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Post Doc Fellowship, CECH Literacy & Second Language Studies

University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

The Learning By Design Lab at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to support external grants funded by the US Department of Education and internal grants (e.g., the See Word Reading Applications). Learning by Design is a transdisciplinary cooperative of research laboratories in the Digital Futures Initiative within the UC. Learning by Design consists of researchers and designers from the fields of Communication Design, Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Education Psychology. The lab conducts rigorous and robust research on all aspects of digital innovations to advance inclusive experiences in literacy and learning across the lifespan. This is a 12-month, full-time position with benefits. The position will be funded for two years, with the opportunity for extension.

Essential Functions
  • Leading the administration of child language and comprehension assessments across different projects.
  • Providing professional development for teachers.
  • Assisting with curriculum revision.
  • Developing and field-testing feasibility and fidelity measures.
  • Analyzing data and contributing to the preparation and dissemination of scholarly works across different projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • A doctoral degree in Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Education, Human Development, or related field. If the Ph.D.
  • Strong methodological and statistical skills, ideally including multilevel modeling.
  • Significant training and background in Early Childhood Education, Literacy Intervention, Reading, Oral Language, and Writing Development, and Implementation Science.
  • A cooperative and supportive attitude and commitment to team science.
  • Excellent academic writing and presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of human subject protections and IRB.
Application Process

Interested applicants should complete an online application and submit:

Cover letter (stating research interests, areas of competence, future career goal)
Representative manuscript (for a writing sample)
Curriculum vitae
Names and contact information of three references

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Ying Guo University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, Teachers-Dyer Complex 638M, PO Box 210022, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45215. Email:

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REQ: 96072



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