MU Math Study


University of Missouri


Psychological Sciences

Job Description:

The two-year position, with the potential for a third year, is jointly funded by the Research Excellence Program (REP) of the University of Missouri and by an NIH-funded LD (Learning Disabilities) Research Hub grant. We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on a longitudinal multi-systemic study of the child-, home-, and classroom-centered factors that contribute to preschoolers’ early quantitative development. The focus is on quantitative competencies that predict readiness for school entry. The participants will be students enrolled in Title I preschool for academically at-risk children and their parents.

The fellow will work with a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to all aspects of the project. The LD Hub will be part of an NICHD-funded consortium of Hubs and LD Research Centers and the post-doc will have the opportunity to participate in annual joint meetings.

In addition, the University of Missouri provides professional development for REP postdocs that includes grant writing training, personalized guidance in finding funding, and support in the process of submitting for NIH K99 and other early career awards. REP provides postdoctoral scholars with unique opportunities to prepare for a faculty career. The Office of Postdoctoral Education manages the hiring process for REP and helps coordinate ongoing professional development.

For more information on the position and to apply, contact David Geary, [email protected]. 

A completed application includes:

  • CV
  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • 3 letters of reference

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Starting date no later than March 1, 2023.

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