LINGUIST List 31.1218

Wed Apr 01 2020

Jobs: Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: Assoc/Full Professor, The Arctic University of Norway

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 30-Mar-2020
From: Marit Westergaard <>
Subject: Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics: Assoc/Full Professor, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
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University or Organization: The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)
Department: Department of Language and Culture
Job Location: Tromsø, Norway
Web Address:
Job Title: (Associate) Professorship in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Bilingualism

Job Rank: Assoc/Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Bilingualism


One permanent position as Full/Associate Professor is available in the Department of Language and Culture at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The position is affiliated with the AcqVA Aurora Centre: The Dynamic Nature of Languages in the Mind.

AcqVA Aurora currently consists of more than 30 active researchers, including seven professors/associate professors, a lab manager, 12 researchers/postdoctoral fellows, four PhD students, and eight Professor II positions (20% adjunct professors). The Aurora Centre funding will add 10 outstanding researchers to the current team: Four postdoc/researcher positions, four Professor II positions, one lab manager and the advertized position as associate/full professor.

Together with other key contributors in this area, Professor Jason Rothman, Adjunct Professors Jubin Abutalebi (Vita Salute San Raffaele) and Jon Andoni Duñabeitia (Nebrija) and a postdoctoral researcher, the new associate/full professor will play a key, formative role in defining Bilingualism and Neurocognition research in AcqVA Aurora. The theme is primarily focused on investigating the cognitive and neurological outcomes of bilingual experience across the lifespan. We are especially interested in applications from younger as well as more established researchers whose work explores determinants of bilingual competence and language use (across different types of bilinguals) that relate to potential neurocognitive effects from childhood through older age, as well as various types of neurodegeneration. Researchers are encouraged to apply with active programs in understanding (the conditions relating to) how, why and if bilingualism: (i) might result in neuroanatomical changes, (ii) relates to/results in cognitive and/or neural reserve, (iii) confers differential efficiency in task performance at the brain level, (iv) potentially affects executive control processes more generally, and/or (v) comes to bear on healthy ageing and neurodegeneration across the lifespan.

Expertise in neuroimaging is required; structural analyses, e.g. volumetric analyses such as VBM and analyses related to diffusion such as TBSS, task-related and/or resting state functional analyses and/or Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and related analyses. Knowledge and/or interest in EEG, especially ERP and neural oscillation analyses are also highly desirable. Training in or knowledge of linguistics/language science is also desirable. For the associate professor level, more junior scholars with a PhD in hand, an established record of publications in the relevant field as well as promise for external funding will be considered. For appointments at the professorial rank, a considerably higher level of scholarly, teaching and supervisory achievements is expected, commensurable with Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts in Norway.

For further information about AcqVA Aurora or the current position, please consult the website and/or contact Professors Jason Rothman or Marit Westergaard (emails:, or Head of Department Linda Nesby, e-mail:

The complete announcement may be found at the application link below.

Application Deadline: 11-May-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Marit Westergaard

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