LINGUIST List 32.1873

Tue Jun 01 2021

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 28-May-2021
From: Anna Papafragou <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Position

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


One post-doctoral position is available in the Language and Cognition lab in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. This position is linked to a new NSF-funded project (‘Event Structure in Language and Cognition’) awarded to Anna Papafragou. This project investigates how we represent events in thought, how both novice (child) and experienced (adult) communicators use language to encode events, and how speakers of different languages think about events in the world. The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in designing and conducting experimental work with young children and/or adults on the representation of events in language and cognition.

A PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related field is required. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Department. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary group of cognitive scientists at Penn that includes faculty, postdocs and students in Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, Education and related disciplines.

The position is available in early Fall 2021 (start date flexible) and is for an initial period of one year with potential extension for an additional year. The position is open to non-US citizens.

Candidates should apply online at the application link provided below.

Please submit a CV, two samples of written work and three letters of recommendation. The University will contact the recommenders directly with instructions on how to submit their letters. Review of materials will begin on June 20th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Anna Papafragou

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