The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, seeks to hire five Post-Doctoral Fellows to participate in a multi-state and -site School Mental Health MTSS project funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) grants – Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education). The Project aims to build school district capacity for delivering comprehensive student mental health MTSS in collaboration with Rutgers University, school personnel, community-based providers of behavior health care services, community organizations, families, and youth. The project’s primary goals are to enhance school personnel MTSS implementation that maximizes the healthy social and emotional development of K-12 grader students and prevents youth violence in school districts. These positions are grant-funded positions that can begin immediately. Hires will be part of a highly supportive multidisciplinary research team focused on evaluating and studying the implementation and outcomes of MTSS school mental health components (e.g., screening, assessments, interventions and supports).
These positions will report to Drs. Emily Graybill, Erum Nadeem and Linda Reddy and will assist in monitoring and evaluating district wide MTSS implementation. Post doctoral fellows will receive supportive mentorship and career development on executing (a) successful project implementation and evaluation, (b) human subjects protection and confidentiality procedures, (c) data management and analysis, (d) authoring peer-reviewed journal articles, (e) conference presentations and (f) grant proposals. The positions will be filled by persons with excellent communication, interpersonal skills, data management, organizational, and research related skills.
Candidates must have a doctorate in School Psychology, Child Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Special Education, or other related degree in education and experience in school-based research. Strong communication and interpersonal skills for working with school personnel and a collaborative research team are highly valued.
Prior research experience and experience working with students with mental health and wellness issues is preferred.
Rutgers University is a Research 1 University by the Carnegie Foundation and recognized as one of the top 62 research Universities in North America by the Association of American Universities. Rutgers University is conveniently located between New York City and Philadelphia.
To apply: PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND CONTACT INFORMATION WITH THREE REFERENCES TO:
Emily Graybill, PhD
GSAPP – Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.