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College of Education Postdoctoral Fellow Pool 2024/25
Auburn University

Date Posted Apr. 16, 2024
Title College of Education Postdoctoral Fellow Pool 2024/25
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Adm - Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Education - General
About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, a positive work environment, student engagement, and a thriving community.
Chartered in 1856, Auburn University holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity. The university also holds the Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Academic programs at Auburn enroll approximately 26,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. Detailed information about the university can be found by visiting

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include excellent health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more. Auburn University is located in the southeastern United States, 90 min southwest of Atlanta, in Auburn, AL. The Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan area has a population of about 163,000. Auburn's size offers numerous advantages to its residents and Auburn is a quintessential college town with excellent recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities.
POSITION: This 1-year post-doctoral research position is funded to develop and oversee a new Air Force fitness and wellness program. The position is a full-time (100% FTE) research dedicated fellowship for 1 year guaranteed. The position includes setting up fitness and wellness screenings, working with the project team to schedule and oversee interventions, and collecting data on fitness and wellness changes across time to determine the effectiveness of different portions of the wellness program. The project team will include approximately 25 individuals from professors to undergraduate research assistants. The resources of the WRC and School of Kinesiology are available for additional research projects to be designed and completed outside of the funded project time. There will be opportunities for professional development, including training on independent lab operations, writing manuscripts for publication, disseminating results, obtaining funding, and mentoring student researchers (doctoral, masters, and undergraduate).
The Auburn University Warrior Research Center (WRC) is a specialized research and technology center with the mission of improving force readiness. AU WRC acts as a catalyst for change, bringing together researchers, Military and tactical personnel, government, and commercial partners with the goal of improving equipment, health, performance and wellness of our Service Members, tactical responders, Veterans and Families.
The work of the WRC combines physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, neurophysiology, functional movement, sports medicine, mindfullness, and other areas to improve wellness, fitness, and injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation methods to improve tactical athlete health and performance. Our work is done with a focus on evidence/science-based practice with the goal of solving real world problems. Professor JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D. is the Director of the Auburn’s WRC. For more information please check out the websites:

Responsibilities include planning and conducting fitness and wellness screenings, working with the project team to schedule and oversee interventions, and collecting data fitness and wellness data. Regular travel to a local Air Force Base is required. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work with the PI to process, analyze, and publish resulting data. Training on independent lab operations, writing manuscripts for publication, disseminating results, and mentoring student researchers (doctoral, masters, and undergraduate) are also responsibilities of this position.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Inclusive recruitment of candidates is of special importance.

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