Job Opportunities

We encourage you to check the Center for Career Development for job opportunities as well.


6/18: Postdoc- computational modeling of language

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in computational modeling of language at the University of Maryland, co-advised by Naomi Feldman and Jan Edwards.

The postdoc will be part of an NIH-funded project, in collaboration with Pat Shafto at Rutgers University-Newark, that uses models of pedagogical reasoning to predict which language interventions will be most effective for helping children with Specific Language Impairment learn grammatical morphemes. Experience with probabilistic models of language acquisition and interests in morphological processing and/or language disorders would be helpful, but anyone who is interested in the position is encouraged to apply.

The appointment can be made through either the Department of Linguistics, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, or the Language Science Center.

The starting date is flexible, and can be August 1, 2018 or later. The initial appointment will be through summer 2019, with the possibility of extension.

The University of Maryland is home to an extensive interconnected network of over 200 language scientists that spans 22 different departments and centers . The person hired for this position will have opportunities to interact regularly with colleagues from linguistics, hearing and speech, computer science, and other units on campus, and will be a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab. The PIs arecommitted to supporting the success of trainees who belong to groups that are underrepresented in academia and in computing.

To apply, please send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references to (letters are not needed as part of the initial application). Review of applications will begin July 2 and will continue until the position is filled.

6/18: Autism Postdoc oppty at Boston University

The Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University is looking for a post-doctoral fellow

The CARE Fellow will work on a project investigating auditory processing in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder on a newly-funded interdisciplinary research program, which is a collaboration between Boston University (PI: Helen Tager-Flusberg; Barbara Shinn-Cunningham) and Carnegie Mellon University (PI: Lori Holt).

We are looking for an energetic scientist who is interested in exploring how purpose-built videogames can be used to probe and lead to changes in auditory processing in adolescents with ASD behavioral and neural measures in the context of a randomized controlled trial. The ideal applicant will have a strong research background, technical and programming expertise, as well as experience collecting and analyzing behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) data. Some experience working with people with ASD is preferred.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will have primary responsibilities in managing and carrying out all aspects the research program. Responsibilities include:
· Piloting the suite of videogames with adolescents with ASD providing iterative feedback to the developers at CMU
· Training and supervision of students and other project staff
· Data collection for the randomized controlled trial in the lab and home including both behavioral assessments and auditory ERP experimental measures
· Analyzing the gaming data
· EEG/ERP and behavioral data processing and analysis
· Write-up and dissemination of findings for reports, conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications

Required Qualifications:
· Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field
· Experience working with children/adolescents in research settings, preferably including individuals with ASD
· Training in two or more of the following areas: cognitive science/cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging/ electrophysiology , autism research
· Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB; Python) and proficiency with statistical programs and analyses (e.g., R, SPSS)
· Excellent interpersonal leadership skills, writing and organizational skills
· Strong record of scholarly accomplishments
The position will start summer/fall 2018 with a minimum of a two-year commitment.
Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, research statement and contact information for three professional references to Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D. (<> and Chloe Adams Agarwal (Center Administrator) –<>.

To learn more about the Center, please visit the website or contact:

Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD.
Director, Center for Autism Research Excellence
Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Boston University
100 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

For questions, please contact:

Dr Katherine Messenger

Department of Psychology | University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 7AL

Tel: 024761 50557 | Email: |


6/18: Postdoc oppty at University of Warwick, UK

The University of Warwick, UK is seeking to appoint a full-time, 3-year
postdoctoral researcher based at the Department of Psychology, as part of
the research grant ‘How does language experience support language
development? Short-term priming and long-term learning,’ funded by the
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The PDRA will work with a team
of researchers led by Dr. Kate Messenger (PI, University of Warwick), and
Prof. Holly Branigan (Co-I, University of Edinburgh).

Further information available here.

Closing date for applications: 20th June 2018

Start date: 1st August 2018 


For questions, please contact:

Dr Katherine Messenger

Department of Psychology | University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 7AL

Tel: 024761 50557 | Email: |


4/18: Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab
Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department
University of Delaware

University of Delaware  has an available Postdoctoral position in behavioral and neuroimaging research of language, literacy, and cognitive development, focused on global literacy initiatives in Ivory Coast.

