Lecturer in Applied Decision Making

University of Leeds Leeds University Business School

Lecturer in Applied Decision Making

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in decision making from a psychological or analytic perspective? Do you want to combine an academic role with the opportunity to work closely with the UK Met Office to influence and deliver high impact decision research in the areas related to weather and climate? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University? Do you have the drive to tackle new challenges?

This post links to the , which was founded in 1996 and has grown into a leading international research centre. Our research builds on basic and applied approaches to understand how people make real-world decisions, and, if needed, how to facilitate more informed decisions. We are seeking to appoint high calibre individuals with a strong research and teaching profile to complement our existing research strengths.

This post builds on the existing (MOAP) at Leeds, led from the School of Earth and Environment, to provide new links between the Met Office and the Centre for Decision Research. You will be joining a group of at least nine staff at the University of Leeds who have positions that are in some way co-funded with the Met Office. Half your time will be funded by the Met Office for a period of two years, and we anticipate opportunities to continue such an arrangement longer term.

The Met Office is the UK's national meteorological service. It provides critical weather services and world-leading climate science to support decision making across government, the public and private sectors and the general public. Maximising benefit to society increasingly requires moving beyond atmospheric science to address weather impacts and decision making, and application of an increasingly wide range of tools from numerical weather prediction to artificial intelligence/ machine learning and behavioural science. This post will provide an outstanding opportunity for collaboration and delivering impact from research.

You will have a strong commitment to using research to support effective decision making. You will be expected to contribute to teaching, to be committed to conducting cutting-edge research, to raise the profile of the Centre for Decision Research and to attract research funding from external resources.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Andrea Taylor, Associate Professor, and Joint-lead: University of Leeds Met Office Partnership Theme on Social Science, email:

Or 

Professor Peter Ayton, Professor of Decision Research, email

Or 

Professor Barbara Summers, Professor of Human Judgment and Decision Making, email 

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Business
School/Institute: Leeds University Business School
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Monday 25 April 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 31 May 2022
Reference: LUBSC1603
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