Childhood Studies Post-Doctoral Researcher
The Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio is seeking a full-time postdoctoral scholar to contribute to the Center’s community-based research initiatives on the development of values and socio-emotional growth in childhood. The mission of the Schubert Center is to bridge research, practice, policy and education to improve the well-being of children and adolescents.
The postdoctoral scholar will work directly with the Schubert Center’s Director and Research Director on center-initiated research on children and adolescents in collaboration with university and community partners. The postdoctoral scholar will also have the opportunity to research and evaluate the afterschool education programs for disadvantaged youth in collaboration with a local organization. It is expected that the post-doctoral scholar will develop content expertise and a publication track-record based on this experience.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a child-related discipline, community psychology, program evaluation, social welfare or related social science field; a strong background in child-social-emotional development related research; quantitative data analyses, skills in mixed methods, program evaluation, and community-engaged research; and a record for translating research findings into publications. The candidate should have experience in transdisciplinary research.
· Serve as a key team member with Center staff and Faculty Associates, campus collaborators and community partners
· Assist with the design and implementation of community-engaged research focused on the development of values and socio-emotional growth in childhood
· Oversee data analyses and program evaluation of community partners
· Contribute to grant writing and reporting
· Develop presentations and publications related to research, serving as lead author on at least one manuscript.
1. Demonstrated training and skills in community-based research and program evaluation.
2. Prior experience with collection, management, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
3. Capacity to establish and maintain research partnerships with community stakeholders.
4. Strong organization skills; ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and proven ability to complete assigned projects successfully.
5. Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.
6. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the university and in the community.
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
This position begins January 2020 and continues through June 2022, with the potential for a 12-month renewal contingent upon productivity and continued interest. To be considered for the position, applicants must submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
· A cover sheet with contact and biographical information
· Contact information for dissertation advisor and two additional references
· A statement of qualifications and research interests
· One sample publication
Applications should be received by November 1, 2020 to receive full consideration, however materials will be accepted until the position is filled.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Questions may be directed to Schubert Center Administrator Lisa Kollins at email@example.com or 216.368.7568.