Advanced Research Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Nebaraska-Lincoln

United States

September 19, 2022


Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Advanced Research Assistant/Associate Professor

Department NE Ctr Research on Youth, Fam & School-4425 Requisition Number F220128 Posting Open Date 07/26/2022 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 09/19/2022 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

The person in this position will co-direct, alongside Dr. Katie Edwards, the Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory (IVRL) housed within the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools (CYFS). Research in IVRL focuses on prevention of sexual and related forms of violence and supporting survivors in the aftermath of violence victimization. Much of the violence prevention and response work focuses on historically marginalized populations (e.g., LGBTQ+ youth, Native American youth). Over the past 10 years, PI Edwards has obtained over 22 million dollars in funding for IVRL and published over 185 peer-reviewed journal articles. The person hired in this position will join a highly productive, well-funded, vibrant research laboratory making impactful changes in communities across the U.S. and, more recently, globally.

Expertise in prevention and/or response to sexual and related (e.g., partner abuse) forms of violence is required. Additional requirements include a history of managing large-scale projects and interdisciplinary teams; mentoring of students in research; writing/submitting external grants; and publishing in high impact journals. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in community based participatory action research methodologies; program development and evaluation; violence prevention and response among historically marginalized populations (e.g., LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color); and advanced statistical analyses such as multi-level modeling, propensity score analysis, and/or latent class/latent transition analysis.

In addition to providing leadership across a number of federally-funded projects (with responsibilities including project management, staff/student training/supervision, interfacing with community partners/funders, data analyses, dissemination efforts, IRB approvals, clinical trials/NDA registrations), the person in this position will also be expected to contribute to grant writing and securing external funding consistent with the mission of IVRL and CYFS.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https: // www.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, public health, social work, family studies, criminology, or a highly related field.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience post-Ph.D.
  • Successful history of scholarly dissemination as evidenced by publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promise for securing external funding as evidenced by a history of external and/or internal funding and/or overall positive/strong reviews on unfunded external grants demonstrating promise.
  • Experience working with students and staff within a research laboratory setting.
  • Experience managing large and/or complex community-based projects (not solely laboratory-based projects).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the field of violence prevention and intervention.
  • Evidence of data management and basic data analyses skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task with high levels of efficiency, self-starter, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing, implementing, and/or evaluating violence prevention and/or intervention initiatives with historically marginalized populations (e.g., LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color).
  • Experience conducting community based participatory action research.
  • Proficiency in conducting advanced statistical analyses such as multi- level modeling, propensity score analysis, and/or latent class/latent transition analysis.
  • Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Criminal History Background Check Required Posted Salary How to Apply

    Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  • Letter of application with a brief narrative addressing both the required and preferred qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vita.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact search committee chair Dr. Katie Edwards at or 603-422-3207.

    For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

    Dr. Katie Edwards

    Job Category Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only) Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date Fall 2022, no later than 1/1/2023 Appointment End Date

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    Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

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