Opportunities in Behavioral Science and Policy!
A lot of really great opportunities to share with the Behavioral Science & Policy community – both the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST), and the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) are hiring, there’s a new post-doc at Chicago Booth in the Center for Decision Research (CDR), and next week, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is holding its conference in San Diego and the Presidential Symposium will be about bringing together social psychology and policy.
Note: We’ll be posting regular updates of opportunities in this space so please feel free to pass along anything you would like shared: email@example.com
After a wonderfully successful first year (here’s my recent article about them), the SBST is accepting new applications, due before January 25th. It’s a terrific team to be a part of, here are the details:
We are excited to announce that the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) is currently seeking new team members to join us in Washington, D.C. for a one-year fellowship beginning in October 2016. Since our inception in 2014, we have completed over 15 randomized evaluations with a diverse set of agency collaborators. Learn more about the President's recent Executive Order "Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People," our 2015 Annual Report, our team and recent activities by visiting our website, https://sbst.gov.
Fellows and Associate Fellows translate insights from the social and behavioral sciences into concrete recommendations on how to improve Federal programs, policies, and operations. We work closely with agency collaborators to identify the opportunities for improvement and to evaluate the relative efficiency and effectiveness of proposed interventions.
To learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications of Fellow and Associate Fellows, and details on how to apply for this unique opportunity, please visit https://sbst.gov/apply. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 24th, 2016.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Behavioural Insights Team, the SBST’s British precursor, is hiring as well, in sunny Australia. As a Canadian who’s been living in the United States for close to two decades, I’m very ambivalent about the behavioral/behavioural divide, so I welcome the chance to use both. They have both Advisor and Associate Advisor positions.
Chicago Booth, my home institution, recently announced a post-doc, which I also recommend highly. It’s a great chance to be a part of a terrific group of behavioral scientists, and for once this weekend Chicago will be less covered in snow than a lot of other places. It’s a a one-year position renewable for up to two more years, starting in July 2016.
The deadline to apply is Monday, February 26th
Finally, if you’re getting out of the snow and heading to San Diego for SPSP next week, make sure you don’t miss the conference’s opening session, Policy, Social Psychology, and You. It’s on Thursday from 5 to 7 and includes SPSP President Wendy Wood, Harvard’s Mike Norton, Bethany Teachman (who recently edited a special issue of the journal Perspectives on policy advice from a (currently fictional) Council of Psychological Advisers), Chicago’s Richard Thaler, and BSPA co-founder Craig Fox.
And don't forget to drop by the BSPA "pop-up" Booth on Friday -- more information on that as it becomes available -- follow me on twitter for details.