LINGUIST List 25.2935

Tue Jul 15 2014

Jobs: Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Michigan

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 15-Jul-2014
From: Patrice Beddor <>
Subject: Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
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University or Organization: University of Michigan
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral position in speech perception and production

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in phonetics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position is funded by an NSF grant to Patrice Beddor and Andries Coetzee to study the time course of speech production and perception. A Ph.D. in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences, or allied discipline is required; also required is expertise in laboratory techniques in speech production and perception. Experience with eye tracking, ultrasound, and/or aerodynamic instrumentation, and interests in statistical modeling, would be particularly useful.

The project focuses on the dynamics of perception of coarticulation in relation to the dynamics of production of coarticulation for the individual language user. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project. Primary duties include working with the PIs to plan, conduct, and write up the experiments associated with the grant. The researcher may also oversee graduate and undergraduate students working on grant-related projects, and will be encouraged to work on their own research as it relates the goals of the grant. The successful candidate will more generally participate in a vibrant research environment that includes faculty and students in Linguistics, Psychology, and the new Weinberg Cognitive Science Institute. Laboratory facilities in the Department of Linguistics include eye tracking, ultrasound, oral/nasal airflow, EGG, EEG, and (soon) electromagnetic articulatory tracking systems.

A cover letter explaining qualifications for the position, a CV, a research statement, and one or more representative publications or other writings should be sent to the email address below. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to that address. Review of dossiers will begin on September 1, 2014. The (flexible) start date of the postdoctoral position is January 1, 2015.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application deadline: September 1, 2014 or until position is filled.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Patrice Beddor

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