The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary NSF-funded research team examining the role of an inclusive climate in academic STEM on career outcomes and attitudes of underrepresented scholars (Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Scholars in Academic STEM: The Influence of an Inclusive Climate on Early-Career Outcomes). This research is being conducted jointly by Drs. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil (Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Lyman Briggs College), Kevin Elliott (Departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, Philosophy, and the Lyman Briggs College), and Georgina Montgomery (Department of History and the Lyman Briggs College), as well as scholars at the University of Michigan (UM; Dr. Isis Settles in the Departments of Psychology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Women and Gender Studies and Dr. Erin Cech in the Department of Sociology) (https://ee-stem.weebly.com/). The postdoctoral researcher will be housed in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU, and primarily advised by Dr. Cheruvelil. Remote work is possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The primary responsibility of the researcher will be to conduct scholarly, administrative, and human resource activities to manage the research project at MSU. Scholarly activities include research survey development, administration, and data analysis; manuscript preparation; and scholarly presentations. Administrative activities include creating and submitting human subjects applications, survey participant database creation and management, and documentation of the research process. Human resource activities include working with faculty at both institutions, coordinating scholarly activities with the postdoctoral scholar at UM, and overseeing the work of the undergraduate research assistants at MSU. Opportunities for training, professional development, and conference attendance will be provided by the team as well as through the MSU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (https://postdocs.msu.edu/).
This is a full-time (40 hrs/week), 12 month position and funding is available for up to two years (the appointment is for one year but is renewable for an additional year based on progress/merit)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled
The start date is negotiable, but August 31, 2020 or early September is preferred
Opportunities for training and career development will be provided by the team and through programs offered by the UM Postdoctoral Association and through the UM ADVANCE Program
Funds will be provided for travel to one conference per year
Remote work is possible during the COVID-19 pandemic; otherwise, a shared office is provided
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Science of Team Science, Psychology, Soc
Ph.D. in Science of Team Science, Psychology, Sociology, Research Ethics, Gender Studies, or a related field by the start of the position
Research interests in science of team science, organizational psychology/sociology, inequality, and/or underrepresentation in STEM
Proficiency with survey design and quantitative data analysis using
Proficiency with R, SPSS, or Stata
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Strong publication track record with at least one first author publication
Experience working in multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary collaborative groups or teams
Experience mentoring undergraduate students
Required Application Materials
Please submit a CV, names and contact information for three references, 2-3 representative publications or papers, and a 2-3 page statement summarizing your research interests and experiences to date. Please contact Dr. Kendra Cheruvelil (email@example.com) with questions.
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