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LINGUIST List 16.1577

Tue May 17 2005

Jobs: Phonetics: Post Doc, University of Wisconsin

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        1.    Jan Edwards, Phonetics: Post Doc, University of Wisconsin, WI, USA


Message 1: Phonetics: Post Doc, University of Wisconsin, WI, USA
Date: 16-May-2005
From: Jan Edwards <edwards.212osu.edu>
Subject: Phonetics: Post Doc, University of Wisconsin, WI, USA


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University or Organization: University of Wisconsin
Department: Communicative Disorders
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology


Description:

A post-doctoral fellowship is available on a study of cross-linguistic
phonological acquisition (see http://ling.osu.edu/~edwards for a detailed
description of the project). The post-doctoral position is located in the
Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin in Madison,
WI. The traineeship, funded by a National Institutes of Health training grant,
will be available in September, 2005 (with some flexibility in the start date).
The position requires that the candidate be a US citizen or have a green card.
The University of Wisconsin has a strong cognitive science faculty and the Waisan
Center at UW offers post-docs a series of lectures and seminars and the
opportunity to interact with other post-docs, doctoral students, and faculty in
a multi-disciplinary environment.

The post-doc will be directly supervised by Dr. Jan Edwards to work on a project
that is going to run jointly at two sites - the University of Wisconsin (with
Dr. Jan Edwards) and Ohio State University (with Dr. Mary Beckman). The
post-doc will be based at the University of Wisconsin, but will also be a
liaison between the two sites and can expect to travel to Columbus, OH about 6
times/year. One focus of the position will be to work out a system for reliable
transcription of lingual obstruents across four languages (Cantonese, English,
Greek, and Japanese) which have different category boundaries for these sounds.
The post-doc will also be expected to develop his or her own original research
related to this project. Applicants should have strong experimental phonetic
skills. Knowledge of Praat and R is helpful, but not essential.

For more information on the research project and the role of the postdoctoral
fellow, please contact Dr. Jan Edwards at edwards.212osu.edu
or 614 292-1742.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and
references to the training grant director:

Raymond Kent, PhD, Professor
Department of Communicative Disorders
University of Wisconsin
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706
tel: 608 263-7109

Or by email to: kentwaisman.wisc.edu

Credentials will be reviewed when received. A hiring decision will be made
as rapidly as possible. The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity
employer committed to excellence through diversity.


Address for Applications:

Professor Raymond Kent
Department of Communicative Disorders
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Professor Jan Edwards
Email: edwards.212osu.edu
Phone: 614 292-1742
Website: http://www.comdis.wisc.edu/


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