The Cognitive Science Colloquium Series is proud to present Mark S. Seidenberg, Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, April 26th, 4pm, Oak 117
Dr. Seidenberg will provide a talk entitled “The Science and Politics of Learning to Read”
Abstract: A remarkably high percentage of children and adults acquire only basic reading skills, causing innumerable problems for individuals and society. Low literacy has multiple causes, some of which seem intractable (e.g., poverty). I nonetheless think we could be doing much better than we are. Part of the problem is a disconnection between the cultures of science and education. Scientists know a great deal about how reading works and children learn, little of which has had any impact on teacher education or classroom practices. I’ll look at these cross-cultural differences, how they developed, and what might be done to overcome them.
If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Seidenberg, please contact Dr. Altmann: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work in the Princeton Baby Lab <http://babylab.princeton.edu/> with Dr. Casey Lew-Williams. The postdoc will be supported by an NIH grant on the complexities of language input, processing, and learning in bilingual infants and toddlers. The successful candidate will collaborate with Dr. Krista Byers-Heinlein’s lab at Concordia University in Montreal, and also benefit from interacting with many wonderful scientists at Princeton, both in the Baby Lab and in our growing cognitive science community. In addition to this project, the postdoc will build their own research program on early learning. Methods in the lab include eye tracking, pupillometry, dual-brain functional near-infrared spectroscopy, and analyses of caregiver-child speech.
Candidates for this position should have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., developmental/cognitive psychology, linguistics, education, communication sciences & disorders). They must also have evidence of publication-quality graduate research. Knowledge of statistical and programming software (e.g., R, Matlab) is preferred. Conversational proficiency in Spanish is also preferred but not required. Please contact Casey Lew-Williams (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) with any questions.
The start date will be between July 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance. Apply online at https://careers.princeton.edu<https://careers.princeton.edu/> using requisition #D-19-PSY-00003. Please submit a cover letter (including a description of research interests and email addresses for three references), CV, and two papers or posters of your research. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.