Company Name:

Arizona State University


Tempe, Arizona

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Postdoctoral Internship

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:


Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 24, 2018

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Post-Doctoral Scholar- Children's Equity Project



Full-Time Positions Starting Fall, 2019



The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar to join the innovative and collaborative Children’s Equity Project, The Children’s Equity Project (CEP) is a signature initiative of the Sanford School that, in partnership with multiple other universities and agencies, focuses on closing opportunity gaps and ensuring that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, language of origin, ability, and any other demographic characteristic, reach their full potential. The CEP focuses on addressing a range of equity issues in the early childhood system, including but not limited to, disproportionate discipline, corporal punishment, and bias; gender bias; language policies and other policies that uniquely affect dual-language learners; full inclusion of children with disabilities; maternal and child health disparities; and issues affecting children in tribal communities. The CEP was established to raise awareness of and find solutions to address the inequities of children's experiences from the first years of life to the early elementary school grades, and to bridge the gaps between research, policy, and practice.

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar whose work and interests reflect the goals of the CEP. Anticipated start date will be August 16, 2019. Subsequent renewal for a second year is expected contingent upon performance, the needs of the project and university, and the availability of resources. By time of appointment, successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Human Development/Family Sciences, Psychology, Education, Social Work, or a related field and have substantive and/or methodological training in research related to early childhood development, programming, and/or policy. Successful candidates must be able to articulate how their research reflects the mission of the CEP. Evidence of expertise in advanced methods and working with complex data sets is preferred. Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data, writing and contributing to manuscripts and grant applications, assisting in both ongoing and emerging research initiatives, attending network and policy meetings, and writing white papers and policy reports. The postdoctoral scholar also will be involved in teaching and will participate in training seminars, meetings, and activities. The CEP at ASU is led by Drs. Richard Fabes, Shantel Meek, and Natalie Eggum-Wilkens.

Initial review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and continue every week thereafter until the positions are filled. To apply, please send (1) a personal statement describing your research interests and background and fit with this position – be sure to indicate how your research and future goals relate to the CEP, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample or publication, and (4) names of two letter writers to Richard Fabes at (all materials must be submitted electronically). Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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