2x Postdoctoral researcher - “Early literacy of Roma children from Romania: Bridging the socio-economic divide”

Country: Romania;

City: Cluj-Napoca

Vacancy added: 05.09.2019

Employer: Babes-Bolyai University

Resumes due: 20.09.2019


Position available within the research project entitled: “Early literacy of Roma children from Romania: Bridging the socio-economic divide” (ELIRA 2.0), project funded by SEE and Norway Grants, grant number 10/2019.

The department of Psychology from Babes-Bolyai University is inviting applications for 2 post-doctoral positions in educational research.

These part-time positions are tied to the ELIRA 2.0 research project (PI Dacian Dolean).

The candidates must speak Romanian fluently and have excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills, must have a PhD in Educational sciences with the dissertation held within the past 5 years, the availability to work daily from 8:00 to 12:00, experience in curriculum development in elementary schools in Romania, and proven experience of high quality research in Educational Sciences as indicated by the published articles.

Additional preferred skills: work experience in elementary education, research interest in the language and literacy development of elementary school children, experience in dissemination of scientific results to college students and teachers.

The application will contain an application letter, curriculum vitae including the list of published scientific articles, copies of bachelor, master and PhD diplomas, copies of 3 scientific articles published within the past 5 years, copy of a certificate of English mastery. Additional questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Dolean by email dorin.dolean@ubbcluj.ro or by phone (0743 901616).

Application deadline: September 20, 2019, by 12:00. The search committee will invite the qualifying candidates to participate to an interview on September 23, 2019



Dolean, D.D., Melby-Lervag, M., Tincas, I., Damsa, C. & Lervag, A. (2019). Achievement gap: Socioeconomic status affects reading development beyond language and cognition in children facing poverty. Learning and Instruction, Online first June 20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2....

Lervag, A., Dolean, D.D., Tincas, I. & Melby-Lervag, M. (2019). Socioeconomic Background, Nonverbal IQ and School Absence Affects the Development of Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in Children Living in Severe Poverty. Developmental Science, Online First May 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12858


Applications should be submitted by email todorin.dolean@ubbcluj.ro

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