Position Descriptions

These positions closed November 16, 2021. New positions TBA October 1, 2022.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemical Sciences

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: Chemistry

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Description: The Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire seeks outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral position that is designed to provide professional development for future faculty in the chemical sciences. Candidates with expertise and research interests complementing department strengths of Chemical Biology, Energy Science and Sustainability, Polymer and Materials Chemistry, and Chemistry Education Research are particularly encouraged to apply.

This position differs from a traditional postdoctoral appointment in the chemical sciences in that rather than focusing solely on research under a single PI, the successful candidate will have a senior chemistry faculty research mentor and in additional will be mentored or co-mentored by faculty of the candidates choosing. The candidate will have opportunities to co-advise graduate and undergraduate students in support of their own independent research portfolio, publish papers as corresponding or co-corresponding author, submit and manage research grants as principle or co-principle investigator, and develop a teaching portfolio consistent with their expertise and interests (the expectation being one course annually).

Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with other early career tenure‐track faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, monthly cohort meetings, workshops on teaching and learning, involvement in department activities, and support funds. Further college and university wide professional development workshops and academies, targeted at early career scientists and faculty, are also available.

The Chemistry Department is committed to the success and development of the candidate. We look forward to welcoming an outstanding scientist into our community, fully integrating them into the decision-making structure of the department and providing them with consistent feedback and support in their professional development. Our intention is that at the conclusion of this fellowship, the scholar will have not only grown as a capable researcher but will have also experienced the transition from researcher to principal investigator. Thus, they will be uniquely prepared for an academic position relative to other postdocs in their cohort.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Communication Sciences and Disorders

College of Health and Human Services

Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Description: The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct their own research and work closely with a senior faculty mentor to develop an independent research program consistent with the NIH path to independence. The primary area of research will be in CSD aligning with faculty expertise which includes system level neuroscience using noninvasive brain imaging to study the neurobiology of communication sciences and disorders, aphasia, motor speech disorders, autism spectrum disorders, language acquisition, and assistive/alternative communication devices. Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with early career tenure track faculty, coaching by a senior faculty colleague including those that participate in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Behavior Program and/or other campus units including the Institute on Disability, workshops on teaching and learning, involvement in academic department life, and support funds. The Scholar will also attend workshops on grant writing and the development of a long‐range research trajectory to include funding from the NIH or other organizations. Responsibilities include teaching one course annually. We encourage a breadth of applications across the spectrum of relevance to communication sciences and disorders, broadly defined. The specific disciplinary area of research may include:

  1. Brain Imaging: This area focuses on using MRI and fMRI to understand the mechanism of action of specific disorders of communication (e.g., autism, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, specific language impairment) in children and/or adults. Specific areas will include using brain imaging to understand neural plasticity associated with experience‐based learning as a foundation for specific interventions. This area is consistent with current NIH priorities.
  2. Aphasia, Motor Speech, Language Acquisition, Social Communication, Assistive Technology: These areas match faculty expertise and are broadly represented in CSD. Work in this area focuses on both basic and applied science, including clinical trials.
  3. Genetics: A program focused on the genetics of communication sciences and disorders may include the area of stuttering, specific language impairment and other communication disorders.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Data Science/Machine Learning

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: Computer Science

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Description: The Department of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position to begin August 2022. Candidates should have expertise in machine learning / data science. A PhD in computer science, statistics, mathematics, operations research, or a related discipline is expected by time of appointment. A strong publication record in premier machine learning, robotics, AI, or data science conferences and journals is preferred. The scholar will be partnered with a senior faculty research mentor and may work in collaboration with additional UNH faculty on research projects of mutual interest (e.g., Momotaz Begum, Laura Dietz, Marek Petrik, or Wheeler Ruml). Responsibilities include publication and dissemination of research, teaching one junior/senior-level class per year in the area of data science. The scholar will be supported in undertaking career-building activities such as preparing funding proposals.

Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with other early career faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, monthly cohort meetings, workshops on teaching and learning, involvement in department activities, and support funds. Further college and university wide professional development workshops and academies, targeted to early career scientists and faculty, are also available.

The Department offers B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and currently has 18 research and teaching faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate majors, and 60 graduate students. UNH is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university and serves as the flagship public research institution of New Hampshire. It is located in the vibrant seacoast area of the state, with easy access to both Boston and the White Mountains. UNH is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and Affirmative Action employer. We especially encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Developmental Psychology

College of Liberal Arts

Department: Psychology

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Description: The Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral appointment to start in fall 2022. Candidates should have expertise in developmental psychology, with a research focus on cognitive processes in children, adolescents, and/or adults. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related discipline by the time of the appointment.

