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
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. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
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
Experience managing large and/or complex community-based projects (not
solely laboratory-based projects).
Demonstrated knowledge of the field of violence prevention and
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
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
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
How to Apply
Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the
Letter of application with a brief narrative addressing both the required and preferred qualifications for the position.
Contact information for three professional references.
Candidates wishing additional information are encouraged to contact search
committee chair Dr. Katie Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-422-3207.
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Dr. Katie Edwards
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
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Planned Hire Date Fall 2022, no later than 1/1/2023
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