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LINGUIST List 25.1443

Tue Mar 25 2014

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Mar-2014
From: Daniel Swingley <swingleypsych.upenn.edu>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Univ. of Pennsylvania
Department: Dept. of Psychology
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/~swingley/
Job Title: Postdoctoral position in phonetic learning and language acquisition

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


Description:

Prof. Daniel Swingley of the University of Pennsylvania seeks to hire a postdoctoral researcher (up to 2 years) for an NIH-funded project on infants' interpretation of speech in early language acquisition. Topics of study include corpus measurement and modeling, experiments with infants and children, and/or studies of learning in adults as models for children. Candidates should have a PhD and a background in speech perception, phonetics, psycholinguistics, or another relevant domain. Researchers interested in speech and learning and having a computational background are especially encouraged to apply. Previous research experience with infants or children is desirable but not required.

The postdoc would join a vibrant language research community at the interdisciplinary Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at Penn, and would be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of IRCS.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should contact Daniel Swingley (contact email address below), sending a letter describing their previous research
and their interests and a CV; candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly. Review of applications will begin in early April of 2014, with start dates in summer or fall
2014.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2014

Email Address for Applications: swingleypsych.upenn.edu
Contact Information:
Daniel Swingley
Email: swingleypsych.upenn.edu

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