LINGUIST List 21.17

Mon Jan 04 2010

Jobs: English & African American English: Researcher, Northwestern U

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        1.    Kathleen Geraghty, English & African American English: Researcher, Northwestern University, IL, USA

Message 1: English & African American English: Researcher, Northwestern University, IL, USA
Date: 29-Dec-2009
From: Kathleen Geraghty <>
Subject: English & African American English: Researcher, Northwestern University, IL, USA
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University or Organization: Northwestern University Job Location: Illinois, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; African American English

Required Language(s): English (eng)


We are seeking a researcher with to join our dynamic, interdisciplinaryresearch team for a fixed-term appointment (appointment to end July 31,2010) in the ArticuLab at Northwestern University. This position will workwithin our team of researchers to contribute to the advancement anddevelopment of our NSF-funded research on a virtual peer system for scienceliteracy. Advanced training in linguistics, psychology, education, childdevelopment, African American studies or related field is required.Recruitment is ongoing, but we expect to hire by January 15th. Moreinformation on current projects can be found at: .

Requirements:- Advanced training (Masters or PhD, or significant experience and anundergraduate degree) in Linguistics, Psychology, Education, ComputerScience, Child Development, African American studies or a related field.- Ability to communicate effectively with multiple project stakeholders,including programmers, faculty, researchers, and undergraduate students- Ability to follow existing coding schemes and develop coding schemes forverbal and non-verbal behaviors, and creative analysis techniques- Able to direct teams of undergraduates in coding and analyzing data- Ability to quickly summarize, integrate, and implement state-of-the-artresearch techniques into the current project- Able to write about the project for reports- Highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented. Ability to workindependently and take leadership when needed.- Working directly with the PI, coordinate and manage multiple aspects ofthe research process, including IRB compliance, relationships with off-sitelocations (such as schools and consultants from other universities),equipment procurement, and data management- Proficient in statistical analysis for the social/behavioral sciences.Proficient use of at least 1 statistical software package, e.g. SPSS, JMP,Stata, MatLab, R or other.

Responsibilities:Working directly with the PI and technical staff, the researcher will:- Analyze linguistic and behavioral data using statistical software;prepare and present analysis for publications and presentation- Develop and refine coding schemas for verbal and non-verbal behavior- Conduct and/or supervise data collection with children at off-site locations- Train and supervise undergraduate research assistants- Maintain and organize inventory of video and audio data- Work closely with technical team to make sure system is programmed tofollow social science theory and results- Maintain IRB compliance in all data collection and aspects of the research- Collaborate to produce publications and presentations of the researchwork (good possibility to get authorship on publications)

Application Deadline: 30-Jan-2010 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Justine Cassell Email:

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