LINGUIST List 15.2303

Fri Aug 13 2004

Jobs: Phonology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute

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  1. rian.zondervan, Jobs: Phonology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Psycholing, Netherlands

Message 1: Jobs: Phonology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Psycholing, Netherlands

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:04:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: rian.zondervan <>
Subject: Jobs: Phonology: Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Psycholing, Netherlands

University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Phonology


The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is offering a
postdoctoral staff position in the field of language comprehension. It
is a research position and involves no teaching responsibilities;
furthermore, considerable technical support is available. The
position will be available from the beginning of 2005 and has a term
of appointment of 3 to 5 years, depending on experience.

Research at the institute in the area of language comprehension is
centred on two main projects: ''Decoding Continuous Speech'' and
''Phonological Learning For Speech Perception'' (see recent Annual
Reports on the MPI website). The research includes strong components
of cross-linguistic comparison and computational modeling. Current
members of the group have primary research interests in infants'
development of language and word perception, and in adult processing
of spoken language in native and non-native languages. There is
research in progress on a variety of topics in phonetic perception,
the processing of suprasegmental structure, the recognition of word
forms and the segmentation of continuous speech. The group currently
includes five scientists and seven students working towards a PhD

The position on offer has previously been held by Natasha Warner
(1998-2001) and Taehong Cho (from 2001), both of whom are phonologists
with an experimental, i.e. ''laboratory phonology'' research
approach. It is this kind of phonological expertise, combined with a
willingness to collaborate experimentally in projects on the
perception of spoken language, which we are seeking for this
position. The previous incumbents' expertise in non-Germanic languages
was also very useful to us. 

Young scientists with a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field are
encouraged to apply. An important criterion is a demonstrated ability
to publish research findings. Applications should include a c.v. and
the names of two referees who would be willing to write letters of
recommendation; examples of published work and a cover letter
describing research interests would also be helpful.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Rian Zondervan
	Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
	Postbus 310
	Nijmegen, 6500 AH

	Applications are due by 11-Oct-2004 

Contact Information:

	Rian Zondervan
	Tel: +31 (0)24 3521376
	Fax: +31 (0)24 3521213

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