Adjunct Lecturer, Cognitive Bias & Enterprise Risk Management (On-Campus, Sum'19)

  • 2970 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Columbia University has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world for more than 250 years. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.

The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University offers innovative and rigorous programs that integrate knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, combine theory with practice, leverage the expertise of our students and faculty, and connect global constituencies. Through fourteen professional master's degrees, courses for advancement and graduate school preparation, certificate programs, summer courses, high school programs, and a program for learning English as a second language, the School of Professional Studies transforms knowledge and understanding in service of the greater good.

Job Description

Columbia University, School of Professional Studies (SPS) seeks candidates to serve as a part-time Lecturer for the graduate-level course Cognitive Bias & Enterprise Risk Management. This course offers a foundation in the growing field of behavioral economics and related disciplines and their r eal-world consequences, with a focus on application of what the field has learned about cognitive biases to both traditional and value-based enterprise risk management (ERM) approaches. Following this course, students will be versed in the terminology, concepts and technical aspects of the behavioral economics framework, they will be able to identify and account for various cognitive biases, and will be able to apply this knowledge to the assessment, management and communication of enterprise risk through exposure to various case studies.


  • Lead class lectures, instructional activities, and classroom discussion. Attend all class sessions.
  • Monitor and address student concerns and inquiries.
  • Evaluate, grade student work and assessments.
  • Conduct office hours.


Columbia University SPS operates under a scholar-practitioner faculty model, which enables students to learn from faculty that have outstanding academic training as well as a record of accomplishment as practitioners in an applied industry setting.


  • Graduate degree, with a preference for a PhD, in behavioral economics, applied psychology, or behavioral science.
  • Expertise in behavioral economics and cognitive biases.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years teaching experience in a university setting at the graduate level. 
  • 10+ years of professional experience in an applied setting
  • Doctoral degree that is directly related to the subject matter of the course.

Additional Information

  • Please submit a resume inclusive of university teaching experience.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer