LINGUIST List 23.2589

Sat Jun 02 2012

Jobs: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Socioling: Post Doc, Stanford U

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <>

Date: 02-Jun-2012
From: Rob Podesva <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Stanford University, California, USA
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University or Organization: Stanford University Department: Linguistics Job Location: California, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics


Applications are invited for a full time postdoctoral researcher positionin the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University, with a startdate of October 1, 2012. Review of applications will begin promptly onJuly 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

The postdoctoral researcher will assist in setting up an interactionalsociophonetics laboratory and collaborate with Dr. Rob Podesva onresearch examining voice quality variation in conversation.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the followingareas:- 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 andconducting research projects, publishing findings in peer-reviewedjournals, and actively participating in laboratory operations andmeetings. Additional responsibilities include setting up laboratoryequipment and collecting a corpus of high-quality audio and videorecordings of interaction. Proficiency in acoustic analysis, Praatscripting, video analysis software, and statistics is desired; Englishproficiency is required.

Applicants must have a PhD in Linguistics, Speech and HearingScience, Linguistic Anthropology, or a related field. The doctoratemust 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 yearsubject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should submit the following materials as pdfs via email toSue Learned-Driscoll (

Candidates from groups that are under-represented in theirdisciplines, including women, ethnic minorities, and individuals withdisabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2012 (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Rob Podesva Email:

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