The Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research projects to identify teaching methods that enhance math learning in young hearing and deaf children from diverse backgrounds, and to develop an online tool for teaching mathematics that is evidence-based. The postdoctoral researcher will work with the institutional principal investigator and a co-principal investigator at Northeastern Illinois University on research that is aimed at investigating the impact that different spatial tools for highlighting information (gestural vs. visual highlighting) have on learning from a math lesson.The postdoctoral fellow will be also interface with members of a collaborative network of leading scientists in gesture and sign research.

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 behavioral studies with children. He/she will maintain data storage systems in the laboratory, and liaise with other projects and collaborators for data sharing as needed. He/she will oversee the work of research assistants, prepare manuscripts for publication and present research findings at scientific conferences.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or a relevant field with research interests in child development, preferably mathematical development. Expertise in on-line education and website design preferred. 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. Must be fluent in ASL.

Start date is flexible; preferred date is October 1, 2016. Interested candidates should send a

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

Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

University of Chicago

5848 S. University Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637