Research Professional

Jun 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: - an unmatched faculty. - degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. - a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Unit Job Summary: The Research Professional is designed to support a talented behavioral scientist in generating significant research and education contributions to behavioral science disciplines (e.g., psychology, economics). Conduct this research both independently and in collaboration with Booth faculty, with particular encouragement to advance high-quality, cutting-edge experimental research. Accordingly, demonstrate an outstanding capacity to generate original research questions and implement studies to investigate those questions in unique experimental settings (e.g., companies, public spaces, museums). Specific duties will include participating in study design, data acquisition and analysis, manuscript development, and presentation/publication of results. Another priority for the Research Professional will be to develop and deliver, in collaboration with partners at the University of Chicago and at The Second City, educational offerings (workshops, teaching notes, supplementary materials, etc.) which unite behavioral science with improvisational practice to cultivate inclusive interpersonal skills. This position is anticipated to last two years.

Unit Education: Ph.D. (earned or expected by the end of 2017) in psychology, economics, or other behavioral science discipline required.

Unit Experience: Teaching experience required. Experience in curriculum design preferred. Experience in conducting field, computer, web-based, and interpersonal interaction-based experiments preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Familiarity with methods of experimentation required. Ability to interact with faculty, students, and staff successfully required. Good organizational skills and attention to detail required.

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