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1-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Psychology

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Applications are invited for a 1-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the department of Psychology at Wesleyan University that is renewable for a 2nd year. We seek a highly motivated researcher with an interest in examining marginalized group experiences, specifically Black and Latine experiences. This research includes topics related to immigration, sociopolitical development, collective memory, and intergroup relations. We seek an interdisciplinary researcher with interest in conducting research with adolescents, young adult, and adult populations. The post-doctoral fellow will work with Dr. Andrea Negrete and Dr. Michael Perez. Responsibilities will include publishing manuscripts using existing data and designing and collecting data for future research. The ideal candidate will have experience in quantitative research. Experience in qualitative research methods or mixed methods research (i.e., studies integrating quantitative and qualitative data analysis) or a willingness to learn these methods will be an asset. The candidate is expected to teach one undergraduate seminar (in their area of expertise) per semester and will have the opportunity to co-supervise highly motivated undergraduate research assistants. The successful candidate will receive training and supervision in developing an independent program of research within the area of marginalized group experiences and social justice. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts institution, where faculty are actively engaged in research. Wesleyan also offers teaching training through the Office of Faculty Development.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in psychology or a related field.
  • Experience in using any of the following programs: SPSS, R, and/or MPlus.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, time management, oral/written/communication skills, and a commitment to diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong statistical analytical skills as evidenced by published work using survey-based research and experimental methodology
  • Strong research ability as evidenced by first-author publications
Special Instructions To Applicants

The following documents are required (submitted electronically):

(1) Cover letter

(2) Current curriculum vitae

(3) Statement of research interests

(4) 2 sample publications (uploaded together as “Representative Publication”)

(5) The e-mail addresses of 3 referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please ensure that the submitted e-mail addresses are up-to-date and entered correctly). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but applications received after April 30th may not be considered.

Please contact Cathy Race ( if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here:

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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