Carnegie Mellon University

Like technology policy, our needs change on a regular basis. We are always interested in getting acquainted with promising candidates across all the domains in which we work so please check back for new listings.

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy is always interested in talking with potential candidates for faculty positions at any academic level who combine deep technical understanding and skills with modern policy analytic and social science research methods. Our interest is primarily in finding candidates who can combine these two sets of capabilities in studying important policy problems in which technical details are of considerable importance. While less attractive to us, we have also occasionally hired people with non-overlapping technical and policy interests.

Most faculty positions in EPP involve 50:50 joint appointments with traditional disciplinary departments. Because of the unusual academic environment at Carnegie Mellon, which supports and encourages interdisciplinary research, EPP has an excellent track record of successful promotion and tenure for faculty in such joint appointments.

At present the Department is seeking faculty candidates in the following areas:

  • A senior economist with a technical background to work on problems in technology and policy and occupy the Lester and Judith Lave chair between EPP and the Tepper School of Business (details below).
  • Other candidates with engineering or science backgrounds and demonstrated track records in technology and public policy. Areas of interest include Internet wireless technology.

Unless indicated, please send resume, references and 2-3 sample publications to Adam Loucks.

— Position Descriptions —

Lester and Judith Lave Professorship in Economics, Engineering, and Public Policy


Carnegie Mellon University announces the creation of a chaired professorship (and associated fellowship) for a tenured, joint faculty appointment between the Tepper School of Business and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy in the College of Engineering. The endowed chair honors the enduring contributions to these two academic units by the late Dr. Lester B. Lave who was the Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and Finance and University Professor.

We seek candidates who possess substantial backgrounds in science and engineering, who hold a Ph.D. in economics and have an established track record of working on public policy problems in which the technical elements matter.