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2012-13 Postdocs[]

Child and Adolescent Services Research Center[]

Harvard University and Judge Baker Children's Center[]

Postdoctoral Scholar: Digital media & Learning[]

  • Deadline: September 15, 2012
  • PI Richard Arum at New York University is looking for one Postdoctoral Scholar who will collaborate in MacArthur Foundation-funded research investigating national and international developments in digital media and learning. The scholar will be conducting fieldwork based in Chicago. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media, and learning in the US and globally. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in school-based qualitative research and/or experience with ethnographic research with young people. Must have experience with collaborative and mixed methods research. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators. Positions are dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through application deadline of September 15, 2012. The appointments may begin as early as October 1, 2012 and would continue until September 1, 2014, renewable pending review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $55,000 depending on experience. Candidates should send a CV, a letter of interest (including research skills), a sample of written work and three letters of reference to Richard Arum at

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships[]

  • Deadline: October 29, 2012
  • The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). The National Science Foundation offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to obtain additional training, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons beyond their undergraduate and graduate training. Postdoctoral fellowships are further designed to assist new scientists to direct their research efforts across traditional disciplinary lines and to avail themselves of unique research resources, sites, and facilities, including at foreign locations. NSF seeks to promote the participation of scientists from all segments of the scientific community, including those from under-represented groups, in its research programs and activities; the postdoctoral period is considered to be an important level of professional development in attaining this goal. The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering; promote interdisciplinary research; and encourage doctoral-level scientists (who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for scientific careers in academia, industry, and government. Click here for complete details:

Postdoctoral Scholar: Youth homelessness[]

  • Deadline: until filled
  • Applications are being sought for a post-doctoral fellowship that can begin September 1, 2012 at the Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW), University of Houston. The goal of these fellowships is to provide advanced training in the research skills for the next generation of scientists in social work and allied disciplines. The University of Houston is a Carnegie Foundation recognized High Intensive Research University, more commonly referred to as a Tier One research university and is one of only four such designated universities in Texas. As the only graduate social work in the 4th largest city in the United States, the GCSW offers a stimulating and supporting research environment. The average GCSW enrollment is approximately 350 MSW and 40 PhD students. The GCSW's research agenda mirrors and supports the University infrastructure through the College's two vital research centers, the Center for Drug and Social Policy Research and the Child and Family Center for Innovative Research. The members of these centers are drawn from the GCSW faculty as well as faculty from other colleges at the University of Houston and other universities. Center grants come from a variety of public and private sources, such as the National Institutes of Health, the State of Texas, and foundations. Current research includes multi-disciplinary, community-based and clinical research studies on health and social problems among vulnerable populations. Areas of focus include substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, health disparities and political social work. Click here for more information: