The Department of Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Developmental Psychology whose research and teaching interests fall in the area of social and/or social-cognitive development. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop a program of research with faculty studying children’s development in the Department of Psychology, including Cindy Fisher, Dan Hyde, Eva Pomerantz, Mike Rizzo, and Karen Rudolph. The postdoc will also teach in the area of social and/or social-cognitive development.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related field (e.g., human and family development or educational psychology), a record of published research, and effective teaching skills. Although not required, priority will be given to candidates with research experience and interests that align with those of the existing faculty studying children’s development in the Psychology Department. Areas include, but are not limited to, development of racial bias, developmental psychopathology, math learning, parenting, and theory of mind.

The start date for this position is August 16, 2022.


Candidates should send (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a short statement of research interests that includes a paragraph on teaching interests, and (4) the name and contact information of two people who can serve as references to Eva M. Pomerantz () by April 20, 2022.


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