Dr. Hélène Deacon, Director of The Language & Literacy Lab at Dalhousie University, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support a federally-funded multi-site research project. This project will evaluate the impact of identifying and providing support to post-secondary students who have a history of reading difficulties, with the goal of increasing their literacy and workplace skills levels. The project also includes an examination of the reading and learning strategies of post-secondary students with a history of reading difficulties. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist with data analysis and some project management. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will also be able to contribute his or her own research ideas to the project. The opportunity will blend formal and informal training, as well as collaboration with researchers across Canada.

Recent PhD graduates from the disciplines of Psychology, Linguistics, or Education are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be self-motivated and have sound training in experimental research methods and, ideally, experience with Structural Equation Modeling. There may be opportunities to gain teaching experience, and the post-doc will benefit from the widely collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the research.

Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is a research-intensive university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant port city, close to beaches and hiking, with a lively music and festivals culture. The Department of Psychology is one of the largest and most successful in the University, with active graduate and undergraduate student groups.

This is a two year fellowship with the possibility of extending into a third year. Health benefits are available.

 Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will begin as soon as possible.

Applicants should send their CV, a statement of scientific interests, and names of 3 referees via email to: Dr. Hélѐne Deacon c/o Annie Laroche: langlabmanager@dal.ca

For information about the Language & Literacy Lab, visit: http://langlitlab.psychology.dal.ca/

For information about Dalhousie University, visit: http://www.dal.ca/