The candidate should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary research collaboration, be committed to diversity and social justice in research and teaching, and show promise of scholarly excellence as well as enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral scholars purse their own independent research. A senior psychology faculty member will serve as research mentor. The teaching load is    one course per year with remaining time devoted to independent research and professional development.

Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with early career postdoctoral scholars and faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, workshops on teaching and learning, involvement in department activities, and support funds provided. The Scholar will also attend workshops on grant writing and the development of a long-range funded research plan.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecology

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Department: TBD - match to candidate strength

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Description:

The College of Life Science and Agriculture (COLSA) and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) seek to fill a Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar position in the broad area of ecology. The impact and quality of ecological research conducted at the University of New Hampshire ranks among the top across U.S. universities. We aim to provide outstanding opportunities for ecologically focused underrepresented postdoctoral scholars to advance in their training, scholarship, and teaching through mentorship with our faculty and enhanced professional development.

Ecological research is conducted in all four departments within COLSA, and the successful postdoctoral scholar will be matched with the most appropriate mentor(s) based on research interests. Areas of research foci may include agroecology, disease ecology, ecological or environmental genomics, microbial ecology, plant or forest ecology, quantitative ecology, or wildlife ecology. The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with faculty mentors to develop an independent research program. Scholars will be supported by the NHAES and will have the opportunity to apply for research project grants to support novel research projects. In addition to a broad range of farms, fields, lakes, streams, forests, and marine environments, scholars will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including the UNH instrumentation center, the Hubbard Genome Center, the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research, and the Jackson Estuarine Lab.

Additional professional development opportunities include participation in university governance, early career and faculty development academies, and workshops on teaching and learning. Scholars also will have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers and will teach one class annually.

UNH is part of the 1862–1890–1994 land-grant university and college system, within which institutions share the common mission to identify and meet the research and education needs of local and regional communities through world-class research that pushes scientific frontiers. COLSA and the NHAES are committed to contributing to this mission by bringing together a diversity of people and ideas to benefit the public good.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Analytics and Biostatistics

Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Analytics and Biostatistics

College of Health and Human Services and UNH Graduate School

Department: Health Management and Policy

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Description: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate with expertise to conduct high-impact academic research at the intersection of data science, computational science, data visualization, and social research methods. The focus for the postdoctoral period will be to work on pressing health system and public health issues linked to data science including, but not limited to, surveillance, model building and data dissemination on COVID prevalence and tracking, health system workforce resilience and readiness, climate change impact, and/or other public health priorities. In collaboration with faculty research mentors from the Department of Health Management and Policy within the Public Health and Health Data Science programs, the postdoctoral fellow will work with data from a number of sources including claims data, COVID testing data, surveillance system data and other health data.

Professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with other early career faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, monthly cohort meetings, workshops on teaching and learning, involvement in department activities, and support funds. Further college and university wide professional development workshops and academies, targeted to early career scientists and faculty, are also available.

In addition, the College of Health and Human Services houses three institutes; The Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Systems (IEHSS), The Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) and the Institute on Disability (IOD), which have other research projects, research mentors and additional health data that can be utilized.

A collaborative center, UNH’s Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS) and the affiliated COBRE Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research that exists within the College of Life Sciences, would be applicative to applicants interested in research related to experimental genomics conducted in UNH’s Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS)

The ideal candidate will have foundations in health systems and/or public health as well as data science methods including machine learning and advanced statistical competencies. In addition, they will be proficient in one or more programming languages (R, Python, SAS). Candidates with prior health care experience or with health data claims experience are highly valued. Areas include demand forecasting, risk stratification and analysis, reimbursement analysis, and survey analysis and psychometric analysis.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Information Systems / Business Analytics

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economic

Department: Decision Sciences

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Description: The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire is offering a two‐year postdoctoral position in the Decision Sciences Department. UNH holds the Carnegie Classification of R1: very high research, and members of the department have published in MIS QuarterlyJournal of MISJournal of the AISInformation Systems JournalJournal of Strategic Information SystemsDecision Support Systems, and other top-tier journals. The Postdoctoral fellow will be paired with faculty mentors to conduct high‐impact academic research in the domains of business analytics and information management. Specifically, department faculty have research interests in areas such as cybersecurity, digital platforms, social media, and online communities. The department is also a key part of Paul College’s Business Analytics Initiative, which will provide the Postdoctoral fellow opportunities to participate in seminars, workshops, and industry engagements organized by the Paul College Center for Business Analytics.

