenges posed by climate change [1]. The project will synthesize large amounts of data and develop new modeling techniques to predict climate-driven shifts in species ranges as well as the responses and cultural adaptations of human communities. The project will also work with farmers and rural communities to understand their perspectives of the projected outcomes and responses. A successful applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of biologists, social scientists and complexity researchers in Maine and Vermont.

Position

The position is one of five new hires that form the core of the four-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The graduate student will work with Dr. Tim Waring (timwaring.info). The position is intended to prepare a PhD with expertise in social-ecological systems, human cultural evolution, with a focus on climate change science and policy. Support includes a fellowship of $24,000/yr for up to 4 years, a tuition waiver, and a 50% subsidy for health insurance. Note that the successful candidate will also need to be accepted into a UMaine PhD program such as the Ecology and Environmental Sciences graduate program (Applications due January 15th). These applications require additional application materials.

Requirements

Essential

  • Demonstrated research and academic excellence
  • Strong social science quantitative skills
  • Experience working with farmers or rural communities
  • Significant experience with a research computing language such as R, Python, Stata, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a team
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills
  • Mature, organized, professional and courteous

Desired

  • Completed master’s degree in a relevant science
  • Experience in human behavior, especially in social-ecological systems
  • Strong interest and experience in data visualizations
  • Enthusiasm for open data and science practices

Application:

Please address questions and completed applications electronically to Dr. Meredith Niles ([email protected]). Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter detailing your interest in the position, how you meet the essential and desired requirements, and details of past research projects
  2. A CV or resume, including three references (with name, phone, email).

Review of materials will begin November 15 to facilitate enough time for the potential student to apply to a relevant program.


Program Officer, Life Sciences — John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the biggest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We support research and public outreach within disciplines ranging from astrophysics, evolutionary biology, and genetics, to philosophy, psychology, and economics. We encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians, as well as between such experts and the public at large. In all cases, our grantmaking activity aims to spur curiosity and accelerate discovery, funding the best ideas and capitalizing on what we learn from them.

To advance the Foundation’s mission and strengthen our team, the Foundation is seeking a Program Officer for Life Sciences. The Program Officer will work with the Director of Life Sciences to develop new initiatives that advance current and future strategic priorities. They will also recruit and review grant proposals, communicate with applicants and grantees regarding the application and review process, and collaborate with our evaluation team to determine the impact of our grants.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Create new initiatives and programs, including in collaboration with the Director, Life Sciences, and Vice President, Natural Sciences.
  • Review and analyze grant proposals, prepare funding recommendations, monitor grant performance, and manage the Foundation’s relationship with principle investigators.
  • Evaluate the performance of grants and grantees in conjunction with the Foundation’s department of Planning and Evaluation, including on-site visits to active grants.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic priority plans.
  • Communicate the mission of the Foundation both internally and externally, especially to researchers, academic institutions, and in related networking opportunities.
  • Identify and communicate with other funding agencies whose goals overlap with the Foundation’s interests in the life sciences.
  • Organize and participate in conferences, workshops, and symposia relevant to the goals of the Life Sciences department.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • Graduate degree in chemistry, biology, and anthropological or health sciences (Ph.D. or M.D. strongly preferred)
  • At least five years of professional experience in an academic setting
  • A proven track record of excellence in writing and editing program-related content, proposals, papers, and presentations
  • Skilled communicator able to work collaboratively with scholars and members of the academic community as well as in interdisciplinary contexts
  • Ability to communicate with scholars and members of the academic community
  • Ability to build relationships and to maintain professional networks
  • Ability to understand the Foundation’s mission and core themes
  • Highly organized with strong analytical skills
  • Pertinent travel is required

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Prior grantmaking experience
  • Strong personal interest in the Foundation’s mission and core themes
  • Demonstrated interest in at least one of the department’s current strategic priorities
  • Experience in interdisciplinary academic research at the interface of science and society

To apply:  https://www.templeton.org/careers/program-officer-life-sciences

To learn more about The John Templeton Foundation:  www.templeton.org