Job no: 519341
Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional
Department:18080000 - ED-SPED SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Job Description:

PI Joni W. Splett, Ph.D. (University of Florida), and Co-PI Colleen Halliday, Ph.D. (Medical University of South Carolina) are looking for a motivated and experienced team member to fill a postdoctoral associate position on research newly funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (described here). This multi-site randomized trial is funded for 5 years to compare effectiveness of universal mental health screening in 20 diverse elementary schools to equity focused mental health screening in 20 elementary schools for increasing African American/Black students’ intervention receipt and reducing their disciplinary encounters. The ideal candidate will have experience engaging African American/Black families, school personnel, and/or community stakeholders; and implementing school mental health research studies, and/or other school-based or racial disparities research with children and youth. The Postdoctoral fellow will co-lead execution of the study. Multiple roles and responsibilities are possible for the position depending on the expertise and interests of the candidate filling the position and needs of the project. These may include facilitating school team trainings; data collection, coding, and management; monitoring fidelity measures and implementation outcomes; patient and stakeholder engagement with established community advisory board and site-specific patient/stakeholder advisory boards; and teacher and student engagement as directed by funding agency; recruiting and supervising graduate and undergraduate students and staff. The fellow will also have the opportunity to publish manuscripts and disseminate research from project data and other data sets as interested. The position can be designed to prepare fellows for licensure in psychology and pursuit of position in academia, and may include limited roles and responsibilities on other extramurally funded projects as needed. The projected start date for these positions is June or July of 2022. Appointment is for one year with additional years possible based on review of the fellow’s progress. The fellow will also benefit from a network of Postdoctoral Fellows on the University of Florida campus with training, mentoring, and professional development support from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (see website here:

Expected Salary:

The current stipend for first year is commensurate with experience and may exceed the standard National Institutes of Health rate and includes eligibility for benefits. UF offers a competitive and diverse benefit package, generous leave, and ample opportunities for growth. For more information about UF benefits and perks, please click on the link:

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates should have a doctorate in clinical, educational, or developmental psychology, school psychology, education, public health, or related discipline by the position start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience in academic-community partnerships, school mental health research, and/or health disparities research with children and families are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please send application materials (statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of references) to Joni W. Splett, Ph.D. ([email protected]; or online through jobs, ). Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Email inquiries to Drs. Splett or Halliday are welcome.

The UF College of Education and study team members embrace diversity and are committed to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff, including recruiting, training, and retaining candidates from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Candidates from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 09 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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