Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Job posting

Research program title

The Physical Affordances of Concrete Objects on the Numeration Knowledge of Young Children

Reference number



Program description

Manipulatives are often used by teachers in elementary classrooms to illustrate key mathematical concepts and principles. Our exciting research program, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, aims to investigate the impact of object-related factors and instructional strategies with manipulatives on young children’s numeration knowledge. We are seeking an energetic postdoctoral fellow who will be primarily responsible for conducting studies that maximize the ecological validity of the research. The fellowship will support the development of excellent scholars in educational psychology and provide a unique opportunity to participate in applied research that combines instructional science and cognitive psychology.

Academic qualifications required

PhD in educational psychology, developmental psychology, numerical cognition, or related fields with experience conducting STEM research with children and applying quantitative/mixed methodologies.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy


The Postdoctoral Fellow must start their appointment by August 31, 2022.

Submission process

  • All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi
  • Please include the reference number with your application

Application checklist

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi.


The prestigious two-year Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at $50,000 per year plus benefits and full access to Concordia’s services, including GradProSkills.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.


© Concordia University