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Postdoctoral Researcher Position: Chicago School Readiness Project

Company name
Loyola University Chicago.

Location
Chicago, IL
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JOB TITLE

Postdoctoral Researcher Position: Chicago School Readiness Project

POSITION TITLE

Postdoctoral Researcher Position: Chicago School Readiness Project

POSITION NUMBER

JOB CATEGORY

University Faculty

JOB TYPE

Full-Time

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

CAMPUS

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

LOCATION CODE

PSYCHOLOGY (02119A)

DEPARTMENT NAME

PSYCHOLOGY

IS THIS SPLIT AND/OR FULLY GRANT FUNDED*

No

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in developmental psychology. For more information about the department, visit www.luc.edu/psychology. In the laboratory of Dr. Christine Li-Grining, the successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary project with researchers from New York University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Harvard University, Fordham University, and LUC. The lab team will be investigating predictors of well-being among low-income, ethnic minority children who participated in the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) as preschoolers and who are now adolescents. The CSRP is a large, federally funded project, which implemented a multi-component mental health intervention in preschool classrooms and has involved follow-up waves through high school. Studies will address topics such as self-regulation, academic achievement, friendship quality, behavior problems, and protective factors.

The postdoc will work with Dr. Li-Grining to conduct studies on the development of children and adolescents who have participated in CSRP. The successful candidate will be involved in several different aspects of the project, such as measurement aggregation, data reduction, data analysis, and manuscript preparation, including papers conducted in collaboration with other team members as well as the candidate s own. Responsibilities will also include training and mentoring of students and staff, and supporting the CSRP team in securing new funding.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology (e.g., developmental, clinical, or educational psychology) or a related field (e.g., prevention science or public policy). Outstanding data analytic skills are required, including proficiency in OLS regression and multi-level modeling (e.g., HLM or equivalent). Proficiency in structural equation modeling and familiarity with MPlus or Stata is required, as well. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently, professionally, and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Excellent organizational as well as oral and written communication skills are required. Training or experience with topics,such as development among racial and ethnic minority families in urban, low-income communities, educational evaluation, risk and resilience, and children s socioemotional development are desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

None

WORKING CONDITIONS

None

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology (e.g., developmental, clinical, or educational psychology) or a related field (e.g., prevention science or public policy). Outstanding data analytic skills are required, including proficiency in OLS regression and multi-level modeling (e.g., HLM or equivalent). Proficiency in structural equation modeling and familiarity with MPlus or Stata is required, as well. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to work independently, professionally, and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Excellent organizational as well as oral and written communication skills are required. Training or experience with topics,such as development among racial and ethnic minority families in urban, low-income communities, educational evaluation, risk and resilience, and children s socioemotional development are desirable.

OPEN DATE

04/09/2018

CLOSE DATE

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Applicants should submit to www.careers.luc.edu a cover letter describing their research interests, experience, and accomplishments, a current Curriculum Vitae, graduate school transcript, two representative publications, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment is critical to achieving the University s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

QUICK LINK FOR POSTING

http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/7359

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Provost

Company Profile
Shaped by our city and Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an unmatched educational experience. We come from all faiths and backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

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