The Falmagne Chairs were created in 2013 in memory of R. Duncan Luce, one of the preeminent figures in the field of mathematical psychology and distinguished professor of cognitive sciences at UC Irvine, to support the integration of mathematical principles and techniques into research in cognitive science.
The donor, Jean-Claude Falmagne, research professor of cognitive sciences, is a leading mathematical psychologist and developer of ALEKS, a source for internet-based software for the assessment of academic knowledge in academic subjects including K-12 mathematics that has reached millions of students.
We are currently seeking extraordinary scholars with an exemplary track record of innovative mathematical approaches to important questions in the social and behavioral sciences in the tradition of Duncan Luce, the founding Director of the IMBS. We are especially interested in candidates at the Full Professor level. The final candidate will be hired in the Professor series with the title of Falmagne Chair subject to review and approval by a separate distinctions committee and will also be considered for the position of Director of the IMBS.
These scholars will join the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences—which has a long history of interdisciplinary collaborative work and strong connections to mathematical approaches through the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California Irvine.
The University of California, Irvine is the youngest member of 61 premier institutions in the Association of American Universities, and was the best US university under fifty years old (Times Higher Education rankings, 2014).