Post-doctoral position University of Chicago, NSF-SLAI


 The Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research projects to test the effectiveness of teaching methods that incorporate gesture or spatial highlighting tools for math learning in hearing and deaf children and adults from diverse backgrounds. The research also includes the development and testing of an online tool that incorporates gesture for teaching mathematics. The postdoctoral researcher will work with the institutional principal investigator and co-principal investigators from University of Chicago and other universities. The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development, and implementation.  He/she will oversee design, data collection, coding, and analysis for this NSF funded project. He/she will prepare manuscripts for publication, collaborate on the writing of annual grant reports, and present research findings at scientific conferences.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or a relevant field with research interests in development and learning, preferably mathematical development. Expertise in online education and website design preferred. ASL knowledge, experience supervising, and coordinating the work of others, and strong project management skills are preferred.  Must be able to represent the project to diverse audiences. Start date is flexible. 

Interested candidates should send a CV, a research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and two letters of recommendation to: 

Markie Theophile

Lab Manager, Goldin-Meadow Lab

Department of Psychology

5848 S University Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637