Skip to content Skip to navigation

Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Arden Morris

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Morris, Arden
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Farzana Saleem
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Surg: General Surgery
Graduate School of Education
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2022 - 2024
Appointment Start Date: 
July 1, 2022
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit the required application materials to: and

We are seeking a post-doctoral education fellow for research on a healthcare pipeline program for STEM-interested teens from low-income high schools in the SF Bay Area. This individual will be co-mentored by a professor of surgery, whose work focuses on equity and quality in healthcare, and a professor of education, with a background in clinical-community psychology, whose work focuses on ethnic-racial socialization (ERS) and mental health. The postdoctoral fellow will engage with the day-to-day activities of the pipeline program over a 5-week summer residency; conduct mixed-methods research focused on participant mindset, self-efficacy, resilience; and will analyze secondary data on academic achievement, with the goal of developing proximal and distal measures of context-specific success in pipeline programs. The scholar will also support applied research on race-related stressors, ERS, and mental health among youth of color. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic, some experience with qualitative and quantitative methods (ideally both), excellent scientific-writing skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to engage animated and motivated teens aged 14-18.

Required Qualifications: 
  • A doctoral degree from a U.S. institution of higher learning
  • At least some experience with qualitative and quantitative methods (ideally both)
  • Excellent scientific-writing skills
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with or the ability to learn statistical software such as R, Stata, SAS, or SPSS
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty mentor
  • 3 references
  • 2 writing samples


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.