Research Assistant/Associate Professor
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE

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Responsibilities include: (a) leading an active line of research in an area consistent with the development and evaluation of innovative, multidimensional prevention or intervention strategies that address health or mental health needs in children, youth and their families; the investigation of related processes and approaches as they apply to ethnically diverse children, youth and families; and/or social/behavioral epidemiology and health; (b) participating actively on interdisciplinary research teams that extend research related to children, youth, families and schools at UNL; (c) writing grants and securing funding for new research; (d) contributing to the scholarly literature through the publication of refereed journal articles, books and book chapters, and related technical products; (e) supporting research efforts among faculty affiliates, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate research assistants in CYFS; and (f) contributing generally to the mission and ongoing research initiatives of CYFS.

Minimum Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with a completed doctorate in educational or school psychology, clinical psychology, early childhood, developmental psychology, human development or a closely related field. Though the content area is open, expertise in early intervention, prevention, or translational research is required. Applicant must have (a) demonstrated expertise related to prevention and intervention associated with childhood risk, the translation of efficacious interventions to applied settings (e.g., schools, homes), and an appreciation for ecological influences on the development of individual differences; and (b) clear evidence of research productivity and funding, including a relevant publication record, success in garnering grant support for research, and expertise in statistics and research methods. The individual must also demonstrate an ability to integrate his/her research with the mission of CYFS, and collaborate with other researchers in the areas of prevention and early intervention.

Preferred Qualifications

Specific areas of strength may include (a) the development and evaluation of innovative, multidimensional prevention or intervention strategies that address health or mental health in children, youth and their families; (b) the investigation of related processes and approaches as they apply to ethnically diverse children, youth and families; and/or (c) social/behavioral epidemiology and health. Expertise in applied intervention research methods and statistical approaches is highly desirable, including a strong analytical background in advanced longitudinal and epidemiological techniques such as hierarchical linear modeling, missing data procedures and/or mixed methods approaches.

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