LINGUIST List 33.327

Thu Jan 27 2022

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Postdoc Position, University of Cologne

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Date: 26-Jan-2022
From: Tobias-Alexander Herrmann <t.herrmannuni-koeln.de>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: Postdoc Position, University of Cologne, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Cologne
Department: Key Profile Area VI “Skills and Structures in Language and Cognition”
Job Location: Cologne, Germany
Web Address: https://sslac.uni-koeln.de/
Job Title: Postdoc Position

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Communication Psychology, Sign and Gesture Studies


Description:

We are seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions for the duration of four years to advance and consolidate research within the University of Cologne Key Profile Area “Skills and Structures in Language and Cognition” (www.sslac.uni-koeln.de). The research program focuses on studying “Language Challenges”, as evidenced in the role of feedback signals in identifying, managing and resolving trouble to ensure successful communication in interaction across a range of domains and settings. The postdoctoral researchers will collaborate closely with PIs across different departments and faculties, representing expertise in linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language teaching and learning, anthropology, and social cognition, to develop and contribute to innovative and interdisciplinary research on human communication.

Your Tasks:
- Design and conduct studies investigating feedback signals
across work packages targeting core areas of investigation (timing and synchronization of multimodal feedback cues; role of feedback in language learning; impact of feedback on linguistic structures)
- Data collection and analysis using a range of methodologies appropriate to the core areas of investigation
- Collaboration with the other appointed postdoctoral researcher, PIs, and project members, to consolidate research in the Research Center

Your Profile:
- PhD in a relevant discipline (linguistics, psycholinguistics, communication psychology, sign and gesture studies, etc. ). Applicants without a PhD degree will be considered if they have submitted their thesis by the time of application.
- Knowledge of a range of methodologies (especially expertise in different experimental and/or corpus analytical approaches)
- Experience in quantitative and statistical analysis
- Theoretical expertise in a relevant discipline
- Good publication track record, appropriate to level
- Excellent team-working skills
- Excellent communication skills, esp. written English
- Experience writing grant proposals is desirable

We Offer You:
- an interdisciplinary and diverse team dedicated to excellent research
- a diverse and fair working environment
- support in reconciling work and family life
- flexible working time models
- extensive advanced training opportunities
- occupational health management offers
- local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

The positions are available from 15.04.2022 on a full-time basis. They are limited to 31.12.2025. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please send your convincing application with proof of the sought qualifications by email (in one pdf-file) to ppernissuni-koeln.de and bhellwiguni-koeln.de.

The application deadline is 15.02.2022.
Please send your convincing application with proof of the sought qualifications by email (in one pdf-file) to ppernissuni-koeln.de and bhellwiguni-koeln.de.

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2022

Email Address for Applications: ppernissuni-koeln.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Pamela Perniss
Email: ppernissuni-koeln.de


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