Title: Research Associate Functional Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

College Park, Prince Georges County
Apr 23, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Posting Details Posting Number: X0004208 Position Number: 04141342 Title: Research Associate Functional Title: Post Doctoral Fellow Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: Unit: BSOS-Sociology Hiring Range Minimum: Hiring Range Maximum: Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow within the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park and affiliated with the Center for Research on Military Organization (CRMO, crmo.umd.edu). The CRMO serves to: conduct basic and applied research on military organization, military members, veterans and their families and coordinate such research across campus; train the next generation of military sociologists; facilitate communication among social scientists conducting research on the military; advise policy makers so that decisions can be informed by the most recent social science research. The post-doctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing new research efforts to understand the role of military service in shaping various socially valued outcomes over the lifecourse. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half their time working together with one or more mentors from among our CRMO faculty on current and future projects in the CRMO. The postdoctoral fellow will take part in the grant-writing and publication process in relation to these projects and will be mentored and supported in developing his or her own program of research. Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline, a strong foundation in quantitative methods and excellent writing and data analysis skills. Preferences: Preference will be given to scholars interested in pursuing a career in research on active duty military, veterans, or military or veteran families. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: The position will begin on or before September 1, 2014. To apply, please submit the following materials by May 15, 2014: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three references, and 4) no more than 3 research article reprints or related professional writing samples. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary will commensurate with experience, and in line with current NIH post-doc salary guidelines. Posting Date: 04/14/2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 05/15/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.