Description: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Boys Town invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in our Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) Program. Fellows will work on Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and Boys Town-supported programs related to the education, development, and well-being of children and youth with EBD. Fellows
will be assigned to projects focused on academic functioning and instruction, transition/aftercare, health literacy, implementation and fidelity research, and family-based interventions, with an emphasis on parent-to-parent family support.

A goal of this training program is to expand the diversity of researchers trained in rigorous, applied approaches to studying intervention services for youth with EBD. We especially encourage applications from scholars of color, scholars who have been the first in their family to pursue postsecondary or postgraduate education, and scholars whose doctoral programs may have provided fewer opportunities to apply their training to real-world education practice and policy issues. To this end, the experience will lead fellows to:

  • Possess well-defined statistical and methodological skills necessary to conduct meaningful large-scale research (e.g., randomized trials, longitudinal studies, meta-analyses, and comprehensive reviews).
  • Be knowledgeable and competent to develop, implement, and evaluate intervention services for youth with EBD.
  • Possess skills to submit competitive grant applications.
  • Be experienced in writing for publication and presenting at professional conferences.

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Requirements:  Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in special education, psychology, social work, or related area. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

Salary: $53,500 each year for two years. Starting date is flexible, beginning Summer 2018 or early Fall 2018. Funds will also be provided for conference travel and materials needed for research.

Contact:  Submit the following materials to Kimberly Chauche via email at kchauche2@unl.edu by November 6, 2017

Letter of application indicating areas of interest in research with children and youth with EBD:

  • Two writing samples
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references

In addition, arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be emailed to Kimberly Chauche (kchauche2@unl.edu) with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. Please visit our website cehs.unl.edu/secd/acfwb for status updates on this and other post-doctoral positions.