Post-Doctoral Scholar in Identity, Stereotyping, and Prejudice (PI: Dr. Mary Murphy)
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral scholar position. The post-doctoral scholar will work with Dr. Mary Murphy and her graduate and undergraduate students on new and existing grant-funded projects aimed at understanding the role of identity and group membership in shaping academic, behavioral, and well-being outcomes (lab website: https://www.mindandidentityincontext.com/). The postdoctoral scholar will also have the opportunity to develop their own projects. Salary is competitive and aligns with NIH standards (https://bit.ly/31VuSIw). Start date is flexible and can begin as soon as Summer 2021.
Desired qualifications include:
- a PhD in psychology or related field;
- statistical expertise including multilevel modeling with nested and longitudinal designs,
- demonstrated evidence of research productivity and academic writing;
- strong communication and interpersonal skills;
- a passion for novel research in the areas of identity threat, organizational mindset, and/or stereotyping and prejudice.
Advantages of this position include:
- The ability to work remotely or in Bloomington, Indiana
- Preparation for academic jobs through access to cleaned, multi-site datasets that allow the candidate to immediately begin analyzing data for first-author projects
- If the candidate is interested, preparation for non-academic jobs through connections to the College Transition Collaborative (www.collegetransitioncollaborative.org)
- Options to focus social psychological research and build theory in educational contexts and/or organizational contexts
- The opportunity to conduct basic research that advances theory while also applying it to increasing equity, a sense of belonging, and an organizational growth mindset that supports racialized and/or minoritized students, including women in STEM settings
- Mentoring from Dr. Murphy and her collaborators including Dr. Christine Logel at University of Waterloo
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests and how they align with this position, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Dr. Murphy (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled and application review will start April 20, 2021.
More about Dr. Murphy’s research and lab here: http://www.mindandidentityincontext.com/