Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Race and Social Problems

Posted: 6/15/2017 (Funding)

The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research and support projects emphasizing school-based psychosocial phenomena and associated interventions that promote academic achievement and mental health among adolescents of color. The initial appointment will be one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Scholars with interest in race and school-based phenomena with a doctorate in education, social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field are encouraged to apply.

The ideal applicant will have robust substantive knowledge of psychosocial phenomena related to African American youth development across social contexts, and a track record of publication in psychology, education, social work, or sociology journals. Applicants with advanced methodological skills in either qualitative (observations and interviewing, grounded and theory-driven analyses) or quantitative skills (HLM, SEM, growth modeling) will be considered. Experience with teaching, counseling, or student support services in schools or in youth programming is also preferred.

The fellow will receive strong mentoring with well-established scholars focused on producing high quality scholarship that lead to rigorous intervention designs. The fellow will also be supported in developing an independent research program that produces grants, conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and public dissemination of work.

More information is available below.

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Deadline: 07/15/2017

Location: University of Pittsburgh