The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) at the University of Chicago seeks a postdoctoral researcher to design and implement research project on spatial learning.  SILC is an NSF-funded, inter-university collaboration between the University of Chicago, Temple University, Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania.  The postdoctoral researcher will work directly with the institutional principal investigator on research that is aimed at understanding the course of childrenĄ¯s spatial development and how variations in input impact this development.  It is expected that the studies associated with this position will shed light on the acquisition of fundamental spatial processes and the types of experiences that enhance childrenĄ¯s spatial learning and intelligence. The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development and implementation.


A doctoral degree is required in psychology, cognitive science, or education with research interests in cognitive development, preferably mathematical or spatial development.  Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others and strong project management skills are preferred.  Must be able to represent SILC to diverse audiences.


Start date is flexible; preferred date is by September 1. Interested candidates should send a CV, a research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and two letters of recommendation to:

                        Susan Levine, Ph.D.

                        Department of Psychology

                        University of Chicago

                        5848 S. University Ave.

                        Chicago, IL  60637



The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals requiring accommodation please call 773-834-7573.


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