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Faith & Work Postdoctoral Research Associate


Princeton University's Faith and Work Initiative (FWI) within the Center for the Study of Religion (CSR) invites applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position. Initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance. The position is open to recent Ph.D. graduates interested in studying the area of Faith and Work/Workplace Spirituality. Possible research focus might include, but not be limited to, critical reflection on: organizational impact of workplace spirituality; historical or current issues in the faith and work movement; and methods, models, or scales regarding the integration of faith in the workplace; and other areas of research pertaining to the intersection of faith and work. The successful candidate will conduct his/her own research (33%) and work closely with FWI's director to support his research projects (66%). S/he will also participate in a weekly interdisciplinary workshop with other CSR pre- and post-doctoral scholars, and in FWI and CSR-sponsored events. The candidate must have strong organizational, research, and writing skills and previous research experience on faith at work/workplace spirituality or a related field (e.g., sociology, religion, business, ethics/moral philosophy, behavioral economics), and commensurate experience with relevant research tools, methods, and technology. Completion of Ph.D. by 12/31/2013 required.

For more information, contact CSR, 5 Ivy Lane, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540-1013,, referencing "FWI". 
  Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Application Information

Applicants must submit an online application form at Search for requisition number # xxxxxxx.  Through the online application, the applicant will submit a CV; cover letter describing interest in this position and this area of research; a brief (3-5 page) description of proposed research project and reference to existing FWI research projects ( that s/he would wish to engage in; a relevant writing sample (published or unpublished paper) in English or with an English translation, preferably in the field of workplace spirituality/faith at work; and contact information for three references.