The UTHealth School of Public Health invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in Social, Emotional and Academic Competence. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the PI, Professor Roisin Corcoran, on school-based interventions to promote social, emotional and academic competence.

The purpose of the position is to collaborate on the implementation and evaluation of active projects involving school-based programs. A second major activity will entail assisting with grant applications. A third key role will be disseminating results through collaborative scholarly publications and presentations.

Prior experience as a researcher and/or practitioner in educational settings conducting quantitative and qualitative research is desired. The preferred candidate will bring expertise in social and emotional learning (SEL), teacher and/or principal well-being interventions, school-based mental health programs, and/or evidence-based practices in schools.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Individuals must have a PhD, DrPH, or other doctoral degree in education, psychology, public health, health promotion, behavioral or social science
  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

Required Application Materials:

Interested applicants should submit the following materials in a single pdf to Professor Roisin Corcoran at:

  • A cover letter detailing research interests and fit with the position,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • One scholarly writing sample,
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.