Jan 04, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Teaching Opportunity at Liberal Arts College

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
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Job Description

The Bryn Mawr College Data Science Program and Department of Psychology are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for academic year 2023-2024. The fellowship is renewable for a second year. This is a research-based fellowship that also provides opportunities for mentored teaching in a liberal arts setting.

 Postdoctoral Fellowship Description:

 The fellowship research area is in psychology and involves opportunities to collaborate on research in emotion regulation, close relationships and lifespan development in the laboratory of Dr. Marc Schulz, Professor of Psychology on the Sue Kardas PhD 1971 Professorship and Director of Data Science. Dr. Schulz is also the Associate Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development (HSAD), an 8-decade longitudinal study tracking development and adaptation across the lifespan.

 The current phase of the HSAD focuses on questions of social connection, emotional regulation, relationship health, social media engagement, and factors shaping psychological and physical health in the 1300 middle-aged children of the original study participants. There will also be an opportunity to work with data from previous phases of this longitudinal study.

 The successful applicant will teach one data-focused course per year for the Data Science Programs in an area of interest (e.g., applied data analysis or visualization in the fellow’s area of interest). In the other semester, the fellow will lead several short workshops in statistical, programming or data visualization skills for students, staff and faculty or assist with the teaching of an advanced statistics class.

 Required Qualifications:

  •  We seek strongly self-motivated individuals who are interested in conducting research and publishing papers in areas related to the current focus of the Harvard Study of Adult Development.
  • Interest in teaching and working in a liberal arts setting.
  • A Ph.D. in psychology, human development, or a related area is required by the start date
  • Strong statistical/data analytic training and skills.
  • Strong background and interest in psychological research in health, clinical, personality or developmental areas related to emotion, relationships, well-being and adaptation.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience managing and analyzing large data sets.
  • Familiarity with advanced statistical techniques such as structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and longitudinal data analysis, and experience working with R, Mplus, HLM and/or SAS. There will be an opportunity to further develop skills in these areas on the Fellowship.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Evidence of active, independent scholarly work including a track record of academic presentations and publications.

 To apply for this fellowship, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest which includes a description of your relevant research interests and experience and how this position relates to your career plans, a brief scholarly writing sample (e.g., excerpts from a dissertation), and a brief description of your teaching experience and philosophy by February 3, 2023 to the Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/119007. In addition, you will need to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee. Applications received by February 3, 2023 will receive full consideration.

 Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion. We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students. We have a student body of 1,421 undergraduates (32 percent are U.S. students of color and 15 percent are international students). There are 352 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.



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