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Postdoctoral Associate in Psychology

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023

The Intersectionality in the Social Mind Lab at Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (at least 37.5 hours per week), benefits-eligible Postdoctoral A ssociate in Psychology opportunity.

This position is offered for an initial one-year, fixed-term appointment, with the possibility of an additional year contingent upon successful performance in the position. The preferred start date is July 1, 2023. The Postdoctoral Associate will oversee an NSF-funded project that takes an intersectional perspective on children’s social categorization.

Primary Responsibilities

The postdoctoral associate will facilitate all aspects of the funded research project, including but not limited to:
  • interviewing adults, preschoolers, and school-age children
  • collecting and analyzing data from large-scale surveys
  • creating and maintaining community partnerships;
  • designing testing instruments for both adults and children
  • supporting the lab coordinator in training and supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • cultivating a strong lab team culture and orientation
  • fostering a high degree of professionalism among lab members
Other primary duties will include preparing presentations and materials for meetings, and drafting papers for submission to journals and conferences.

Line of Report: The Postdoctoral Associate in Psychology reports directly to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the lab.

Work Location: This position is located at Haverford College, in Haverford, PA. This position may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, pursuant to the College’s Work Location Policy.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in psychology or a related field within cognitive science with at least some relevant research experience with children. Candidates who are ABD may be considered in specific circumstances.
Professional Competencies
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis (especially in R)
  • Programming in Javascript
  • Prior experience providing support in a lab environment
  • Prior experience conducting research with children
Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
  • Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 background checks
To Apply : Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting . The application deadline is June 18, 2023 . Application review will happen on a rolling basis. Please email recruiting @ ( ) with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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