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Postdoctoral Scholar for the Behavioral Decision Making Group

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468839
Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar for the Behavioral Decision Making Group
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
Full Text of JOE Listing:

UCLA Anderson School of Management
University of California – Los Angeles

Announcement of Postdoctoral Scholar In Behavioral Decision Making

UCLA Anderson anticipates hiring 1-2 postdoctoral fellows to join the Behavioral Decision Making area in the summer of 2022, in an initiative to promote career growth and broad impact for scientists interested in innovative, rigorous, and applied behavioral science research. Each fellowship will have a term of up to 3 years, conditional on satisfactory annual evaluations of research activity.

These positions are designed to support talented scientists in making behavioral research contributions that can substantially advance both theory and practice in human judgment, decision making, and other domains of behavior. Before starting this position, fellows must have their PhD (or at least a successful dissertation defense) in a discipline related to behavioral science (e.g., social or cognitive psychology, economics, organizational behavior, public policy, public health), demonstrable skill in advancing behavioral research, and a readiness to partner with real-world organizations on research in naturalistic settings. Candidates may add further value with a commitment to the success and mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, with an enthusiasm for building ties across disciplines and across the university, and with experience in organizing relationships between partners in academia, policy, and commercial practice.

Once hired, successful fellows will be expected to continue their active research programs, as well as to support complementary departmental activities that promote the success of our diverse community (e.g., development of field research partnerships, mentoring and professional development for students from a broad range of backgrounds). To this end, fellows will be encouraged to work both independently and in collaborations of their choosing to enrich the empirical research contributions of the school.

Supplemental support will include a research budget, full access to the services of the Anderson Behavioral Lab, and privileged access to resources of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association.

Review of candidates for the positions will begin on February 1. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a representative manuscript, and a research statement describing their interests (including any specific faculty collaborators and/or projects they would like to pursue as part of the fellowship). In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application materials online at

For questions about any of these positions, please contact the BDM Area Admin Office at

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: Daniel Benjamin, Eugene Caruso, Heather Caruso, Keith Chen, Hengchen Dai, Craig Fox, Jana Gallus, Noah Goldstein, Kareem Haggag, Hal Hershfield, Ian Larkin, Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Franklin Shaddy, 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.

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. (

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2022