Postdoctoral Scholar

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Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Number PDS-KINE-02-23
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department AAH Kinesiology
Department Homepage https://hhp.ecu.edu/kine/
Advertising Department KINESIOLOGY
Division Academic Affairs
Classification Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Working Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $54,840
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholars
Job Category Postdoctoral Scholars
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Kinesiology offers seven academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our academic programs include a BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Kinesiology and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science. All of our programs are fully accredited.
Job Duties
The postdoctoral scholar is primarily responsible for independent and collaborative development,
implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the application of advanced quantitative designs and analysis (e.g., modern missing data handling, planned missing data design, longitudinal SEM) to the disciplines of sport/exercise/educational psychology. A primary focus will be examining the use, implementation, and breaking points of planned missing data research in the applied fields of sport/exercise/educational psychology as well as working with sport/exercise psychology quantitative databased research by conducting rigorous quantitative analyses (e.g., longitudinal and multigroup SEM, random intercept cross-lagged panel models) and/or simulation studies based on post-doc’s background as well as related literature reviews and co-authoring publications. Responsibilities include but not limited to (a) examining published handling of missing data and use of planned missing data designs in high quality journals in Sport/Exercise Psychology and Educational Psychology fields; (b) co-author articles with Dr. Whitney Moore based upon data collected above; © submit articles for review and coordinate and assist with review and revision process; and (d) collaborate and support research projects through either simulations, SEM analyses, and/or literature reviews based on background and skillset.
The postdoctoral scholar will gain knowledge and publications on missing data handling techniques and planned designs, as well as practice conducting, writing, and the publication process of articles that incorporate advanced SEM models and/or simulations, as well as relevant literature reviews.
Approximately 70% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to conducting and managing the research related to examining the use of modern and planned missing data approaches.
Approximately 30 % of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be engaged in independent and collaborative research with Dr. Whitney Moore.
This position will be partially remote.
Minimum Education/Experience
English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PhD degree
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Research experience preferred
Structural equation modeling experience preferred
Planned missing data handling experience preferred
Research publication history preferred
MD, and DO preferred degrees
License or Certification Required by the Department
Special Instructions to Applicant
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/
Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 03/06/2023
Open Until Filled No
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date. 03/20/2023
Initial Screening Begins 03/21/2023
Rank Level Not Applicable
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/59693
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu .
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.
Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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