LINGUIST List 31.275

Tue Jan 21 2020

Jobs: English; German; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Jan-2020
From: Ewa Dabrowska <>
Subject: English; German; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen, Germany
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University or Organization: Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen
Department: English and American Studies
Job Location: , ----------------
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral researcher in Psycholinguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The researcher will be based in the Department of English and American Studies and will be part of an international research group funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and headed by Prof. Ewa Dąbrowska. The group includes three postdoctoral researchers (all based at FAU) and six doctoral researchers (four based at FAU and two based at the University of Birmingham).

Our research focuses on individual differences in first language (L1) and second/foreign language (L2) acquisition and attainment. In particular, we examine relationships between individual strengths and weaknesses in specific areas of linguistic and non-linguistic cognition, with a view to developing and testing hypotheses about which aspects of language depend on which aspects of cognition. Our research focusses on three main strands: explicit and implicit language aptitude, language and literacy, and fluency.

For more details, see

The postdoctoral researcher will contribute primarily to the fluency strand, in particular, to work on individual differences in automaticity in language production and processing (as evidenced, for example, by the speed of lexical and/or grammatical processing and EEG responses to grammatical violations).

Selection criteria


- Fluent in English
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Good IT skills
- Good knowledge of a variety of statistical methods
- A strong research record, appropriate to the stage of the candidate's career
- PhD in psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology or a related area
- Experience in designing and carrying out psycholinguistic experiments


- Knowledge of German
- Experience with eyetracking and ERP techniques
- Experience working with children and/or low-educated participants

Main Duties

- Design and carry out research relevant to one or more strands of the project
- Write up publications and present at conferences
- Teach at undergraduate and/or MA level (2-3 per week)
- Contribute to supervision of PhD students and part-time research assistants
- Undertake any other duties consistent with the level and nature of the post

Application Process:

Applications should be in English and should be sent to Ms Gabel-Cunningam (application email can be found below) and should include the following:

(1) a CV
(2) contact details for three referees
(3) a covering letter (about 2 pages) indicating which project you are applying for and how you could contribute to it
(4) a work sample (in English if possible; otherwise in German).

Informal inquiries can be directed to Prof. Ewa Dąbrowska (

Application Deadline: 08-Feb-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Ewa Dabrowska

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