European Postdocs

And here is another postdoc opportunity for psych of religion:
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Post-doctoral research positions

EC-funded project, “Explaining Religion”

We are seeking to recruit a team of post-doctoral researchers as part of a three-year international project entitled Explaining Religion (Project Coordinator, Professor Harvey Whitehouse, University of Oxford). Funded by the European Commission, the project will bring together an interdisciplinary team of world-leading experts, consultants, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students to develop a highly integrated and scientifically rigorous programme of research on the cognitive foundations of religious thought and behaviour.

Six post-doctoral researchers will be employed for 24 months (start date 1st September 2007). Five of these posts will require prior training and experience in experimental methodologies (e.g. in developmental, cognitive or social psychology), including hypothesis testing, experimental design and data collection and analysis. One post will require training and experience in comparative methods in biology, behavioural ecology, and/or the cognitive science of culture. These posts will be distributed across various European institutions: University of Salzburg (Austria), Queen's University Belfast (UK), Brunel University (UK), University of Zurich (Switzerland), University of Aarhus (Denmark), New Bulgaria University, (Bulgaria), CNRS (France) and University of Oxford (UK). The project will continue thereafter for a further 12 months at University of Oxford and post-holders will be eligible to apply for continuing post-doctoral research positions.

Doctoral degrees must be completed before appointment to the post. Although previous research on religion is not essential, candidates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with (or be willing to acquire familiarity with) core theories and findings in the cognitive science of religion.

For further details, please contact Dr Emma Cohen (emma.cohen /AT/ anthro.ox.ac.uk; (01865) 274581)

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