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Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Global Center for Applied Health Research, School of Social Work

Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University




The Global Center for Applied Health Research (GCAHR) in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, 12-month Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Contract renewal is possible on an annual basis for up to 3 years with no tenure implications. Anticipated start date is August, 2021.


ASU is a research-intensive university and offers interdisciplinary training and collaboration opportunities. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see


GCAHR follows a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) orientation and applies a multi-method approach to the development, adaptation and testing of health interventions with the goal of influencing change in community, systems, programs and policies. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will collaborate on global translational research studies related to prevention, parenting, positive youth development, health disparities and health equity, and local research capacity building. The Postdoc’s primary tasks will include liaising with international community partners, overseeing student researchers, developing data collection protocols, training community partners in quantitative and qualitative data collection, assisting in data analysis, writing manuscripts and developing future grant applications.


Required Qualifications

  • D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (e.g., social work, psychology, sociology, public health) by the start of the appointment.
  • Evidence of experience studying issues relating to health equity/health disparities, global health, prevention, substance abuse, or translational intervention research.
  • Demonstrate strong scientific quantitative analytical and writing skills and ability to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrate commitment to equity, inclusion and cultural competency as well as working within broadly diverse settings/populations.
  • Demonstrate ability to read, write and speak in Spanish.
  • Demonstrate experience with qualitative data analysis.
  • Familiar or proficient in MPLUS and/or SPSS.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to travel independently abroad.


Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to Christine McCaleb ( For information on current research projects, visit:


Application Deadline and Procedures:

To apply, visit Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement no more than three (3) pages which includes the following:
  • Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion demonstrated in the CV/resume or in the cover letter
  • Information for three professional references (name, title, organization, e-mail address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.


Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is (August 15, 2021, 5:00p.m. Arizona time). Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.  


About ASU

Arizona State University is committed to building a model for an American research university that measures impact by the success of its students, and faculty committed to the public good with solution- focused research that expands interdisciplinary thinking, and a university that accepts major responsibility for health, economic, and social development of its community.


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. For complete statements on ASU’s non-discrimination policies, please refer

to: and


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