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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Job description

Job no: 508358
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
Date opened: 02 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 23 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

The University of Massachusetts at Boston (UMB) is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to contribute to a multi-year NSF-funded project aimed at understanding how systemic barriers in STEM affect mental health, wellbeing, and STEM persistence among graduate Women of Color in STEM.

Examples of Duties:

The post-doctoral research fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to implement a multi-institutional mixed-methodological research project;

They will also participate substantively in all aspects of the research including instrument development and validation, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and overall project management;

The fellow will propose, lead, and co-author publications and conference presentations.


  • Completion of a Ph.D. is required
  • Strong educational background in one or more of the STEM disciplines, psychology, counseling psychology, or higher education and student affairs
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and social justice specifically related to Women of Color
  • Demonstrated evidence of research productivity and academic writing
  • Strong background in quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches
  • Experience working with large datasets is preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team is preferred

Application Instructions:

A complete application submission will consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of three references
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity and Equity statement
  • Two Writing Samples (35-page max, e.g., dissertation chapter, journal article)
  • We ask that you combine the following documents and upload as one single PDF: Cover Letter, Research Statement, Diversity and Equity Statement, your two writing samples, and your list of three references. Your CV will need to be uploaded as a separate document

    The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension for an additional year depending on continued interest, performance, and available funding. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications.

    Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials by June 7, 2021 at 5pm EST.

    This is an exempt position.

    This is a grant funded position with a current end date of July 31, 2022, subject to renewal contingent on funding and university needs.

    Applications close: 23 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 6/3/2021
    Application Due: 7/23/2021
    Work Type: Full Time