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Tue Apr 05 2016

Jobs: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 04-Apr-2016
From: Craig Chambers <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Toronto, Greater Toronto Area, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: Human Communication Group, UTM Department of Psychology
Job Location: Greater Toronto Area, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Position, Adult Language Processing

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


Applications are being accepted for a full-time postdoctoral research scientist position in the Perception, Action, and Language (PAL) lab directed by Craig Chambers at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science), excellent writing skills, and advanced training in experimental design and statistics. Special attention will be given to candidates with expertise in semantic and pragmatic aspects of real-time referential interpretation. Expertise in spoken language eye tracking methodologies, ERP methodologies, and/or cognitive aging would also be a benefit.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Human Communication (HC) group in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto Mississauga:

Starting salary will be $40,000. Initial funding will be provided for one year, but an additional year of funding may be possible. The candidate will participate in a research program exploring aspects of real-time spoken language interpretation in adults:

Although the position does not entail teaching obligations, it is possible that opportunities to gain teaching experience could be arranged.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a short statement of interest (<500 words), a sample first-authored publication, and the names of two potential referees. Reference letters will only be requested from shortlisted candidates. Application materials should be submitted directly to Craig Chambers (email below). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is identified. The start date is negotiable although a date in the near future would be preferred. International candidates with strong English language skills are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 11-Apr-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Craig Chambers

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