Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoctoral Associate in Social Work

Posted: 11/21/2016 (Employment)

Rutgers University School of Social Work seeks a postdoctoral scholar to work on a collaborative, multi-year, multi-faceted project focused on understanding the role of fathers in reducing inequality in outcomes between children from low and high income families and on the impact of social and economic policies on father involvement. The project, led by associate professor Lenna Nepomnyaschy with colleagues from Boston and Cornell Universities, involves quantitative analyses of several large national datasets and the collection of state-level data on employment, wage, criminal justice, and child support arrears policies.

The scholar will contribute to and assist with all aspects of the research including study conceptualization, collection of social and economic policy data across years and states, planning and carrying out quantitative analyses, presenting results at research conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication. In addition, the scholar will contribute to and gain experience with the preparation and submission of a proposal for federal funding for subsequent analyses building on the knowledge gained from the current project. The scholar will also have opportunities to work on other projects of mutual interest.

The successful candidate has a PhD in Social Work or a related field, has a strong research interest in the study of social policies and their effects on child and family well-being and the role of fathers, has training in advanced quantitative methods, and experience working with large datasets. The successful candidate is also highly motivated, interested in forging collaborative relationships with faculty and doctoral students, and has a strong committed to social justice. Candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply to be a part of our supportive and dynamic community of scholars.

Please apply by submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vita, writing sample, and 3 letters of reference through the University’s online job application system using the link below.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position will be a twelve month position starting in July 2017 for one year, with the potential of extension to a second year subject to a review during the first year.

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Location: Rutgers University