Position start date: August 1, 2018 (flexible). Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

The BOLD Lab at the University of Delaware has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to research on child literacy development in rural Ivory Coast. We have several ongoing projects using a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to study how children develop and learn to read in high-risk environments. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who can contribute to two projects: (1) a technology-based literacy intervention program in primary school settings, and (2) brain-behavior approach to the study of development and reading outcomes, both in Ivory Coast.

Responsibilities will include the development, collection, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data about literacy development and literacy intervention outcomes in school-aged children growing up in rural communities of Ivory Coast. The postdoc will also contribute to mentorship and collaboration with an Ivorian research team of graduate students and postdocs, with the goal of increasing local science capacity. The position is based at the University of Delaware, and the postdoc will have opportunities to go to Ivory Coast over the duration of the position.

Successful applicants will have a background in several of the following areas: child development, language and literacy acquisition, reading interventions (including education technologies), recording and analysis of fNIRS data, design and analysis of complex behavioral experiments/tasks, longitudinal data analysis, global development (ideally in sub-Saharan Africa). A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Neuroscience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be familiar with working in international contexts (preferably sub-Saharan Africa), proficient in French, and have a high degree of fluency conducting univariate and multivariate statistics using R, and fNIRS neuroimaging analysis using Matlab (NIRS-SPM, fNIRS-toolbox, Homer).

Interested candidates should send via email their CV, two representative papers, the names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Kaja Jasinska (

The position is for one year, with the option to renew for 1-2 years, given satisfactory performance and available funding.

Contact Information

Lab Website:

Contact Name: Kaja Jasinska

Contact Email:



4/18: Penn State PostDoc – Center for Language Science

The Center for Language Science (CLS) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes the NSF training program, ‘Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Translating cognitive and brain science in the laboratory and field to language learning environments’ that was awarded to The Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Riverside.

The program provides training in translational research on language learning and bilingualism that includes an international perspective and that exploits opportunities for collaborative research conducted with one of our international partner sites in the UK (Edinburgh), Spain (Granada), Poland (Kraków), The Netherlands (Nijmegen and Groningen), Germany (Braunschweig), Colombia (Medellín), Brazil (Campinas), Mexico (Mexico City), and China (Hong Kong and Beijing) and in conjunction with our domestic partner sites at Gallaudet University, Haskins Laboratories, the University of South Carolina, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Puerto Rico.

This research focuses primarily on the themes of language learning across the lifespan, the role of instructional approaches for successful language learning, and the role of diverse social environments for language learning.

We welcome applications from candidates with preparation in any of the disciplines that contribute to our program and with experience in translational research (e.g., outreach activities in schools and other learning contexts where the research conducted by PIRE faculty is relevant). The successful candidate will benefit from a highly interactive group of faculty whose interests include bilingual language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, language contact, and aging, among other topics. Applicants with interests in these topics and with aninterest in extending their expertise within experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience are particularly welcome to apply. There is no expectation that applicants will have had prior experience in research on bilingualism but we expect candidates to make a commitment to gain expertise in research on bilingualism using research methods from among the techniques represented by our groups.

Questions about faculty research interests may be directed to relevant core training faculty: Psychology: Michele Diaz, Ping Li, Janet van Hell, and Dan Weiss; Spanish: Rena Torres Cacoullos, Matt Carlson, Giuli Dussias, John Lipski, and Karen Miller; Communication Sciences and Disorders: Carol Miller and Chaleece Sandberg; German: Carrie Jackson, Mike Putnam, Richard Page, and Katharina Schuhmann; French: Lisa Reed.

Administrative questions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee,

  • The appointment will be for one year, with a start date of August 1, 2018.
  • Salary will follow NSF/NIH guidelines.
  • The PIRE funding requires that we restrict the search to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
  • Applicants should upload a CV, several reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests. This statement should indicate two or more core faculty members as likely primary and secondary mentors, and should describe the candidate’s goals for research and translational training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience and directions in which the candidate would like to develop his/her expertise in the language science of bilingualism.
  • Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Maryam Sinawa at
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Apply online

3/18: PostDoc Position at The National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Intramural Research Programs (IRP), in the Section on The Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety (SNFA), headed by Dr. Christian Griffon.

