Postdoctoral Scholar - Center on Trauma and Adversity

March 24, 2022

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Department: Center on Trauma and Adversity

School: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Supervisor Name and Title: Margaret Baughman, Ph.D.

Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline, will review as applications are received



The Center on Trauma and Adversity at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to support research on the impact of substance use treatment, as well as access to mental health and trauma services, on individuals, families, and communities. We are particularly interested in applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the behavioral and social sciences.


The Center on Trauma and Adversity was created to respond to the need for trauma-focused research and the development of trained social workers who can effectively assess, intervene, and treat people and communities affected by trauma—to help them experience healing, overcome adversity, reduce suffering, and achieve recovery and resilience. 


The Postdoctoral Scholar will be mentored by Dr. Margaret Baughman on project coordination, data management and analyses, manuscript writing, and grant proposal writing. Current research projects are in the areas of (1) adults with opioid use disorder, (2) adults with co-occurring disorders (SUD & MH), and (3) adult substance use treatment in criminal justice (i.e., specialty treatment courts). The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to spend 25% of their time engaged in independent research.


Applicants must have completed their PhD by the expected start date (start date is negotiable) in the field of behavioral and social sciences. We seek a candidate with a strong interest in substance use, mental health, and trauma and the continuum of care and who have   advanced training in quantitative data analyses skills including, but not limited to regression, SEM and other latent variable modeling methods, and longitudinal analyses such as growth mixture modeling.


Interested candidates should submit to Dr. Margaret Baughman (via email: the following: (1) a letter of application that includes          a proposed research plan for the independent research, a description of statistical training and prior experience in manuscript writing, as well as a brief statement of the grounds of eligibility and progress toward completion of the dissertation; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) three letters of reference.


The Postdoctoral position has a negotiated expected start date, and an end date one year from that start date, with a possible renewal of 1 year, pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Case Western Reserve University has implemented a COVID Vaccination policy requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff with an on-campus presence. Religious and medical exemptions may be provided in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. For more information go to: Applicants may contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 / for information regarding religious or medical exemptions as an accommodation.


Diversity Statement: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.