Northwestern University

Herman George Canady Diversity Science Postdoctoral Scholar (Psychology)

Department of Psychology

Herman George Canady Diversity Science Postdoctoral Scholar

Northwestern Psychology seeks applicants for our Herman George Canady Diversity Science Postdoctoral Fellowship program. This program will broaden the department’s intellectual community and support scholars from diverse ethnic-racial, socioeconomic, gender, and cultural backgrounds whose lived experiences and research foci contribute significantly to pressing questions of diversity and equity in one or more of our five program areas: Brain and Behavior and Cognition; Clinical; Cognitive; Personality, Development & Health; and Social Psychology.

We particularly seek applicants who study underrepresented and historically marginalized peoples and who have a commitment to incorporate more diverse and critical perspectives in psychological research. Historically marginalized communities include people whose identities in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, economic class, and/or ability status locate them at the margins of a sociopolitical structure advantages white, cis-heteronormative, males with socioeconomic and ability privileges. The field of psychology has a long history of disciplinary practices and norms that perpetuate a biased and inaccurate representation of the human experience. Diversity science in psychology is an intentional effort to disrupt this trend.

Qualified applicants will be invited to join one or more of the active psychology labs in our department and work closely with mentors on dynamic research projects, as well as career development. In addition, Canady scholars will interact with the department’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and contribute to diversity science programming and instruction in the department. For more information, go to:

Desired qualifications include: a PhD in psychology or related field; demonstrated evidence of research excellence and productivity; experience or demonstrated interest in conducting research on critical topics related to diversity science in psychology. Salary and benefits are commensurate with NIH guidelines; funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for a second year based on progress/merit). The start date is September 2023, and review of applications begins on March 1.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should feel free to communicate with potential mentors to explore mutual interests; see for contact details. To apply, submit a cover letter (please highlight one or two specific mentors whose work aligns with your interests and goals), CV, statement of research interests (including plans for research to be conducted while a postdoctoral fellow) with demonstrated commitment to diversity science, and a writing sample to the chair of the diversity committee:

Northwestern University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Last updated: 2023-01-17