Postdoctoral Position – Wesleyan University

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental/Cognitive Psychology

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA
A 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Cognitive Development Labs at Wesleyan University (PIs: Dr. Anna Shusterman and Dr. Hilary Barth). We seek an outstanding scientist with expertise in mathematical cognition and development. Particular areas of interest include but are not limited to: early acquisition of number language and concepts in toddlers and preschoolers, translation of research to applied settings, development of spatial cognition, the role of numerical cognition in decisions. The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively with both labs and will receive support in the development of an independent research program. The position includes teaching one undergraduate seminar per year in an area of the fellow’s interest and mentoring exceptional undergraduates involved in research. Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, or a related field; experience working with children in an experimental research setting; strong organizational, time management, and oral/written communication skills; strong statistical and data analytic skills. Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts institution with faculty engaged in well-funded and cutting-edge research. Wesleyan University is located in Middletown, CT and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women, and historically underrepresented minority groups. To apply, please visit The position is expected to begin on or after July 1, 2020. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications received by March 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.
Hilary Barth, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459-0408
Phone: (860) 685-2468
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