Postdoctoral Research Associate (2 Positions Available)
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
Wake Forest University
Open until Filled
The Psychology Department at Wake Forest University has openings in two post-doctoral positions in personality/social psychology or clinical psychology beginning in late summer 2012 (starting dates are flexible).
One position is with an NIMH-funded examination of intra-personal and inter-personal mechanisms underlying personality, behavior, affect, and personality pathology, and it includes a significant longitudinal component. This five-year project adopts an integrative “person-situation” perspective on the daily-life factors that trigger behavior, emotion, and the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition, it involves examination of interpersonal perceptions among close acquaintances, focusing on the links between those perceptions, “normal” personality, and personality pathology. This position is well-suited for researchers with interest in Personality/Social Psychology and/or Clinical Psychology. The researcher in this position will work collaboratively with Will Fleeson, Mike Furr, and Elizabeth Arnold (Psychiatry), with primary focus on identifying specific research questions, conducting statistical analyses, and writing for publication. In addition, there will be significant opportunities to shape the project’s design as it goes forward.
The second position is with a project examining the nature of character and the associations between character traits and beliefs, desires, identities, relationships, emotions, behavior, and situations. Key directions of research include the consistency of character, its internal causal structure, and its relationship to normal personality; the role of virtue in self- and other-knowledge; and the role of identity emulation in virtuous behavior. Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, this collaborative project will offer substantial opportunity for a candidate to help shape the research questions and designs, along with significant responsibilities for statistical analyses and writing for publication. The researcher in this position will work collaboratively with Will Fleeson, Mike Furr, Eranda Jayawickreme and Christian Miller (Philosophy) and will have primary interest in Social/Personality Psychology with potential interests in virtue, character, and moral psychology. This position is a one-year position with multiple possibilities for extension.
For both positions, review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with ideal employment start dates of late summer. To apply for the positions, please visit www.wfu.edu/hr/careers and supply a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests, and please arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted. Please feel free to email Will (FleesonW@wfu.edu) or Mike (FurrRM@wfu.edu) with any questions, specifying the position of interest.
Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, NC. The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina has a population of more than 1.5 million people, it includes 11 four-year colleges/universities, and it has a very reasonable cost of living. In addition, it is within one-to-five hours of Washington DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charleston, Knoxville, the Research Triangle area (including UNC, Duke, NC State, and the SAS Institute), the Appalachian Mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean. Wake Forest welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Additional information about the department and the university is available at www.wfu.edu/psychology.
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