Company Name:

University of North Dakota


Grand Forks, North Dakota

Approximate Salary:

$38,252 Per Year

Job Category:

Research, Researcher

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

February 11, 2019

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Post Doctoral Position

University of North Dakota, PostDoctoral Research Associate, Psychology, Position #00025077
College of Arts & Sciences: Psychology Department

The Psychology Department at the University of North Dakota seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study psychological and behavioral mechanisms relevant to understanding sexual violence in teens and young adults. This position is part of UND’s Grand Challenge initiative focused on helping rural communities solve their unique health and social problems. The initial appointment is for one year with funds available for conference travel/professional development, and is renewable for a second year pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding. The appointment will be full-time and benefitted with a flexible start date of no later than 8/16/2019.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate is a position under the supervision of Dr. RaeAnn Anderson: Dr. Anderson’s current research focuses on the development of new interventions to reduce the risk of sexual violence in college women, identify new intervention targets for reducing men’s sexual perpetration, and measurement issues in sexual violence research. The postdoctoral research associate will be involved in the development of a new sexual violence prevention intervention for women and collecting data for a large-scale study on alcohol and sexual violence in college men. The postdoctoral research associate will also be involved with new projects related to rural health challenges in North Dakota communities, with preferences to address Native American communities. The postdoctoral research associate will be encouraged to develop at least one independent project that is consistent with Dr. Anderson’s overall research agenda. Although this position will primarily focus on work with Dr. Anderson, there will be opportunity to collaborate with faculty and student researchers both within the Department of Psychology and across the university who are involved in the Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge initiative.

Housed within the University of North Dakota’s largest college, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Psychology has 16 full-time faculty and approximately 500 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students with programs in Clinical (APA-approved), Experimental, and Forensic Psychology.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to publish multiple first author, peer-reviewed manuscripts. We seek a candidate with a strong interest in sexual violence and/or violence prevention especially as pertains to rural and Native American communities. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with students, community organizations, and interdisciplinary research teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing manuscripts, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and helping supervise data collection. S/he will also collaborate on proposals to external granting agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and interact with the larger psychology community at the University of North Dakota.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in psychology, public health, counseling, social work or related field by 8/16/2019

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with advanced quantitative research methods (SEM, hierarchical linear modeling, etc)
  • Experience with obtaining human subjects approvals
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Grant writing experience
  • Prior experience with mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Experience with health and social problems in rural and/or Native American communities.

To Apply: For full consideration applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and a contact information for a minimum of three references by March 15, 2019. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Joelle Ruthig, Chairperson, Department of Psychology:
Position is open until filled.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at . You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.
North Dakota veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability (less than one year old) from the Veterans’ Administration. Please upload the DD-214 and other veterans’ preference qualifying documentation through the form found at

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