Phipps is seeking a full-time Ecopsychologist to support the Phipps Research Institute in taking an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of connections between people and their environment, and human and ecological health and wellness through research. Research will include fostering connections to nature and understanding the motivations behind pro-environmental behavior change with a goal to bridge the gap in our understanding between the built and natural environments and effects on mental and physical well-being.
The Ecopsychologist will report to the Director of Research and Science Education and will work collaboratively with several departments, including Research, Horticulture, and Studio Phipps, as well as develop collaborations with local universities and organizations. Duties will include conducting original research, analyzing and evaluating data and assisting in presentations of the innovative studies being conducted.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecopsychology, human ecology, public health, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, or closely-related disciplines. Focal areas of expertise might include mindfulness-based interventions or biophilic design. The successful candidate must have a passion for interdisciplinary research with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. Proficiency with computer software and data management is required (use of R, Python, Matlab, STATA, etc., preferred), and teaching experience in formal and informal education is preferred.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.
For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.
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