Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Child and Family Policy and Programs

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Child and Family Policy and Programs

 

The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative at the Institute for Policy Research is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar with a PhD in psychology, human development, education, economics, sociology, public policy, or social work.

 

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to join Dr. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale’s research lab and will actively contribute to experimental and quasi-experimental mixed-methods evaluations and implementation studies. The multidisciplinary team is at the forefront of developing the theory, programmatic design, and research underlying two-generation initiatives that aim to improve low-income families’ educational, economic, and health outcomes. Two-generation programs expand the set of opportunities available to families by simultaneously investing in parent and child human capital. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct early childhood education and social policy research involving primary data collection and large-scale secondary data analysis. Research opportunities include use of in-depth qualitative interview and focus group data, video and audio recorded interactions, as well as extensive survey and direct assessment data, with an emphasis on applying research to practice through strong research-program partnerships.

 

The position will be a one-year appointment, with renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative publications and papers, and the names of three references to Allie Cooperman at allie.cooperman@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015.


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