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Postdoctoral Researcher: Community Doula and Midwifery Care for Black Maternal Health

Florida International University

Florida International University

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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  • Opening Date: 2024-03-08
  • Job Opening Id: 531808
  • College/Division: College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Department: Ctr Women and Gender Studies

Job Information

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, at Florida International University (FIU) seeks applications for a full-time, twelve-month, postdoctoral researcher with the Black Mothers Care Plan. The postdoctoral researcher will assist with a major research project, “Community Doula and Midwifery Care as Models to Advance Equitable Healthcare Among Black Birthing Persons” funded by HRSA’s Maternal Health Research Collaborative for Minority-Serving Institutions. The project will conduct applied community-engaged research in partnership with community-based organizations to assess the impact mobile and household-centered care models for improving Black maternal health outcomes and experiences in Miami, FL. “Community Doula and Midwifery Care as Models to Advance Equitable Healthcare Among Black Birthing Persons” is led by Dr. Okezi T. Otovo, Principal Investigator, and Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Alexandra Cornelius, Dr. Rokeshia Renné Ashley, and Dr. Frank Anderson. The postdoctoral researcher will assist in research design, data collection, focus groups and surveys, quantitative data, reporting, and supplementary research. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with cross-disciplinary faculty, community partners, and other stakeholders. The candidate will also co-author publications and assist in the dissemination of research. This position is for two years with the possibility to continue for the full five-year term of the project.

Candidates must hold a PhD in social science, public health, or a medical field with expertise and experience in maternal health disparities and working with Black communities. Preferred candidates also will have experience in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 531808 at careers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, writing sample, and curriculum vitae. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Applicants are also requested to send an electronic copy of their application materials to Dr. Alexandra Cornelius, Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at acornel@fiu.edu. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 11, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

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Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

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