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Postdoctoral Research Associate Waco, TX, United States
Job Identification: 12706 Posting Date: 04/10/2022, 11:05 PM Job Schedule: Full time Locations: Waco, TX, United States Degree Level: Doctorate
Job Description: Baylor University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship for up to three years from those working in virtue ethics, moral psychology, or social philosophy. Suitable candidates will demonstrate openness to learning methods of data collection, analysis, and study design in psychology and working with an interdisciplinary team to design and test interventions.
Job Responsibilities: The primary research project the postdoc would join investigates ways to enhance neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics with a multicultural perspective and developing virtue-promoting interventions using Participatory Action Research methodology. The majority of the postdoc's time will be spent on independent research on virtue, multicultural ethics, ethics of oppressed groups, or cultivating virtue. The postdoc will also regularly contribute to collaborative research with psychologists and practitioners at sites where interventions will be delivered. The researcher will contribute regularly to the Baylor working group on Bioethics and the Flourishing Brown Bag group. The initial appointment will be for one academic year with the expectation of renewal for two more years assuming good performance.
Baylor is committed to cultivating an inclusive and multicultural population. Applicants should address in a separate statement how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Baylor's commitment to inclusivity and equity and the project's aim of crafting a more inclusive neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics.
Anticipated start date: June 2022
Expected qualifications for a candidate include:
Doctorate in Philosophy or Theology prior to June 2021
Ability to engage relevant contemporary literature in psychology and neuroscience
Demonstrated abilities to engage in analytical thinking
Willingness to learn data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis methods
Ability to set priorities in order to perform and manage workload to meet deadlines
Ability to build relationships and network with partners
Preferred qualifications include:
Experience with grant projects and grant writing activities
Materials Requested for Application:
Cover Letter describing your research experience in moral psychology and ethics,
a curriculum vita (CV),
a research statement describing your interests and goals, and
three professional reference letters.
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About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.