Eval., Field Dev., and Public Engagement Assoc. Research Scholar

The Yale Center for Faith & Culture is building a team of research scholars to advance an interdisciplinary project on the Theology of Joy and the Good Life. As a member of this team, the Evaluation, Field Development, and Public Engagement Research Scholar will:

  • Develop, implement, and refine a measurement and evaluation model that accurately assesses the success of the project and sets a new standard for measuring and evaluating the impact of humanities research projects generally.
  • Author and submit for publication scholarly articles advancing the study of measurement and evaluation of humanities research projects as drivers of intellectual change and/or communicating the effectiveness of the project as a case study.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on the effectiveness of the field development and public engagement impact of the project.
  • Interface with Center leadership to distill evaluation insights into project best practices.

The position is a 3-year faculty appointment at Yale Divinity School under the direction of Miroslav Volf, principal investigator. The Divinity School hopes to make an appointment of a junior scholar with a record of distinguished scholarship and a commitment to theological education.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. Possible fields include (but are not limited to):

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Network Science
  • Metrics & Evaluation
  • Management & Organization

Exceptional ABDs will also be considered. The mission of the Center for Faith & Culture is not just to produce world-class scholarship but also to connect the insights of that scholarship to the real lives of people in churches and the broader culture. The ideal candidate will have experience and passion for “giving ideas legs” and communicating in educational, ecclesial, and popular contexts in ways that generative transformational change. A letter of application with curriculum vitae and a list of three references should be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/31109. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015. All submissions received by December 1 will receive full consideration.

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