LINGUIST List 14.1387

Thu May 15 2003

Jobs: Lang Acquisition: Project Director, Wesleyan U

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  1. cbest, Lang Acquisition: Research Project Director, Wesleyan University

Message 1: Lang Acquisition: Research Project Director, Wesleyan University

Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 11:00:38 +0000
From: cbest <>
Subject: Lang Acquisition: Research Project Director, Wesleyan University

University or Organization: Wesleyan University
Department: Psychology
Rank of Job: Research Project Director
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics,
		 Speech perception


Infant Speech Perception Research
Wesleyan University

Research Project Director: Full-time position at the Wesleyan
University Infant Language Development Laboratory. This position is
supported by a multi-site international research grant from the NIH
(NIDCD) to investigate the effects of language experience on the
perception and production of speech by infants and adults. The Project
Director will oversee cross-language perceptual studies with infants
and adults at the Wesleyan laboratory, in collaboration with the
Principal Investigator, Dr. Catherine Best. This research program has
been funded since 1986; the current funding cycle runs through the end
of the academic year 2005-6.

Qualifications: PhD in a relevant area of training (e.g.,
Developmental Psychology, Speech/Language Science, Linguistics) and
experience with experimental studies of speech/language/cognition in
infants. Applicants without a PhD, but with substantial developmental
laboratory experience, will also be considered.

Responsibilities: Training and supervising undergraduate and MA
students in conducting infant and adult speech perception studies,
overseeing data collection, supervising database management and
subject recruitment by the team members, collaborating with the PI in
statistical analyses and manuscript preparation, helping to prepare
annual progress reports and grant renewals, and working with the grant

Opportunities: This position also includes time and opportunity for
the candidate to develop and conduct additional related research
projects. For applicants holding the PhD, an appointment as a Visiting
Research Professor at the appropriate rank is possible.

Job Specifications: Preferred start date early Fall 2003. Salary
commensurate with training and experience. The university provides a
competitive benefits package. Wesleyan University is proud to be an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Questions: Please direct any questions about this position to the PI
via e-mail (

Applications: Applicants should submit a letter describing their
interest and background for the position, a vita or resum´┐Ż, copies of
publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent, by
July 15, 2003, to:

Infant Research Project Director position
ATTN: JoAnn Brazinskas, Grant Manager
Department of Psychology
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT 06459 USA

Address for Applications:

	Attn: JoAnn Brazinskas
	Department of Psychology
	Wesleyan University
	Middletown, CT 06459
	United States of America 

	Applications are due by 15-Jul-2003

Contact Information:
	Catherine Best
	Tel: 860-685-2342
	Fax: 860-685-2761

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