The mission of the SNFA within the NIMH, Division of Intramural Programs (NIMH DIRP), is to increase scientific knowledge about the nature, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders. SFNA investigates cognitive, behavioral, and biological risk factors and correlates of anxiety. Information gained from this research will lead to a better understanding of brain dysfunction in anxiety disorders, and to the development and evaluation of new therapeutic strategies.

A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in brain and behavior relationships. The research position will focus on exploring neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety and their interactions with cognitive processes in humans using neuroimaging approaches.
Applicant must have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, ideally in Cognitive Neuroscience or Computational Neuroscience or related discipline. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of fMRI techniques. A focus on research in the areas of affective neuroscience, fear, anxiety, emotion, and fear conditioning in human is preferred, and experience with computational modeling is desirable.

Screening for the post-Doctoral position will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled, with an initial 2 years appointment (renewable up to 5 years).
NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well being of all Americans.

To Apply:
Interested applicants can send an email to with curriculum vitae, statement or research interests, representative publications, and two letters of references. Or apply via mail to:

Christian Grillon


15K North Drive

Bldg 15K, MSC 2670

Bethesda MD 20892-2670


3/18: PostDoc Position-University of Alberta, Canada

Postdoc in Psycholinguistics/Child Language Processing (Department of

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics with Dr. Juhani Järvikivi on projects relating to the processing of reference in speech in child and adult populations. Primary duties include active engagement in research and the research community, conceptualizing, designing, and conducting research projects, preparing findings for publication and oral presentation, laboratory management, and working with graduate and undergraduate students in the CCP.

Candidates need not be Canadian Citizens to apply.

The salary for this position will be $40,000 CAD a year plus supplemental health benefits, and $2000 per year for research related costs.

The desired start date is September 1, 2018, but includes some flexibility, if necessary. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics is a major venue of experimental research in language processing in North America and a lively research environment that attracts undergraduate and graduate students and senior staff across faculties and disciplines. The CCP research facilities include a line of SR Research Eyelink eye trackers (including 2 brand new Portable Duo trackers), mobile eye tracking glasses, a Biosemi EEG, Noldus observation and editing facilities, and up-to-date sound recording and processing facilities (including sound- treated booths). In addition to the local facilities and contacts, the Postdoctoral fellow will benefit from and participate in the Annual Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics as well as training and training events organized within the SSHRC Partnered Training Initiative Words in the World.


  • Completed PhD (within past 5 years and before start date) in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Language Acquisition, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in experimental design, psycholinguistic inquiry, and basic statistical methods.
  • Experience and skills with eye-tracking methods, R statistical language, and advanced statistics (e.g.,LMMs, GAMMs, other regression techniques) are desirable.
  • Experience with any of the following: EEG/ERPs, Praat/acoustic analysis, child language acquisition, language processing across the life-span, individual differences, and computational modelling, would be a plus.

To Apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a brief (max. 2 pages) statement of interest, one representative recent publication, and the names and contact details of three referees. Applications should be sent as a single pdf file via e-mail to Dr. Juhani Järvikivi with the subject “Psycholinguistics Postdoc”.


Dr. Juhani Järvikivi


Closing date: Application review will begin on April 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and
inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We
encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible
minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual
orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may
contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to


2/18: Lab Manager – UPenn


Language Processing and Language Development Lab
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA USA

The research labs of Dr. John Trueswell and Dr. Lila Gleitman are hiring a full-time research assistant (i.e., lab manager/coordinator) to help conduct language processing studies with children and adults. In many of these studies we will be recording the eye movements of participants as they respond to spoken instructions. The successful candidate will have frequent contact with postdocs, graduate students, research assistants, and will have plenty of opportunities for scientific involvement in all aspects of research projects in the lab including journal articles and conference presentations. Thus, this position is an excellent stepping stone for someone planning to go to graduate school in psycholinguistics — individuals previously employed in this position are now star graduate students, postdocs and even professors within psychology and linguistics.

