Post-Doctoral Position at the Florida Center for Reading Research

Information about a postdoctoral research position at the Florida Center for Reading Research is posted below. The advertisement is taken directly from the from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading listserv:

Reading for Understanding Projects

Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University

Christopher Lonigan and Beth Phillips are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the Reading for Understanding project at FCRR. This is a multi-year, multi-study project funded by IES that is exploring longitudinal, assessment, and intervention-related research questions associated with the development and remediation of oral and reading comprehension of children from preschool- through middle-school-age children at risk for delays and difficulties associated with backgrounds of poverty.

The position will primarily involve (1) collaborating with faculty and other project personnel on data analyses and manuscript preparation with extant project data, and (2) developing and conducting investigations of novel secondary research questions.

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Communication Disorders or related field is required. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge of reading, language, and research in educational contexts. Candidates are expected to have experience with leading or collaborating on the production of peer-reviewed publications and to be familiar with multi-level analyses and use of relevant software programs (i.e., SPSS, SAS, MPLUS, R).

Interested individuals should email: (a) a cover letter describing your relevant experiences, skills, and future goals; (b) a CV; and (c) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Beth Phillips at Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable, but no earlier than December 1, 2015.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act,


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