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Job Announcement: Ben Gurion University

Language Acquisition; Language Processing; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics: Rank Open, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel


Employer: Ben Gurion University
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Job Location: Beer Sheva, Israel
Rank: Rank Open
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Neurolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Processing
LL Issue: 23.4608
Date Submitted: 04-Nov-2012
Job Description: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel:

The recently established Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is
seeking to fill a tenure-track, open rank, faculty position, with a start date
of (not later then) October 1, 2013 in linguistics.

We are seeking candidates interested in an interdisciplinary approach to
the study of language, combining a strong background in theoretical
linguistics with active research in one or more of the following fields:
language acquisition, language processing, computational modelling of
language and neurolinguistics.

Successful individuals are expected to establish an independently
funded research program that synergizes with the interests of other
members of the cognitive and brain science community at BGU, to
contribute to the teaching effort in the department, and to cooperate with
collegues in the linguistics department of BGU.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof. Alon Friedman,
Chair, The Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience at the application email
address below.

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, description of research and
teaching interests, and selected reprints, and arrange to have three
letters of recommendation.

These positions will remain open until they are filled; applications
received by 15th November 2012 will be given priority.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Professor Alon  Friedman
click here to access email