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PI Julie S. Owens, Ph.D., and Co-PI Steven W. Evans, Ph.D., Co-Directors of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools ( invite applications for two postdoctoral fellows. The two-year fellowships are designed to prepare fellows for licensure in psychology and pursuit of a tenure-track position in academia. The fellows will play a leadership role in a randomized controlled trial (Goal 3) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) evaluating two models of coaching and implementation supports for teachers’ use of universal and targeted classroom interventions for elementary school students. The fellows will assist with project management, supervision of graduate and undergraduate students and staff, and have the opportunity to publish manuscripts from project data and other datasets.

Candidates should have a doctorate in clinical, educational, or developmental psychology, school psychology, education, public health, or related discipline. Candidates with experience in academic-¬community partnerships and/or school mental health research are especially encouraged to apply.  The projected start date for these positions is June or July of 2020.

OHIO values diversity among its faculty, staff and students; thus, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including all underrepresented minority backgrounds, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send application materials (statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of references) to Julie S. Owens, Ph.D. (; or online at: ). Reviews of applications will begin immediately.

OHIO’s total enrollment is just over 36,000 students and the University has 5,300+ faculty and staff located on the main campus, seven regional campuses and centers in Southern and Central Ohio, as well as in its e-learning programs. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio, its classic residential campus is one of the most attractive in the nation. The charm of treelined brick walkways on the University’s College Green makes you feel as if you are at a small college rather than a large university. Its regional campuses focus on providing access to “the national’s best transformative learning community” for students in Ohio and beyond.

The OHIO Psychology Department has 22 tenure track faculty, 5 instructors, a full-time clinic director, biostatistician, more than 50 graduate students enrolled in the clinical or experimental psychology doctoral program, and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. The department is vibrant, collaborative and productive.

The Center for Intervention Research in Schools is an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research center that integrates training and service into all activities. Our goal is to improve the lives of children (early childhood through emerging adulthood) who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges through school-based interventions and supports. CIRS is home to 9 highly productive faculty, representing 4 departments and 4 colleges (Arts and Science, Education, Medicine, Communications), 2 full-time staff members, 2-part time staff members, 12 graduate students, and scores of undergraduate research assistants. CIRS has office space in Athens and Columbus. CIRS faculty have received over $29 million in federal grants (e.g., NIMH, NIAAA, IES, NSF, PCORI, CDC) since our inception in 2012.

Special application instructions:

Please note, this posting is for two fellowship positions.  Please complete the online application and upload the following documents when prompted:

  • Statement of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference (Combined as one document and uploaded under the document type of References)

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2019.