Psych Dept opens search for Faculty Research Associate/Project Director Position

October 27, 2008

Faculty Research Associate/Project Director Advertisement  

Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology (pending budgetary decision) is hiring a Faculty Research Associate/Project Director for a study of processes of postpartum depression in Mexican American women and their infants. The study will interview and conduct interaction tasks with participating women and their babies. Participating women will be interviewed both at home and over the telephone in English or Spanish as needed at several time points over the course of 15 months.  Download Full Image

Description: The Project Director will coordinate/oversee all aspects of data collection and management  for this study including training/supervison of interviewers, recruiters, staff, undergraduate and graduate assistants, preparing reports and study documentation of all procedures and data files, perpare yearly progress and IRB reports, coordinating with other project and study staff for smooth functioning of data collection and management, maintaining good working relationships among project staff, families, and collaborating with faculty on the development of scientific publications.  

Required Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (Community, Clinical, Developmental, Health Psychology, or Public Health) and post-Master’s relevant experience. Bachelor’s Degree will be considered with exceptional experience in research, field surveys, and data collection for quantitative social science research. 

Desired Qualifications:  Experience working in applied research projects within community settings. Experience managing a project with a large staff and supervising others. Experience in research with Latino populations, children, and families. Background in applied or prevention research. Bilingual Eng/Span knowledge.  

To apply: Send a cover letter, vita and contact information for 3 references to Linda Luecken, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104. 

Review of applicants will begin on November 28, 2008 or every two weeks after until filled.  This position is grant funded and the salary depends upon experience.  Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  In line with Arizona Board of Regents’ policy, a background check is required for employment.

Softball puts on a strong showing over weekend Fall Tournament

October 27, 2008

The preparation to defend their 2008 NCAA title continued for the Sun Devil Softball team this past weekend as they put on an impressive showing topping Palomar College twice and Central Arizona once as ASU outscored their opponents 49-2 over the weekend. Final scores on the weekend were 15-0 and 20-2 over Palomar College and 14-0 over Central Arizona.

Saturday saw the tournament kick-off full steam as the Sun Devils Sun Devils caught fire, compiling 17 hits, including five homeruns. Freshman Annie Lockwood led the charge going 3-for-3 with two homeruns, while fellow freshmen Katelyn Boyd and Christina Zambrana added a homerun each as well. Krista"> Donnenwirth also contributed two RBIʼs and went 3-for-3. In the circle, Megan Elliot was lights out as she pitched a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts and giving up only three hits.  Download Full Image

Next up, the Sun Devils continued their domination against Central Arizona with Hillary Bach throwing five shutout innings and allowing just four hits and striking out six. Megan Ellsworth also pitched two shutout innings and had two strikeouts, while giving up only one hit. The offense picked up right where it left off in the first game putting up 17 hits again and scoring nine runs in the first two innings. Jess Ware led off and went 4-for-4 and stole two bases and hit a run in. Kaitlin">"... Cochran drove in two runs as well, and was 2-for-3.

On Sunday against Palomar the offensive dominance continued with ASU collecting 17 hits, including six homeruns. Kaitlin">"... CochranDani"> Rae Lougheed and Katie">">Katie Crabb also hit homeruns. was 2-for-3 with two homeruns and three RBIʼs while Katelyn Boyd, Christina Zambrana,

Hillary Bach took the mound to start the game and pitched two and two-third innings allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Next Megan Elliot came in and threw three shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out one. Megan Ellsworth closed out the game pitching one strikeout and allowing only one hit in one and one-third innings of work.

The Sun Devils will take the field again on Friday October 31 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Farrington Stadium when their fall season continues against Phoenix College before hosting the biggest Alumni Game event in program history and National Championship celebration on Saturday, November 1 from 3-7:30 p.m.