The University of South Carolina and Goldsmiths, University of London are accepting applications for two full-time (12 month) Postdoctoral Fellows (one at each site) with interest in increasing representation of underrepresented groups in the STEM fields and strong quantitative expertise. The initial appointment will be for two years, starting July 1, 2017, with the possibility of a renewal depending on available funding. The positions involve contributing to a multi-site collaborative longitudinal study of youth educator programs in informal science learning sites (museums, science centers, zoos and aquariums) funded by the National Science Foundation in the USA and the Wellcome Trust in the UK. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Human Development, or a closely related discipline by time of appointment. In addition, successful applicants will have significant expertise in quantitative methods, including latent variable analyses such as Structural Equation Modeling and Latent Profile Analysis. A significant track record of publication, excellent academic writing skills, and experience with data collection with children, adolescents and families, management, and analysis of large datasets are also important for this project. The postdoctoral fellow’s additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: data collection, data management, data analysis, preparation of publications, grant applications, and conference presentations (both collaboratively and as lead author), and supervision and mentoring of graduate students and research assistants. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and contribute to a collaborative team environment. The postdoctoral fellows will receive mentorship and training in conducting large-scale, multi-site, longitudinal research with a diverse sample of underrepresented children and adolescents, and will develop their data analytic, research, and writing skills.

Essential criteria:

  • PhD in relevant field
  • Advanced quantitative training and expertise
  • Data collection and management experience
  • Strong academic writing and presentation skills

Preferred criteria:

  • Experience with primary data collection with children, adolescents and families
  • Experience with coordinating data collection across multiple sites
  • Experience mentoring and training students
  • Experience with diverse methodology, including survey methods, experience sampling and coding of video interactions

University of South Carolina: The person hired into this position will be co-mentored by faculty in the College of Education (Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey and Dr. Matthew Irvin) and the School of Medicine (Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose) at the University of South Carolina, but will also work closely with a postdoctoral fellow at the collaborating site supervised by Professor Adam Rutland, at Goldsmiths, University of London. If interested, please contact us at:

Goldsmiths, University of London: The person hired into this position will be mentored by Professor Adam Rutland, at the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, but will also work closely with a postdoctoral fellow at the collaborating site supervised by Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Dr. Matthew Irvin and Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose at the University of South Carolina. If interested, please contact: