LINGUIST List 32.3220

Tue Oct 12 2021

Jobs: Psycholinguistics; Syntax: Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Singapore

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 12-Oct-2021
From: Zheng Shen <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics; Syntax: Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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University or Organization: National University of Singapore
Department: Department of English Language and Literature
Job Location: Singapore, Singapore
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics; Syntax; Experimental Syntax


The National University of Singapore will hire a Research Fellow (post-doc) with specialization in experimental syntax and/or psycholinguistics under the project “Closest Agreement and Memory” (PI Zheng Shen). The position is for two years, ideally beginning early to mid-2022.

With the PI, the Research Fellow will investigate agreement phenomena that show sensitivity to linear order, e.g. closest conjunct agreement, and their interaction with memory mechanisms. The Research Fellow also has freedom to pursue their own projects within this theme.

Ideal candidates will bring familiarity with the literature on memory-related psycholinguistic studies and/or have published on related topics. Previous experience with memory-related psycholinguistics experiments is a plus. There is no teaching obligation.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Funds exist for travel to international conferences. The Research Fellow must have their PhD in hand by the start of the position.

Information about working in NUS and living in Singapore is available at The NUS Department of English Language & Literature website can be found at

The deadline for applications is November 25, 2021. Applicants should send to the application email below:

- A cover letter with a description of relevant research experience and interests related to the project
- A CV
- Two examples of previous work
- The completed Personal Data Consent Form for job applicants available from

The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation, including one by the main PhD supervisor, to be sent directly to the application email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Contact Zheng Shen (see contact information below) with any questions.

Application Deadline: 25-Nov-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Zheng Shen

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