The Culture and Relationships (CaRe) research group at New York University Shanghai, led by Dr. Xuan Li, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellow position. The successful candidate will work on data analysis and manuscript preparation of various ongoing projects of the group, including a 15-year mixed-method longitudinal study on child development in China and a short-term longitudinal study on college students' essentialist beliefs. The Fellow is also welcome to initiate collaborative projects with Dr. Li and jointly seek for research grants. Additionally, the Fellow is expected to engage with the larger intellectual life of NYU Shanghai, participating in, or possibly organizing, academic events of interest to the University community, or otherwise contributing to the intellectual mission of the University.
The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility to renew for an additional year based on satisfactory performance. Salary is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities The fellowship will involve a diverse set of tasks, including:
Participating in the analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative data (35%)
Contributing to manuscript preparation, grant application, and other dissemination efforts (35%)
Mentoring other junior members of the research group and playing a proactive role in the research team (10%)
Professional development—writing his/her own research publications, gaining teaching experiences, etc. (20%)
A doctoral degree (to-be-)conferred no later than August 2022 in a field relevant to child development and family research, such as developmental psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, and Education; gender studies, sociology and anthropology could be considered
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
At least one set of strong methodological skills such as statistics (e.g. multilevel modeling, SEM) and/or analysis of qualitative interviews
Experiences conducting or analyzing data from mixed-method, longitudinal studies
Proficiency in written and spoken English
Interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international environment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experiences publishing in peer-reviewed journals
Fluency in Mandarin and familiarity with the contemporary Chinese context (but both Chinese and non-Chinese nationals welcome)
Independence and self-management skills
Interested applicants submit a CV, two recommendation letters and a cover letter addressing research and academic interests. We will start reviewing applications from November 15, 2021 until the position is filled. Fellowship can begin as early as January 15, 2022 and at the latest, September, 2022 (to be discussed with Dr. Xuan Li).
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