The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD), an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/), invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position (with a second year possible) in measurement and statistical analysis with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics is home to a vibrant, interdisciplinary community of over 60 teaching, research, and clinical faculty members. The School hosts BA, MA, MS, and PhD degrees in Family and Human Development and Sociology, and a specialization in Measurement and Statistical Analysis (MASA) is available to doctoral students.
This postdoctoral fellowship entails conducting methodological research both independently and collaboratively with faculty and graduate students who have aligned interests. Choice of faculty mentor(s) will depend on the mutual interests of the selected candidate and the 9 faculty members with strength and research interests in MASA. The postdoctoral fellow will also contribute to the mission of the MASA group–the MASA faculty and several graduate students who meet regularly to pursue research and other activities that advance quantitative methods (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/masa). This includes teaching one course per year aligned with the scholar’s interests, as well as through activities such as coordinating a research group and a colloquia series with a focus on quantitative methods. For this position, successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent by the time of appointment in quantitative methods, human development, sociology, psychology, education, or a related field, with strong training in quantitative methods. The MASA faculty have diverse interests, including mediation analysis, structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, longitudinal modeling, psychometric theory, item response theory, Bayesian inference, Bayesian networks, latent class modeling, small group analyses, complex survey analysis, integrative data analysis, formal demographic methods, and social network analysis. We encourage applications from candidates with interests in these areas as well as other quantitative methods. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated potential for establishing a long-term research program in quantitative methodology.
Applications will be accepted through Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/71184. Please submit a letter of interest describing your research interests, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and two samples of written work. Review of completed applications will begin on February 1, 2020, and will continue each week thereafter until the search is completed. For additional information, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Roy Levy (Roy.Levy@asu.edu).
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