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LINGUIST List 23.1296

Wed Mar 14 2012

Jobs: Movement, Gesture and Language: Post Doc, University of Canterbury

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Date: 13-Mar-2012
From: Human Resources <hrarts.canterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: Movement, Gesture and Language: Post Doc, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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University or Organization: University of Canterbury
Department: College of Arts
Job Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Web Address: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Movement, Gesture and Language


Description:

Movement, Gesture and Language
New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour (NZILBB)
College of Arts, University of Canterbury

A 2 year Post-doctoral position is available within the general area of
research on movement, gesture and language. The successful applicant
would join a team of researchers who are undertaking a number of projects
looking at the production and perception of movement/gesture whilst
speaking.

Ongoing projects are looking at:

- Differences in gesture production by bilingual speakers and the perception of these speakers based on gestures alone
- The coordination of body movement with speech
- Differences in the gestures used by speakers when interacting with members of different ethnic groups

This research is conducted using state-of-the art- audio-visual recording
suites at NZILBB (http://www.nzilbb.canterbury.ac.nz/) and the vision space
facility at the HITLab NZ (http://www.hitlabnz.org/). NZILBB also recently
acquired a 3D Suit for the inertial recording of body movements.

Applications for this position should include a covering letter and CV,
research interests and direction, and contact information for 3 professional
referees combined into the one document and submitted online at the application URL below.

Up to three reprints of publications should be sent via email to accompany
your application to hrarts.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Tuesday 10 April 2012.

Download the full Position Description from here:
https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/PositionDescriptions/NZILBB_Post Doc_Movement_March2012.pdf

To view all vacancies at the University of Canterbury, please go to:
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/hr/job_vacancies.shtml

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-
Service: http://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz

For more information about the benefits of joining the University of Canterbury
please visit us online at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet
its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Application Deadline: 10-Apr-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/hr/job_vacancies.shtml
Contact Information:
Human Resources
Email: hrarts.canterbury.ac.nz

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