Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Social Work - School-Based Prevention and Intervention Science-(170000UH)
Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in School-BasedPrevention and Intervention Science
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLANDSCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
TheUniversity of Maryland School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral fellowto begin on July 1, 2017. The fellowship provides an opportunity to join anexisting multi-disciplinary and multi-university research team conductingresearch related to the social context of educational interventions, with afocus on the association between peer relationships, including interventionsthat promote peer relationships, and academic and behavioral outcomes. Thefellow will be provided time, space, and mentoring to develop his/her earlycareer scholarship.
Thepostdoctoral fellow will work primarily with Dr. Angela Henneberger to analyzedata, collaborate on empirical papers to submit to leading journals, developgrant proposals, and take an active role in ongoing quantitative andqualitative longitudinal research projects. Current or forthcoming projectsinclude: (1) the Maryland Longitudinal Data System (MLDS), Maryland's statewidedata repository for linking student-level education and workforce data; (2) theClassroom Peer Ecologies Project (CPEP), a longitudinal study examiningteachers, peer networks, and student adjustment in elementary school classrooms;(3) Exploring Peer Selection in Adolescence, a project aimed at identifyingmechanisms to intervene in the peer selection process; and (4) I Am CollegeReady Solutions (IACRS), a peer mentoring program grounded in the socialemotional learning (SEL) and positive youth development (PYD) approaches. Thepostdoctoral fellow's specific project-related responsibilities will bedeveloped in consultation with Dr. Henneberger, and may include projectmanagement, supervision of data collection, quantitative and qualitative datamanagement and analysis, development of research hypotheses and analyticstrategies, manuscript preparation, and grant writing.
Thepostdoctoral fellowship is a 24-month, full-time appointment. Reappointment foradditional years may be possible, depending on the fellow's performance and theavailability of additional funds. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelinesfor postdoctoral fellows (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice--‐files/NOT--‐OD--‐14--‐046.html). Benefits arealso provided. See http://medschool.umaryland.edu/postdoc/ for more informationon postdoctoral training and benefits at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
TheUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore, located on 32 acres in downtown Baltimore,is known as the "Campus of the Professions" and is comprised of sevenprofessional schools (Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law,and Graduate). Also located on campus is the University of Maryland MedicalCenter. The School of Social Work is one of the ten largest schools of SocialWork in the country. Currently ranked 17th by U.S. News & World Report, theSchool has also been ranked 5th in the nation in publication productivity. Thepostdoctoral fellow will have access to the UMB Office of PostdoctoralScholars, which provides resources for career development, writing support,funding opportunities, and collaboration; the postdoctoral fellow will alsohave access to the School of Medicine's Office of Research Career Development (http://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/career/) which provides seminars,workshops, and short-courses on grantwriting, publishing, identifying funding sources and scientific leadershipand professional development,
A doctoraldegree in Social Work, Education, Psychology, Public Health, Epidemiology, or arelated field is required. Applicants must have defended their dissertationprior to beginning the fellowship, and must be within three years of completingtheir doctorate. Preferred candidates will have:
Previous experience inrelevant research areas including school-based prevention and intervention, thesocial context of adolescent development, and/or peer relationships.
Strong organizational, timemanagement, and interpersonal skills, including effective oral/writtencommunication, as evidenced by publications or grant-writing experience.
Proficient computer andquantitative analysis skills, including ability to use statistical packages. Experiencewith large datasets, social network analysis, and causal inference techniquespreferred.
Proficient qualitative analysisskills, including ability to use qualitative data analysis software.
Please submit the following materials:
1. Coverletter describing training, research skills and interests, and careeraspirations
3. Threewriting samples (preferably at least one first-authored publication)
4. Threeletters of reference
Review ofapplications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitablecandidate is selected.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education andexperience
Ifaccommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human ResourceServices at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relaycan be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilitiesare encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.