Postdoctoral positions in Consumer Behavior and Behavioral Economics 966650

University of Aarhus - Department of Management

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral positions offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project focused on consumer behavior, behavioral economics, and social influence. The starting date is September 1, 2018 or subject to mutual agreement.

The research project
The post will suit candidates with relevant experience in experimental design and an interest in conducting experiments that have direct application to policy. The project contributes to the fields of marketing, behavioral economics, and psychology and will employ both theoretical and empirical tools.

Job description
Candidates are expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in experimental designs, data collection, data analyses, development of theoretical models, and writing of academic articles. The position is research-oriented but may involve teaching and/or supervision assignments.

The project will be under the supervision of Tobias Otterbring (Aarhus University & Karlstad University), Panos Mitkidis (Aarhus University & Duke University), and Dan Ariely (Duke University & Aarhus University).

Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Management, preferably within one or more of the following areas: Social or Consumer Psychology, Marketing, Behavioral Economics, or another relevant field.

Other requirements include:

  • Publication experience in high-ranking journals in psychology and/or marketing
  • Experience with designing, analyzing, and reporting experimental or survey research 
  • Experience with field studies, consumer panel surveys, lab experiments, and the combination of these (multi-methods studies)
  • Knowledge and expertise in one or many of the following areas: marketing, consumer behavior, social psychology, behavioral economics, and judgment and decision making 
  • Excellent research skills, including advanced statistical and methodological knowledge (e.g., experience with eye tracking, programming of experiments, statistical methods such as individual models of preferences or models of decision-making processes, and programming skills in R or Python) 
  • Experience in course teaching 
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, with a certified proficiency in English 
  • Excellent knowledge of office and statistical software 
  • Motivation to work independently as well as cooperatively in an international team

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD, etc.)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors
  • Teaching portfolio

All applications must be made online and received by: May 14, 2018.

For further information and online application, please go to

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