Month: October 2019

Postdoc with UTD’s Callier Center for Communication Disorders

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS CALLIER POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 class. This is a unique opportunity to start to develop an independent line of research while collaborating with one or more of UTD’s Callier Faculty members.

As part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Callier Center provides outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research into basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders, psychological sciences, and cognition and neuroscience. The Callier Center’s two locations (in Dallas adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center, and on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson) house advanced research laboratories that include cutting‐edge equipment to integrate areas as diverse as neuroscience, speech and language processing and production, auditory and visual perception, functional brain imaging, electrophysiology, kinematics and behavioral sciences, as well as a new interdisciplinary translational research center with state-of-the-art collaborative features. In addition to an on‐site preschool, the center houses outpatient clinics and programs that serve adults and children with a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders. Callier
 has ongoing collaborations with the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families, the UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and hospitals, clinics, schools and rehabilitation facilities in the North Texas area.

Research programs at the Callier Center address the broad themes of communication development, disorders, and technologies, as well as hearing loss and prevention. Research in communication development includes studies of electrophysiological and other correlates of child language acquisition (Maguire, Dollaghan); wireless assistive technology and speech perception (Thibodeau); and bilingual child language development (Rojas). Research in communication disorders includes studies of children and adolescents with hearing loss and cochlear implants (Warner-Czyz): autism (Rollins, Stillman); neurologic deficits (Campbell, Katz, Ulatowska) and the neurological (Evans) and language-motor correlates of Specific Language Impairment and Speech Sound Disorders (Goffman). Research in hearing loss prevention is broadly based, including pre-clinical wet-lab research to understand effects of noise on hearing and processing of signals in noise, assessment of drugs that prevent hearing loss and tinn
 itus, and investigations into novel apps and outreach strategies for adolescents and young adults (Le Prell, Lobarinas). Other studies focus on cognitive neuroscience of semantic memory (Hart); and novel approaches to enhance cognitive capacity across the lifespan (Chapman). For more information visit our website at

The Callier Postdoctoral Fellow will receive two years of full‐time support to develop a program of independent research in a field related to communication sciences and disorders, including psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience in collaboration with one or more of the Callier Center faculty. The Fellow will be appointed as a UT Dallas Faculty‐Research Scientist in Fall of 2020 with an 11-month salary of approximately $48,000, a comprehensive benefits package, and financial support for travel and research supplies.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarly productivity appropriate to his or her history. Preference will be given to applicants whose research will use the Callier Center’s unique resources to extend its research portfolio.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter that specifies the applicant’s research plan and a potential mentor, up to three scholarly publications, and three letters of recommendation to: For more information, please contact Mandy Maguire, PhD at or go to Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Post-doc in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oslo

4-year post-doc opportunity in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oslo, on a topic of your choice (how about language acquisition??)! 

Feel free to contact me to discuss some potential research projects.
Deadline (with a 5-page project description): December 10th.
More information on:
Julien Mayor

Postdoc Position at US Coast Guard RDC in New London, CT

Good Morning USCG RDC Academic Partners,


I realize that none of you are research psychologists but you may know someone, or have friends who know someone that may be interested in joining our staff at the USCG RDC.

The below position is now open and posted on USAJOBS:

Research Psychologist, GS/0180/13

This announcement will close on 11/4/2019

Would appreciate any efforts to get the word out. Have a perfect weekend!




Dr Joe DiRenzo III

Director of Research Partnerships/Public Affairs Officer

U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center

(860) 271-2738 I

CCHD Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Carolina Consortium of Human Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting one new postdoctoral fellow.  Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed starting November 11th until the position is filled. Please see attached information and our website for more details and information about the application process:  For questions, please contact Cathi Propper at

Lynne Baker-Ward, Ph. D.
Professor of Psychology
Associate Editor, Developmental Psychology
Office: 728 Poe    Telephone: (919) 515-1731
2310 Stinson Drive
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695-7650

Expression, Language, and Music (ELM) Conference, May 13-15, 2020

Dear All,

We’re very pleased to announce a Call for Papers for ECOM’s new biennial conference Expression, Language, and Music (ELM) Conference, May 13-15, 2020 (to be held at the Lyceum Center, HartfordCT). The abstract submission deadline is December 9, 2019.


The conference will bring together researchers from linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, music theory, dance theory, anthropology, and neurobiology with the aim of integrating recent findings and insights from diverse perspectives concerning the significance of expression in music, dance, and language, the importance of systematic structure in these domains, and the interrelations between expressive, musical, and communicative capacities and their relevance for understanding the emergence of language (in ontogeny and phylogeny). 


Our invited speakers are:

·         Tecumseh Fitch (Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna)

·         Kathleen Higgins (Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin)

·         Ray Jackendoff (Linguistics, Tufts University)

·         Jerrold Levinson (Philosophy, University of Maryland)

·         Elizabeth Margulis (Music Cognition, Princeton University) 

·         Isabelle Peretz (Psychology, University of Montreal)

·         David Poeppel (Neuroscience, NYU)

·         Ljiljana Progovac (Linguistics, Wayne State University)


Both the Poster and Call for Papers/Posters are attached. Please pass on/post as appropriate. And please save the dates! 

The conference website:

The conference email:



Dorit Bar-On, ECOM Director 

Aliyar Ozercan, ECOM Coordinator


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Congratulations to Jon Sprouse!

The LSA is delighted to announce that Jon Sprouse (University of Connecticut) has been selected to receive the LSA’s inaugural C.L. Baker Award.  Established in 2019 through an endowment by the family of the late eponymous LSA member, the C.L Baker Award honors excellence for scholarship in syntax. It is to be awarded at least every other year to a mid-career linguist, with preference given to those who are 10-20 years post-PhD.  Read more about C.L. Baker and the endowment here.

