Postdoctoral Fellow – Department of Psychology

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 11893
Full/Part Time: Full Time

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Tier One research university and a Hispanic Serving Institution specializing in cybersecurity, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic transformation. With more than 34,300 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service, and with an intentional focus on career readiness the university produces more graduates for the workforce than any other institution in the region. It is a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property — for Texas, the nation and the world. UTSA has been recognized as a Top Employer in Texas by Forbes Magazine. Learn more online, on UTSA Today, or LinkedIn.

Posting End Date: Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately, and will remain open until the position is filled. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Salary Range: Up to $61,008/Annualized, commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Hours: 40 hours per week, exempt. Position is 100% FTE with UTSA benefits.

Required Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of interest.
  • Names/contact information for three (3) professional references.

Essential Functions

A post-doctoral research fellowship position is available to begin September 1, 2024 under the mentorship of Sandra B. Morissette, Ph.D. in her Trauma Health Research in Veterans' Experiences (THRIVE) laboratory at the University of Texas San Antonio. The THRIVE lab conducts research aimed at meaningfully improving the lives of individuals who have experienced psychological trauma, including veterans/military, first responders, and college students. In addition to trauma, the lab also focuses on understanding co-occurring addictive behaviors, functional recovery, and suicide prevention. Current projects focus on secure firearms storage and suicide prevention in veterans, the effects of trauma exposure on the well-being of 911 telecommunicators, and the impact of co-occurring PTSD and cannabis use on academic functioning in college students.

The post-doctoral fellowship is a full-time position for two years, with possible extension for an additional year. The fellow will receive mentorship in professional development, launching a programmatic line of research, grant and manuscript writing, and administrative leadership. The fellow will partner with Dr. Morissette to prepare grant applications for funding, collaboratively launch new studies, conduct analyses of existing databases, write manuscripts, manage the THRIVE laboratory, and help train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students. Preferred candidates include those with advanced data analytic skills (e.g., structural equation modeling, growth curve modeling, and longitudinal data analyses).

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology strongly preferred, although other related areas will be considered (e.g., experimental psychology, public health).
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are required, as well as attention to detail.
  • Must be skilled in all Microsoft Office products and SPSS, with knowledge in other relevant research/statistical programs (e.g., R, SAS, qualitative analysis).
  • Ability to work well with others and work with multiple professionals is required.

Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

Working Conditions

This position will be primarily located on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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