Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development, directed by Dr. Ellen Wartella, is searching for a postdoctoral fellow with a strong interest and background in educational research. Responsibilities include working with a team of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as the PI, on a range of projects. Current studies include: exploring the impact of educational DVDs on children’s STEM education; content analyses of the food marketing landscape on television, Internet, video games, and mobile devices; surveys of parents’ and teachers’ attitudes toward and use of media technology with children; and experiments with children and childcare providers to understand media use and effects. Experience with quantitative data analysis, content analyses, qualitative research, and study design is desirable. Appointments are for one year with potential to renew for a second year.


Applicants should hold a recent Ph.D. in Education, Psychology, or a closely related field. Successful applicants will have experience conducting qualitative research and/or quantitative research as well as excellent writing and communication skills.

To Apply:

Applications will be considered starting May 1, 2014. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests and goals to Alexis Lauricella ( with subject line: Center on Media & Human Development Postdoctoral Fellowship