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Position ID:SBU-Political Science-ECONCLUSTER [#2825]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Economics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Stony Brook, New York 11794-4392, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Economy
Appl Deadline:2014/01/31 finished (posted 2013/07/23, finished 2014/08/03, listed until 2014/01/31, private)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Responsibilities & Requirements: Applied Econometrics, housed in the Department of Economics. The ideal candidate will be a researcher specializing in econometrics as a primary field, either in the areas of cross-sectional data, panel data analysis, or time-series analysis with special interest in issues linked to the analysis of volatility. The candidate�s research will demonstrate strong promise in terms of methodological advances and state-of-the-art methodologies and concepts. It would be a plus if the person has shown interest in working with applied econometricians and applied statisticians, either developing theoretical econometric tools (estimators, tests, etc.) or applying top methodological concepts to problems in a variety of fields in economics or related social sciences. We would expect this researcher to interact with junior and senior faculty across departments bringing the methodological expertise to develop and apply the proper tools to the data problems arising in a variety of fields.

The Center for Behavioral Political Economy is part of an exciting new initiative, undertaken as part of SUNY 2020, to hire 100 faculty members over the next five years to rejuvenate the intellectual capital of Stony Brook University and expand teaching and research in emerging fields of study that cut across traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. The interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society's most vexing challenges through the collaboration of natural, life, and social sciences; technology; medicine; humanities; policy; business; and the arts. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to strategically place Stony Brook University on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning, and engagement.

Behavioral Political Economy studies how individual-level mechanisms, beliefs, and decision-making processes relate to economic decisions. Grounded in the psychology of decision-making and primarily relying on experimentation, it is a bottom-up approach to understanding actual economic behavior as opposed to relying on theoretical assumptions about how rational consumers should behave in a global economy. It tests the assumption that people are selfish utility-maximizing agents and offers alternative theoretical models that incorporate emotions, altruism, fairness, inequity aversion, and so on. In addition, BPE involves designing incentives and institutions that account for people�s systematic biases and heuristics. The emerging field of Behavioral Political Economy extends the behavioral economics approach with the goal of explaining substantive phenomenon in finance (e.g. consumer behavior), economics (e.g. regulation, design of public programs and public institutions), or political science (e.g. law and economics). With the new cluster Stony Brook will become a national leader in behavioral economics, political economy, and laboratory experiments. Scientists from the Departments of Political Science, Economics, and the College of Business will be part of this cutting-edge, world-class research group while building on their existing strengths in these areas. We expect to make 5 hires over the next 1-2 years as part of the cluster to build on our existing strengths in these areas. For the 2013-2014 year, we are searching for 2 additional positions as part of the interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires.

Experimental Political Economist: We seek a candidate whose research program addresses important political economy research questions using methods from experimental economics. We take a broad view of experimental economics and will welcome applications from any scholar employing these methods in his or her work, including, but not limited to, theories of risk preferences, social preferences, or bounded rationality. Topics of interest might include bureaucratic decision-making, market regulation, or income inequality. We are also interested in candidates whose work uses experimentation to address traditional political science topics such as formal and informal institutions, committee voting, elections, candidate competition, coalition formation, and corruption. The ideal candidate will show methodological innovation such as integrating techniques from political psychology and experimental economics, or combining methods such as field experimentation, agent-based modeling, and/or neuro/geno-politics. Overall, we are most concerned about the candidate�s excellence and potential to impact the field rather than his or her area of specialization. For additional information about this opportunity please visit

Behavioral Finance: Behavioral Finance, housed in the College of Business Behavioral finance describes how cognitive, social, and affective factors influence decisions made by individuals and organizations. The College of Business seeks a scholar who contributes to theory development with rigorous experimental research in behavioral finance and economics. In particular, we wish to recruit someone who will collaborate with other researchers in the College in Financial Economics, Consumer Behavior, and Organizational Behavior. For additional information about this opportunity please visit

Special Notes: Eligibility for tenure will be based upon applicant's qualifications and experience. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Applicants should complete the Academic Jobs Online application process online at The complete dossier should include a State employment application, C.V., letters of references, and samples of written publications. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2014 but will remain open until the position is filled. For confidentiality, applicants should not submit the letters of reference themselves. Electronic submission of materials is highly preferred.

Alternatively, submit the above mentioned materials to: Professor Matthew Lebo Search Chair, Center for Behavioral Political Economy Department of Political Science SBS Building, Room S-713 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-4392 Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on , unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section. STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE At http://www.stonybrookedu/police

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Further Info:
Department of Political Science
Stony Brook University
Soc. Behv. Sci. Bldg, Room S747
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4392

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