Company Name:

The Danielsen Institute at Boston University


Boston, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

$55,000 Per Year

Job Category:

Clinician, Researcher

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

November 27, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Danielsen Institute at Boston University seeks applicants for a research and clinical postdoctoral associate with interests in the connections between spirituality and mental health. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will provide research support for the Institute’s research center in support of ongoing projects and in the development of new initiatives, including designing and conducting empirical studies, analyzing and presenting data, writing for publication, and pursuing grant funding (75% time). In addition, the Associate will provide clinical services at the Institute clinic while receiving specialized, advanced training in psychotherapy (25% time). The Associate will have training and/or interest in providing psychotherapy from a relational, depth perspective and be licensed/licensable as a psychologist, social worker, or marriage and family therapist in Massachusetts. If the Associate has applicable skills and interests, opportunities may exist to provide teaching and/or supervision to graduate students and to do psychological and neuropsychological testing at the Institute. Diversity competence is a key strength needed within the various roles of this position, and the position is funded for up to three years.


The Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology (CSRP) is the research center within the Danielsen Institute. Currently, primary research at CSRP include projects in the following areas: spirituality and psychotherapy; psychotherapy outcomes; humility; forgiveness; relational dynamics and psychotherapy; virtue and flourishing in psychotherapy; intercultural competence and social justice; spirituality and trauma; couple therapy; and religious leadership and well-being. Research projects employ empirical (quantitative and qualitative) social science methodologies and often include interdisciplinary engagement with spirituality studies, religious studies, and theology. 


Interested applicants should send their CV to the Director of CSRP, Dr. Steven Sandage, at, no later than January 15, 2019.

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