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Postdoctoral research positions available at Wheaton College's Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

Two postdoctoral research positions are available at Wheaton College's Humanitarian Disaster Institute in Wheaton, Ill.

Job Summary and Basic Function

Wheaton College's Humanitarian Disaster Institute is in the process of finalizing a grant contract with the John Templeton Foundation to study how people make meaning, relate to God and grow (psychologically and spiritually) after disasters. The institute anticipates hiring for two postdoctoral research fellows positions starting as early as fall 2015. Start date negotiable.

Position 1: Quantitative Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A quantitative postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the area of the psychology of religion/spirituality and disasters. Specifically, the postdoctoral research fellow will assist with research projects examining how faith and resilience change over time amid disaster survivors. The postdoctoral research fellow will also assist with writing scientific papers and presenting research results on disaster and humanitarian crises related to meaning making, God representations, religion/spirituality and posttraumatic growth.

Position 2: Qualitative Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A qualitative postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the area of the psychology of religion/spirituality and disasters. Specifically, the postdoctoral research fellow will assist with research projects examining how faith and resilience change over time amid disaster survivors. The postdoctoral research fellow will also assist with writing scientific papers and presenting research results on disaster and humanitarian crises related to meaning making, God representations, religion/spirituality and posttraumatic growth.

These positions are available for one year with the possibility of a second or third given satisfactory performance.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate in psychology or related field at the time of appointment. Have experience conducting research studies, including the collection and organization of data. Position 1 should be proficient in quantitative data analysis and position 2 should be proficient in qualitative data analysis. Be proficient in scientific writing and publication track record or show promise for scholarly publishing.

Compensation

The fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefit package.

About

This grant is a collaborative project between Wheaton College's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Hope College, University of North Texas and Georgia State University. To learn more, visit Wheaton College's Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

Contact Information

Please direct inquires about the positions to Jamie Aten, PhD, and Edward Davis, PsyD.