Postdoctoral Scholar for the Behavioral Decision Making Group

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Postdoctoral Scholar for the Behavioral Decision Making Group
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF05872


UCLA Anderson anticipates hiring a postdoctoral scholar to join the Behavioral Decision Making area in the Fall of 2020, in an initiative to develop new learning exercises and workshops at the intersection of social psychology and improvisation. The primary foci for these new learning resources will be the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion, with the possibility of connecting these foci to related issues in ethics, policy, and law. This position will have a term of one year.

This position is designed to support a talented scholar in making multiple contributions grounded in behavioral research insights. First, the new exercises and workshops produced should help students of management and leadership to practice attentive and agile responses to interactions amid diversity. In addition, they should create a learning format that allows for ready assessment of learning experience and outcomes, facilitating continual improvement and wide application of these resources. Our priority will be work that applies an evidence-based approach, maximizes engagement of learners, and enables the new resources to be readily utilized by other educators of management and leadership students.

Before starting this position, the scholar must have their doctorate in a field connected to behavioral research (e.g., social or cognitive psychology, economics, organizational behavior, law, public policy, public health), demonstrable skill in teaching and curriculum development, and a readiness to organize an infrastructure to develop, test, refine, and disseminate the materials. Candidates may add further value with a background in the conduct of behavioral research, with knowledge of improvisational theatre pedagogy, and with an enthusiasm for building ties across academic and practitioner partners.

Review of candidates for the positions will begin immediately. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of relevant experience, and any available teaching evaluations.

In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application materials online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05872.

For questions about any of these positions, please contact the BDM Area Admin Office at [email protected].

The Behavioral Decision Making (BDM) area at UCLA Anderson is home to researchers interested in the study of human judgment and decision making behavior, broadly construed. Often jointly appointed in other academic areas, BDM faculty members have expertise in behavioral economics, cognitive and social psychology, marketing, organizational behavior, behavioral finance, behavioral strategy, and public policy, among other disciplines. Core faculty include: Eugene Caruso, Heather Caruso, Keith Chen, Hengchen Dai, Craig Fox, Dan Goldstein, Jana Gallus, Noah Goldstein, Hal Hershfield, Ian Larkin, Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Margaret Shih, Sanjay Sood, Stephen Spiller, Sherry Wu, and Shi Zhang. Area faculty also create productive channels for research support and partnership through various affiliations, including those with NBER, ideas42, BSPA, several governmental “nudge units,” and others.

More information on the group and our activities is available at the website for the UCLA Anderson BDM Area.

Located in an urban setting, UCLA is California's largest university with a diverse student body of 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 25% that come from underrepresented minority groups. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to the success of underrepresented groups in behavioral science. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05872


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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Posted: 10/20/2020
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