Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Post-Doctoral Scholar Research on Violent Victimization (ROVV Lab), Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice


The Research on Violent Victimization lab  (ROVV), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, Post-Doctoral Scholar to start August 1, 2022, or as soon thereafter as practical, in the area of in American Indian studies, criminal justice, criminology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, or any related field. The initial appointment will be for two fiscal years, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding, with the potential for a third-year contingent on the candidate's productivity and the availability of funding.  Salary is based upon qualifications. Individuals employed as Post-Doctoral Scholars may not hold multiple appointments at Arizona State University.


About the Research on Violent Victimization (ROVV) lab

The postdoctoral scholar position is fully funded by the ROVV lab. The lab conducts research with the goal of promoting safer and healthier communities by reducing victimization among underserved populations. The lab partners with the ASU Office of American Indian Projects, the State of Arizona, Indigenous community advocates and organizations, and university academic units and student support services to conduct solutions-based research to understand and address MMIP.  The lab has an outstanding and collaborative team that is diverse, interdisciplinary, and comprised of faculty, students, and community partners.


About the School

The ROVV is a unit within the Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ), which is ranked #2 in the nation and provides undergraduate, Masters, and PhD programs focused specifically on crime and the criminal justice system.  The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions’ SCCJ is a nationally-recognized leader in higher education and is highly regarded for its distinguished faculty and research productivity. The college has a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. The SCCJ is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. To learn more about the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice visit:


The program seeks applicants whose professional preparedness, experience, and accomplishments are informed by experiences working with and within groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States. Where pools of qualified applicants are strong, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate, through prior actions and achievements, intentional and actioned commitment diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Examples of such contributions are research or creative activity focused on empowering underserved populations, especially Indigenous populations; teaching, mentorship, and service that increases equitable access; and inclusion in fields where historically excluded populations are underrepresented.



Job Duties

The Post-Doctoral scholar will work under the Director of the ROVV lab, Dr. Kate Fox.  The following are examples of typical duties.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Contribute to and builds upon the establishment of relationship and trust-building among key project stakeholders, including those in the university and among Indigenous community partners and others to ensure success of project;
  • Collect and analyze data using decolonizing and culturally-appropriate methodologies;
  • Assist faculty researchers and other collaborators in planning and designing research, establishing priorities, applying for funding opportunities, designing and executing research projects, and disseminating research to wide audiences;
  • Perform statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, conducting analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses;
  • Engage in writing and coauthoring of dissemination products, including technical publications and reports;
  • Disseminate research findings to wide audiences – including Native American Tribes and communities, legislature, and the general public – by writing, creating, and coauthoring products such as infographics, policy briefs, and presentations of project results to internal and external parties;
  • Engage in planning and execution of community engagement efforts that support advocacy and awareness of communities, policy-makers, and the public.
  • May supervise staff, graduate assistants, or student employees. May also be responsible for training staff, graduate assistants, or student employees.


Required Qualifications

Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the mission of the ROVV lab and the School and College.  In addition, the following qualifications are required:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or expect to receive a Ph.D. in American Indian studies, criminal justice, criminology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, or any related field by the start of the appointment.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as working with in broadly diverse settings/populations.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong scientific writing skills and have the skills to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.


Desired Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Knowledge of Tribal sovereignty and governments, historical relations and colonization, the federal trust relationship between Tribes and the federal government.
  • Ability to conduct decolonizing methodologies and culturally-appropriate research that is trauma-informed and empowers Indigenous people and communities;
  • Demonstrated experience with organizational and project management skills;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Leadership and supervisory experience with diverse populations;
  • Awareness of and commitment to ASU’s EEO/Affirmative Action Plan and Safe Working and Learning Environment goals, including prioritizing inclusivity and diversity;
  • The ability to work effectively with underserved and culturally diverse communities.


This position is located at the Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus. 


Application Procedure

To apply, please visit Applicants must submit all of the following materials through an Interfolio dossier. Complete application materials must contain the following items:

  1. A curriculum vitae or résumé that details the applicant’s educational and professional history, as well as the applicant’s complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address).
  2. A statement no more than 3-pages which includes the following:
  • Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications
  • A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Information for three references (name, title, organization, email address, phone number). At least one reference must be a current and/or past supervisor.
  • Two published papers or other recently written scholarly work.

    Inquiries can be directed Kate Fox, Ph.D., ROVV lab Director


    The initial application deadline is July 8, 2022 at 3:00p.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.


    Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    The ROVV lab and the SCCJ at ASU welcomes and encourages diversity.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  Our School, and indeed the entirety of our university, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  Arizona State University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status or any other veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.


    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the sixth consecutive year (, followed by #2 MIT.  We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities we serve.


    It is the policy of Arizona State University to provide equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, transfers, university-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.


    COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.


    A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please see: and


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