Postdoctoral Scholar for Organized Activities & Character Project

Jul 06, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of California, Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar for Organized Activities & Character Project

Recruitment Period Open date: June 29th, 2018 Last review date: July 29th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: August 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Description

The University of California, Irvine is seeking highly qualified applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position. The position is part of project funded by the Templeton Foundation to examine the relations between youth's organized after-school activities and character development during middle childhood and adolescence. The scholar will work with Drs. Sandra Simpkins, Deborah Vandell, Jacque Eccles, and Nicole Zarrett. Research will include management and analysis of multiple large quantitative datasets; writing of reports, articles, and presentations; translating research for broader audiences through a website and fact sheets; supervising undergraduate and graduate student researchers; and overseeing the submission and updating of human subjects protocols.

Position will begin Fall 2018 or January 2019 and continue for one year, with possible renewal for two additional years dependent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Human Development, or another related field by the start of the position. It is preferred that applicants have demonstrated success presenting and publishing journal articles on organized after-school activities or youth's character development. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience managing data and analyzing quantitative datasets with advanced quantitative statistics (e.g., longitudinal structural equation modeling).

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at
Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, two writing samples, and names of three references (please do not solicit letters).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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