Feb 23, 2018

Executive Director

  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Applied Psychology Behavioral Communication Studies Decision Judgment and Decision Making Research

Job Description

The Center for Decision Research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has initiated a search for its next Director, to support Faculty Director Nicholas Epley and the center’s distinguished slate of faculty affiliates. Start date is expected to be approximately June 15, 2018.

The central priorities for this position are management and implementation of all administrative services for the center. This responsibility includes the design, production, and assessment of initiatives aimed at: cultivating excellence in the center’s research facilities and activities; facilitating external partnerships to broaden the center’s impact and access to resources, and organizing outreach efforts to engage and inform key constituencies. You can view the full job posting here: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Director--Center-for-Decision-Research_JR00581-1

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, with a cover letter describing how their experience (in research administration, behavioral science, or any other relevant area of training) aligns with the interests of the CDR—one of the leading behavioral science research centers in the world. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to have two letters of recommendation emailed to the search committee (c/o Vicki Drozd, vicki.drozd@chicagobooth.edu) in support of their applications. Selection will be based largely on the applicant's ability to ensure that center researchers are continuously supported with state-of-the-art research infrastructure. This will involve oversight of CDR Labs (the center’s suite of empirical research facilities), support for field research partnerships, event planning, outreach to students and alumni, and fundraising.

Review of applications will begin on April 1. In order to receive full consideration, please submit your application materials electronically in the following way:


For questions about this position, please email the current Executive Director, Heather Caruso (Heather.Caruso@chicagobooth.edu)

The Center for Decision Research at University of Chicago includes a group of researchers interested in the study of judgment and decision making, social psychology, marketing, and behavioral and experimental economics (Daniel Bartels, Marianne Bertrand, Chris Bryan, Berkeley Dietvorst, Nicholas Epley, Ayelet Fishbach, Reid Hastie, Christopher Hsee, Emma Levine, Ariel Kalil, Emir Kamenica,Boaz Keysar, Susan Mayer, Ann McGill, Ed O’Brien, Devin Pope, Jane Risen, Anuj Shah, Alex Shaw, Abigail Sussman, Thomas Talhelm, Richard Thaler, Oleg Urminsky, Bernd Wittenbrink, and George Wu). The group runs weekly workshop and brownbag seminars. More information on the group and our activities is available at: www.chicagocdr.org.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.


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