Nov 16, 2018

Associate or Full Professor in Behavioral Decision Science

  • Virginia Tech
  • Blacksburg, VA, USA
Full time Decision

Job Description

The Academy of Integrated Science ( within the College of Science at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time faculty position beginning in August 2019 at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure (rank will be commensurate with qualifications.). The successful candidate will help to build and advance our planned undergraduate program in Behavioral Decision Science, which is grounded in theories and methods drawn from psychology, economics, and neuroscience.  We are particularly interested in an exceptional scholar who can make a substantial contribution to interdisciplinary efforts in this area.  The ideal candidate will be well-suited for a leadership role in behavioral decision science and will hold a primary appointment in either the Department of Psychology, the Department of Economics, or the School of Neuroscience. Applicants should have a history of top-rated publications in research and/or theoretical areas aligned with behavioral decision science (e.g., health, consumer choice, marketing, policy, risk and resilience, communication). Potential collaborations with one or more of the following research centers at Virginia Tech is highly desirable: Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (; Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (; Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (

The new hire will be expected to establish or continue the development of scholarly activities and professional capabilities, conduct research, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in department, college, and university governance, and occasionally be required to travel to professional meetings and conferences.

Job requirements: Applicants must have a strong record of scholarship related to Behavioral Decision Science, including a Ph.D. in a relevant field of science. Additionally, applicants must be dedicated to interdisciplinary education at the undergraduate and graduate level, committed to teaching a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests and abilities, and sensitive to issues of diversity in the university community.

Applications must be submitted online at (#TR0180166) and should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) summary of research experience and future plans, (5) a description of any previous activities in expanding the diversity of the scientific community (such as mentoring members of under-represented groups), and of the applicant’s plans to build a culturally diverse educational environment at Virginia Tech ( Applicants should also provide contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must provide an official Ph.D. transcript and pass a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed by Email to Prof. Michel Pleimling, Behavioral Decision Science Faculty Search Committee Chair, at

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Virginia Tech offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering, and additionally provides a competitive dual hiring program for couples. As a university with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women and minorities.  

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Dr. Nora Dragovic, in the Academy of Integrated Science (Email:, Tel: 540- 231-8131).


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