LINGUIST List 32.1503

Fri Apr 30 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 28-Apr-2021
From: Andrea Zukowski <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill up to 3 full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers. All positions are subject to university approval, which may be impacted by the COVID-19 situation.

Starting date for all positions is Late Summer/Fall 2021. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA or BS degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must already have permission to work in the US, or be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. Applicants may request to be considered for all three positions.

Positions #1–#2: Baggett Research Fellowships

Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue research in linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science of language, language acquisition, or computational modeling. Up to 2 positions are available for 2021-2022. Positions are for one year and are not renewable.
Further details for the Baggett Fellowships:
Contact: Dr. Andrea Zukowski (

Position #3: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience
This person will be involved in all aspects of studies of language comprehension and production using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including electrophysiological brain recordings (training provided). The person will also contribute to Maryland's Language Science program. Previous experience in (psycho)linguistics preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension.
Contact: Dr. Colin Phillips (

Application Dates:
The positions are open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by May 3, 2021. However, review of applications will begin immediately, and candidates are encouraged to inquire as early as possible.

Applicants must submit:
- A cover letter. Outline your background experience and identify faculty mentors of interest. Baggett Fellowship applicants should feel free to indicate multiple mentors of interest; co-mentors are common.
- A current curriculum vitae
- The names and email addresses of three potential referees (include these in your cover letter and on your CV)
- A writing sample

All files should be in pdf format. Name your files this way: Lastname_cover.pdf, Lastname_cv.pdf, etc.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Andrea Zukowski
Phone: 301-405-5388

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