The citation to accompany the award reads as follows:  “Jon Sprouse is an experimental syntactician whose work is characterized by imagination, innovation, care, and respect for the facts. He has made methodological contributions of central importance, enabling syntacticians to base their theoretical work on a much more secure empirical foundation. He has also made contributions of central importance to some of the core issues in syntax and linguistic theory more broadly – concerning the nature of island-hood and (in collaboration with Lisa Pearl) the theory of learnability.”

The award will be given during a ceremony on Saturday, January 4, 2020 during the LSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Postdoctoral Training Program at the Yale Child Study Center

Research Training Program in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center

Our postdoctoral training program seeks to support the development of the next generation of translational researchers, who are committed to discovering disease-related genes, key environmental factors, biomarkers, and to developing novel treatments and preventive interventions in developmental neuroscience and psychiatry. We train scientists from both basic and the clinical sciences for independent careers as field leading investigators. A major focus of the training is to promote dialogue across disciplines and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teams. Trainees are typically funded for two years and are required to commit at least 90% of their time to research.

 During the fellowship, mentees train under internationally recognized principal investigators. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity and openness to all kinds of developmental scientists (we encourage applications from PhD or MD candidates from any area of specialty with relevance to Developmental Science and/or Developmental Psychopathology). Participating faculty are leading experts in typical development, psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, genetics and public health.  We draw mentors from multiple departments at Yale including neurobiology, psychology, genetics, pediatrics, neurology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and the uniquely multidisciplinary Child Study Center.

 New appointments typically being July 1 of each year. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a permanent U.S. Resident Visa (“Green Card”). Applicants must have their PhD or MD by July 1 for the start year to be considered for this training program.

 How to Apply:

Applications are due by December 1st for a July 1st start date, the following year.

Applications must include:

1) Statement of research interests and career goals (two pages total); 2) Curriculum Vita; 3) three letters of reference; 4) 1-3 writing samples, preferably from a peer reviewed manuscript (published or in press).

 Send Application materials electronically to Michael Crowley ( with the subject line: T32 Application

Letter writers should send materials electronically to, with the subject line: T32 Reference

Head of Research at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (part-time position)

The Bay Area Discovery Museum has a unique opportunity for a head of research to oversee their research agenda and guide program and curriculum development at the museum. The position summary is below and you can learn more about the position and apply at:
The Bay Area Discovery Museum seeks a Head of Research to oversee its research agenda and align with our mission to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving. This position is responsible for providing staff with the theoretical and scholarly foundation of knowledge on a range of topics including creativity development and STEM learning for young children pulling from the academic fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience.
Reporting to the Director of STEM Learning and Innovation, the Head of Research is responsible for authoring original research publications that are gleaned from studies conducted onsite at BADM or synthesized from the most innovative, influential, and recent research for a range of audiences including parents, educators, and museum professionals. Additionally, this position cultivates research partnerships with leading academic and industry partners to establish the museum as a thought leader in early childhood development.
BADM has gained a reputation as an institution that values research not only to improve our museum offerings, but to also give back to the field. Many educators across a variety of disciplines (libraries, museums, preschools, etc.) utilize the myriad of resources that the REI department disseminates to help make the case for early childhood education as one of the best investments that our society can make. If you are passionate about communicating
research and putting it into the hands of adults that influence the lives of children across the country, this position provides a unique opportunity to do just that.
This is a part-time (24 hours/week), benefits-eligible position with a schedule to be determined.

Helen Shwe Hadani, Ph.D. | Fellow
Center for Universal Education | Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking
The Brookings Institution
530.220.0453 |

Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available at FIU

Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available

The Project on Language and Spatial Development (,  PI: Dr. Shannon Pruden) and the Brain and Behavioral Development Lab (,  PI: Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) in Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Department of Psychology are seeking to hire one (1) talented post-doctoral scholar with excellent writing and analytic skills, interested in gaining training and publishing skills while collaborating on an exciting new NICHD-funded study examining the neuroscience of spatial development. Located within an international, multicultural urban setting, the Center for Children and Families, a Preeminent Program at FIU and the Department of Psychology, ranked 9th in the country for research funding, offers a stimulating research environment full of collaborative and networking opportunities.

The current project involves evaluating individual differences in the development of neural changes related to typically-developing children’s spatial abilities between the ages of 4 to 6 years. The position involves the collection and analysis of spatial navigation, eyeblink conditioning, and structural MRI data, managing data collection, and preparing manuscripts. This project will use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at FIU’s Center for Imaging Science (, where a new 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI scanner is housed. Candidates with experience in working with child populations and having experience with, and/or interest in learning, MRI data collection and analysis are especially encouraged to apply. 

 The candidate will be mentored in leading independent research projects including grant applications and publishing with a highly productive research team. The close partnership and collaboration with experts in Developmental Science (Dr. Shannon Pruden, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Dr. Anthony Dick), Cognitive Neuroscience (Dr. Aaron Mattfeld, Dr. Anthony Dick, Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland) and Quantitative Psychology (Dr. Timothy Hayes) allows for unique opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary training. The breadth of training experiences will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

 Desired Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field at the start of their appointment. 

The position is currently open and the initial position duration is for at least 2 years with possibility of renewal (based upon performance). Review of applications will be ongoing with an initial deadline for applications by November 30, 2019 and invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter with a targeted start date in January/February 2020 (start date is negotiable). Salary will be determined according to NIH pay scale.

 Interested applications should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, two representative published research articles, and contact information for three references, with postdoc application in subject line, to Dr. Shannon Pruden,

 FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.