Job posting – NIU

Research Scientist associated with the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy Position to Begin Fall 2013

Research Scientist Position. The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) seeks candidates for a research scientist position to begin Fall 2013. This position will contribute to CISLL’s research initiative for college preparedness with a focus on reading and literacy. This position is expected to support CISLL through research and grant writing, both in collaboration with CISLL faculty affiliates and on grants for other projects. This position will be fully supported for two years, but over time it is expected that the position will be increasingly supported by externally funded projects. Promotion to a faculty position will be contingent on success in securing externally funded grants and contracts. Candidates who have an earned a doctorate degree in a relevant field within cognitive or educational sciences are encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates will likely come from a variety of educational and scholarly backgrounds, but any combination of the following will be given special consideration: Experience with college readiness training programs, clear program of research in reading and literacy, postdoctoral experience, and/or a strong quantitative methodological background.

Information about CISLL can be found at A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and reprints/preprints should be sent to Dr. Joe Magliano, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115; email to: Review of complete applications will begin on April 1st and continue until the position is filled. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. NIU offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Pre-employment criminal background investigation is required. AA/EEO institution.

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