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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Family Enterprise (CFE)
Northwestern University in the Evanston, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 09/02/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Fellowships
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Department: Kellogg Family Enterprise Ctr

Dr. Dan P. McAdams and the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises (Dr. Jennifer Pendergast and Kate Coughlin, lead sponsors) are seeking to hire a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for a new study. This unique opportunity will use Dr. McAdams’ life narrative methodological tool to explore the factors that tie generativity with the ability to let go appropriately in a family enterprise. Family enterprise leaders’ ability to effectively let go of their roles and identities in a family enterprise system has important implications for successful succession, a key issue in the family enterprise field. The post-doctoral fellow will work on this funded study, with consultative support from Dr. McAdams, and administrative and recruitment of subject support from the Center for Family Enterprises. Candidates who have statistical analysis abilities and applied research experience, along with an interest in family enterprises are especially encouraged to apply. The postdoc will have the unique opportunity to design and execute the research while gaining knowledge of Dr. McAdams’ generativity work and the family enterprise field. The post-doc will take the lead on writing up papers using new and existing data, and will be encouraged to pursue research and collaborations within Northwestern University, the Kellogg School of Management and across Dr. McAdams’ network of collaborators.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing your research experience and fit, CV, 3 representative publications, and email addresses of three references within the on-line application. Review of applications will begin immediately (expected start date: Winter/Spring 2020).
 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Design research project
  • Conduct research
  • Analyze data
  • Write up findings and seek publication
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: (Education and experience)

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology or related discipline.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Has strong interpersonal skills
  • Has strong writing skills
  • Be highly motivated
  • Can manage multiple tasks in an efficient, competent and productive manner
  • Applied research experience
  • Advanced statistical skills

Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)

  • Experience working with or knowledge of family enterprises

 

Applications accepted here: Apply for Job

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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