Recent doctoral graduates in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Data Science, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have expertise in programming (Python, R, or related languages), data extraction, data analysis, data mining and AI, particularly machine learning and NLP. The ideal candidate will also have good verbal and written communication skills and be a highly motivated solution seeker who aims to publish in top tier journals and present at leading conferences.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be granted a research budget that may be augmented with external funding or university grants. Professional development will be provided through participation in faculty development academies with early career faculty, senior faculty coaching, involvement in department and center activities, and support funds. Responsibilities will include teaching one course annually.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Nursing

Postdoctoral Scholar in Nursing

College of Health and Human Services

Department: Nursing

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Description: The Department of Nursing at UNH is offering a two‐year postdoctoral position. The postdoctoral fellow will establish a research agenda through working closely with nursing faculty to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals through nursing science. Experienced faculty research mentors in the department will guide a postdoctoral fellow in developing a program of research and engaging in scholarly activities. The postdoctoral fellow will be granted a research budget that may be augmented with external funding or university grants. Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with early career tenure track faculty, coaching by faculty colleagues, workshops on teaching and learning, involvement academic department life, and support funds. The Scholar will also attend workshops on grant writing and the development of a long-range research trajectory include funding from the NIH or other organizations. Responsibilities will include teaching one course annually.

Current areas of research within the UNH Department of Nursing include:

  1. Harm reduction related to opioid use disorder
  2. Parental and family stress and coping, sexual and reproductive health
  3. Interprofessional team development, diagnostic reasoning, overdiagnosis/ overtreatment, or interprofessional team development
  4. Multi-level sources of stigma, health care access, and health of sexual and gender minority people (LGBTQ+)

UNH has a “R1: very high research activity” Carnegie Classification. Members of the department have in the past 5‐years published in top journals including Preventive Medicine, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Journal of Patient Safety, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS, Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Journal of Nursing Measurement, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Journal of Aging and Health, BMJ Open Quality & Safety, Health Care Management Review, Diagnosis, Journal of Nursing Regulation, Nurse Education Today, Health Care Management Review, and LGBT Health, Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Qualifications: Eligible applicants who have completed all requirements for a PhD in nursing or related disciplines who are eligible for NH licensure as a registered nurse are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have interest in and a commitment to a research career supporting one of our experienced faculty members areas of interest. The candidate must be able to work independently and contribute to research teams.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Recreation Management and Policy

College of Health and Human Services

Department: Recreation Management and Policy

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Description: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP) within the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire. The position will work with faculty in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy's Applied Recreation Research Collaborative Lab (ARRC Lab) and will be responsible for applied project management and community-engaged scholarship with local, state, and federal park and natural resource management agencies throughout New England.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct high-impact community-engaged scholarship that influences park and recreation management and policy in the state and region. In addition to the program of scholarship, the postdoctoral scholar will teach one (1) undergraduate course per year and will be fully immersed in the culture of the department. The successful candidate will join a cohort of diverse postdoctoral scholars at UNH, and will receive faculty research mentorship, coaching, and support. Additional support will be provided through participation in monthly cohort meetings and faculty development, including the UNH Writing Academy and Research and Engagement Academy, participation in the RMP Department's Graduate Seminar Series. Additional professional development opportunities are available through the Research Development Office and the UNH Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEITL).

The ideal candidate will have research foundations and/or technical experience in parks and protected areas management, recreation planning, program evaluation, visitor use monitoring/management, and/or economic impact modeling, and should have proficiency in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience with public engagement, on-site data collection, technical report writing, the peer-reviewed publication process, and citizen-engaged scholarship. Proficiency with statistical data analysis software (such as SPSS, R, etc.) and geospatial technologies (such as GIS, drones, etc.) is preferred. Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching in parks, recreation, tourism or a related field is highly desired.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Science and Climate Change

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department: TBD - match to candidate strength

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Description: The College of Life Science and Agriculture (COLSA) and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) seek to fill a Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar position in the broad areas of social sciences and policy domains of climate research. The University of New Hampshire provides an outstanding opportunity to develop an impactful, multidisciplinary research program that focuses on emerging as a leader to filling a national gap of social sciences representation in climate science. Through an emphasis of scholarship and teaching that enhances sustainable lives and livelihoods, we aim to enable underrepresented postdoctoral scholars to advance in their training through mentorship with our faculty and enhanced professional development.

