LINGUIST List 25.3887

Fri Oct 03 2014

Jobs: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Professor, Macquarie University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 03-Oct-2014
From: Rosalind De Sailly <>
Subject: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Professor, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia
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University or Organization: Macquarie University
Job Location: New South Wales, Australia
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor Hearing, Brain and Language

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


Macquarie University is one of Australia’s most outstanding universities. In research we have emerged to be reliably positioned in the top 10 Australian universities and our education programs are widely recognised for their innovation and distinctiveness.

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is one of the largest and most diverse linguistics departments and ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world for linguistics according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Department has a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual to take a leadership role in research and transformative learning at the interface between hearing, language and the brain complementing existing expertise at Macquarie University in these areas.

The Professor of Hearing, Language and the Brain is a newly created role based in the Department of Linguistics and located at the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH). The AHH ( is a world class facility established to build a global network of collaboration in hearing and language sciences and services. The co-location of leading researchers, clinicians, educators and technology developers in a single, purpose-built precinct on the Macquarie University campus has created a venue like no other for the advancement and translation of knowledge.

The successful candidate will have:
- Achieved international recognition through original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the neural bases of speech and language perception and production, with an emphasis on the consequences of hearing loss on language function in the brain
- A background in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, neuroscience or other related disciplines, including research focusing on the interaction between auditory information and linguistic representations
- An outstanding record of teaching and PhD supervision
- A record of leading a team to engage successfully in research and in collaboration with industry and other partners.

For further information and to apply

For a confidential discussion and to obtain the full information package, please contact the retained executive search firm assisting in this appointment, Dr Rosalind De Sailly (email below).

Complete applications will be reviewed after 7th November 2014 until the position is filled.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Deadline: 07-Nov-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Rosalind De Sailly

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