Post-Doctoral Positions in Language and Literacy, New York University, Steinhardt School

Post-Doctoral Positions in Language and Literacy, New York University, Steinhardt School

The NYU research program in language and literacy seeks to hire a post-doctoral fellow under the direction of Professor Susan Neuman in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  The post-doctoral fellow will take leading roles in designing and conducting experimental work on early language and literacy development in low-income populations.  The post-doctoral fellow will play a major role in an IES project designed to examine educational media supports for low-income children, ages 4-5 years old. 

The post-doctoral fellows will be expected to participate fully in the design, implementation and analysis of data in the study and provide mentorship to graduate students in the data collection process. The candidate must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education (or a related field) and substantive knowledge and background in education sciences, particularly in the areas of early childhood and early literacy development.  The candidate should also have strong research and writing-for-publication skills.

Candidates will be considered based upon demonstrated research skills, potential for impact, and match to the interests of the research program.  The appointment will begin September 2016 for an initial period of one year; positions are eligible for renewal.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates should submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Samples of written work
  • Research statement describing your training and research interests, including why your background and interests are a match for this position

Please send questions and applications to Susan Neuman at