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Aug 16, 2023

Tenure-track faculty - Behavioral Decision Research, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University’s unique Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is  looking for outstanding behavioral decision researchers with empirical, analytical, and policy  interests to join its faculty, for a tenure-track position (open rank). We are looking for  colleagues who can both publish in top disciplinary journals and contribute to our  interdisciplinary working groups, applying science and engineering knowledge to major public  policy problems. Current EPP topics include climate change, energy, technological innovation,  cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, transportation, air quality, public  health, and medicine. Our faculty have broad disciplinary training, strong analytical skills, and a  passion for changing the world.  

EPP is deeply committed to creating a community that values both professional advancement  and quality of life for its members (staff, students, and faculty). It has strong academic ties with  other CMU departments and institutions. It has strong public policy and public service ties,  locally, nationally, and internationally. We invite applications from people who would like to  join us.  

Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally  funded, and collaborative research program; provide excellent classroom instruction and  supportive student mentoring; and help nurture an inclusive and culturally diverse environment  in our department and university. Joint appointments with other departments are common for  EPP faculty and strongly supported. 

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing  the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie  Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research,  teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans,  individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. 

Carnegie Mellon seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher  Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists dual-career searches. 

Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages, in an attractive urban  environment. It also offers a unique social and intellectual environment that encourages  collaboration among diverse faculty on projects that advance science and society. We proudly  believe that there is nowhere quite like it. 

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and should demonstrate competence  in research and teaching, as well as a commitment to collaborative work, public service, and  inclusive and equitable practices. The tenure-track appointment will be made at a level  commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant. 

Application Instructions: 
Applicants should submit all materials electronically at including: 
▪ a cover letter describing your fit to this call (up to two pages); 
▪ curriculum vitae; 
▪ three writing samples: 
- a research statement: outlining a compelling vision for a research program that goes  beyond your prior (typically PhD or post-doc) experience. Your statement should  include initial research projects that can be immediately pursued with graduate  students, given your current expertise, and for which external funding can realistically  be sought. Statements also should include a longer-term vision with more far-reaching  plans, and may reference potential collaborators in the department or elsewhere at  CMU (up to two pages); 
- a teaching statement: outlining both your experience and philosophy as well as a list  of courses you are interested in teaching (up to two pages); 
- a diversity statement: outlining how you have contributed to as well as plan to  contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity (up to two pages); 
▪ name and contact information for three individuals that we might contact for letters of  recommendation. 

We will review all applications received before October 15, 2023, and continue accepting  applications after that date until the position is filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a)  and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on  their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination  against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover,  these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative  action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion,  sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.