LINGUIST List 29.869

Fri Feb 23 2018

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, The University of Oregon

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 22-Feb-2018
From: Melissa Redford <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, The University of Oregon, USA
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University or Organization: The University of Oregon
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics


The Speech and Language Lab in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon seeks to fill a postdoctoral position. Applications are invited from individuals who have completed a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, or Speech and Hearing Sciences and have research expertise in phonetics, speech perception, or speech production. Additional expertise in child language and/or psycholinguistic theory and methodology is welcome.

The postdoc will work with the PI, Dr. Melissa Redford, to further an ongoing NIH-funded project on speech rhythm acquisition. The postdoc's specific purview will be either to investigate phonetic factors that contribute to the perceptual coherence of prosodic words in child and adult speech or to identify cognitive and linguistic factors that influence the development of long-distance anticipatory coarticulation. The postdoc will be expected to take over as lead (i.e., first author) on at least one on-going study while collaborating with the PI to develop and advance new studies along a similar line.

The postdoc will join a community of top-notch speech and language researchers at our brand new Spoken Language Research Laboratories facilities. Our areas of expertise are in speech perception and production, 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. 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 and the Department of Psychology. In addition to spoken language research, the Department of Linguistics has significant strengths in historical linguistics and field work.

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

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.

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Melissa Redford

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