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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*APPLICATION PROCESS:* Submit of the following documents: 1.) Cover Letter; 2.) Curriculum Vitae or Resume (submitted under “Curriculum Vitae” document); 3.) Personal Statement about experience with/interest in disability issues (submitted under "Publication 1" document); 4.) One-page Research Statement; 5.) Writing Sample; 6.) Course Transcripts from graduate education (submitted under "Other" document); and 7.) Two letters of recommendations (submitted under "Reference Contact Information" document). Assistance in preparing or submitting these materials is available if needed. Review will begin immediately.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Number 108986
College/Area College of Nursing
Hiring Unit Health Policy and Administration
Department Link

Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living

Master of Health Policy and Administration

Work Location Spokane
Zip Code 99201
Summary of Duties

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living is pleased to announce an opening in our postdoctoral research training program in disability policy. We are seeking qualified candidates who are committed to a career producing and using high-quality research about people with disabilities to influence policies, opportunities, and outcomes for this community.

The primary goal of this fellowship is to provide a highly personalized 18-month research training experience to scholars with disabilities who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities. The fellowship involves rigorous coursework and progressively more independent research activities. All fellows will be eligible for extensive accommodations and ongoing support by advisors who have both personal and professional experience with disability.

Additional Information

This disability policy postdoctoral training program explicitly recognizes and accommodates the financial and vocational needs of scholars with disabilities. Each fellow will be hired as a research associate at the Washington State University Department of Health Policy and Administration, with a competitive salary, conference travel funds, full health insurance coverage, and retirement benefits. All employees are eligible for a tuition waiver. Fellows with significant disability support needs will also be offered up to 40 hours of workplace personal assistance per week, plus supplemental funds for housing assistance, moving expenses, adaptive technologies, and additional conference travel for accommodation needs.


Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2018
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

• Applicants must have received a doctoral degree (or similar advanced degree) within the past five years and have a strong interest in a research career.
• Strong critical thinking skills, communication skills, and interest in disability.
• Ability to work well as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to design statistically valid research trials, and to analyze and interpret data effectively using relevant statistical methods and software.
• Personal commitment to disability issues and/or prior advocacy in this area.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 10/06/2017
Screening Begin Date 10/06/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit of the following documents: 1.) Cover Letter; 2.) Curriculum Vitae or Resume (submitted under “Curriculum Vitae” document); 3.) Personal Statement about experience with/interest in disability issues (submitted under “Publication 1” document); 4.) One-page Research Statement; 5.) Writing Sample; 6.) Course Transcripts from graduate education (submitted under “Other” document); and 7.) Two letters of recommendations (submitted under “Reference Contact Information” document). Assistance in preparing or submitting these materials is available if needed. Review will begin immediately.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152304F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publication 1
  4. Research Statement
  5. Writing Sample 1
  6. Other
  7. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents