Skidmore College

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore’s distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that “Creative Thought Matters”. This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College’s programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor. For more information on Skidmore, its people and programs, please visit

The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America’s great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of “America’s Greatest Main Streets” as well as “one of the best college towns in the nation,” Money Magazine says it’s one of the nation’s top 100 places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a “perfect college town.” It’s a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation’s oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it’s a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians

Feb 28, 2018
The postdoctoral fellowship position works in Dr. Daniel Peterson’s Human Memory Laboratory at Skidmore College. A grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation supports an investigation of how retrieval of information affects subsequent recall both in the laboratory and classroom. The appointment is for one year with the opportunity of renewal for additional years. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. PhD in Psychology or closely related field; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently. Prefer programming skills (e.g., java, Python, R, E_PRIME; experience with data collection online (e.g., Amazon Mechanical Turk) Review of applications will begin 3/15/18 and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:   Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result. CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY, USA Postdoc