Postdoctoral Fellowship

Waco, Texas
Oct 16, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description


Baylor University seeks application for a postdoctoral fellowship for up to three years from those working in virtue ethics, moral psychology, or social philosophy. Suitable candidates will have a background in psychology or neuroscience that equips them to participate in data collection, qualitative analysis, study design and intervention development with our team of philosophers, psychologists, and practitioners.

The primary research project the postdoc would join investigates ways to enhance neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics with a multicultural perspective and developing virtue-promoting interventions using Participatory Action Research methodology. The majority of the postdoc’s time will be spent on independent research on virtue, multicultural ethics, ethics of oppressed groups, or cultivating virtue. The postdoc will also regularly contribute to collaborative research with psychologists and practitioners at sites where interventions will be delivered. The researcher will contribute regularly to the Baylor working group on Bioethics and the Flourishing Brown Bag group. The initial appointment will be for one academic year with the expectation of renewal for two more years assuming good performance. 

Anticipated start date: June 2021


 Expected qualifications for a candidate include:

  • Doctorate in Philosophy or Theology prior to June 2021
  • Research experience in psychology or neuroscience.
  • Demonstrated abilities to engage in analytical thinking, qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis.
  • Ability to set priorities in order to perform and manage workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to build relationships and network with partners

 Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience with grant projects and grant writing activities

Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and generous time off, they also get to experience Baylor.

  • Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount

Learn more about great opportunities to connect and be a part of our local community in Baylor’s Waco Culture Guide!

To Apply

Candidates should submit an electronic packet with the following items to the (1) a cover letter describing of your research experience in moral psychology and ethics, (2) a curriculum vita (CV), (3) a research statement describing your interests and goals, and (4) names and contact information for three professional references.

Applications received by November 15, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.

Questions Regarding Application

For questions pertaining to the application process or to learn more about the postdoctoral research associate position, please contact Dr. Anne Jeffrey by email ([email protected])

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Illuminate.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.