3/4: Postdoc at UChicago: Early Math Learning Research & Development


Susan Levine is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work at the University of Chicago Department of Psychology (Cognitive Development Lab: https://cogdevlab.uchicago.edu/). The position involves work that sits at the interface of developmental and educational science.  Specifically, it involves research on early math learning and the development of evidence-based math resources to enhance math learning through home, childcare, and school settings with a focus on children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The postdoctoral researcher will work directly with the PI (Susan Levine) and collaborate with other postdocs, students, and faculty at the University of Chicago and other institutions through the DREME network (https://dreme.stanford.edu).

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development, and implementation. They will supervise several full-time employees as well as part-time student employees working on a number of separate projects. They will also serve as the main liaison with parents, caregivers, and preschool teachers, working to develop home-based and school-based mathematics activities.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology or a related field with research interests in child development, preferably mathematical development. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others and excellent project management skills are strongly preferred. Bilingual English-Spanish skills are a plus.

Start date is flexible; preferred date is as early as May 1. Interested candidates should apply via email to  jodikhan@uchicago.edu with the subject line “Postdoc Application”, including:

(1) a CV
(2) a research statement
(3) preprints/reprints of papers (1 – 2)
(4) contact information for two professional/academic references (name, email, phone number)
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