Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Posting Number NC971P

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Working Title Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Position Number 16494

Department Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The College of Education and Health Professions is the second largest college at the University of Arkansas, with the largest graduate enrollment. The College is committed to fulfilling the university's mission as a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conducting in-depth interviews across the US
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Dissemination of findings via peer-reviewed publication and presentation at conferences
  • Preparation of reports

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in public health, sociology, psychology, or a social-science related discipline
  • Experience with data management and analysis
  • Experience managing research projects
  • Proficient in English and Spanish

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mixed research methodology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative methodology including conducting interviews and analyzing data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative analysis including psychometric and working with complex survey weights
  • Demonstrated successful dissemination of scholarship

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to run advanced analysis and disseminate findings
  • Ability to assist graduate and undergraduate students with ongoing projects
  • Ability to work independently and follow protocols

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing


  • Talking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs with some evenings and weekends)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 03/15/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments) 08/15/2019

Recruitment Contact Information

Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Health
[email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Acceptable writing samples include: a peer-reviewed article, published or unpublished in which you were the primary author, a chapter from a dissertation, a paper written for a class, or any other scholarly writing in which you were the primary or solo author.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD in public health, sociology, psychology, or a social science related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience in data analysis and research assessment in an institution of higher learning or other similar setting do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • At least 1, but less than 2
    • At least 2, but less than 4
    • 4+ years
  3. * Describe your experience managing research projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you proficient in English and Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample(s)
  4. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
  5. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
  2. Proof of Veterans Status





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Posted: 2/19/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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