Carnegie Mellon University

Open Faculty Positions in the Department of Social & Decision Sciences


Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Behavioral Economics

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position (start date Fall 2023). The Department of Social & Decision Sciences (SDS) seeks highly qualified candidates with training and research focus in behavioral economics with high potential to make pioneering advancements. Candidates should have a PhD in Economics, Behavioral Science, or a related discipline by the start of the appointment.  Candidates who can collaborate with current SDS faculty and engage early-stage PhD students in their research are of special interest, as are those whose behavioral economics research is informed by a deep understanding of psychology or uses modern computational or data analytic techniques such as machine learning, but the search committee is eager to evaluate all qualified candidates. The successful candidate will teach in the PhD program as well as the undergraduate major in Behavioral Economics, Policy, and Organizations.

The Department of Social & Decision Science has been at the forefront of behavioral decision research for four decades and hosts a renowned faculty.  In addition to PhD programs in Behavioral Decision Research, Cognitive Decision Science, and Behavioral Economics, SDS offers unique undergraduate majors in Decision Science; Behavioral Economics, Policy, & Organizations; and Policy & Management. The Center for Behavioral and Decision Research unites behavioral researchers across the university, maintains laboratory space, and sponsors a colloquium series. Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university of approximately 14,000 students that offers unmatched opportunities for interdisciplinary work.

The Department of Social & Decision Sciences is committed to building a diverse faculty. We believe that diversity of researchers, of research questions, and of research populations improves our field and our department, and we are actively seeking to better represent these values. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and/or from researchers whose work involves these populations. We also work actively to meet the needs of dual-career couples. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.

Application review will begin on November 15, 2022. Applicants should submit:

  • CV
  • Research Statement (3-4 pages)
  • Teaching Statement (optional, 1-2 pages)
  • Diversity Statement (optional, 1-2 pages)
  • Up to 3 papers or manuscripts  
  • 3 letters of reference

The diversity statement should discuss your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through your research, teaching and mentoring, or your service, including both your activities to date and your future plans and goals. The diversity statement may overlap with your research or teaching statements. 

To apply, please see: apply.interfolio.com/111026. Questions can be addressed to the head of the department, Gretchen Chapman, gchapman@andrew.cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Teaching Track Assistant Professor position in Decision Psychology

Teaching Track Assistant Professor position (start date Fall 2023).  The Department of Social & Decision Sciences (SDS) seeks highly qualified candidates who can deliver excellent undergraduate instruction and curriculum development in decision science while also maintaining a modest research presence. Candidates should have a PhD in Psychology, Behavioral Science, or a related discipline by the start of the appointment, and demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses including classes in judgment & decision making, research methods and statistical analysis.  The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate curricula in Decision Science; Behavioral Economics, Policy, and Organizations; and Policy & Management and supervise undergraduate research. Teaching track faculty members teach the equivalent of 6 sections per year and engage in other instructional activities such as supervising undergraduate research.  They receive full time salary and benefits and proceed through a promotion sequence of successive 3- or 5-year appointments.

The Department of Social & Decision Science has been at the forefront of behavioral decision research for four decades and hosts a renowned faculty.  In addition to PhD programs in Behavioral Decision Research, Cognitive Decision Science, and Behavioral Economics, SDS offers unique undergraduate majors in Decision Science; Behavioral Economics, Policy, & Organizations; and Policy & Management. The Center for Behavioral and Decision Research unites behavioral researchers across the university, maintains laboratory space, and sponsors a colloquium series. Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university of approximately 14,000 students that offers unmatched opportunities for interdisciplinary work.

The Department of Social & Decision Sciences is committed to building a diverse faculty. We believe that diversity of researchers, of research questions, and of research populations improves our field and our department, and we are actively seeking to better represent these values. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and/or from researchers whose work involves these populations. We also work actively to meet the needs of dual-career couples. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.

Application review will begin on October 1, 2022. Applicants should submit:

  • CV
  • Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Research Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Diversity Statement (1-2 pages)
  • 3 letters of reference

The diversity statement should discuss your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching and mentoring, your service, or research, including both your activities to date and your future plans and goals. The diversity statement may overlap with your research or teaching statements. 

To apply, please see: apply.interfolio.com/111166. Questions can be addressed to the head of the department, Gretchen Chapman, gchapman@andrew.cmu.edu

 Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.