Jan 15, 2019
POSITION: The Institute for Child and Family Well-being at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship with a focus on trauma and resilience. The Institute is a community-university partnership between UWM and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin that aims to improve the lives of children and families by designing and implementing effective programs, conducting cutting-edge research, and promoting change through policy and advocacy: https://uwm.edu/icfw/. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Institute mentors and other scholars on applied and translational research related to trauma and resilience. A substantial portion of the fellow’s time will be devoted to authoring and co-authoring scholarly publications using high-quality data sets collected and/or maintained by the Institute. The fellow also will have opportunities to contribute to intervention development, study design and implementation, community outreach, policy analysis, and grant writing. The fellowship is for a 24‐month period. In addition to a competitive salary, the position will include start-up funds for computer and software needs and expenses associated with academic conferences and other professional development activities. Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in social work/social welfare, public health, psychology, or a related discipline when they begin the fellowship. Qualified candidates must have experience in research and evaluation, including methodological design, data collection and management, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation. Experience using advanced statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, NVivo) is required. Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills along with the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and have a positive attitude and professional demeanor. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience implementing and/or evaluating prevention and intervention programs, particularly with diverse and disadvantaged populations. College, University, and Environment: UWM is classified as a highest-research activity doctoral university (i.e., R1) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located on the east side of Milwaukee, UWM offers ready access to diverse student and community populations. Housed in UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, the Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing is known for is strong community and statewide partnerships and for designing, implementing, testing, and disseminating effective programs and policies. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply online, please go to: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/28380. Interested candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) a list of three references with contact information. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Joshua Mersky: email@example.com.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI, USA Full time