Post-Doctoral Policy Fellowship

Tallahassee, FL
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41398

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Apply On Or Before: 04/21/2017


The Florida Institute for Child Welfare within the College of Social Work


The fellowship is designed to support early career scholars who have an interest in child welfare research and policy. The recipient of this fellowship will have extensive opportunities to network with child welfare policymakers, Department of Children and Families' leadership, and statewide faculty affiliates. The recipient will be supervised and mentored by the Executive Director of the Institute. The fellow will have direct experience translating research findings into policy recommendations for state legislators. Fellows will attend House and Senate committee meetings at the Florida State Capitol, community leadership meetings, and child welfare conferences. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with ongoing research (quantitative and qualitative), submitting proposals for state and federal grants, tracking legislation, writing and reviewing reports. Fellows will be encouraged to write for publication and dissemination.


Applicant must have a Ph.D. in social work (or closely related field) by the time of the appointment. Applicants who have received their PhD within the past 5 years are also eligible. If the applicant is a current student, a confirmation of eligibility must be submitted.

Other Information

The following documents are required:
* Statement of Interest (include current and future research projects/interests, professional work experience, training and certifications, publications, and conferences)
* Curriculum Vita
* 2 writing samples
* 1 Letter of Recommendation from major professor and contact details for 2 additional references (see Appendix A)
* If applicable, Confirmation of Eligibility (see Appendix B)

Appendix A- Letter of Recommendation:
Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their major professor. Letters must be on letterhead with signatures and answer/address the following:
* What is your relationship to the applicant and how long have you known this person?
* In what capacity have you worked with the applicant and what has been your experience working with this person?
* What are the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant?
* Describe the applicant*s commitment to child welfare research, policy, and practice.
* Describe why this applicant would be a good candidate for the Florida Institute for Child Welfare Post-Doctoral Policy Fellowship.
Letter of recommendation is to be submitted to Leah Stephens,

Appendix B- Confirmation of Eligibility:
If the applicant is a current student, the applicant must submit a letter from the doctoral program director confirming eligibility for the Florida Institute for Child Welfare Post-Doctoral Policy
Fellowship. The letter must be on university letterhead with signatures and confirm the following about the applicant:
* All coursework, preliminary or qualifying exams has been completed
* Currently working on a prospectus or dissertation
* In good academic standing
* Projected graduation date is by August 2017

Contact Info

Please, contact Rose Kim,, for any questions or more information.

University Information

About the Florida Institute for Child Welfare (Institute)
In 2014, the Florida Legislature enacted Section 1004.615, Florida Statutes in response to media reports of almost 500 children known to Florida's child welfare system who had died in the previous five years. The legislation established the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at the Florida State University, College of Social Work. The purpose of the Institute is to advance the well-being of children and families by improving the performance of child protection and child welfare services through research, policy analysis, evaluation, and leadership development. The Institute is a consortium of accredited public and private universities throughout Florida offering social work degrees. For more information, visit our website

Anticipated Salary Range

Yearly salary of $47,476.

Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.

Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.


12-month Post-Doctoral Policy Fellowship beginning September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018, with the possibility of renewal or an additional year, depending on performance and available funding.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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