The postdoctoral experience provides incumbents who have recently completed a doctoral degree with a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the guidance of a supervising faculty mentor/Principal Investigator (PI). The Postdoctoral Associate – Research performs complex and advanced research or scholarship, in conjunction with his/her education, under the direction of the PI. The work performed may also need to meet the research or scholarship goals outlined in a funded research proposal if the incumbent is working on a sponsored project. The purpose of this appointment is to benefit the research and educational programs of the university as well as contribute to the postdoctoral scholar's professional growth and development. At the time of employment, the PI will establish the professional objectives and performance standards for the incumbent and will make annual evaluations. Duties assigned to this position will require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process or discipline.
Work will focus on four issues:
Consult as needed on the measurement of virtue and character in leaders and students.
Participate in the quantitative analysis of pretest-posttest data. This will include the identification of appropriate benchmarks for evaluating the size of effects relative to other open trials.
Oversee research in the laboratory devoted to the topics of character and virtue.
Oversee a comprehensive quantitative evaluation of student outcomes in character education.
Though the incumbent will be involved in all activities listed in the scope of work, his or her primary responsibility will be to the ongoing management of the comprehensive quantitative evaluation of student outcomes in character education.
This is considered a temporary advanced scholarly appointment, typically representing a transition from academic study to employment in the field of research or academia. Funding is currently available for one year, though funding will be pursued to support additional years. The duration of a postdoctoral appointment will generally be limited to three years, but incumbents may continue to serve in this title for up to 5 years through annual renewable appointments.
1.A doctoral degree in the appropriate field or discipline, or the recognized terminal degree, or the foreign equivalent.
2.Excellent organizational and project management skills.
3.Excellent interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
4.Willing to work nonstandard hours, as necessary, including occasional evenings and weekends.
5.Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.
Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ
Hiring Manager: Robert McGrath
Internal Number: 6120
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