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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rice University in Houston, Texas
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Date Posted March 04, 2019

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Full Time/Part Time


Requisition Number


Open Date


Close Date


Benefits Eligible


Position Summary

The Doerr Institute for New Leaders is seeking to fill a position for a postdoctoral research fellow to design, plan, and execute leader development programming university-wide. This individual will work in all facets of leader development and training and would work both independently and in teams. Opportunities to collaborate with scholars in the Psychology Department may be available. There are potential opportunities to teach and present training content. Applicants must have a record of publication in academic, social science journals or have compelling practitioner experience to be considered for this position. The full-time position is for 12 months with possibility of renewal for 1 additional year.

Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree


A social science field (or ABD if completion of degree is expected before the start of employment).

Education Preferred

I/O psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, behavioral economics, or related fields.

Experience Required

No experience required

Type of Experience


Experience Preferred

- Experience reading, evaluating, and applying research on leadership and leader development is preferred
- Teaching and training experience also very desirable

Skills Required

- Strong research translation skills are required for this position, as are strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work effectively on a team is required
- A portion of the postdoctoral fellow’s time will be spent piloting new training initiatives or changes to existing initiatives. As such, a successful candidate will have skills in teaching and/or training in applied settings

Skills Preferred

- Ability to design and discern effective intervention studies to test complex interventions with human beings

Physical Demands

Must be able to work in an office environment.

Working Conditions

Office environment. Some travel, after-hours, and weekend work may be required.

Security Sensitive


Special Instructions to Applicants

Media Sample Instructions:

Please provide a personal statement video addressing why you feel leader development is important and what qualities you would bring to the Doerr Institute for New Leaders.



  • Video will be no more than 5 minutes

  • Video will be uploaded as an unlisted video to YouTube

  • Paste the YouTube video URL as the Media Sample

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Job Duties


Job Duty Name

Research and Design of Training Initiatives

Description of Job Duty

- Works with Institute staff on development and implementation of new and existing training initiatives designed to elevate the leadership capacity of Rice students. Examples include helping to design training on conflict management skills, effective communication, and leading a team 
- Works with Institute staff and external technology partners to design and implement a mixed reality element of leader training

Percentage of Time


Job Duties


Job Duty Name

Delivery of Training

Description of Job Duty

- Teaches and/or trains in leader development programs

Percentage of Time


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