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LINGUIST List 23.1878

Fri Apr 13 2012

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Michigan State U

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Date: 13-Apr-2012
From: Laura Dilley <ldilleymsu.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Michigan State University
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Job Location: MI/OH, USA (or Telecommute)
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Applications are invited for a one-year postdoctoral position in speech
perception and spoken word recognition through the College of
Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. The position is
funded by a 5-year NSF grant aimed at understanding the role of speech
prosody, including pitch, loudness, speech rate and rhythm, to understanding
spoken words. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for oversight
of, and substantial contributions to, collaborative projects between Dr. Laura
Dilley of Michigan State University and Dr. Mark Pitt of Ohio State University.
While residence in and/or relocation to the central Michigan and/or central
Ohio areas is preferred, a combination of telecommuting and on-site meetings
could be arranged for the ideal applicant.

The postdoctoral researcher will be primarily responsible for preparing written
and oral presentations for journal publications and conferences and will also
assist with helping to plan and conduct studies, including speech perception
and production experiments and/or acoustic-phonetic analyses, as well as
oversee undergraduate and graduate students working on related projects.

A requirement for the position is good familiarity with the published literature
on processes in spoken word recognition, including word segmentation and
lexical access. A strong preference will be given to applicants with good
familiarity with the published literature on speech prosody. Applicants should
have a track record of published research commensurate with their
experience in an area closely related to projects aims, such as speech
perception, spoken word recognition, and/or prosody. A Ph.D. degree is
required; preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hand, but
Ph.D. candidates who can provide evidence of dissertation defense dates on
or before August 11, 2012 will be considered. Relevant Ph.D. areas are
Psychology, Speech & Hearing Science, Linguistics, and/or Cognitive
Science. The successful candidate will have excellent organization and
communication skills and strong personal motivation. Background and
experience with manuscript submission to scholarly journals is desirable, as
is training in acoustic analysis of speech segments and/or prosody, computer
programming, and/or music performance/theory. English language proficiency
required. The salary is $40,000 per year.

To apply, refer to posting #6056 and complete an electronic submission at
the application URL below. Applicants should submit the following:
- a current CV
- statement of research interests and career goals, and why you are well-
suited for this position
- at least three representative publications and/or other writing samples
- contact information for at least three references. Applicants should notify
three references that they may be contacted for letters of recommendation if
our department notifies you that you are one of the top candidates.

Review of applications begins immediately; applications received by April 30
will receive full consideration. Those received later than this date will be
considered until the position is filled or July 1, 2012, whichever is earlier.
Work begins as soon as possible and not later than September 1, 2012.
Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Laura Dilley (ldilleymsu.edu).

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively
encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color,
veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1334355407057
Contact Information:
Dr. Laura Dilley
Email: ldilleymsu.edu
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