Post Doctoral Research Associate-Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)

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Washington State University
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Pullman, WA

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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-01
Req: R-1550

Title:

306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Post Doctoral Research Associate-Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)

Additional Titles:

Location:

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

The Washington State University’s new Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine in Spokane Washington is pleased to announce up to 3 openings in our postdoctoral research training program in disability policy.

The primary goal of this fellowship program is to provide a highly personalized 18-month research training experience to scholars who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees, and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities.

The fellowship will complement and extend the work of the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL), a multisite Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Current/recent CHRIL research projects include:

  • Ways in which health insurance and health policy affect health outcomes, employment, and community living for adults with disabilities.
  • Strategies for helping disability advocates and service providers to influence public policies.
  • Use of prescription opioids among adults with disabling chronic pain.
  • Intersectional relationship(s) between disability, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
  • Impact of COVID-19 on access and utilization of health, rehabilitation and support services among adults with disabilities; and
  • Impact of COVID-19 on services provided by Centers for Independent Living (CILs).

Position Responsibilities:

  • Attending a weekly independent study seminar on US health policy, disability, and health services research.
  • Meeting weekly with the CHRIL-F principal investigator or co-investigator.
  • Developing a five-year research plan and academic CV.
  • Attending a grant-writing workshop.
  • Completing and submitting at least one grant proposal.
  • Conducting collaborative and independent research on disability and health policy (including research design, statistical analysis, and preparing journal articles).
  • Co-authoring and presenting research at professional and scientific conferences.
  • Publishing project results in peer-reviewed, scientific journals.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned PhD or other terminal degree in an appropriate field (e.g. MD, DPT, OD, JD, DNP, DSW, DPH, PsyD) in the past 5 years.
  • Strong academic writing skills.
  • Graduate research training.
  • Required qualifications include critical thinking, communication skills, interest in disability policy research, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with research design.
  • A personal commitment to disability research and/or prior advocacy in this area.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Department of Community and Behavioral Health
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA
Department Link: https://medicine.wsu.edu/

Annual Salary: $51,000
FTE: 1.0
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end after 18 months. Renewal is dependent on eligibility of extension, the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date: July 15, 2021
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Review of completed applications will begin on July 15, 2021, and will continue until positions are filled. Applicants must attach the required documents to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents: Required materials include a

  • Cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • 1-2 page statement about current or prior experience with disability
  • 1-page research statement, and
  • a brief writing sample (research-oriented if possible)

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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