Now Hiring: One Postdoctoral Research Scholar

February 21, 2019

*Next Review of Applications is March 31, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.*

Job Opportunity for Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - BUILD PODER (TUC)
Job ID: 7578
Total open positions: 1
*Deadline: Applicants who submit by May 31, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review will continue until position is filled*

FYI Contact: Dr. Carrie Saetermoe
Email: with the subject line: Inquiry about postdoctoral research scholar position
Phone: 818-677-4863 (BUILD PODER main office)

Major Duties
Under general supervision, the postdoctoral researcher/scholar will work to understand the effectiveness of the NIH-funded BUILD program, which includes (1) undergraduate researcher training, and (2) faculty resources and mentor training, and institutional equity. The postdoctoral researcher/scholar will devote 75% effort to research and 25% to teaching BUILD-related professional development and/or research methods courses. 

Undergraduate Research Training. The postdoctoral researcher/scholar will study different components of the undergraduate research-training program, BUILD PODER. They will assist in writing manuscripts of the extant data from the student training core initiatives, including the entry to research program - Summer JumpStart training, bimonthly meetings, and professional development curriculum and to compare local data with consortium-wide data. Other responsibilities include attending programmatic meetings, attending student-focused functions, and presenting results at professional meetings. The postdoctoral researcher/scholar will also be able to advance his or her own career goals through independent or other collaborative research with available research funds.

Faculty Resources and Mentor Training. The postdoctoral researcher/scholar will support write-up of local data regarding mentor training, pilot projects, Faculty Scholar Academy, community college initiatives, and to begin to, when appropriate, draw upon the consortium data resources around support for faculty mentors. Other responsibilities include, data analyses, writing publications, attending programmatic meetings, attending student-focused functions, faculty-focused functions, and presenting results at professional meetings. The postdoctoral scholar will also be able to advance his or her own career goals through independent or other collaborative research with available research funds.

Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology, higher education, science education, or other relevant discipline.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Applicants should be proficient in mixed research methods (e.g., interviewing skills, running focus groups), and qualitative statistical analyses (e.g., SPSS. SEM) and qualitative analyses (e.g., Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Participatory Action Research). It is recommended for the applicants to have a background in Critical Race Theory (CRT) and related theories. An excellent publication record as well as strong writing and verbal communication skills are important criteria for selection.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC). TUC offers an excellent benefits package. The anticipated hiring maximum is $55,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Work schedule is Full-time Monday - Friday.

General Information
Candidate must posses a valid driver's license and must pass a fingerprint clearance (Live Scan). 

How To Apply

1. Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application through the CSUN Careers webpage. Choose between external (non-CSUN) and internal (current CSUN employees) applicants portals.

2. If external applicant, create a user login. 

3. Locate the job listing for "Postdoctoral Scholar - BUILD PODER (TUC)" in the "Grants and Contracts" department (job posting date 5/15/18) and click on the link. 

4. View Job Description and click on "Apply Now"

Other information

You must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. 

Deadline: Applicants who submit by May 31, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review will continue until position is filled

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Division
The University Corporation is a non-profit auxiliary corporation providing commercial and administrative services to California State University, Northridge. Our mission is to provide services and solutions that address the needs of California State University, Northridge; to support the academic, research and creative endeavors of its students, faculty and staff; and to enhance the quality of campus life.