The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles seeks a biological anthropologist for a tenure track position at any level within the assistant professor rank, starting July 2017. Candidates must have Ph.D. degree in Anthropology or closely related field in hand at time of appointment. The successful candidate’s research interests will complement existing strengths of the UCLA biological anthropology program, which emphasizes an evolutionary (adaptationist) perspective. Specialists in all research areas are invited to apply. Please visit the following websites for more information about the current focus of the biological anthropology program (http://uclabioanthro.weebly.com/) and the affiliated Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture (http://bec.ucla.edu). Please submit your application through UCLA Academic Recruit at:https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/ Recruitment number JPF02429. Applications should include electronic versions of: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, up to three representative publications, and names and email addresses of three referees. For further information please contact Dr. Manson, Dept. of Anthropology, UCLA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and the final deadline for application submission is November 3, 2016. Appointment begins July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and based on University of California pay scales. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. The Department of Anthropology particularly encourages applications from candidates whose experience has prepared them to support and contribute to our ongoing commitment to diversity. The University also has practices that address dual academic and non-academic career issues.
Read the Huffington Post article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/laughter-friends-strangers-study_us_570e6c74e4b08a2d32b895d0?ocivn29Read the NPR article here→
Brooke Scelza's paper in Evolutionary Anthropology on strategic female promiscuity forms the basis for a recent piece in SlateRead article here.→
BEC alumnus Dave Frederick selected as a Rising Star in psychology by the Association for Psychological Science.Read the article here. →
Edward Clint's paper receives a youtube video based on his work published in the Quarterly Review of Biology. Watch the video. It also receives coverage by the Smithsonian Magazine. Read the coverage here.Read more here→
This work is featured on the front page of the UCLA website and is the subject of over 70 stories online including US News and World Report.Click here to read the Science Daily article→
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BEC faculty Brooke Scelza and Joan Silk will be contributing to a public symposium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, sponsored by The Leakey Foundation, on The Female in Evolution. Brooke is chairing a session on foragers, and Joan will give an overview lecture in the session on behavior.Click here for more information→
The announcement can be found in the upcoming issue of the Anthropology New EAS column.
Jeff Brantingham's Predictive Policing Experiments, currently running with the Santa Cruz and Los Angeles Police Departments, made Time Magazine's list of The Top 50 Inventions of 2011. This research was also featured on the featured on the covers of the November 2011 issue of Popular Science and the January 2012 issue of Scientific American.
Can men tell when a woman is ovulating? Martie Haselton shares new research from her collaborative paper with Kelly Gildersleeve "Can Men Detect Ovulation?" which appears in the journal, Current Directions in Psychological Science.Click here to listen!→
New research shows that taking birth control pills may mask the signals that draw the sexes together.Click here to read the full article→
The scent of fertility: Dr. Haselton shares new research in evolutionary psychology and the science of attraction.Click here to listen!→
Recent work by Willem Frankenhuis has been published in Science (Paper) and has received substantial coverage in various news outlets, including Science News (Article), Science Daily (Article), The Boston Globe (Article), and The Wall Street Journal (Article).
This work was conducted in collaboration with Lotte Thomsen, the lead author of the paper, and a former graduate student at the UCLA Department of Anthropology.
Dominic Johnson and James Fowler discuss human overconfidence in a recent Seed Magazine article.Article→
Elizabeth Pillsworth and Martie Haselton's recent research documents changes in affiliation with kin as a function of conception risk, and has received substantial coverage in several news outlets, including the New York Times (Article), Time Magazine (Article), and Science Magazine (Article). Click here to see an interview with Martie Haselton regarding this research: Interview
In an article discussing the importance of demography for innovation and technological complexity, Matt Ridley discusses Kline and Boyd's recent paper (published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2010)Article→
Coverage of Carlos Navarrete's recent research on the relationship between menstrual cycle phase and voting preferences.US News Article→
Robert Boyd's interview on National Public Radio's series "The Human Edge".Audio File→
Joan Silk was recently interviewed regarding the finding that bonobo mothers enhance their sons reproductive success and about the implications of such research for our understanding of human evolution.Article→
NPR’s “All Things Considered” Jesse Bering and Dominic Johnson in “Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous?”Article/Audio File→
National Public Radio station WBEZ's Clever Ape series interviewed Dan Fessler about his work on children's interactions with fire.Audio File→
Martie Haselton discusses her research on human sexuality with the cast of the view.Interview→
Dan Blumstein's recent work on how shorter winters have led to fatter marmots and a population explosion over the past decade has appeared on the cover of Nature. This work has received extensive news coverage from diverse outlets, including New Scientist, The New York Times, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR (Interview). Click here (Article) to read Lucas Laursen's Nature article which covers this research.
Recent media coverage of the Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project from Susan Perry's participation in the Royal Society of London's "Culture Evolves" conference this summer.Probing Culture's Secrets, From Capuchins to Children→
Joan Silk's research documents the effects of baboon social bonds on both adult longevity and infant survivorship. Her work has received substantial coverage in various academic and media outlets, including Science(Article), the New York Times(Article), and Scientific American.
A recent article in Science discusses Michelle Kline and Rob Boyd's recent research on population size and cultural evolution.Article→
Dwight Read's recent work on working memory has received coverage in Science.Article→
Greg Bryant and Martie Haselton have recently published a paper in Biology Letters (Bryant, G. A., & Haselton, M. G. (2009). Vocal cues of ovulation in human females. Biology Letters, 5, 12-15.). This work has received widespread media coverage from diverse news outlets, including New Scientist, BBC, The Independent, The Guardian, Science Magazine, Science Daily, Time Magazine, and other newspapers around the world.
Coverage of Greg Bryant and Martie Haselton's research on changes in women's voices across the menstrual cycle.Audio File→
Greg Bryant and Clark Barrett's research, published in Psychological Science, examining intention recognition in infant-direct speech in people from Amazonian Ecuador, was covered by several news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, ScienceNOW, Science Daily, and United Press International.