LINGUIST List 29.4556

Fri Nov 16 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Nov-2018
From: James Kirby <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Speech perception


The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a full-time postdoctoral research assistant for a fixed-term period of 36 months. The position is to support the EVOTONE project “The emergence and evolution of linguistic tone” funded by the European Research Council. This project aims to explore our understanding of how physiological, perceptual, and structural pressures interact to condition the emergence of tone languages, and how tone systems subsequently evolve.

The post holder will be chiefly responsible for conducting the speech perception studies associated with the project, including participant recruitment, designing and running experiments and editing experiment code, post-processing, analysis, write-up, and presentation.

Applications are invited from those with a PhD in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related discipline, who have a strong track record of research and publication in relevant areas (PhD pending and assumed complete at time of appointment can be considered). Applicants with expertise in speech production and perception, phonetic fieldwork, and/or computational proficiency are especially encouraged to apply. Specific experience with perceptual learning and phonetic imitation paradigms, statistical modelling, and functional data analysis is highly desirable.

This is a full time (35 hours), fixed term post (36 months) beginning in August 2019. Salary, commensurate with experience, is £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (pro-rata). Funds for laboratory support (e.g., lab technicians and research assistants) and conference/fieldwork travel are also available.

Closing Date: Tuesday 8th January 2019, 5pm GMT.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held March 2019.

Application Deadline: 08-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr James Kirby

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