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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Psychology

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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

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F00393
Position Details
Applications are invited for a 1-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University that is renewable for a 2nd year. We seek an outstanding researcher with a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field, interested in collaborating on cognitive science research. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Barbara Juhasz and Dr. Kyungmi Kim on research projects that investigate skilled word recognition during reading and individual and social factors affecting memory processes. Our research laboratories are equipped with an Eyelink1000 eye-tracker (SR Research) and computers for conducting behavioral experimental research.

The fellow will be involved in all aspects of research including study development, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of research findings. They will develop and teach an undergraduate seminar one semester each year in their area of expertise. They will also have the opportunity to mentor exceptional undergraduates involved in research. This fellowship is designed to prepare the fellow to compete successfully for a tenure-track position in cognitive psychology and includes training and supervision to develop an independent research program and to mentor and teach undergraduates. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts institution, where faculty are actively engaged in research. Wesleyan University also offers teaching training through the Office of Faculty Development.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in psychology or a related field. Competitive candidates will have a demonstrated ability to complete projects as evidenced by first-author publications, experience in behavioral experimental research, and proficiency with programming and statistical analysis software (e.g., Matlab, PsychoPy, E-prime, R,SPSS).
Special Instructions To Applicants
The following documents are required (submitted electronically):

(1) Cover letter

(2) Current curriculum vitae

(3) Statement of research interests

(4) 2 sample publications

(5) The e-mail addresses of 2 referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please ensure that the submitted e-mail addresses are up-to-date and entered correctly). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, both of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.


Additional Information
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but applications received after April 30th may not be considered.

Please contact Margaret Loomer (mloomer@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University's Clery Act Report are available on request and online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/compliance.html.

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 Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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