LINGUIST List 29.856
Thu Feb 22 2018
Jobs: Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of Alberta
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Juhani Järvikivi <jarvikivi
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University or Organization: University of
Job Location: Alberta, Canada
Title: Post Doc
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Cognitive
invited for a full-time postdoctoral position in the Department of Linguistics at
the University of Alberta (http://www.linguistics.ualberta.ca/
The postdoctoral fellow will work in the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics
Dr. Juhani Järvikivi on projects relating to the processing of reference in speech
in child and adult populations. Primary duties include active engagement in research
and the research community, conceptualizing, designing, and conducting research
projects, preparing findings for publication and oral presentation, laboratory
management, and working with graduate and undergraduate students in the CCP.
Candidates need not be Canadian Citizens to apply. The salary for this position will
be $40,000 CAD a year plus supplemental health benefits, and $2000 per year for
research related costs. The desired start date is September 1, 2018, but includes
some flexibility, if necessary. The position is for one year with the possibility of
renewal for a second year.
The Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics is
a major venue of experimental research in language processing in North America and a
lively research environment that attracts undergraduate and graduate students and
senior staff across faculties and disciplines. The CCP research facilities include a
line of SR Research Eyelink eye trackers (including 2 brand new Portable Duo
trackers), mobile eye tracking glasses, a Biosemi EEG, Noldus observation and
editing facilities, and up-to-date sound recording and processing facilities
(including sound- treated booths). In addition to the local facilities and contacts,
the Postdoctoral fellow will benefit from and participate in the Annual Spring
Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics (http://ccp.artsrn.ualberta.ca/portfolio/step/
as well as training and training events organized within the SSHRC Partnered
Training Initiative Words in the World (http://wordsintheworld.ca/
- Completed PhD (within past 5 years and before start
date) in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in experimental design, psycholinguistic inquiry, and basic
- Experience and skills with eye-tracking methods, R
statistical language, and advanced statistics (e.g.,
LMMs, GAMMs, other
regression techniques) are desirable.
- Experience with any of the following:
EEG/ERPs, Praat/acoustic analysis, child language acquisition,
processing across the life-span, individual differences, and computational
modelling, would be a plus.
To Apply: Applications should include a Cover
letter, CV, a brief (max. 2 pages) statement of interest, one representative recent
publication, and the names and contact details of three referees. Applications
should be sent as a single pdf file via e-mail to Dr. Juhani Järvikivi with the
subject “Psycholinguistics Postdoc”.
will begin on April 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals
selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application Deadline: (Open
Email Address for Applications: jarvikivi
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