The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics ( invites applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2015. Subsequent annual renewal on a fiscal year basis is possible contingent upon performance, the needs of the project and university, and the availability of resources. By time of appointment, successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Child Development, Psychology, Education, or related field and have substantive and methodological training in research related to children’s social-emotional and academic functioning within and/or across the early childhood years (roughly ages 4-9). Evidence of expertise in (1) advanced quantitative methods and (2) working with complex longitudinal multi-level data sets is required. Experience with large secondary data sets (e.g., ECLS-K, NICHD SECCYD) and school-based research is preferred. This position entails working with Professor Richard Fabes and other faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students on projects examining children’s social-emotional and academic development in the early years of formal schooling. Responsibilities include analyzing existing longitudinal and cross-sectional data sets, writing and contributing to manuscripts and grant applications, and assisting in ongoing and newly developing innovative research initiatives.

Initial review of applications will begin on February 20, 2015 and continue every week thereafter until search is closed. To apply, please send a (a) cover letter describing your research background and fit with this position, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) writing sample or publication, and (d) two letters of recommendation to Richard Fabes, Director at (all materials must be submitted electronically). Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.