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Assistant Research Professor

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Administration and Policy

Job Number: REQ_0000014393


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Duties and Responsibilities: The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Research Professor position. A faculty colleague is sought whose research focuses -on studying the translation of prevention science to public policy, with particular skills in federal and state legislative outreach. Areas of interest include:

  • evidence-based policy making
  • research on improving the use of scientific evidence for decision making
  • science communication for policy audiences
  • experimental study of strategies to accelerate research translation

We are particularly interested in research studying methods to bring scientists and policymakers together to support collaborative efforts to develop evidence-based policy. Applicants should demonstrate a clear program of research, growing publication record, the capacity to support and lead grant proposals, a history of evaluation experience and leadership is preferred. An earned doctorate in the behavioral or social sciences (Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Science Communication) and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center: The PRC is a prominent interdisciplinary research center in the College of Health and Human Development established in 1998 to foster research focused on developmental aspects of risk and prevention. Research projects in the PRC, many funded through NIH, range from etiologic studies to large-scale translation trials, examining how families, schools, and communities can work together to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families. Center faculty also develop clinical trials of innovative models to promote competence and prevent unhealthy outcomes for children, families, and communities, conduct rigorous research on the translation and dissemination of effective prevention programs in community settings, and conduct evaluation studies designed to inform policy within several state agencies. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. In HHD, enriching the lives of others is our mission. We believe in the power of human capacity for growth and live that mission by meeting challenges, both big and small, with excitement and energy every day. We invite you to come grow with us.

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