LINGUIST List 29.2569

Mon Jun 18 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Language Disorders: Post Doc, University of Maryland

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <srobinsonlinguistlist.org>


Date: 15-Jun-2018
From: Naomi Feldman <nhfumd.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Language Disorders: Post Doc, University of Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Job Location: , USA
Job Title: Postdoc in computational modeling of language

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Language Disorders


Description:

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational modeling of language at the University of Maryland, co-advised by Naomi Feldman and Jan Edwards. The postdoc will be part of an NIH-funded project, in collaboration with Pat Shafto at Rutgers University-Newark, that uses models of pedagogical reasoning to predict which language interventions will be most effective for helping children with Specific Language Impairment learn grammatical morphemes. Experience with probabilistic models of language acquisition and interests in morphological processing and/or language disorders would be helpful, but anyone who is interested in the position is encouraged to apply.

The appointment can be made through either the Department of Linguistics, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, or the Language Science Center. The starting date is flexible, and can be August 1, 2018 or later. The initial appointment will be through summer 2019, with the possibility of extension.

The University of Maryland is home to an extensive interconnected network of over 200 language scientists that spans 22 different departments and centers (http://languagescience.umd.edu). The person hired for this position will have opportunities to interact regularly with colleagues from linguistics, hearing and speech, computer science, and other units on campus, and will be a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab (http://clip.umiacs.umd.edu). The PIs are committed to supporting the success of trainees who belong to groups that are underrepresented in academia and in computing.

To apply, please send the following items to the application email below:
- CV
- research statement
- writing sample
- contact information for three references (letters are not needed as part of the initial application)

Review of applications will begin July 2 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 02-Jul-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: nhfumd.edu
Contact Information:
Naomi Feldman
Email: nhfumd.edu

Page Updated: 18-Jun-2018