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Postdoctoral Researcher
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences in Orange, California
Date Posted 05/12/2021
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Position ID:Chapman University -Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences -PSYPR [#18602]
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Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map ]
Subject Areas: Psychology / Health Psychology , Social Psychology
Appl Deadline:2021/08/31 11:59PM (posted 2021/05/11)
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Job Title

Post Doctoral Researcher, Summer 2021







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General Information

Dr. Tara Gruenewald, Associate Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University. Ideal candidates will have training in health psychology with an emphasis in social psychology and/or aging/lifespan development.
Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is available at https://www.chapman.edu/crean
The Psychology Department is in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University. Multiple faculty are also members of the Center for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH; https://www.chapman.edu/crean/research-centers ) and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences (https://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/brain-institute ).
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity .


Requirements include a Ph.D. from an accredited program in psychology, aging/human development, or related discipline with methodological and analytic training to support research projects on social risk and resilience factors that affect healthy aging; evidence of excellence in research; competence in quantitative methods of research, statistics/biostatistics, and research design.
The ideal candidate will have strong data analysis and writing skills, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, and a solid record of publication.


The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate on multiple research projects focused on the role of social risk and resilience factors in affecting cognitive and physical functioning and health across the life course. Responsibilities include analysis and manuscript preparation support, participation in dissemination activities, including conference presentations, and grant proposal development. The postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to collaborate with a larger community of scholars in the Center for Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health (CEBAH) and other affiliated research groups on campus, as well as external research collaborators.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter indicating academic accomplishments, areas of training and expertise, and goals for postdoctoral training, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) reprints of 2-3 publications or other scholarly work, and 4) three references with contact information (reference letters may also be submitted).
Please address materials to:
Dr. Tara Gruenewald, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
C/O Academic Jobs Online at

Questions should be directed to Dr. Gruenewald at gruenewa@chapman.edu .
Application review will begin immediately. The earliest possible start date is June 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled.
The position is for one year with a strong potential for renewal for multiple years. The salary is competitive with NIH postdoctoral fellow stipends. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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