Susan Levine is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work at the University of Chicago Department of Psychology (Cognitive Development Lab: The position involves work that sits at the interface of developmental and educational science within the domain of math learning.  Specifically, it involves research on implementing active playful learning, both in classroom, home, and community settings, in the United States and China.  The postdoctoral researcher will help develop culturally relevant, evidence-based math resources to enhance math learning through home, school, and public settings. The postdoctoral researcher will work directly with the PI (Susan Levine) and collaborate with other postdocs, students, and faculty at the University of Chicago, other U.S institutions, and Tsinghua University.

The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development, and implementation. They will supervise several full-time employees as well as part-time student employees working on a number of separate projects. They will also serve as a main liaison with our China based colleagues and with local parents and teachers, working to develop home-based and school-based mathematics activities.

A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology or a related field with research interests in child development, preferably mathematical development. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others and excellent project management skills are a plus. Bilingual English – Chinese skills are strongly preferred.

Start date is flexible; preferred date is July 1, 2024.  Interested candidates should send a CV, a research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and two letters of recommendation (addressed to Susan Levine) to  with the subject line “Postdoc Application”.