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Job Announcement: Stanford University

Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Stanford University, California, USA

Employer: Stanford University
Job Location: California, USA
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 23.2589
Date Submitted: 02-Jun-2012
Job Description: Applications are invited for a full time postdoctoral researcher position
in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University, with a start
date of October 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin promptly on
July 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The postdoctoral researcher will assist in setting up an interactional
sociophonetics laboratory and collaborate with Dr. Rob Podesva on
research examining voice quality variation in conversation.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following
- The phonetics of voice quality
- The interface between phonetics and discourse analysis
- Gesture and interaction
- The use of video data in linguistics research

Primary responsibilities include collaboratively planning and
conducting research projects, publishing findings in peer-reviewed
journals, and actively participating in laboratory operations and
meetings. Additional responsibilities include setting up laboratory
equipment and collecting a corpus of high-quality audio and video
recordings of interaction. Proficiency in acoustic analysis, Praat
scripting, video analysis software, and statistics is desired; English
proficiency is required.

Applicants must have a PhD in Linguistics, Speech and Hearing
Science, Linguistic Anthropology, or a related field. The doctorate
must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

The initial appointment is for twelve months, with a salary of $43,500,
plus benefits. The appointment may be renewable for a second year
subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should submit the following materials as pdfs via email to
Sue Learned-Driscoll (
- Cover letter explaining qualifications for the position (maximum of
two pages)
- CV
- Research statement (maximum of two pages)
- Three representative publications or writing samples
- Contact information for at least three references (who should email
letters of support under separate cover)

Please address all inquiries about the position to Dr. Rob Podesva

Candidates from groups that are under-represented in their
disciplines, including women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with
disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2012
Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Rob  Podesva
click here to access email