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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Identity, Stereotyping, and Prejudice (PI: Dr. Mary Murphy)
Indiana University
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Fellowships/Post-docs: Post-doctoral

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: The postdoctoral scholar will also have the opportunity to develop their own projects. Salary is competitive and aligns with NIH standards (  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 (
  • 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 (  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:

Mary C. Murphy
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
1101 East 10th Street
Bloomington IN, 47405
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.