Postdoctoral Scholar for Organized Activities & Character Project

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  • School of Education - Education


    Open June 29th, 2018 through July 29th, 2018


    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.
    Job location Irvine, CA

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    Document requirements
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Writing Sample1
    • Writing Sample 2
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)

    Reference requirements
    • 3 references required (contact information only)


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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/11/2018
    Application Due: 11/2/2018
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