Summary of Duties: The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living is pleased to announce an opening in our postdoctoral research training program in disability policy. We are seeking qualified candidates who are committed to a career producing and using high-quality research about people with disabilities to influence policies, opportunities, and outcomes for this community.
The primary goal of this fellowship is to provide a highly personalized 18-month research training experience to scholars with disabilities who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities. The fellowship involves rigorous coursework and progressively more independent research activities. All fellows will be eligible for extensive accommodations and ongoing support by advisors who have both personal and professional experience with disability.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have received a doctoral degree (or similar advanced degree) within the past five years and have a strong interest in a research career. Strong critical thinking skills, communication skills, and interest in disability. Ability to work well as part of a team.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.