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From: *Harvey Whitehouse* <harvey.whitehouse@anthro.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Subject: Postdoc positions in Oxford
To: COG-SCI-REL-L@jiscmail.ac.uk

Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking to employ three Postdoctoral Researchers as part of a new
research project: ‘Cognitive and Cultural Foundations of Morality’ funded
by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and led by myself and Dr Jonathan
Jong. This project aims to investigate the ways in which moral and
religious beliefs have co-evolved around the world, both in terms of
biological and cultural evolution. It consists of (a) one large-scale
cross-cultural survey (30-50 countries) on religion and morality, and (b) a
series of lab- and field experiments on the ways in which basic cognitive
mechanisms interact with cultural environments to produce moral and
religious beliefs. The postholders will primarily be involved in the design
and implementation of cross-cultural experiments, in collaboration with the
Project Leaders, other staff, and external collaborators. They may also
contribute to the design and implementation of the cross-cultural survey.
These positions involve extensive fieldwork outside of the UK, in a site of
the postholder’s choosing.

You must have completed or be in the final stages of a PhD in Social,
Experimental, or Cross-cultural Psychology, Cognitive Anthropology, or a
related discipline, with substantial experience in designing and conducting
lab and/or field psychology experiments. You will have quantitative
statistical skills and the ability to travel abroad for sustained periods
of fieldwork.

For further details, including the project summary, job description and
selection criteria, posted here:


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 8 December 2016.

All best,

Professor Harvey Whitehouse
Chair of Social Anthropology
Fellow of Magdalen College
Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology
University of Oxford
51-53 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PE
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