Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC_CRAIGLAB [#24355]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, NorthCarolina 27708-0999, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Social Psychology
Appl Deadline:2023/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/02/17, finished 2023/12/22, listed until 2023/08/31)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Postdoctoral Associate 
Diversity and Social Processes (DaSP) Lab at Duke / Dr. Maureen Craig 
Psychology & Neuroscience 


Dr. Maureen Craig is currently seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to begin in Summer or Fall of 2023 (start date is flexible). The Diversity and Social Processes lab (DaSP) conducts research seeking to understand how people perceive and navigate an increasingly diverse and often inequitable social landscape. The Postdoctoral Associate will work closely with Dr. Craig to conduct research on diversity, intergroup relations, political psychology, and collective action. 

Work Performed 

The Postdoctoral Associate will take the lead on research trying to understand how diverse coalitions work together toward social change as well as identifying barriers to effective coalition-building. The responsibilities include generating theoretically driven hypotheses for a research program in coalition-building, allyship, solidarity, and collective action. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct all aspects of the research process, from preregistration, study design, supervising and leading data collection, coding, analysis, and writing and revising manuscripts for publication. Additionally, like all members of the DaSP lab, the Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to support general lab activities (e.g., participating in meetings, collaborating with or helping others in the lab, participant recruitment and community outreach). 

For more information about the research conducted in the lab, please visit our current web site: https://wp.nyu.edu/craiglab/ .

In addition, the Postdoctoral Associate will have opportunities to develop their own independent research projects, contribute to ongoing collaborative lab projects, and attend or present at scientific meetings. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the broader intellectual community at Duke and the Research Triangle more broadly. 

The position is for 2 years, with a possibility of extension. The Postdoctoral Associate will be encouraged to develop and write grants around their own active program of research. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as they come in. For full consideration, please submit materials by March 1. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. in social psychology or related field with expertise in any of the following areas: intergroup relations, stereotyping & prejudice, diversity science, social cognition, political psychology, solidarity, allyship, collective action. 
  • Experience with open science practices (e.g., preregistration) 
  • Strengths in experimental study design, statistical analysis (including power analysis), and data visualization (R, SPSS syntax, or Stata are preferred languages) 
  • Strengths in communicating clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally 
  • The ideal candidate would be a conscientious, self-motivated, collaborative, and highly organized team player. 

Application Instructions 

If you are interested, please upload your application materials through Academic Jobs Online. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually. 

Please include the following with your application: 
1) 1-2 page cover letter describing qualifications for the position and relevant research interests and experience 
2) A representative manuscript or publication 
3) Your most recent CV or resume 
4) Names and contact information for two references (letters will be requested for candidates on the short-list)

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
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Box 90086
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0086