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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Human Development

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Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Human Development

Requisition Number FE01647

Department Name 81600:Family Sciences

Work Location Lexington, KY

Type of Position Other

Position Time Status Full-Time

Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

An earned Ph.D. in human development or closely-related area

Required Related Experience

The ideal candidate would have a background in human development, developmental or educational psychology. The successful candidate will also have extensive advanced quantitative skills (e.g., SEM, growth modeling, multi-level modeling), experiences working on large-scale, national data sets, strong writing skills, a publication record, and experiences with grant writing.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The Department of Family Sciences housed in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time, postdoctoral scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year with a possible renewal in 2019-2020. Re-appointment contingent upon availability of funding. The postdoctoral scholar’s primary responsibilities include coordinating and supervising data collections, working on conference presentations, publications, and grant writing, and occasional teaching.

An earned Ph.D. in human development or closely-related area is required, and the ideal candidate would have a background in human development, developmental or educational psychology. The successful candidate will also have extensive advanced quantitative skills (e.g., SEM, growth modeling, multi-level modeling), experiences working on large-scale, national data sets, strong writing skills, a publication record, and experiences with grant writing. Candidates with substantive knowledge and background in the field of human/developmental psychology as well as in quantitative, psychometric, and/or research methods are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a record of scholarly publications are strongly preferred.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. In addition, please include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Application review will begin October 15th, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

• Evidence of substantive knowledge and background in the field of human/developmental psychology
• Evidence of substantive knowledge in quantitative, psychometric, and/or research methods 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated commitment to and interest in adolescence

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

Preferred Education/Experience

Applicants with a record of scholarly publications are strongly preferred.  

Open Until Filled Yes

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 
 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 
 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/16/2018
Application Due: 12/15/2018
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