Decision Sciences is an interdisciplinary field that draws on economics, machine learning, statistical decision theory, operations research, forecasting, behavioral decision theory and cognitive psychology. Broadly speaking, Decision Sciences at INSEAD addresses three fundamental and inter-related questions. First, how should a "rational" person make decisions? This question is at the heart of economics, and often serves as a baseline for evaluating human decision making. Second, how do people really make decisions? Recent research has explored the ways in which people are "boundedly rational," and utilize rules-of-thumb and shortcuts to formulate judgments and to choose among alternatives. Often these shortcuts do well, but equally often they lead to systematic biases and serious errors. Finally, given what we know about rational decision making and actual behavior, how can we help people, especially managers, improve their decision making? Decision researchers employ a variety of techniques to improve decision making, ranging from sharpening statistical intuition to quantitative decision analysis
Below are descriptions of some of the current research interests of our faculty:
Tenure Track Professor
The Decision Sciences Area at INSEAD invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in behavioral decision making. This position is a full-time, with the anticipated start date September 1, 2022.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, social psychology, decision science, behavioral economics, management, or another field related to the study of human decision making at an intrapersonal, interpersonal, or organizational levels of analysis. Candidates should have a strong track record and/or scholarly potential in the areas of behavioral decision research, psychology of decision making, or decision making in organizations. Demonstrated experience in teaching effectively is a plus.
Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit their cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements (along with teaching evaluations, if available), and up to three representative publications or working papers to [email protected]. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by letter-writers to the same email address.
You may submit questions about the position to [email protected].
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, with campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, and a hub in San Francisco, INSEAD is strongly committed to research excellence. Our full research-oriented campuses in both France (Fontainebleau) and Singapore form an integrated academic community. INSEAD’s truly internationally diverse faculty and students are fully mobile across the our campuses.
INSEAD is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. We consider applicants for employment without regard to factors such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.
DECISION SCIENCES AREA
Decision Sciences Area focuses on a wide array of practically relevant issues broadly related to individual, group, and organizational decision making, both from quantitative and behavioral perspectives. For more information on the area, including a list of our faculty, please see our website.
Standing & Affiliate Faculty
Decision Sciences Area
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77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France
Email: [email protected]
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