LINGUIST List 29.1503

Fri Apr 06 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Penn State University

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Date: 05-Apr-2018
From: Maryam Sinawa <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Penn State University, USA
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University or Organization: Penn State University
Department: Center for Language Science
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Position

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Cognitive Neuroscience, Bilingualism


The Center for Language Science (CLS) at Penn State invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes the NSF training program, ‘Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Translating cognitive and brain science in the laboratory and field to language learning environments’ that was awarded to Penn State and the University of California, Riverside. The program provides training in translational research on language learning and bilingualism that includes an international perspective and that exploits opportunities for collaborative research conducted with one of our international partner sites in South America, Europe, and Asia and in conjunction with our domestic partner sites.

We welcome applications from candidates with preparation in any of the disciplines that contribute to our program and with experience in translational research (e.g., outreach activities in schools). The successful candidate will benefit from a highly interactive group of faculty whose interests include bilingual language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, language contact, and aging, among other topics. Applicants with interests in these topics and with an interest in extending their expertise within experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience are particularly welcome to apply. There is no expectation that applicants will have had prior experience in research on bilingualism but we expect candidates to make a commitment to gain expertise in research on bilingualism using research methods from among the techniques represented by our groups. Questions about faculty research interests may be directed to relevant core training faculty listed at Administrative questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, More information can be found at or

The appointment will be for one year, with a start date of August 1, 2018. Salary will follow NSF/NIH guidelines. The PIRE funding requires that we restrict the search to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Applicants should upload a CV, several reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests. This statement should indicate two or more core faculty members as likely primary and secondary mentors, and should describe the candidate’s goals for research and translational training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience and directions in which the candidate would like to develop his/her expertise in the language science of bilingualism. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Maryam Sinawa at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Apply online at the link below.

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Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

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Maryam Sinawa

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