LINGUIST List 29.855

Thu Feb 22 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Second Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Oregon

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 21-Feb-2018
From: Melissa Baese-Berk <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Second Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Oregon, USA
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University or Organization: University of Oregon
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Second Language Acquisition


The Speech Perception & Production Laboratory at the University of Oregon is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The researcher will work with Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk in the new Spoken Language Research Laboratories facilities on an NSF-funded project on the relationship between speech perception and production. The researcher will work on a number of ongoing projects under this grant.

Responsibilities will include:
- Preparing written and oral presentations of the research for journal articles and conference presentations;
- Overseeing data collection and analysis for ongoing projects in the lab;
- Spearheading new projects under the grant; and
- Supervising undergraduate and graduate researchers working on the project.

There will be ample opportunity and encouragement to participate in the wider intellectual community at the University of Oregon, including colloquia hosted by the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Psychology, and the Institute of Neuroscience.

The faculty in the Spoken Language Research Laboratories in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon areas of expertise are in child language, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. We also have strong ties with faculty in Psychology, particularly in the areas of developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. In addition to spoken language research, the Department of Linguistics has significant strengths in historical linguistics and fieldwork.

The position will begin in Fall of 2018 and is for one year, with an option to renew the position for a second year. Review of applications will begin on March 15th and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter explaining your background and research interests, CV including publications, a writing sample and contact information for three references as attachments in an email addressed to Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk.

Minimum Requirements:
- PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, or Speech & Hearing Sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Expertise and a strong interest in second language acquisition and/or psycholinguistic theory and methodology.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA-compliant institution dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To these ends, we strongly encourage applications from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, women, LGBTQs, veterans, and the alternatively-abled.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “highest research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk

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