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Mon Dec 20 1999

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  1. Rachel Gawron, Cognitive Science: Postdoc Traineeship at Johns Hopkins

Message 1: Cognitive Science: Postdoc Traineeship at Johns Hopkins

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:06:22 -0500
From: Rachel Gawron <>
Subject: Cognitive Science: Postdoc Traineeship at Johns Hopkins

 Empirical Methods in the Cognitive Science of Language

The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is
offering Postdoctoral Traineeships in a problem-centered language
research program encompassing psycholinguistics, theoretical
linguistics, cognitive neuropsychology (especially neuroimaging and
cognitive neuropsychology of language), language acquisition, and
computational linguistics. Ideal trainees will have previous
experience in one or more of these disciplines and will possess strong
motivation for training in the other areas.

Trainees must be able to work independently, demonstrating high levels
of initiative. Applicants are required to submit a brief
(approx. 3-page) proposal, indicating (1) what courses or other
academic resources they wish to take advantage of in order to augment
their doctoral education; (2) how they expect to contribute to the
training environment; (3) what research activities they are interested
in pursuing during their post-doctoral appointment; and (4) how their
proposed research fits in with existing research in Cognitive Science
at Johns Hopkins.

Applicants are referred to our website ( for
further information on the training program. The interactive training
environment for these positions includes the facilities of the
Cognitive Science Department and other related units at Johns Hopkins,
including the Center for Language and Speech Processing, the
Psychology and Neurology Departments and the Mind/Brain Institute,
along with access to a research-dedicated fMRI facility providing
extensive technical support (the Kirby Center).

The Traineeships are part of the department's NSF-supported Integrated
Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program in the
Cognitive Science of Language, and are also supported through a group
NSF Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS) grant on Optimization in
Language and Language Learning.

Traineeships will begin on September 1; awards are for a period of one
year and may be renewable. Applicants must be citizens or permanent
residents of the US. The deadline for applications is January 31,
1999, but applications will be accepted after that time until the
positions are filled. Please send CV, proposal, and three letters of
reference to:

IGERT Postdoctoral Traineeships,
Department of Cognitive Science
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
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