The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Utah State University invites applications for a 22-month postdoctoral fellow to participate in research focused on the intersection of family relationship processes, adolescent development, and youth’s health risk behaviors. The postdoctoral fellow will specifically engage with the investigative team on a NIAAA/NIH funded (R01AA025331) grant focused on sibling socialization of alcohol and drug use from early through late adolescence.
Candidates are expected to be interested in pursuing an academic or research-oriented career following their time as a fellow and can expect strong commitment from their mentor to develop additional research skills and enhance marketability. The fellow will be provided with ample time to write, gain additional statistical and methodological training, and present research at scientific conferences.
Continuation of this position is contingent upon funding.
Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Shawn Whiteman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Associate Dean for Research in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
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Utah State University us a Carnegie doctoral high research institution, and Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1888, USU is the oldest and largest public residential campus in Utah. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies includes 28 faculty members and over 50 graduate students. HDFS is one of eight diverse departments and three distinguished centers in the nationally recognized Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Situated in scenic Cache Valley, Utah State University is ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the nation (more information about campus and community life is available here).
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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