Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
08 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
06 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS). Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Many faculty in Human Development and Family Studies engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with faculty in other departments in CHHS, and other CCTSI institutions and affiliates. Applicants are encouraged to visit the departmental webpage at:

Position Summary

Researchers in the Departments of Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology at Colorado State University (CSU) are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct data analyses and publish the results of a randomized control trial of a mentoring program for at-risk adolescents. This study is funded by the William T. Grant Foundation. This postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to formulate research questions related to the specific aims of the grant; to analyze, interpret and present data using advanced statistical methods, including structural equation modeling, mixture modeling and growth modeling; to prepare results for conference presentations; and to author and co-author peer-reviewed publications. The fellow will also assist in grant writing, and will have the opportunity to submit extramural grants to continue their work on the project. These activities will be performed in consultation and collaboration with the Co-Principal Investigators, Drs. Shelley Haddock and Kim Henry.

Required Job Qualifications

PhD in Quantitative Psychology, Biostatistics, or related field

Preferred Job Qualifications

Proficiency in R or SAS, and Mplus; proficiency with advanced quantitative methods, including growth and multilevel models, structural equation models, mixture models, and the modeling of non-linear outcomes; effective verbal and written communication skills; evidence of peer-reviewed publications; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and independently; prior experience with grant development and grant writing

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Applied Research Duty/Responsibility

The position will assist in the development of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations that report results of a research study funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, in order to achieve the objects of this grant funded project. To prepare these manuscripts and conference presentations, the position will generate research questions, conduct statistical analyses, interpret data, prepare applications to present at conferences, and write manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The position will oversee research assistants and mentor graduate students who will assist in the completion of these tasks to promote their own learning and professional development.

Percentage Of Time 70 Job Duty Category Grant writing Duty/Responsibility

The position will assist in generating ideas and writing sections of grant applications for the purpose of obtaining funding to support future research projects.

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter addressing the required and preferred job qualifications, the names and contact information of three professional references, and copies of relevant publications (not more than 3) directly to this posting.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Search Contact Shelley Haddock,

EEO Statement

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The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.