Post Doctoral Fellow - YDL

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Post Doctoral Fellow - YDL

263 Lehotsky Hall
Open Date:
Dec 14, 2020

The Youth Development Leadership (YDL) Program at Clemson University is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position to support ongoing research projects for faculty within the program. The faculty within the YDL program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the positive development of children and adolescents across diverse settings, including afterschool programs, camps, and juvenile justice interventions. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to conduct independent research as a member of the YDL program, but also contribute to current faculty efforts under the direction of Dr. William Quinn, Dr. Barry Garst, and Dr. Edmond Bowers. The postdoctoral fellow will assist with a variety of projects working with local, national, and international youth-serving programs and partners. The position is located within the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University and the initial appointment is for 1 year, with an option to renew on year 2. Compensation is competitive and includes comprehensive benefits (i.e., medical, dental, vision, disability).

University Furlough Information: Clemson University is currently operating under a mandatory furlough program developed in coordination with the South Carolina Division of State Human Resources. Please visit the Furlough FAQ for more information.


A successful candidate must have: (a) a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in psychology, education, leisure sciences, child and family studies, or a related field, ideally with a focus on positive youth development, (b) strong knowledge of research methods, qualitative data analysis, and quantitative data analysis, (c) experience with publishing data, and (d) strong collaboration and organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience conducting applied research in youth settings.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must apply electronically by submitting all requested materials via Interfolio: Please include the following in your application submission: a cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and goals; a CV; a research-based writing sample; and names and contact information for three professional references. The anticipated start date of the position will be Summer or Fall of 2021.




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Posted: 3/10/2020
Application Due: 4/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time