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Postdoctoral Associate

University of Nebraska

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate

The Postdoctoral Associate will work with Dr. Katie Edwards, Director of the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory (IVRL), housed within the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (CYFS) at UNL on several federally funded projects related to the prevention and response to sexual and related forms of violence. The person in this position will ideally be located Lincoln, NE although options for remote work will be considered. The Postdoctoral Associate in this position will work alongside Dr. Edwards and other researchers, staff, and students of the Sexual Violence Prevention Center (SVPC) on various aspects of culturally-grounded sexual violence prevention and evaluation. Additionally, a major component of this postdoctoral associate position will be to work alongside Dr. Edwards to train/mentor UNL and tribal college students working with the SVPC in participatory action, Indigenous-led research. The position is ideal for individuals wishing to ultimately pursue a variety of career paths including a tenure-track faculty position with combined focus on research, teaching, and mentoring as well as positions in non-academic settings.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, public health, social work, family studies, indigenous studies, criminology, or a highly related field.
  • Successful history of scholarly dissemination efforts as evidenced by at least one first-author peer-reviewed journal article.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students in a research laboratory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the field of violence prevention and intervention.
  • Proficiency in data management and ability to conduct advanced statistical analyses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing, implementing, and/or evaluating violence prevention and/or intervention initiatives.
  • Experience managing large-scale projects within a laboratory setting that engaged undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Experience writing federal and/or foundation grants.

Posted Salary

How to Apply

Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
  • Letter of application with brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vita.
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • Provide up to three (3) samples of scholarly publications, with at least one being a first-author publication. Combine publications into one document and attach as “Other Document.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Katie Edwards at katie.edwards@unl.edu.

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