The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu, in collaboration with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (Chapin Hall) www.chapinhall.org., an affiliated policy research center invites application for the Harold A. Richman Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program is aimed at strengthening the intellectual and research qualifications of scholars interested in applied research careers focusing on child, youth, and family well-being. The successful candidate will serve for two years under the joint mentorship of two nationally recognized researchers, one faculty member at the SSA and one researcher at Chapin Hall. The mentoring pairs are individuals whose scholarship aligns with respect to aim and content. For this announcement, mentoring pairs are available in two content areas: 1) services for infants, young children, and their families and 2) incarcerated women and their children.The selected candidate will receive advanced research training through participation on SSA and Chapin Hall research projects and in other learning opportunities at the University of Chicago and Chapin Hall. The selected candidate will be provided with time and resources to explore and develop independent research ideas and with mentoring by nationally recognized research leaders. The candidate is expected to conduct work leading to publication in refereed journals. This is an in-residence, two-year, benefits-eligible appointment. The successful candidate will hold the title of Research Associate. The salary is $55,000 per calendar year. Moving expenses are the responsibility of the individual. QualificationsPh.D. in public policy, social work, economics, human development, psychology, family science, education, policy, statistics, epidemiology or a related discipline received between January 1, 2016 and August 31, 2019 required. Individuals who will have successfully defended the dissertation and fulfilled all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 31, 2019, but who have not received their diploma, are eligible. The successful candidate must be able to begin the position between September 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. A minimum of three years of research experience (dissertation-related research is acceptable) and experience conducting empirical research in the context of child, youth, or family policy strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a potential for success in publishing and obtaining research grants.
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