LINGUIST List 26.3194

Tue Jul 07 2015

Jobs: French; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Full Professor, University of Neuchatel

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Date: 07-Jul-2015
From: Marion Fossard <>
Subject: French; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Full Professor, University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Neuchatel
Department: Logopédie
Job Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor in Speech and Language Therapy

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The candidate will contribute to speech and language therapy research in the Institute of Language and Communication Sciences (faculty of Arts and Humanities), in collaboration with the other full professor of speech and language therapy. More specifically, the candidate’s research should be in the field of acquisition and child language pathology, with an interest for contextual (pragmatic) dimensions of language practices.

Developing research that addresses one or several of the following issues will represent a further asset: verbal interactions and discourse practices; plurilingualism and migration contexts; personal and environmental factors of typical and pathological language development; design/development of evaluation and intervention modes in speech and language therapy for children.

It is also expected that the candidate:

- Has clinical experience, or at least knowledge of clinical institutions for speech and language therapy;
- Be motivated to collaborate with clinical institutions, notably in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, so as to better advise master theses;
- Be motivated to develop collaborations with other disciplines, within the Institute of Language and Communication Sciences and/or with the Institute of Psychology and Education, and/or with inter-faculty research structures – in particular the Center for Research on Social Interactions.

The successful candidate will teach BA, MA and doctoral-level courses, both lectures and seminars; she or he will also supervise BA, MA and PhD methodological and empirical work.

The position is open to a non-native French speaking candidate, but the ability to teach in French is required (Neuchâtel is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland). In relation to research, she or he can study language processes in different languages, among which should be French.

Requirements: The candidate should have a PhD in a discipline linked to the profile of the job (Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology, Linguistics) and a high-level publication record.

Job specifics: The candidate will contribute to the activities of the speech and language therapy team, within the Institute of Language and Communication Sciences of the University of Neuchâtel as follows:

- Teaching: seven hours a week, at the BA, MA and PhD levels.
- Supervision: of students’ work, including MA theses and PhD dissertations.
- Research: the candidate will carry out her or his own research in speech and language therapy; she or he will also participate in the research activities of the Institute.
- Administration: the candidate will participate in the administration of the program of speech and language therapy at the Institute of Language and Communication Sciences, and of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applications should be uploaded onto the application website below (ref. FLSH-Logopédie). They will comprise a cover letter, a detailed CV listing teaching and research activities, copies of diplomas, a list of publications and an outline of planned research and teaching (3 pages maximum). The candidate will request letters of recommendation from three experts of his/her choice, to be sent directly in pdf format to the President of the Hiring Committee, Prof. Marion Fossard (email below), also by August 31st, 2015. Publications will be requested subsequently.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2015

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Marion Fossard

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