Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Etiology and Prevention of Youth Violence
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ)
Arizona State University (ASU)
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at Arizona State University (ASU) is looking for two Postdoctoral Research Scholars to assist with two NIH-funded projects examining issues related to the etiology and prevention of youth violence (PI: Dustin Pardini; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dustin_Pardini). The first project is using an innovative multi-staged approach to develop a set of empirically-based, informant-specific (parent, teacher, youth report) screening tools designed to identify children at risk for exhibiting chronic aggression and serious violence. The second project is leveraging longitudinal data from community and juvenile justice samples of racially/ethnically diverse youth to examine the mechanisms driving gun carrying and firearm violence from adolescence to young adulthood.
In addition to developing their own substantive area of research, Postdoctoral Scholars will be expected to author/co-author peer-reviewed publications related to both projects in conjunction with the study investigators. Scholars will receive applied research training related to longitudinal data analysis, procedures for evaluating screening instruments, and state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative measurement development techniques. Additional didactic trainings related to the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based violence prevention programs within the community will be made available in collaboration with members of the ASU REACH institute (see http://reachinstitute.asu.edu/about). Scholars will also receive grant writing training and will be encouraged to submit an F32 Postdoctoral Research Grant to NIH as part of this training experience.
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), benefits-eligible, year-to-year appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis, with the expectation that scholars will stay for a minimum of 2 years. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see http://provost.asu.edu/postdoc. Minimum salary is commensurate with NIH stipend levels (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-047.html), and may be increased for candidates with exceptional qualifications. Scholars will also receive an annual stipend of $3,000 to support research-related travel and training activities.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. in a theoretically relevant field of study (e.g., psychology, epidemiology, criminology) by the start of the appointment. Applicants must have experience conducting research related to the development of antisocial behavior, demonstrate strong scientific writing skills, exhibit a comprehensive understanding of regression-based statistics, and have a history of publishing research findings within reputable peer-reviewed journals. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience analyzing longitudinal data using structural equation models and/or longitudinal regression models. Candidates must be capable of starting the position no later than September 30, 2017 (earliest start date available is March 1, 2017).
Interested applicants must submit:
• Current curriculum vitae
• Letter (limit 1 page) summarizing your relevant experiences and career goals
• Contact information for three references
• Writing sample (published or unpublished) that best exemplifies your scholarly work
Application materials should be sent to Dr. Jordan Beardslee, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, at ude.usa|eelsdraeb.nadroj#ude.usa|eelsdraeb.nadroj. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting January 15, 2017 until both postdoctoral positions are filled.