Posted by: nucleargal | July 2, 2011

Postdoctoral Scholarship in Discrimination and Policing

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES. The postdoctoral scholar will work on research related to discrimination and policing funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. The post-doc will have the opportunity to receive training in mixed methods, translational/field research, and research/practitioner collaborations through the project, the UCLA Department of Psychology, and the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity (CPLE; http://www.policingequity.org). The post-doc will also be able to collaborate with the numerous international faculty participating in CPLE research (see the above website for a list of research partners).

Primary responsibilities of the postdoctoral scholar will be data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication, collaborating with the PIs to develop grant applications that build upon findings from the parent grant, and working collaboratively with other members of the research team. The post-doc will also have opportunities to conduct their own self-initiated original research. Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. in social psychology, sociology (with an emphasis on social psychology), or a closely related field, as well as strong statistical skills and expertise in one or more of the substantive foci of the project (psychology of discrimination, immigration, law enforcement, organizational psychology, and psychology and identity). Experience with multi-level modeling and longitudinal data analysis is preferred, but not required. The position will begin July 2011 and continue through July 2012 with the possibility of continuing funding for subsequent years. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and letters of recommendation to Professor Phillip Atiba Goff, 4552B Franz Hall, Department of Psychology, UCLA, P.O. Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1563, goff@psych.ucla.edu. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via email. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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