Faculty Professor Research Assistant/Psychology - Full-Time

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
Job Type: FullTime

Faculty Professor Research Assistant/Psychology - Full-Time
Psychology - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21001535)

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh announces a non-tenure track position at the Research Assistant Professor level. The position will be fully funded from federal and foundation research grants. We seek individuals with a strong program of research in young children’s prosocial development, with a specific focus on factors that promote thriving among children growing up in poverty. PhD is required.  Doctoral training in child development, family relations, and/or public health are highly recommended. 

Examples of relevant research topics include:             

  • Biologic and environmental factors that promote child thriving
  • Indicators of parent thriving that promote child thriving
  • Family-based intervention development to promote child thriving
  • Moderating or mediating mechanisms underlying the effects of poverty on child thriving
  • Parent-child interaction quality and child thriving

The person filling this position will complement current strengths of the Psychology Department and partnerships with the Center for Parents and Children (https://cpc.pitt.edu ) and an ongoing community-partnered research project, The Pittsburgh Study.

The Psychology Department (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu) is committed to excellence in research and mentoring at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected by faculty, staff, and student research interests and collaborations and training opportunities.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment.  Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.


 The review of applications will begin immediately, with applications received by March 1st, 2021 receiving full consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically by sending a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, list of publications, and up to 3 letters of recommendation to danielshaw@pitt.edu. The subject heading of the letters should include the applicant’s last name and the word ‘Recommendation’. Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the grant’s Primary Investigator, Professor Daniel Shaw (danielshaw@pitt.edu). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets 
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Campus: Pittsburgh
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation
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