Postdoctoral Researcher – Using gesture to augment web-based mathematic instruction for children and adults

The Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research projects to test the effectiveness of teaching methods that incorporate gesture or spatial highlighting tools for math learning in hearing and deaf children and adults from diverse backgrounds. The research also includes the development and testing of an online tool that incorporates gesture for teaching mathematics. The postdoctoral researcher will work with the institutional principal investigator, Susan Goldin-Meadow from University of Chicago and co-principal investigators Ruth Church (Northeastern Illinois University), Nicole McNeil (University of Notre Dame), Fey Parrill (Case Western Reserve University), Ryan Lepic (Gallaudet University), and David Simkins (Rochester Institute of Technology). 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 this NSF funded project. He/she will prepare manuscripts for publication, collaborate on the writing of annual grant reports, and present research findings at scientific conferences.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or a relevant field with research interests in development and learning, preferably mathematical development. Expertise in online education and website design preferred. ASL knowledge, 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. This position is funded for two years and the start date is flexible.

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

Markie Theophile

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