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I. MIAMI UNIVERSITY – Miami, Florida.

Miami University, Assistant Professor in the area of Judgment and Decision-making. The Department of Psychology at Miami University invites applications for a tenure-track position, to begin August 2005, at the assistant professor level in judgment and decision-making. Successful candidates will show promise for conducting outstanding research, mentoring doctoral students, and providing high-quality teaching and research supervision at the undergraduate level. Our department offers doctoral programs in Brain and Cognitive, Social, and Clinical Psychology. We anticipate moving into a new spacious, and well-equipped building in 2006. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by August 2005. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, reprints or preprints, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference supporting both research and teaching excellence to: Robin Thomas, Chair, JDM Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 45056, FAX (513) 529-2420 (www.muohio.edu/psychology). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2004, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Miami University is an Equal35 Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer, applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged.


The Management Science area at the MIT Sloan School has three faculty openings in the areas of Operations Management, Operations Research and System Dynamics. We are primarily looking for people at the level of Assistant or untenured Associate Professor. Applicants are expected to have a strong methodological research base, the potential for research and teaching excellence, and an ability to contribute to application areas of high impact. At least one of the appointments will be in the area of applied probability, stochastic processes and their applications. We particularly want to identify qualified female and minority candidates for consideration in these positions.

The OM/OR/SD Groups support MBA, PhD, BS, and Executive education programs. We have a broad range of well-supported research programs, including the MIT Operations Research Center, the Leaders for Manufacturing Program, the Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, the Center for Innovation on Product Development, the Entrepreneurship Center, and the Center for eBusiness@MIT.

Information about the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management can be found at: http://mitsloan.mit.edu

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant field by the date of appointment. Applicants must submit hard copies of the following: an up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of representative publications, a statement of their objectives and aspirations in research and education, an official graduate transcript, information about teaching interests, experience and performance, and at least three letters of recommendation by December 15, 2004.

Please send applications to: Chair, OM/OR/SD Faculty Search Committee (indicate your primary field of interest), c/o Ms. S. Nemat-Nasser, MIT Sloan School, 50 Memorial Drive E53-360, Cambridge, MA 02142-1347.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

-John Sterman
Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management
Director, MIT System Dynamics Group
MIT Sloan School of Management
30 Wadsworth Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
617/253-1951 (voice); 617/258-7579 (fax), jsterman@mit.edu


Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Economics is seeking applicants for a tenure track opening at the assistant professor level or an opening at the associate or full professor levels with tenure, at 100% time for academic year 2005-06. The field is open.

Qualifications for the tenure track opening include: a Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline, at or near completion; the potential for significant research accomplishment and for distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must send a resume, one research paper, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation. Qualifications for the tenured opening include outstanding research accomplishment and the capacity for distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must send a resume and the names of three references.

Please refer your referees to the University’s statement on confidentiality, found at http://www.chance.berkeley.edu/apo/evalltr.html. The application deadline is December 7, 2004. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

MIT is an equal opportunity- affirmative action employer.

CONTACT: Personnel Committee/Recruitment (for tenure-track applicants) or Maurice Obstfeld (for tenured applicants), Department of Economics, 549 Evans Hall #3880, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3880.


As seen in the 17 September issue of Science:


CORNELL UNIVERSITY HAS ANNOUNCED A $600-MILLION INITIATIVE to recruit faculty and provide resources that foster the multidisciplinary study of organisms in the post-genomics era. This faculty-driven effort serves to integrate the life sciences with Cornell’s outstanding programs in the physical, engineering, and computational sciences through 13 interconnected, campus-wide focus areas composing The New Life Sciences Initiative. Having begun in 1998 and extending through the next five years, Cornell is in the process of making 110 professorial appointments, establishing a new graduate fellowship program, creating new research core facilities, and building several major capital projects. Active faculty searches are listed on the next three pages. For more information, please visit our websites: http://www.genomics.cornell.edu/, http://lifesciences.cornell.edu/about/initiative.php, and http://vivo.library.cornell.edu.

Cornell University invites applications for three junior faculty positions in neuroscience that use:
(1) Genomic/genetic, developmental, molecular, computational, and/or biophysical approaches to the study of excitable cells or tissues (contact David Lin at dml45@cornell.edu for more information);
(2) Cell and/or developmental approaches to study the functional organization of the nervous system; for this position, we especially seek individuals with expertise in murine model systems that will contribute to a university-wide interdisciplinary mouse program (contact Tony Bretscher at apb5@cornell.edu for more information); and
(3) Integrative approaches to CNS function with interests that could include, but are not limited to, the organization of sensory or motor systems; social behavior, social communication, social cognition; emotion or any other aspect of cognition such as learning and memory at the network level, spatial navigation, or decision-making; a variety of current recording or imaging techniques would be welcome (contact Barbara Finlay at blf2@cornell.edu for more information).

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