Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at Indiana State University Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality

The Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality has an opening for a one to two year Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (Fellow). The Post-Doc position begins September 1, 2012 and requires a doctoral degree in one of the Social or Life Sciences. The Post-Doc will work with Center Affiliated faculty to design, conduct, and publish research on topics related to religion/spirituality and health, positive psychology, and/or holistic and integrative medicine. Center Faculty have ongoing research on a variety of topics including spirituality and addiction, religion and coping, measurement of spirituality and religiousness, spiritual experiences in natural environments, prayer, compassion and helping behavior, and contemplative practices.

The Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality supports interdisciplinary research and dialog on how religious and spiritual beliefs, practices, values, and experiences are related to physical, mental, emotional, and social health. The work of the Center is compatible with the perspectives of positive psychology and holistic and integrative medicine. The Center also attempts to address societal needs for enhanced health care and increased cooperation among faith traditions by offering educational and training programs for students, professionals, and the public. The Center has been awarded enhancement funds through ISU's Unbounded Possibilities Initiative.

ISU is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students located in West Central Indiana, an area that enables a high quality of life with a low cost of living. Terre Haute is the regional center for health care, commerce, the arts, and education for the surrounding areas; it has four colleges and universities. For more information, go to www.indstate.edu/psychology.

Applicants must apply online (http://www.indstate.edu/humres/) and submit a cover letter including statements of their teaching and research interests, vita, graduate transcripts, representative publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Thomas Johnson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Psychology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. "ISU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students."

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