Research Fellow at University of Michigan

University of Michigan has an opening postdoctoral associate position in social psychology. This position is available for three years. This position is open until filled.

Please submit one document with your cover letter and CV as well as a brief research statement summarizing your interests and long-term goals.

The Culture Collaboratory, directed by Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to split their time equally between two lines of research.

For the first line of work, the fellow will join a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, University of California Irvine, Northwestern University and Stanford University. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Yidan Foundation, and Raikes Foundation, this research takes a top-down (i.e., educator-level vs. student-level) approach to creating cultural change within educational settings. By changing school cultures, we aim to improve educational experiences for all students and reduce racial and social class achievement gaps. This set of projects involves large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data from teachers, students, and administrators collected over the past three years.

For, the second line of work, the fellow will join a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley. This research takes a cultural approach to understanding prejudice and bias, specifically pertaining to groups underrepresented & underserved by social science, such as Native American populations. We aim to expand existing theories of prejudice and bias to understand how omissions (e.g., the lack of contemporary representations) promote and sustain inequality, and identify ways to change the national narrative and dominant representations of Native people. The research fellow will build upon an existing set of large-scale correlational and experimental data by designing additional studies to explore related research questions.

The ideal applicant will be well-versed in cultural and social psychology and have strong methodological and statistical skills, including experience coding and analyzing qualitative (e.g., photo, video, essay) data, multilevel modeling, and data analysis using R. Additionally, the applicant should be passionate about developing psychological tools to address problems of social and educational inequality. We welcome applicants from diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds, especially those with a strong record of research on Native American issues, and/or extensive experience conducting research in K-12 educational settings.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checksare performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process maybegin as early as the eighth day after posting.Thisopening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

The anticipated start date for this post-doctoral research fellow position isSeptember 1, 2019.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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