School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-School of Social and Behavioral Sciences-NSFPYSCHPOSTDOC [#13009]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology and Forensic Science
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Law and Psychology
Appl Deadline:2019/02/15 (posted 2018/12/21, updated 2018/12/17, listed until 2019/04/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology and Forensic Science 
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at Arizona State University is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to begin in Summer or Fall 2019. This is a 12-month NSF-funded position with possibility of renewal for a total of 24 months. 

This scholar will join a pair of ongoing initiatives at ASU that bridge the behavioral and forensic sciences. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to spend 20 hours per week focused on research and activities pertaining to these initiatives, with the remaining 20 hours per week dedicated to continuing the scholar’s individual ongoing program of research. 

There is no specific research project associated with this position; rather, the scholar will work with faculty mentors on further developing these initiatives at ASU and creating and assisting with new lines of research related to the psychological study of forensic science, broadly defined, including science communication, expert bias, lay (and juror) understanding of science, and legal evidence. More information about these initiatives can be found at http://lawpsych.asu.edu. 

About the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: SBS houses faculty and programs in several interdisciplinary research clusters, including Law and Psychology, Social Justice and Human Rights, Resilience and Stress, Social Technologies, and an emerging cluster in Cognition and Data Science. SBS is the home of ASU’s undergraduate and master’s-level programs in Forensic Psychology as well as the Ph.D. program in Law and Psychology. More generally, SBS also offers on-campus undergraduate and terminal MS programs in Psychology and oversees ASU’s online psychology programs. More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs. 

Required Qualifications: a) Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in psychology or related field by the time of appointment (Summer or Fall 2019). 

Desired Qualifications: a) Expertise in the psychological study of forensic science, science communication, expert bias, lay / juror understanding of science, or legal evidence (or, alternatively, expertise in a more general area such as judgment and decision making, motivated reasoning, persuasion, juries, etc. with a willingness and interest to examine these topics in the context of forensic science); b) a record of research and scholarship that demonstrates an ability to develop and execute high-impact psychological research; c) good organizational and communication skills. 

Deadline: February 15, 2019 if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. 

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13009. 

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information, 3) a statement of research interests and future directions and 4) three letters of recommendation. 

Arizona State University has a strong commitment to a diverse faculty and staff, one that is reflective of the contemporary United States. 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.htmland https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs
email
602-543-8577
 
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arizona State University
4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Mail Code 3051
Glendale, AZ 85306-4908

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