Rutgers University School of Social Work seeks a postdoctoral scholar to work on a collaborative, multi-year, multi-faceted project focused on understanding the role of fathers in reducing inequality in outcomes between children from low and high income families and on the impact of social and economic policies on father involvement. The project, led by associate professor Lenna Nepomnyaschy with colleagues from Boston and Cornell Universities, involves quantitative analyses of several large national datasets and the collection of state-level data on employment, wage, criminal justice, and child support arrears policies.
The scholar will contribute to and assist with all aspects of the research including study conceptualization, collection of social and economic policy data across years and states, planning and carrying out quantitative analyses, presenting results at research conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication. In addition, the scholar will contribute to and gain experience with the preparation and submission of a proposal for federal funding for subsequent analyses building on the knowledge gained from the current project. The scholar will also have opportunities to work on other projects of mutual interest.
The position will be a twelve month position starting in July 2017 for one year, with the potential of extension to a second year subject to a review during the first year.
Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate has a strong research interest in the study of social policies and their effects on child and family well-being and the role of fathers. They must also be motivated, interested in forging collaborative relationships with faculty and doctoral students, and have a strong commitment to social justice.
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