The goal of this training program is to offer individualized research experiences within the context of interdisciplinary research teams. Program faculty have projects designed to empirically validate educational interventions that promote language or literacy development in special populations: children, adolescents, and adults at risk for, or with, identified disabilities. Faculty represent the disciplines of psychology, special education, public policy, and communication disorders. The two-year fellowship provides trainees with intensive training in designing field-based intervention research with special populations (both group and single-subject designs), analysis of existing data bases using advanced statistical techniques (e.g., HLM), and in professional development, including grant writing, and professional presentations and publication. Trainees will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following IES or NIH-funded projects, as well as work on archival data sets.
Recent Ph.Ds from special education, communication disorders, language and literacy education, psychology, and other related fields are encouraged to apply. Salary, set by IES guidelines, is $50,000 a year with full health benefits. Provisions of the training program limit funding to US citizens and permanent residents.
Applicants should send a CV, reprints or preprints, transcript, and a statement of research interests consistent with the goals of the training program. This statement should discuss the direction in which the candidate would like to extend their own research and training, including interest in particular research project(s) available in this training program. Applicants should also provide names of three recommenders and arrange for letters of recommendation to be sent separately. Application materials should be sent via email to the co-Training Directors, Dr. Rose Sevcik and Dr. Amy Lederberg with Language & Literacy Postdoctoral Positions in the subject line. Transcripts can be sent to Drs. Amy Lederberg & Rose Sevick, Box 3999, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302. Review of applications will be ongoing and continue until the positions are filled. Georgia State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Questions about the Training Program should be directed to either of the Training Co-Directors Drs. Rose A. Sevcik or Amy Lederberg. Questions about individual research projects can be directed to program faculty.