LINGUIST List 24.2632

Fri Jun 28 2013

Jobs: Discourse Analysis; Lang Acq; Ling & Lit; Phonology: Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <>

Date: 28-Jun-2013
From: Marlynna Schaefer <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Phonology; Electrophysiology and Language Processing: Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
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University or Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDepartment: School of Literatures, Cultures, and LinguisticsJob Location: Illinois, USAWeb Address: http://www.slcl.illinois.eduJob Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Phonology; Electrophysiology and Language Processing


Visiting Research EngineerLinguistics Research Labs

The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics at the University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for a full-time (100%) VisitingResearch Engineer in its linguistics research labs. The Visiting ResearchEngineer works directly with faculty and graduate students to identify,implement and maintain appropriate hardware and software for research withinthe School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. Currently, the labs havefacilities for high-quality audio and video capture, eye-tracking, speechaerodynamics, electropalatography, and event-related potentials: Phonetics andPhonology Lab (; Second LanguageAcquisition Lab (; Discourse, SocialInteraction, and Translation Lab; Electrophysiology and Language ProcessingLab. The position is renewable for an additional two years and is contingenton funding and strong annual performance reviews by the School of Literatures,Cultures, and Linguistics. The position may become regular at a later date.The target starting date is September 1, 2013. Salary is commensurate withqualifications and experience.

Responsibilities will be research-related only and will include:- Training faculty and graduate student researchers in the use of hardware andsoftware for research purposes (including occasional workshops)- Holding scheduled consultations with faculty and graduate studentresearchers on their research projects- Oversight of data acquisition hardware- Assisting faculty and graduate student researchers in problem-solvinghardware and software issues- Providing support to faculty and graduatestudent researchers in procedural programming languages (e.g., Python, R,Matlab)- Helping standardize computing and programming procedures across labs- Database management- Digital signal processing- Assistance with initial set up of pilot experiments

At a minimum, qualified applicants must have a MA/MS in linguistics or closelyrelated fields, (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, speech and hearing sciencewith a concentration in linguistics or speech-related research). The applicantshould also have a solid background in a procedural programming language(e.g., Python, Matlab, and/or R) and statistical modeling. Preference will begiven to candidates who have previously worked in a laboratory setting, have ademonstrated ability to work well as part of a research team, and haveexperience using advanced hardware for data acquisition.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinoisapplication login page at the application website and upload your applicationmaterials: letter of application, CV, and names and contact information forthree professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically uponsubmission of the application. Only electronic applications submitted throughthe application website interface will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must bereceived no later than July 22, 2013. Letters of reference must be received nolater than July 29, 2013. The department highly recommends that completeapplications be submitted prior to July 22, to ensure that referees haveenough time to submit their letters of recommendation.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomesindividuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace andvalue diversity and inclusivity. (

Application Deadline: 22-Jul-2013

Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.illinois.eduContact Information: Marlynna Schaefer Email:

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