The University of Oxford proposes to appoint a postdoctoral psychology research fellow to join its 'Virtues and Vocations' project group, exploring the intersection between character formation, leadership development and institutional culture in four specific sectors: business, finance, law and technology.
The project's research is intended to advance theoretical and practical knowledge of character formation as it concerns the focal sectors. Our work will be thoroughly interdisciplinary, considering philosophical, theological, psychological, educational, and sociological aspects of character virtue development.
The project builds on the existing work of the Oxford Character Project. It will be housed in the Faculty of Theology and Religion and work in conjunction with faculty from relevant Oxford departments as well as industry partners.
The postholder will work closely with senior advisors (especially the project's senior psychology advisor, Dr Liz Gulliford) to design and oversee empirical research across the project's four focal sectors (business, finance, law, technology)
This is a fixed-term post available for 3 years from the 1 September 2020.
The successful candidate will be required to provide guidance to other members of the research group on issues of research design, data collection and analysis, conducting the analytic work necessary for data to be effectively interpreted and incorporated into academic publications and industry reports.
The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of a doctorate in psychology with demonstrable research interest in character strengths, moral personality and character interventions.
The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon 1 April 2020. Interviews will take place on 7 April 2020.
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