Postdoctoral Fellowship

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number FPA00078P
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department Psychology
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Temporary
Months per Year 12 Months
Work hours

35 hours per week

Start Date (For temporary positions only) 9/1/18
End Date (For temporary positions only) 8/31/19
Position Band/Level Faculty
Pay Range

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Job Summary

The postdoctoral fellowship position works in Dr. Daniel Peterson’s Human Memory Laboratory at Skidmore College. A grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation supports an investigation of how retrieval of information affects subsequent recall both in the laboratory and classroom. The appointment is for one year with the opportunity of renewal for additional years. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Psychology or closely related field; strong experimental and 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)

Review of applications will begin 3/15/18 and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

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 race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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


Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process.

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All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents