The Temple University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Department has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow.  The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team in the Language and Literacy in Diverse Context Lab directed by Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer (  The team is studying cultural and environmental influences on young children’s early language and literacy development and is developing and testing school readiness interventions, with an emphasis on bilingual children.  The candidate will have an opportunity to work on grant-funded research projects, grant applications, manuscripts to be submitted for publication, and conference presentations.

A doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, psychology, education or related field is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities to engage in creative scholarship/research and to work as part of a collaborative team with faculty and graduate students. Desirable attributes for this fellowship include: strong formal background in research on language and literacy development, bilingualism, early childhood education; experience working with pre-service early childhood teachers;  expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and strong writing abilities.

This fellowship is open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens without regard to race, age, gender, religion, color, national origin, or physical disability. The appointment will begin in Fall 2014, although the start date is negotiable. The position is for one year, with an opportunity for renewal.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer (  Interested applicants should send a cover letter that includes a statement of research; CV; and copies of articles or manuscripts.