Faculty in all four departments within COLSA have scholarly programs that contribute to advancing the knowledge for overcoming the challenges of climate change. The successful postdoctoral scholar will be matched with the most appropriate mentor team based on research interests. Areas of research expertise may include agricultural and rural economics, environmental and natural resource economics, policy impact assessment, policy and governance, rural sociology, political ecology, human and economic geography, and other closely related social science fields.

The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with faculty mentors to develop an independent research program. Scholars will be supported by the NHAES and will have the opportunity to apply for research project grants to support novel research projects. Additional professional development opportunities include participation in university governance, early career and faculty development academies, and workshops on teaching and learning. Scholars also will have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers and will teach one class annually.

UNH is part of the 1862–1890–1994 land-grant university and college system, within which institutions share the common mission to identify and meet the research and education needs of local and regional communities through world-class research that pushes scientific frontiers. COLSA and the NHAES are committed to contributing to this mission by bringing together a diversity of people and ideas to benefit the public good.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Sustainable Water Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Description: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar in the broad field of Sustainable Water Engineering that addresses traditional areas of engineered systems for drinking water, industrial process water, municipal and industrial wastewater, and water reuse. The scholar will collaborate with and be mentored by faculty in the ABET-accredited Environmental Engineering program to (1) pursue independent research in areas complimentary to the department, (2) develop/enhance skills in grant writing, teaching and learning, and research development, (3) build knowledge/appreciation for policy analysis and management, and (4) participate in department activities including governance and education.

We seek candidates who can enhance diversity and promote social equity, environmental justice and sustainability in our undergraduate and graduate programs through research and teaching, and can work in a team environment in one or more of the following emphasis areas: water systems including research related to legacy contaminants or contaminants of emerging concern, nutrient, and/or pathogen removal processes, use-inspired design, and development of treatment technologies or sensors for drinking water or industrial water; wastewater systems including research related to the processes, advanced technologies/sensors for the treatment, reuse, or recovery of water, nutrients, or energy resources from municipal or industrial wastewater.

Faculty within CEE work collaboratively with other UNH units in the areas of water, climate change, environmental genomics, and sustainability including: Earth Sciences, Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space, Natural Resources, Hubbard Center for Genomic Studies, Paul College, the Marine School, The Carsey School, and the NH EPSCoR Program. CEE faculty will serve as mentors for acquiring and managing funding through the NSF, EPA, DOE, NHDOT, NHDES, NHHHS, NOAA, and private foundations. The Postdoctoral Scholar would bring much needed skills relevant to current funding opportunities and find a rich research environment for her/his/their success by joining in these collaborations.

Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with other early career faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, monthly cohort meetings, and support funds. Further college and university wide professional development workshops and academies, targeted to early career scientists and faculty, are also available.

Postdoctoral Scholar in the Study of Occupation to Support Occupational Therapy

College of Health and Human Services

Department: Occupational Therapy

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Description: A postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Occupational Therapy will engage in independent research with a focus on the study of occupation and its impact on health and well-being and translating that research to occupational therapy practice. Experienced faculty in the department will guide the postdoctoral scholar in developing a viable research agenda and establishing a scholarly trajectory that includes grant-writing for ongoing scholarly productivity. University resources will provide additional support to the postdoctoral scholar. The postdoctoral scholar will also participate in department activities and teach one course per year in the scholar’s area of expertise, further preparing for a future academic position.

Additional professional development support will be provided in the form of participation in faculty development academies with other early career faculty, coaching by senior faculty colleagues, monthly cohort meetings, and support funds. Further college and university wide professional development workshops and academies, targeted to early career scientists and faculty, are also available.

For over 75 years, the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of New Hampshire has prepared future occupational therapists to become practitioners, researchers, and leaders in our profession. Our faculty includes well-known scholars reflecting all areas of practice. The College of Health and Human Services includes eight departments and two institutes to support interprofessional collaboration.

Qualifications: We welcome diverse applicants who may be underrepresented at the University of New Hampshire. Eligible applicants will have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in occupational science/occupational therapy or in a related field. The successful candidate must have interest in and a commitment to a research career supporting our shared appreciation of the study of occupation to support occupational therapy. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as engage in scholarly dialogue to enhance collegial relationships.