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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intergroup Relations, Social Pain, and Diversity Policies
Texas A&M University
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Post-doctoral Position
$40,000 - $49,999

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Intergroup Relations, Social Pain, and Diversity Policies

Job Summary

The Diversity Sciences Lab, directed by Dr. Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University, is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research associate. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with regular working hours, benefits, and much, much more, optimally beginning by September 2, 2019.

The Diversity Sciences Lab collaborates with four campuses in the Texas A&M System Alliance to develop, implement and study a model for historically underrepresented minority STEM doctoral candidates completing degrees, transitioning into postdoctoral fellowships, and then successfully entering and progressing in faculty careers. The TxARM alliance was created in response to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program solicitation (NSF 16-552). The Diversity Sciences Lab is housed in the Social and Personality Psychology (SPP) program with additional resources provided by Interdisciplinary Critical Studies (ICS) and the NSF AGEP TxARM Collaborative Research Project.

Competitive candidates will have experience generating novel experimental concepts, designing, and programming experiments, analyzing data, interpreting and presenting results. The successful postdoctoral research associate will have the opportunity to conduct and publish original research derived from the multi-year projects examining how individuals from underrepresented minority groups interact with others due to perceived experiences of marginalization and social exclusion.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with quantitative data analysis and statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R)
  • Strong publication track record
  • Evidence of effectively balancing multiple tasks and projects
  • Successful completion of background checks, screenings, and searches

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Proficiency with Cyberball programming and social media management
  • Competence with qualitative data analysis, NVIVO, and transcribing software
  • Required language proficiency - English; Fluency - Excellent (Read, Write, Speak)
  • Research interests in intergroup harmony, perceptions of exclusion, social pain, and health disparities

Additional Information

  • This appointment is for one year but is renewable for a second year based on progress/merit.
  • The annual salary is accompanied by an extensive benefits package.
  • Professional development funds and/or conference travel funds are available to cover approved costs.
  • Dual career, partner placement programs are available.
  • Applicants are asked to submit additional information for Job Id: 7383192 at here.

Complete applications should include a Curriculum Vitae (CV), a document listing the contact information for three references, and a cover letter, summarizing your research interests and experiences to date as well as your long-term career goals. Contact Dr. Carter-Sowell ( with questions and to submit your completed application materials.

Please send the materials in a single PDF with "TxARM Postdoctoral Position" in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and are due by May 17, 2019 for full consideration.

Contact Address

Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Texas A & M University
4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235

Campus Information

Texas A&M University’s main campus is located in College Station, TX. Aggieland is in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle. Texas A&M University is ranked as one of the largest research universities in the United States. Also, The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center is here. This campus is home to more than 69,360 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. An Aggie is a student (past and present) at Texas A&M University and the entire student body serves as The 12th Man.

Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell
Texas A&M University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
4235 TAMU
College Station TX, 77843
NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. does not verify the accuracy of these statements.