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Jul 26, 2022

Faculty position in human decision science at the University of Michigan

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in human decision science, broadly construed. Preference will be given to candidates with innovative research programs combining theoretical and empirical approaches to address cognitive processes in decision-making. We welcome specialization in behavioral, economic, computational, and neuroscientific methods, and applications to decisions in domains with broad potential impact.

Michigan’s top-ranked Department of Psychology has a longstanding foundation in decision-making research. Successful candidates will join a rich, interdisciplinary research campus ranked No. 1 in research volume among U.S. public universities for the past decade. Multidisciplinary research initiatives on campus bring together collaborations across 19 schools and colleges, including business, engineering, design, public health, information, education, public policy, law, and medicine.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline before the expected start date of August 29, 2023. Commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching in psychology is required, along with active undergraduate and graduate student mentorship.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, and up to three publications. In addition, please provide a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, with evidence of quality when available. Please include with your application a separate diversity statement that describes how your research, teaching, and/or service have or will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu/) on the U-M campus.

To apply, submit materials by October 1 at the following site: http://apply.interfolio.com/110044
The application site allows candidates to request letters of recommendation directly from referees (also due by October 1). For inquiries about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Colleen Seifert (seifert@umich.edu).

Junior applicants are also encouraged to consider applying to the Collegiate Fellowship Program in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. (For more information, see https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship.html).

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.