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Postdoctoral Fellow

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Information

Job Posting Number S01056

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow

Department Psychology Department-1019

Job Category Staff Posting

Position Type Grant Funded Full-Time

Pay Type Salaried

Salary Range

$50,800 $64,350

Compensation Practices

Experience is taken into consideration in the determination of salary offers. For more information visit

Position Details

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Dr. Anna Shusterman on an NSF grant-funded project on preschool numeracy. The goal of the funded project is to complete the design of all instructional and training materials to implement a hands-on, research-based early numeracy curriculum rooted in guided play, and to conduct a large, multi-site RCT to test multiple implementation conditions.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

Work closely with the PI, other research staff, and community partners across the state to develop and conduct all aspects of the project

Participate in the general work of the lab, which is focused on spatial and numerical cognition and translational research in early childhood

Contribute to mentoring undergraduates involved in research in the PIs lab.

Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts institution with faculty engaged in well-funded and cutting-edge research.

Anticipated start date for this position is in the Fall of 2022.Funding for this position has been approved for 1 year.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in psychology or a related field.

Experience and proficiency using SPSS , R, or similar package for statistical analysis.

Exceptional communication skills, organizational skills, and time management, and a demonstrated commitment to an inclusive research program and academic environment.

Relevant background in cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, or education research.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in cognitive development, guided play, early numeracy, RCTs, intervention design, community-engaged research, and/or advanced statistical analysis.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site at

The following documents are required (submit electronically):
  1. cover letter
  2. current curriculum vitae
  3. statement of research interests
  4. 1 or 2 sample publications (or manuscripts in preparation)
  5. The e-mail addresses of 3 referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For full consideration please apply by August 15, 2022

Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidates completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19 unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption. New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their start date.


Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyans BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).

Detailed information on the benefits of working at Wesleyan is located at:

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