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Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Applied Research

Department: Auburn Research and The Center for the Study of Theological Education

Reports to: Vice President, Applied Research

Status: One-year contract position, with a possible second year renewal

Start Date: October 1, 2019


The Post-doctoral Fellowship at Auburn Research and The Center for the Study of Theological Education is intended to support the early research careers of scholars who show promise of significant engagement in the field of theological education, faith communities, and faith-rooted social movements to understand how faith leaders are best prepared. The successful candidate will assist in all stages of the research process, including design and execution of of mixed method research, analysis of data, drafting reports, articles and books, and engagement with varied constituencies and partners. The Research post-doctoral fellow will do background research as part of existing projects, including use qualitative and quantitative methods as appropriate. This position will also be responsible for regularly contributing to Auburn Voices and other social media channels by offering new insights and analysis from recent research.

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1. A current CV

2. Thoughtful cover letter

3. Writing sample

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