|Salary:||£39,347 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)|
|Placed On:||16th November 2023|
|Closes:||3rd December 2023|
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join a project that will test the effects of an intervention that affirms personal values on intellectual humility among political partisans. The project will explore these effects by bringing into dialogue research on values, virtues and attitudes in philosophy and social psychology in order to ground an empirical programme testing the reliability and strength of value-affirmation interventions designed to increase intellectual humility among participants of online political discussions.
The successful applicant will have a background in value and virtue theory and moral psychology. Excellent organisational and team-working skills and a proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines within an agreed timeframe are essential. The post holder will take a central role in carrying out a review of philosophical and social psychological literature on values, virtues and attitudes, organising the activities of a working group and organising a workshop during the summer of 2024. They will also be involved in the write up of the results for publication and for their dissemination at conferences.
The post is part of a 3-year project which is a sub-award of the Applied Research on Intellectual Humility Project led by Georgia State University and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. It is co-led by Professor Greg Maio, Psychology (University of Bath) and Professor Alessandra Tanesini, Philosophy, in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy (Cardiff University).
This post will be based in Cardiff (although some remote working within the UK can be negotiated) and is for one year on a full-time basis or more than one year in the case of job-shares or accepted part-time applications.
This post is available for an immediate start.
Salary: £39,347 - £44,263 per annum (Grade 6). This appointment is expected to be made at the bottom of the salary scale.
Interested applicants are invited to contact Professor Alessandra Tanesini (Tanesini@cardiff.ac.uk) for more information.
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