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Postdoctoral Fellowship


Application deadline : 2016-04-30

Email :  ksavani@ntu.edu.sg


Type of job opening :Other

Job Description

Dr. Krishna Savani at the Cultural Science Institute in Nanyang Business School, Singapore, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for a project funded by a Nanyang Assistant Professor Fellowship. This project extends Dr. Savani’s existing program of research, which investigates how a choice mindset, universal vs. nonuniversal beliefs about human abilities, and implicit social learning can address problems of social inequality, diversity,intercultural interactions, and choice architecture.

The postdoctoral fellow’s responsibilities will include closely collaborating with the research team to help conduct the research proposed in the grant, along with developing new research ideas on related topics. Researchers with an interest in topics related to agency, choice, control, power, scarcity, inequality, and diversity, broadly defined, would be well-suited for this project.

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University is one of Asia’s leading research universities, boasting two professors in Thomson Reuters’ list of the World’s 19 Hottest Researchers. Within NTU, Nanyang Business School is one of Asia’s top business schools, ranking 29 in the 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. The Cultural Science Institute is a center for behavioral science research within the business school, hosting one of the most cutting-edge experimental research labs in the world, including EEG, eye-tracking, and physiological measurement equipment.

Living in Singapore

Singapore is a bustling, cosmopolitan city-state with a multi-ethnic population of 5.4 million. Standards of living match if not exceed those of major industrialized countries, with per capita GDP ranking third highest in the world. English is widely spoken and used in education, business, and government.Singapore is a vibrant hub for business, with many of the Fortune 500 companies having their Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Being at a crossroads within Asia, Singapore offers a broad range of regional recreation and travel opportunities. Given Singapore’s low tax rates, net after-tax compensation would significantly exceed postdoc salaries in North America and Europe.

Desired Qualifications

This fellowship will be a two-year position beginning July 1, 2016, with the option to extend for a third year. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a social science discipline prior to beginning the fellowship. Candidates with a PhD in psychology (social psychology or judgment and decision making), organizational behavior,or marketing, would be suitable.

How to Apply

Please e-mail the following documents to Dr. Savani’s lab manager Yu Ding (yu.ding@ntu.edu.sg):

(1) your CV,

(2) one or two first-authored manuscripts,

(3) two letters of recommendation (these can be emailed directly by the letter writers), and

(4) a cover letter describing how your background, experience, and interests fit with the program of research described above.

Please include “Postdoc Application” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2016. If you have any questions, please email Krishna Savani at ksavani@ntu.edu.sg.