“We are seeking two outstanding postdoctoral fellows to participate in our new Institute of Education Sciences (IES) postdoctoral training program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Two appointments will begin in the fall of 2013, with additional appointments in following years. These postdoctoral fellowships present a unique opportunity to participate in a peer-approved program designed to support the development of excellent scholars in education research. Fellows will receive rigorous, interdisciplinary training in one or more of the following areas: mathematical learning, language acquisition and literacy, learning disabilities, and methodological approaches to the study of learning and development. Our postdoctoral program targets competencies in education and cognitive science, research methods, practical knowledge, and outreach to train the next generation of education researchers.
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 appointments will begin in September 2013 and are 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: Applicants should send the following materials as soon as possible to Dr. Nancy Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org: (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.
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/