Post-doc at Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE FAMILY RESILIENCY CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS:  The Center is seeking to fill up to two post-doctoral positions to commence as early as August 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas:  1) quantitative and mixed method approaches in measuring family resiliency, 2) prevention of childhood obesity, 3) early childhood nutrition, 4) household food insecurity and child wellbeing and 5) program development and evaluation with vulnerable families. 

The Family Resiliency Center is an interdisciplinary research and outreach unit dedicated to advancing knowledge and practices that strengthen families' abilities to meet life's challenges and thrive. Faculty are working on projects related to the prevention of childhood obesity, biological and environmental contributions to early dietary practices, and food insecurity. The Center includes state-of-the-art family observation facilities and a child development laboratory. 

The fellowship provides opportunities for early career development, publication and supervision by national leaders in human development and family studies, nutritional sciences, and experience working on interdisciplinary teams.  Candidates should have completed a doctoral degree in human development/family studies, nutritional sciences, psychology, education, economics, or related fields. We seek applicants with strong methodological and quantitative data analysis skills, writing skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment. The Urbana-Champaign community offers a wealth of cultural, intellectual, and recreational opportunities. Additional information may be found at  Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Applicants should send curriculum vitae and cover letter in pdf format and names and contact information for three references to be sent to:

Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Barbara H. Fiese, Ph.D., Professor and

Director of the Family Resiliency Center,

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