Princeton University's Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy (https://behavioralpolicy.princeton.edu) is an interdisciplinary center that leverages the combined strengths of the Princeton University faculty across a range of disciplines-psychology, sociology, economics, machine learning, and politics, among others-to help design behaviorally informed policies, practices, and products.The Center seeks candidates for our inaugural Sugarman Practitioner in Residence position with an expected start date in September 2020. The successful applicant will be appointed to a term of up to 10 months based on their individual circumstances and availability. The ideal Sugarman Resident will be someone who applies (or seeks to develop the application of) behavioral scientific tools in policy-relevant settings. Residents will be engaged in a project of their own proposing that can benefit from the application of behavioral science tools and insights. Applicants should have a clear problem statement and propose a project on which the residency will be based. Completion of the project is not necessary during the residency, though the hope is that much forward progress will be realized through interaction with the Princeton community.The Practitioners in Residence we envision may range from young entrepreneurs, app developers, leaders of non-governmental organizations, and policy wonks, to activists, climate scientists, leaders of social, cultural, or health-related movements, architects, designers, urban planners, and so on. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens and need not have held an academic appointment or an advanced degree. The application should include a clearly-stated problem or opportunity, where the applicant hypothesizes that the gap between the status quo and an improved future could be solved by addressing regular errors, oversights, or biases in human judgment or perception-whether individual or collective. The problem statement should also introduce a proposed project idea, instrument, intervention, etc. to address this gap, including an outline of the steps that the applicant envisions to work through during the residency, the anticipated outcome if successful, and the types of experts whose insights may prove fruitful. During the appointed term, the Sugarman Resident will be affiliated with Princeton University, but with no formal teaching. Like an "artist-in-residence" program, this position will provide the resident practitioner a sanctuary from the everyday responsibilities that can impede breakthrough thinking, along with the opportunity to deepen engagement with the behavioral sciences and related policy tools through collaboration with university faculty. An $85,000 stipend is provided for the 10-month appointment in the rank of Visiting Fellow. Full-time residency is not required, however Residents should be on campus enough throughout the appointment period to facilitate meaningful engagement with Princeton faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students, who, the hope is, will benefit from the Resident's knowledge and applied approach.Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14941. Please submit a current curriculum vitae, a proposed project statement (as described above, not to exceed 5 pages), and a cover letter describing your background, interest in the program, and length of appointment requested. If you have any questions about this position or the application process, please feel free to contact Leslie Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. All offers and appointments are subject to review and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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