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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 740364
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Criminal Justice 10038206
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University is recruiting one exceptional early-career stage research investigator to undertake an intensive postdoctoral Research Associate position tied to funded research on domestic violence restraining order firearm restrictions. This mentored postdoctoral Research Associate position will be overseen by April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH and Scott Wolfe, PhD. This study involves quantitative and qualitative research methods; recruitment, interviewing, and retention of domestic violence restraining order petitioners; strong collaboration with community organizations that serve domestic violence restraining order petitioners; surveys of law enforcement executive officers with in-depth interviews of a sample of officers; a multi-pronged research results dissemination strategy.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal up to 1.75-years, contingent on performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field of study (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social work). Minimum 2-years of experience in relevant research, including published manuscripts (as co-author or first author) and experience with intimate partner violence research or related work; may be included in doctoral degree training time.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation.

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is January 1, 2022. Questions regarding the position may be directed to April Zeoli at

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