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  • Postdoctoral Researcher: The University of Chicago: Harris School of Public Policy Studies


    Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

    The Harris School of Public Policy seeks a postdoctoral researcher in behavioral economics or behavioral science working in the areas of education and/or human capital development. The Postdoctoral researcher will work on independent and collaborative research at the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab under senior faculty members’ guidance, teach 2 quarter-length courses per year (can include a mix of graduate and undergraduate teaching), and participate in the academic life of the school (including attending workshops and seminars). The position of postdoctoral researcher at the rank of instructor is initially for a one-year, renewable term.

    Candidates are expected to complete their PhD by the appointment start date and have a demonstrated record of research achievement. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, CV, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board: Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2021. No applications will be accepted after June 30, 2021.

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  • Assistant Professor


    Durham University, UK




    March 7, 2021

    Recruitment in the Department of Psychology

    The Department of Psychology at Durham University seeks to appoint up to eight talented individuals to the role of Assistant Professor across multiple recruitment calls this year.  In the current call, we welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in Behavioural Science to join our Quantitative Social Psychology group. We are particularly eager to hear from applicants with expertise in behaviour change who will contribute to our Behavioural Science Masters programme.

    This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at

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  • Behavioral Scientist






    February 18, 2021

    Job Summary

    The Center for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan is seeking a qualified Behavioral Scientist to apply expertise in behavior change strategies and online communication to CAI’s software tools and online learning experiences. This role will collaborate closely with other members of the CAI team, including our software team, the online learning experience team, faculty and student innovators, as well as other academic, technology, and administrative partners at the University.

    The Behavioral Scientist will report to the Associate Director of Behavioral Science. The Behavioral Scientist will develop interventions to motivate behavior change among people who interact with AI’s tools and learning experiences. This might include writing computer-tailored emails, text messages, and intervention content aimed at U-M residential and online learners; developing and testing behavioral nudges; strategizing with UX designers about features, page layouts, and UI language; strategizing with software teams about new features; and piloting research projects in online learning experiences (e.g., MOOCs).

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  • Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor International Business / Strategic Management: UWA Business School


    Crawley, Australia

    The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

    About the team

    The Management and Organisations group brings together a number of internationally renowned researchers including former ARC Future Fellows and an ARC Laureate Fellowship. The group contributes to an array of business undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Members of the group have amassed an extraordinary selection of top tier publications in outlets such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Applied Psychology. The faculty is represented on the editorial boards of leading journals in the discipline and the group regularly hosts high profile academic visitors from all regions of the globe. 

    Who you will be working with

    Senior team members of the Organisational Behaviour discipline include Professor Sharon Parker, Professor Mark Griffin, Professor Cristina Gibson, Professor Marylene Gagne, Associate Professor Ramon Rico and Associate Professor Gillian Yeo. 

    About the opportunity

    You will be encouraged to work collaboratively in research with colleagues both within and external to the School and significantly develop our suite of teaching and research competencies in the area of Strategic Management and/or International Business. The Discipline aims to ensure that its goals of excellence in teaching and research are consistent with individuals’ personal aspirations. A willingness to participate in a collegial way towards identifying and implementing practical steps to teaching and research excellence is essential.

    About you

    You will demonstrate achievement in research, with a primary interest in international business / strategic management, as well as significant personal contribution to high quality teaching and learning. 

    Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

    Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

    • Start-up grant negotiable
    • Tenurable position
    • Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
    • Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
    • Long Service Leave after 10 years
    • Eligibility for sabbatical leave
    • Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

    Closing date: Sunday 10 September

    This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

    Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

    Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position description – Strategic management and international business – Levels B to D.docx

    • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
    • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

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  • Post-doctorate or Research Associate position for pre- or post-doctoral student:: Institute of Human Development and Social Change




    Salary is commensurate with experience

    Post-doctorate or Research Associate position for pre- or post-doctoral student: 

    Applying behavioral economic strategies to improve parent engagement in early childhood interventions

    Optional: full or part-time position

    Position Summary: Dr. Lisa Gennetian, of NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) seeks a full- or part-time researcher, who may be a pre- or post-doctoral student to support the application of behavioral economic strategies to support parent engagement in two projects, and support collection of language data from homes of infants in New York City. Both projects are part of the beELL initiative: applying insights from the behavioral sciences to early childhood and public health interventions throughout New York City.

    The first project is part of an ongoing partnership with New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP) assessing the feasibility and application of behavioral economic strategies to integrate early learning initiatives and information with existing NHVP home visits and follow-up contact throughout children’s infancy. We experimentally test the extent to which poverty-related limited attention and positive affirmation of motherhood can be favorably directed toward existing early language and literacy parenting resources. Low income mothers of infants are defaulted into receiving messages from NYC’s Talk to Your Baby program, supplemental tips reinforcing early learning and literacy, and receive a positive affirmation concurrently with a short video of parent-infant interactions, and finally at baby’s 5-month birthday, a gift package that includes a prepopulated library card application. The intervention and recruitment will continue through December 2017. A sub-study of infants at 4-6 months old will be recruited to collect language in the home environment directly measured via LENA audio-recording devices.

    The second project is a new collaboration with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University, using insights from behavioral economics to support prenatal families’ knowledge of infant and child development and foster attitudes that will support caregiver-child interaction and child language development.

