Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC [#11053]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Educational Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Appl Deadline:2018/05/07 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2018/04/06, finished 2018/11/11)
Position Description:    

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The Resilience Project research team in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University seeks highly qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Associate position beginning July 1, 2018. The Resilience Project, funded by a grant from The Duke Endowment, is a four-institution longitudinal study examining social, academic, and health-related processes across the college years. The project is a collaboration between researchers and practitioners in student and academic affairs, with the goal of using research findings to inform the development of practices to promote resilience and well-being in college and beyond.

Data collection will be almost entirely completed by June 2018, and the research team seeks a motivated individual with excellent writing and quantitative skills to analyze project data and co-author manuscripts for publication. The successful applicant will have interests and expertise complementary to project investigators at Duke, including, but not limited to (1) self-control and self-regulation, (2) self and identity, (3) friendship, (4) faculty–student relationships, (5) academic motivation and engagement, and (6) processes that underlie academic, social, and psychological well-being. In addition to conducting analyses, the Postdoctoral Associate will co-author manuscripts for publication and work with project team members to report findings to collaborators in student and academic affairs and to the funding agency.


•Ph.D. in developmental, social, educational, or clinical psychology or related field with well-developed research expertise and interests connected to the foci of the project

•Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially with regard to scientific writing

•Strong quantitative skills (including familiarity with data management and strong data analysis skills, especially longitudinal data analysis; proficiency in SAS is a plus)

•Excellent interpersonal skills for working collaboratively with researchers and other professionals, including administrators, academic professionals, and practitioners in the field of higher education

Project investigators in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University are (in alphabetical order) Steven Asher, Rick Hoyle, Mark Leary, Timothy Strauman, and Molly Weeks. Project investigators at partner institutions are Lauren Stutts (Davidson College); Kerstin Blomquist, Beth Pontari, and Cinnamon Stetler (Furman University); and Debra Terrell (Johnson C. Smith University).

Appointment Term: The position is a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2018, with possibility for renewal dependent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions or to express interest in the position please contact Dr. Molly Weeks at molly.weeks@duke.edu. To apply please submit a cover letter, up-to-date CV, contact information for three references, and writing sample(s) to molly.weeks@duke.edu

Duke 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.

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Further Info:
(919) 660-5756
417 Chapel Drive
Box 90086
Durham, NC 27708

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