Psychology of Religion Post-Doc
South Bend, Indiana, USA
Indiana University South Bend
The Social Psychology of Religion Lab at Indiana University South Bend anticipates hiring a postdoctoral fellow starting as early as 1 July 2013 for a minimum of one year and contingent on performance, renewable for an additional year. The position includes a full time salary and benefits.
The successful candidate will conduct research to uncover potential links between religious belief systems and embodiment, under the supervision of Dr. Kevin L. Ladd. The research is highly interdisciplinary and makes use of both quantitative (experimental procedures; eye tracking, facial feature analysis) and qualitative measures to explore broad issues of embodiment with relation to religious beliefs and practices (e.g., prayer).
The postdoc will be encouraged to strengthen her or his research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications and to develop leadership skills by mentoring students. Toward this end, the postdoc will have access to substantial data sets that incorporate both quantitative and qualitative information relative to the psychology of religion.
•Ph.D. in Social / Cognitive / Experimental Psychology
•A solid publication record relevant to the psychology of religion
•Ability to work both individually and as a member of an interdisciplinary, international team
•Ability to mentor undergraduate students
•Prior research experience in one or more of the following research areas (emotions, stereotypes, personality, expectancies, embodiment, visual perception)
•Advanced statistical and data mining skills
•Experience with eye tracking (Tobii system) and/or use of computerized facial feature analysis
•Demonstrated familiarity with tenets of world religious systems
•1 year position starting as early as 1 July 2013 and contingent on performance, renewable for an additional year.
•Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with qualifications
How to Apply
•Applicants should email (1) cover letter, (2) current CV, and (3) names, titles, and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
•For full consideration, application must be received by March 15, 2013. Applications received after March 15 may be considered.
About Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University South Bend is one of the largest campuses in the IU system with approximately 8,500 (primarily undergraduate) students. The University is located in South Bend Indiana, a mid-sized city with affordable housing, multiple cultural venues, and within easy driving distance of Indianapolis, Chicago and Lake Michigan.
Indiana University South Bend is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University values diversity and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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