We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to participate in our Institute of Education Sciences (IES) postdoctoral training program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Candidates must have a solid background in an education content area (e.g., literacy, math, early childhood, special education, education policy, education psychology) and an interest in cognitive science. We are particularly interested in candidates with proficiency in advanced statistics (e.g., multilevel and longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, item response theory). 

The program brings together a multi-disciplinary research team, including faculty members with expertise in mathematics development and learning disabilities, spatial learning, language and literacy, intervention design, and quantitative methods. The core team includes Dr. Nancy Jordan, Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Dr. Henry May, who will serve as primary mentors for the fellows, as well as other faculty in areas as diverse as Education, Psychology, and Linguistics. Specific research projects will be based upon the joint interests of the fellow and the faculty mentor(s). 

The appointment will begin in September 2014 and continue for 2 years, pending satisfactory progress. Applicants must possess their doctoral degree before that date. All qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents with doctoral degrees in relevant disciplines (e.g., education, psychology, human development, cognitive science, quantitative research methods) will be considered. Salary is set by IES at $52,500 annually plus excellent benefits. Additionally, each fellow will receive an annual research and travel allowance. 

To Apply: Applications must be submitted via email to Dr. Henry May at hmay@udel.edu AND also through the University’s online system at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ under Job ID 101911. Applicants should submit the following materials as soon as possible: (1) a letter of interest detailing the applicant’s graduation date, research interests, and areas of competence along with short- and long-term career goals; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references; and (4) reprints, preprints, or other scholarly writing samples. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Henry May at hmay@udel.edu 

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html