Postdoctoral fellowship - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship position in Dr. Daniel Peterson's Human Memory Laboratory at Skidmore College. A grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation will support an investigation of how retrieval of information affects subsequent recall both in the laboratory and the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Psychology or closely related field

  • Strong experimental & statistical skills

  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications
  • Programming skills (e.g., Java, Python, R, E-PRIME)

  • Experience with data collection online (e.g., Amazon Mechanical Turk)

We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups, as well as individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research and service. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2016 but is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The initial appointment is for one year with the opportunity of renewal for additional years.

To be considered for this position, please complete an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter and curriculum vitae. Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit two email addresses for letters of support, (one of which is from the primary doctoral mentor). All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process.

Located in upstate New York, Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore's faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications


Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Psychology
  • Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
Employment Type:Post-Doc and Graduate Assistants
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Post - Doctorate
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description