LINGUIST List 29.852

Thu Feb 22 2018

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 20-Feb-2018
From: Valentine Hacquard <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


The Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, invites applications for a postdoctoral appointment at the intersection of Semantics and Language Acquisition, to start no later than August 20, 2018. The initial 12-month appointment will be for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years, subject to budgetary approval and satisfactory performance. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date). Salary commensurate with qualifications.

The postdoctoral associate will be expected to participate actively in research on meaning, especially as it relates to language acquisition. Computational, psycholinguistic, or developmental expertise are especially welcome, though prior work in these areas is not a requirement for the position.

The postdoctoral associate will also be expected to teach two courses during the academic year - one at the undergraduate level and one for graduate students. The postdoctoral associate will also be expected to participate fully in the research life of the department, attending lab meetings and colloquia, working with students and developing new ideas. Information about the department can be found at

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing the following items (in the order listed): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the application email address below. For best consideration, completed applications and reference letters should be received by March 16, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Application Deadline: 16-Mar-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Valentine Hacquard

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