Two Penn Job Ads

Some readers of this blog might know people interested in these two job openings at my home institution, the University of Pennsylvania, or know people who might be.

JOB AD #1 

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to add to the faculty of our newly formed Evolution Cluster. We invite applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in evolution, broadly interpreted. We are interested in exceptional scientists who will establish a research program to empirically study the evolution of dynamical processes using field or laboratory experiments or the construction and analysis of massive data sets.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the evolution of neural, social, ecological or linguistic dynamics and networks; evolution of early life or exobiology; biochemical, neuronal, or cooperative interactions and exchange of information at the molecular, cellular, human, or ecosystems scales; directed evolution of organisms or processes; analyzing extant structures and networks, from molecules to populations, along with their evolutionary trajectories, including the development of new modalities to extract data from the geologic, genetic, or linguistic historical records. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in a single department in the natural sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, or Psychology.   Secondary appointments in other departments can be arranged, as appropriate.   The successful candidate will have a strong interest in building a program that generates interaction with researchers from other disciplines who are working within the overarching theme of evolution and will teach courses in his or her home department and participate in the development of curricula pertinent to the Evolution Cluster (See for more information).  The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to establishing a diverse faculty:

Applications should be submitted on-line at and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the core departments, links to no more than three journal publications, and the contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, in collaboration with Penn’s undergraduate program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Behavioral Decision Making. Our primary focus is at the junior, Assistant Professor level, but we will consider candidates at the level of Associate Professor without tenure. The Department of Psychology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see:   Applicants should have an active, high quality, research program that includes experimental research in areas relevant to Psychology and PPE.  Such areas include, but are not limited to, social norms, fairness, trust, cooperation, and moral judgment.  This position provides the opportunity to interact across multiple disciplines with Penn faculty who are interested in these research areas. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Our undergraduate teaching priorities include a course in experimental methodology and a course in behavioral psychology and economics. These courses will target PPE majors and be cross-listed in Psychology. Applications should be submitted on-line at:

and include a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names of three referees whom we may contact for an appraisal. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

01. October 2013 by kurzbanepblog
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