LINGUIST List 26.5425

Fri Dec 04 2015

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Northwestern University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 04-Dec-2015
From: Brooke Sprague <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
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University or Organization: Northwestern University
Department: Psychology
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Language and Cognition in Infants, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University

Sandra Waxman invites applications for an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship to work on language acquisition, cognitive development and the links between them in the first two years of life. The postdoctoral fellow will participate as a full collaborator, working within a dynamic, interactive lab team.

Candidates should be deeply engaged in questions concerning the early acquisition of language and core cognitive capacities.

Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science or related field is required. Excellent academic writing ability, data analytic skills and an eagerness to participate in teamwork is essential. Research experience with infants or young children and expertise in eyetracking methodology are beneficial but not required.

Start Date: Flexible. We ask for a 2-year commitment. A third year renewal is possible.

Salary: Salary is based on the NIH postdoctoral rates.

To Apply: Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests (1-2 pages), email contact information for three references, and up to two publications that you consider representative of your best work. Reference letters will be requested from short-listed applicants.

Please send application materials as a single PDF document to Brooke Sprague at the email address below. Other inquiries may be directed to Sandra Waxman at

Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Northwestern University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: 29-Feb-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Research Coordinator Brooke Sprague

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