Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 01:28 PM

Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion (http://lernercenter.syr.edu/) in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for the Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar to begin in August 2019. The Lerner Center, founded in 2011, conducts applied research and evaluation on a wide range of population health and community health topics.

The postdoc will work with Dr. Shannon Monnat and other Lerner Center faculty affiliates, staff, and graduate students on research related to social and spatial determinants of health, health disparities, and/or premature mortality. Desirable applicants will have research agendas that align with one or more of the Center’s key strategic priority areas of substance abuse, mental health, tobacco use, diet and nutrition, or physical activity. Candidates with interests in rural health and/or rural demography are especially encouraged to apply. The postdoc will work closely with Dr. Monnat and other Center affiliates to design and conduct community-based research studies and/or conduct secondary analysis of health and other demographic data (particularly related to social and geographic disparities in health outcomes), co-author peer-reviewed publications, publish research briefs for the Lerner Center Population Health Research Brief Series, and present research at conferences. This position will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration with Lerner Center graduate students, staff, and affiliated faculty as well as faculty and graduate students within the Center for Policy Research (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/cpr.aspx), the Aging Studies Institute (https://asi.syr.edu/), and the Policy, Place and Population Health Lab (https://asi.syr.edu/policy-place-and-population-health-lab/ . At least 25% of the Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar’s time will be reserved for the individual’s own research.

The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance. The Scholar will have access to university resources and office space in the Center for Policy Research at SU.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public policy, or a related discipline at the start date, and must be in residence for the two-year period of the position. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills (particularly in spatial analysis, multilevel models, and/or causal analysis). Primary consideration will be given to applications received by May 3, 2019, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Required materials include:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Two-page research statement.
  4. Two representative papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages.
  5. The names and contact information for three references.

For consideration, please complete an online application: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/79438

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.