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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAECC732
Advertised Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 021070
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department Psychology
Position Summary

The Resilience Emerging Amidst Childhood Hardships (REACH) Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in developing expertise in youth resilience. The Fellow will work collaboratively with Dr. Kathryn Howell and colleagues to investigate the topics of victimization, resilience, and relationship violence across the family system. The Fellow will also contribute to the implementation and evaluation of intervention services for youth exposed to family violence and pregnant women experiencing intimate partner violence. There will also be opportunities to collect original data within community agencies that serve individuals impacted by violence or within the college student population at the University of Memphis, as well as opportunities to work with longitudinal and cross-sectional data already collected by Dr. Howell’s team. Primary responsibilities of the fellow include: (1) assisting in the design, coordination, and completion of high-quality research studies in community settings, (2) supervising study staff, (3) delivering manual-based treatment, and (4) analyzing data and assisting in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. The position will also include grant and report writing, as well as mentoring and training of graduate and undergraduate students. Additional specialized clinical and research training opportunities are available, based on the Fellow’s needs and career goals.

Screening of applicants will begin March 15, 2018 and may continue until filled.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter with research interests, curriculum vitae, 2-3 representative publications, and contact information for three professional reference providers. Additionally, please email a backup of your application materials to: Kathryn H. Howell, Ph.D. at

Minimum Position Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, child/adolescent development, or a closely related field by the date of hire. ABD status is acceptable at the time of application, but the terminal degree must be awarded by the date of hire. The applicant must have experience and formal training in conducting research with women and children exposed to adversity. Requirements also include: (1) strong conceptual and scientific writing skills, as evidenced in the dissertation and scientific publications; (2) excellent communication and social-interaction skills; (3) advanced quantitative skills; (4) experience with clinical populations and clinical or developmental research. Candidates should also have a proven track record of research and publication. The candidate selected for this position must be able to work effectively with colleagues in both community and academic settings.

Special Conditions

This is a non-tenure track position for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent upon available funding and satisfactory review.
Anticipated start date is September 1, 2018 or negotiable.

Posting Date 01/19/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitve
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants
Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3
  6. References List
Optional Documents