    Dr. Gennetian is looking for an advanced and creative doctoral or post-doctoral student who is eager to translate the tools of behavioral economic insights to on-the-ground program practice in the context of early childhood interventions; and, who has some prior experience with collecting or processing audio recordings.

    The individual will serve the role of project director or co-director, collaboratively manage and actively engage in development and design of pilot interventions, and lead or co-lead execution and experimental testing of the behavioral design enhancements. Expertise in social or applied psychology, cognitive decision making sciences or behavioral economics is a plus. Prior experience with random assignment and intervention design and research is also a plus.

    The position will be jointly funded by the Bezos Foundation and a grant from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. The candidate should be available to start work as soon as the position can be filled, ideally by September 1, 2017.


    • Serve as project director
    • Coordinate and manage activities between academic scholars and practitioners
    • Conduct field work
    • Direct collection of infant language interaction substudy including LENA audio recording and companion text message data collection
    • Contribute to intervention design and monitoring of pilot tests
    • Analyze and write up findings


    • Completion of advanced classes in behavioral economic or related theory in social or psychological sciences
    • Excellent English written and oral communication skills; high level of attention to detail
    • Advanced knowledge of statistics as applied in social science settings
    • Experience in early intervention field work, and/or launching experimental studies is a plus

    Salary is commensurate with experience. Health, dental, and other NYU benefits are provided for full-time employees. Office space is negotiable. Hours of work are flexible. Ten month or academic year (September-May) commitment required with possible option to continue contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
    To apply, please send the following to Dr. Lisa Gennetian at [email protected]:

    • An email that includes a description of your background, and why you are interested in this position, and contact information for at least two references; and
    • Your résumé or CV.

    The review of applicants will begin immediately. For full consideration, please send a cover letter and resume by August 1, 2017.

    New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.** NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer **

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  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: American University


    Washington, DC


    Salary and benefits are competitive

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
    Expertise: Data Analytics in Strategic Communication
    Public Communication Division
    School of Communication
    American University

    The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Public Communication Division beginning August 1, 2018.

    We are seeking candidates in the field of strategic or political communication with a demonstrated expertise in the role of data analytics to shape and drive communication campaigns. We are looking for someone whose expertise has gone beyond studying communication to actually using, evaluating and/or applying big data as a tool to create, develop, and implement communication strategies.

    A successful candidate will demonstrate a deep understanding of – and experience in – the way data analytics are used to identify audiences, shape messages, target media, reach constituencies, and influence strategic decisions. This is not merely a data analytics position; it is a position for a strategic or political communication expert who knows how to use data analytics as an essential resource in communication initiatives and political campaigns.  

    The committee will place a priority on candidates with an advanced degree, professional or applied experience in the field, and a record that documents the impact and significance of their work.

    Tenure-track faculty are expected to conduct scholarly, professional, or creative work that results in recognition and influence in our field. Tenure-track faculty carry a 2-2 teaching load. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service.

    Application Process:
    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three references, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and examples of recent scholarly or professional work. Please contact Aisha Green, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, 202-885-2133 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

    Salary and benefits are competitive.

    American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit Learn more about the School of Communication at

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

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  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: The Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy


    Princeton University

    The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP), Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in behavioral (decision) science. The position will investigate obstacles to human adaptation to change, in particular climate change. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated interest and ability to bridge across disciplines, including psychology, political science, the environmental sciences, other social and policy sciences, planning, architecture, and engineering. The position would work under the guidance of Prof. Elke Weber and other scholars at Princeton. We welcome research projects that examine mechanisms behind failures to adapt (“status quo bias”) shown by individuals, groups, and, in particular, organizations in the public and private sector. We welcome research that explores ways for people and organizations to better relate to their own and collective futures, identifies causal processes that pose barriers to such action, and uses insight into these processes to redesign economic, social, and political decision environments that reduce barriers to the creation of a sustainable future. Familiarity with complex adaptive systems theory and modeling, agent-based models, and/or network analysis is a plus.

    The research position does not support work towards the completion of a degree. Salary and full employee benefits are offered in accordance with University guidelines. Applicants must submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise as well as current and future research interests. Additionally, candidates should include a brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample that demonstrates interdisciplinary interests and accomplishments. Applications must be online via the following link for position req # D-18-WWS-00001:

    The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 7, 2017. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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  • Behavioral Science Intervention Designer: University of Virginia


    Charlottesville, Virginia


    May 1, 2017

    The University of Virginia’s Nudge4 Solutions Lab seeks a Behavioral Science Intervention Designer to join our team. The Behavioral Science Intervention Designer collaborates with the primary investigator to diagnose behavioral obstacles that interventions should address and leads the design process to yield behaviorally-informed interventions and products. Projects involve large-scale field interventions focused on a range of policy issues, from increasing college completion to improving prisoner re-entry outcomes, and involve active collaboration with a range of agencies and organizations. To read more about projects visit Incumbent is also responsible for researching and learning emerging technologies for use in research studies, identifying and implementing project changes as necessary, and conducting data analysis. Duties also include working with senior researchers to identify funding opportunities, assisting with writing grant proposals, and collaborating with senior researchers to disseminate findings through publication and presentation.

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