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To apply, in addition to bidding on this position, please send a cover letter, CV, 2 samples of written work, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Denise Sekaquaptewa at Please use the subject line: Sekaquaptewa Postdoc Inquiry. The position will be open until filled. All candidates will be considered immediately upon receipt of materials.


Dr. Denise Sekaquaptewa (PI, Stereotyping and Prejudice Research Interest Group) is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to join the research team in August/September 2023 (flexible). The Postdoctoral Researcher will contribute to empirical research in the lab, focusing on how witnessing subtle gender bias occurring among peers affects students in STEM. We also examine witnesses? proclivity to recognize subtle bias happening around them, how they perceive and evaluate the individuals involved, and how recognition affects cognitive, behavioral, and affective outcomes. Mentorship will be tailored to research and professional interests. For more information, please visit our website (


The Postdoctoral Researcher will support the PI (Dr. Denise Sekaquaptewa) largely focused on a project called ?Recognition of Gender Stereotyping as a Determinant of Stereotype Assimilation and Contrast Effects Resulting from Subtle Bias Exposure in STEM? (NSF funded, Dr. Lorelle Meadows, Co-Investigator), as well as related research projects. Responsibilities include designing and conducting experimental work, conducting data analyses, and working on activities including background research and literature reviews, coding behaviors in video recorded interactions, data collection and analyses, and writing papers, reports, and dissemination pieces. The postdoctoral researcher will also supervise and assist the Lab Manager in coordinating the general progress of research activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field with significant training in quantitative, experimental social psychology. If the Ph.D. is not yet complete, candidates must be completing their dissertation, and confirmation of PhD must be provided no later than 4 months after the start date of the appointment.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrable skills in advancing psychological research from conceptualization to publication.
  • Candidates should also be able to demonstrate: the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; openness to interdisciplinary projects and collaborations; strong analytical, communication (both written and oral), and organizational skills.
  • Social psychology knowledge/expertise, and familiarity with research related to diversity, equity, and inclusion preferred

Should I Apply?  Studies show that women, persons of color, and persons from other less socially privileged backgrounds are less likely to apply for positions unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. You are encouraged you to apply if 1) you believe that you have the skills for this position; 2) you meet some of the criteria outlined above, and 3) you are passionate about social psychology and studying intergroup interactions (e.g., interracial interactions, intergender interactions) within the social sciences.

Additional Information

This is a 1-year appointment with possible extension contingent on successful performance, availability of work and continuation of funding.

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