LOCATION: FULLER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY, PASADENA, CA
DEPARTMENT: SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY / THRIVE CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
STANDARD HOURS: 40 PER WEEK
FT/PT/TEMP: FULL TIME, EXEMPT
START DATE: JULY 1, 2019
END DATE: JUNE 30, 2020
REPORTS TO: PETER L. BENSON ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE, DR. PAMELA KING
The Thrive Center for Human Development with the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position for an applied developmental psychologist. The post-holder will hold a leadership position in research at The Thrive Center and will be engaged in different research initiatives focused on thriving, spirituality, and/or character virtue. The postdoctoral researcher will take lead in both quantitative and qualitative research projects. Although exact responsibilities are to be determined based on the post-holder’s expertise, the position will involve providing intellectual leadership in the area of human thriving and supervision of ongoing research.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Research project management. - Leading an effort to develop quantitative measures for assessing youth spirituality and joy. - Assist in quantitative survey analysis with multiple waves of data. - Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and assist in manuscript preparation. - Manage and mentor doctoral students in various research and writing projects. - Conduct grant writing and writing for other external audiences. - Independently manage data and analysis of a mixed-methods dataset. - Potentially teaching and/or lecturing in human development.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Qualified applicants will have a doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) with research experience in a relevant area of psychology (e.g. developmental, positive psychology, personality, social, quantitative, cultural). - Candidates should be able to work independently on project goals and lead the work of doctoral assistants. - Expertise in advanced quantitative methods and analyses is required, and experience with mixed methods and/or qualitative methods and analyses is desirable. - Candidates must demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual rigor and engagement; excellent writing ability and publication record; experience working in a team environment; and ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and excellent interpersonal skills. - Experience in grant writing, intervention development and assessment, measurement construction, and writing for media are desirable. - Qualified applicants will have demonstrated success in writing for publication and will have strengths in management and organization.
Compensation is competitive and includes comprehensive benefits (i.e. medical, dental, vision, disability).
Candidates should apply online at fuller.edu and submit an electronic packet to Andrea Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant at The Thrive Center for Human Development, at email@example.com that includes the following:
1. A brief statement of your research experience, interest in the position and The Thrive Center, how the position would ideally develop your research career, identify your strengths in applied/translational research, and goals. 2. A copy of your CV. 3. A research-based writing sample. 4. 2-3 letters of reference.
Applicant must be willing to abide by Fuller Community Standards. Review will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Fuller Theological Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To the extent required by law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. As a religious institution, Fuller Theological Seminary is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees for certain positions on the basis of religion.
Internal Number: 2060
About The Thrive Center for Human Development, Fuller Theological Seminary
The Thrive Center for Human Development was established in 2011 with a dual mission as both an academic research center that teaches and mentors future scholars in the field of psychology; and a non-profit organization that conducts research and converts learnings of its research about human thriving into applied resources to inspire, educate and equip youth workers, educators, coaches, parents and other adults who care for youth.