Postdoctoral Research Associate - Acceptance and Commitment-Based Therapy Programs
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on projects funded by the U.S. Departments of Justice and focused on the implementation and evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-based programs within the Iowa Department of Corrections. The duties will include implementing ACT-based programs with justice-involved individuals and evaluating the impact of these programs on outcomes such as violence, criminal activity, family functioning, and reintegration into communities after incarceration. The Postdoctoral position will also involve training and supervising correctional staff, developing quality control procedures and other sustainability activities, and then designing and implementing research to study these methods. There will be opportunities for writing journal manuscripts and co-writing grant proposals. Opportunities for teaching may also be available.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work, or a related field; advanced proficiency in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; experience leading ACT trainings and supervising ACT trainees.Â
Experience working with justice-involved individuals; experience with data management and administrative datasets; advanced quantitative analysis including multilevel modeling and propensity score analysis.
Department/Program & College Description:
Human Development and Family Studies faculty are actively engaged in diverse research activities focused primarily on children, adults, and families. Our faculty have advanced degrees in multiple disciplines, so much of the research conducted is multidisciplinary and focuses, generally, in several content areas such as:
Faculty and staff have received a high level of funding from outside agencies for their different scholarly activities. In general external funding has been approximately $7 to 10 million on an annual basis, for a total of over $45 million in funding fromÂ FY2006 to FY2010.
Much of the research is conducted in collaboration with faculty within the department, but collaborations are also with faculty from other departments on campus, other universities, and research institutions.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.