The Justice-oriented Youth (JoY)
in Drexel University’s School of Education
applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on a newly awarded
National Science Foundation (NSF) Civic Innovation project titled
Placekeeping: A Co-designed Model for Intergenerational
Co-housing and Coalition Building in a University-Adjacent
The purpose of this project is to develop,
implement, and evaluate the Second Story
) arts-centered model for intergenerational
co-housing as an anti-displacement and aging-in-place strategy. In
partnership with an established cross-sector partner network, our
transdisciplinary research team seeks to address urgent affordable
housing needs in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood of
Mantua. The model has the potential to be implemented in similar
communities throughout the US, and results from this pilot will
serve as a model of sustained community-driven solutions for
equitable development, particularly for historically marginalized
Black communities. The Post Doc will be part of a transdisciplinary
research team who seek to address urgent affordable housing needs
in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood of Mantua.
• Work closely with PIs, graduate students, and program team to
advance project goals.
• Lead key aspects of project coordination including management of
qualitative, quantitative, and multi-modal data collection and
• Coordinate project logistics pertaining to timely communication
across various stakeholders, executing the research plan and
project timeline, scheduling team meetings, recruitment of
participants, human research subjects’ protection, and timely
• Support dissemination plan including presentation and publication
of research findings.
• Participate in mentorship activities related to ongoing personal
and professional development.
• Support the mission and research agenda of the JoY Lab as an
engaged member of the research team and as a member of the JoY Lab
- A PhD or Doctorate in Education, Sociology, Urban Studies,
Black studies, or related field is required.
- 1-3 years minimum experience is required.
• Participatory action research/Community-engaged research
• Advanced qualitative, quantitative, and multi-modal
• Strong administrative and organizational skills pertaining to
• Experience working with historically marginalized
• Strong knowledge of and experience applying asset-forward, social
justice-oriented, and critical frameworks.
- Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs
- Typically standing, walking
- Typically sitting at a desk/table
- Typically bending, crouching, stooping
- University City – Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as exempt
with a grade of I, $41,120.00 - $ 61,680.00. The offered salary is
dependent upon internal equity and the successful candidate’s
competencies, education, and experience.
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structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies, please visit
the Compensation and
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for some information on our benefits
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
Aug 28 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Nov 30 2023 Eastern Standard Time