Postdoc Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (2 years)
Special Education and Communication Disorders

Fellows will work on Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) and Boys Town-supported programs related to the education, development, and well-being of children and youth with EBD. Fellows will be assigned to projects focused on academic functioning and instruction, transition/aftercare, health literacy, implementation and fidelity research, and family-based interventions, with an emphasis on parent-to-parent family support. For more information visit:

The goal of the postdoctoral program is to prepare individuals with the research skills to assume leadership positions in the education, development, and well-being of children and youth with EBD. To this end, the experience will lead fellows to:

  •  Possess well-defined statistical and methodological skills necessary to conduct   meaningful large-scale research (e.g., randomized trials,   longitudinal studies, meta- analyses, and comprehensive reviews).
  •   Conduct and disseminate pilot studies related to youth with EBD.
  •   Be knowledgeable and competent to develop, implement, and evaluate intervention      services for youth with EBD.
  •   Possess skills to submit competitive grant applications.
  •   Expand experience in writing for publication and presenting at professional conferences.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in special education, psychology, social work, or related area.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research interest in youth with emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Experience working with schools and/or family agencies on research.
  • Experience conducting research with statistical software.
  • Experience writing manuscripts for publication.


Review of applications will begin January 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please go to and search for requisition F_170168, click “Apply to this Job” complete the application form and attach the following documents; 1) letter of application with brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position; 2) curriculum vita; 3) contact information for three professional references; and 4) two examples of manuscripts authored (can be drafts, under review or published; attach using the “Other Document” link).


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