Spiritual Performance and Chaplaincy Training Post-Doc

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Updated: August 15, 2018
Job ID: 214142
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Spiritual Fitness and Spiritual Care Team Post-Doctoral fellow to support the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

The core mission of the Spiritual Fitness and Spiritual Care team is to walk with the chaplains by providing evidence-based training, evaluation, and research. Responsible for assisting with the development and validation of metrics and methodology as it relates to current and future projects. The Post-Doctoral fellow will assist in the development and evaluation of chaplaincy training related to providing spiritual care to Service Members. Primary duties will include: interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data; assisting with curriculum development and evaluation; collaborating with support personnel from multiple organizations involved in Spiritual Fitness/Performance; developing briefings and reports; assisting on manuscripts; presenting at conferences representing the team (as needed); coordinating administrative project logistics; and generally assisting Spiritual Fitness/Performance leadership.

The Post-Doctoral fellow will receive training and supervision in the areas of chaplaincy research, program evaluation, measurement development and validation, Spiritual Fitness/Performance research, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:                                                                                   90% of time

  1. Assists project leaders in organization, coordination, implementation, and analysis of planned studies and other Spiritual Fitness/Performance projects in support of CHAMP.
  2. Helps design and evaluate a curriculum providing evidence-based training to chaplains. 
  3. Assists in analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data.
  4. Assists in the design of research and evaluation studies related to Spiritual Fitness/Performance. 
  5. Assists with creation of manuscripts and reports.
  6. Collaborating with support personnel from multiple organizations involved in Spiritual Fitness/Performance projects, trainings, and metrics.


NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:                                                                                10% of time

  1. Completes other projects as needed.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of program evaluation, spirituality research, curriculum development, military chaplaincy, skills in project coordination and meeting management, data collection and interpretation, ability to problem solve effectively, skills in working as part of an interdisciplinary team, ability to brief in various military and professional settings.

Travel to potential study implementation sites, conferences, and for project planning is expected.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Doctorate in social sciences, psychology, religious studies, public health, or a related field. Completion of at least one research or evaluation study related to spirituality and/or well-being. 

Minimum Experience: 0-4 years directly related professional experience in one or more of the following: spirituality research, program evaluation, mental health, curriculum development, and work assisting the chaplaincy or similar organizations. 

Physical Capabilities: May require travel to study implementation sites

Required Security Clearance: Ability to hold a clearance is required. 

Licenses, Certification or Registration: N/A

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: N/A

Work Environment: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD. Specifically at the Rockledge facility in Bethesda MD.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.