LINGUIST List 12.539

Mon Feb 26 2001

Jobs: Cog Sci/Psycholing: Fellowship at Rutgers U

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  1. Bruce Tesar, Cog Sci/Psycholing: Postdoc Fellowship at Rutgers U, NJ, USA

Message 1: Cog Sci/Psycholing: Postdoc Fellowship at Rutgers U, NJ, USA

Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 14:06:30 -0500
From: Bruce Tesar <>
Subject: Cog Sci/Psycholing: Postdoc Fellowship at Rutgers U, NJ, USA

Post-Doctoral fellowships in Cognitive Science at Rutgers NB

The Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) announces the
availability of a number of post-doctoral fellowships, some funded
through the NIMH National Research Service Award program and some
funded by Rutgers University. The fellowships are for research in
vision, psycholinguistics and cognition.

Preference will be give to applicants whose background fits with the
areas of specialization of the Center (see Research Programs) and who
wish to work with one or another of the current faculty affiliated
with the Center who would act as their sponsor for the term of the
fellowship. Selection of fellows will be done by the Cognitive
Science Certificate Committee on the basis of quality, interest and
qualifications to work in the areas in which RuCCS faculty specialize.

Fellowships are initially awarded for a period of one year and are
renewable. The value of the fellowship will depend on seniority and
begins at $28,260/year for 2001, with some modest travel/research

Fellows appointed to the Center under this program will have
responsibility to:

(a) Develop a program of training for themselves, under the guidance
of their RuCCS faculty sponsor,
(b) carry out active research in conjunction with one of the
laboratories or research programs at RuCCS or in related departments,
(c) communicate their work and their knowledge to the local group
through seminars and graduate student advising.

The VISION RESEARCH aspect of the Fellowship program includes a large
number of active vision laboratories at Rutgers, New Brunswick (see
the labs directly associated with RuCCS) and involves members of the
departments of psychology, computer science, biomedical engineering,
the School of Library and Information Science, the Laboratory of
Vision Research, the Human Computer Interaction Group and CAIP (a New
Jersey Technology Center). The "Human and Machine Vision" group is a
group of researchers who sponsor a regular series of talks and
seminars by visiting researchers. New Brunswick, NJ is close to New
York City and the geographical area includes a large concentration of
academic and industrial research laboratories carrying out research on
vision, with which we have had collaborative relations. The personnel
and facilities for vision and vision-related research at Rutgers are
world class.

The LANGUAGE RESEARCH aspect of the Fellowship program, involves
members of the departments of linguistics, psychology, computer
science, philosophy. Active research includes linguistic analysis in
phonology, syntax and semantics, computational linguistics,
psycholinguistic study of sentence processing, language learnability
and acquisition, and the development of language-based human/computer

The broader COGNITION program brings together psychologists, linguists
and philosophers who work on the nature of concepts, cognitive
development, the relationship between language and thought, decision-
making, as well as more applied and outreach aspects of cognitive
science (digital libraries, interface design, scientific literacy). A
particular cross-area focus is on the nature of perceptual OBJECTS,
including object- centered attention and the development of the object
concept in infants. The faculty often offer joint seminars. In
addition, RuCCS hosts various interdisciplinary workshops and seminars
on topics of major interest to scholars of cognition. An Object Group
meets regularly at Rutgers and jointly with other participating
universities (including Princeton and NYU).

Applications should be submitted by March 30, although late
applications may be considered as well. Fellowships may be held
beginning July 1 or Sept 1, 2001. For more information write to the
program director at If you are interested in
applying for these fellowships you should indicate your interest using
the on-line Notice of Application form at
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