Character Education Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Engineering
Department of Engineering, Wake Forest University
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|Location||Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States|
The Department of Engineering at Wake Forest University in collaboration with the Program for Leadership and Character seek a creative and dynamic scholar with a research background in virtue ethics, character education, and/or character assessment to serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow. The two-year position is funded by a grant from the Kern Family Foundation to support the development and assessment of character interventions in the context of the undergraduate engineering program. The successful candidate will collaborate directly with engineering faculty, an engineering postdoctoral fellow, and graduate student research assistants to design and coordinate character interventions, assist with course development workshops, conduct empirical studies to assess the efficacy of these pedagogical interventions, and prepare manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will diversify our team and will provide significant educational contributions in support of our students’ development as engineers. We seek a colleague who is excited about helping us build a new program that embodies the values of empowerment, integrity, inclusion, compassion, growth, and joy in every layer of our fabric (i.e., team interactions and department culture, curriculum development, classroom environment, space design, etc.). Further information is available at college.wfu.edu/engineering/.
Who We Want - We are particularly interested in philosophers, social scientists, education scholars, or scholars in other related fields who have a strong conceptual understanding of virtue and character and a desire to design interventions that cultivate virtue in undergraduates. We are seeking colleagues who share our vision, who embody the same attributes we desire in our students, and who want to contribute to an educational environment that emphasizes excellence in engineering, creative design and problem solving, and broad societal impact.
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Note - This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
What To Submit - Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file and include the following: (1) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s motivation, personal values in alignment with the job description; (2) a CV; and (3) a list of 3-5 references. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Further information is available at college.wfu.edu/engineering/.
Inquiries about the position and application process may be addressed to Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Engineering) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Michael Lamb (Executive Director of the Program for Leadership and Character, Assistant Professor of Politics, Ethics, and Interdisciplinary Humanities) at email@example.com.
Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with 5100 undergraduates and 3000 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity and Business. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
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|Deadline for full consideration:||
May 1, 2020, 12:00am EST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
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|Time created||April 21, 2020, 5:08pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||November 7, 2020, 4:03pm EST|
|Last updated||April 21, 2020, 5:08pm EST|
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