Research Fellow in Judgement and Decision Making / Behavioral Economics / Organizational Psychology

Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics in Prague is inviting applications for a position

Research Fellow in Judgement and Decision Making / Behavioral Economics / Organizational Psychology

 Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) of the University of Economics, Prague is an EQUIS accredited and Financial Times ranked business school located in the center of the historical city of Prague. We are ranked as one of the best business schools in the Central and Eastern European region.

The Job’s mission

The Research Fellow will work as part of the Department of Management and is mostly expected to be involved in the department’s research activities. Teaching is only a secondary and small part of the position. The candidate is expected to have a well-developed research agenda.

 Key activities & responsibilities

  • Conduct studies in management and/or psychology and/or economics top-tier journals
  • Design research projects and prepare submissions of grant proposals
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers within the FBA. Mutual knowledge sharing through workshops, seminars, and internal peer-reviews is also expected.
  • Limited teaching load – 1×90 min per week (graduate courses)

 Obligatory requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (or finishing the degree in 2019)
  • A solid track record of publications in management and/or psychology and/or economics journals
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative research methodology (strong statistical skills)
  • A strong background in judgement and decision making (especially in the organizational sphere), behavioral economics, or organizational psychology

Ideal profile

  • Keen and demonstrable interest in management / judgment and decision making
  • Knowledge and experience with experimental methods (laboratory experiments)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, deadline and results oriented
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English language (no knowledge of Czech language is required)
  • Experience with open science practices is viewed positively

 The Department of Management conducts research on decision-making mistakes and judgmental biases (anchoring, overconfidence, base rate neglect, etc.), laboratory and field experiments on dishonest behavior (of employees, managers, and consumers), personality and situational causes of unethical behavior, decision analysis, etc. Both empirical and theoretical research of the members of the department is published in major journals in psychology, management, and organizational studies

The offer

Full-time position for 12 months starting from spring/summer 2019. Based on the results achieved, we want to offer a permanent position after this period. Salary 26,000 EUR per year with possible additional bonuses.

 How to apply

If you have the above-mentioned skills and would like to join our department to work in an friendly, but challenging environment, please send your complete application file:

  1. A job market paper
  2. A letter of motivation and a CV in English including a list of publications and research projects (working papers, preprints)
  3. Copy of your Ph.D. diploma
  4. A 2-page proposal of research you would like to work on

to Dr. Stanislav Háša, Head of the Department of Management ( Only candidates who provide all above-mentioned documents will be considered for further screening. Application deadline is Jan 31, 2019. The position is open to all nationalities. FBA is a fair employer and offers equal conditions regardless of race, sex, or religion.