Department: NE Ctr Research on Youth, Fam & School-4425
Description of Work:
The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics & Psychometrics (MAP Academy – https://mapacademy.unl.edu) seeks applicants for a twelve‐month Postdoctoral Fellow position, with opportunities for annual renewal. We are interested in applicants with expertise in applied statistics, research methodology, or evaluation who are interested in engaging more deeply with applied research, for example, programs supporting educational, social, and behavioral outcomes among youth and families from marginalized groups; basic research examining minority stress processes; and cognitive and behavioral processes of students with or at-risk for disabilities. The Fellow will also have opportunities for training in rigorous social, behavioral, and educational research methods and statistics.
The MAP Academy is administratively situated within the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (CYFS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. CYFS (http://www.cyfs.unl.edu) is a highly collegial, interdisciplinary program of excellence that promotes and supports a vibrant grant‐active culture in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) and across UNL and the University of Nebraska (NU). CYFS is a highly prolific research center that secures competitive funding with a high rate of success. The Center is also home to the Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research, the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory, and the Nebraska Multitiered System of Supports. Candidates will have rich opportunities to work with faculty within the MAP Academy (e.g., Drs. Lorey Wheeler, Natalie Koziol, HyeonJin Yoon), as well as with those in the broader CYFS and UNL communities.
Responsibilities may include a) engagement in ongoing research projects centered in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences; b) developing and executing leading edge research concerned with the dynamic and multilevel interactions among families, schools, policy‐makers, and communities; c) providing data management, statistical, and methodology expertise for interdisciplinary teams; d) manuscript preparation; and e) providing instructional/educational experiences to faculty affiliates and graduate students.
The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, including, but not limited to, public health, behavioral sciences, psychology, family science, or sociology, at the time the appointment begins.
Evidence of substantive knowledge and background in the fields of education, psychology, family, or developmental sciences and/or public health is essential.
Strong evidence of expertise in quantitative (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, longitudinal data analysis, psychometrics, program evaluation, or related approaches) methods.
Prior research experience and strong communication skills.
Training and/or experience in the use of data to inform education, behavioral health, or public policy.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.