Primary responsibilities include:
– Assisting lab members and the PIs in the running of experiments
– Designing, running and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults
– Developing experimental materials, and data management/analysis.
– Recruiting participants
– Coordinating and training undergraduate research assistants
– Assisting in planning lab events and meetings
– Additional duties include management of human subject information, assisting in the reporting of information to funding institutions and Penn’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), and lab scheduling.

Essential qualifications:
– A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, or Cognitive Science
– 0-1 year of research experience, preferably with children or infants (an equivalent combination of education and experience can be considered).
– Excellent organizational and communication skills (especially with young children and families).
– Be detail-oriented, motivated, creative, organized, and able to work independently
– Experience is required in Microsoft Excel and statistical analysis software (preferably R, SPSS and/or MatLab).
– Be able to jump from low- to high-level amount of work smoothly and work under pressure when deadlines are approaching

Preferred qualifications:
– Prior experience in psychology research and/or computational modeling.
– Proficient programming skills, ideally in Python, R and Matlab.
– Flexible work availability (including evenings and weekends) is desirable.

The position can begin as early as March of 2018 — but we will also consider later start dates, as late as May or June of 2018.

Apply Here

2/18: PostDoc in Linguistics Department at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Post-Doc Position - Language and Literacy Development in Refugee Children

Dr. Johanne Paradis, Director of the Language Acquisition Lab  is seeking to hire a post-doctoral fellow interested in an on-going project on the language and literacy development of Syrian refugee children that is being conducted across Canada and in collaboration with colleagues in Germany. The post-doctoral fellow will also have the opportunity of working on other lab projects and will have access to research resources in the Linguistics Department, including the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics . The position start date is July 1, 2018 (negotiable) and is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15, 2018 until the position is filled.


-Data management and analysis

-Assisting in coordination of research project

-Co-authoring manuscripts and conference presentations

-Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

-Conducting independent studies within on-going lab projects


-Completed PhD (within past five years and before start date/shortly after start date) in relevant discipline

-Research experience with child language development, reading and/or bilingualism

-Strong statistical and analytic skills (R); knowledge of longitudinal design and mixed regression modeling preferred

-Emerging publication record

Candidates need not be Canadian citizens to apply. The salary for this position will be in the range of $41,000 to $ 43,000 CAD/year plus supplemental health benefits, in keeping with university post-doctoral fellowship guidelines. To apply, please email 1) a cover letter, 2) CV (including names of two references who have agreed to be contacted) and 3) a recent publication to Dr. Johanne Paradis at

For questions, contact:

Johanne Paradis
Professor and Associate Chair-Graduate
Editor, Journal of Child Language

2/18: Fellowships at The Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture Program

The Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture NSF REU Site Program is recruiting Fellows.

The application is online, and the deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 for the 2018-2019 program:

Now recruiting talented undergraduate students *residing in the New York area*, largely from (but not limited to) historically disadvantaged groups, to partake in a year-long program to engage in research on language(s) and benefit from workshops that will help them prepare for the next steps in their educational journey. *The 14 Students selected for the program will be awarded a stipend of $6,500 a year for participation in the program: $2,000 for 12 weeks in the Fall semester, $2,000 for 12 weeks in the Spring semester, and $2,500 in the summer (June and the first week of July) to compensate them for their work*.

All undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who will still be enrolled as undergraduate students in college/university in 2018-2019, and who reside in New York are welcome to apply. We especially encourage applications from students who are members of underrepresented groups in the Speech-Language-Hearing-Communication and Cognitive Sciences, which include but are not limited to:

- students who are racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women, and *veterans*, and those who are or have been enrolled in community colleges
- students *who are familiar with a Language Other Than English (LOTE), a Sign Language, and/or with varieties of English that differ from Mainstream American English* (e.g. African American English, Jamaican English etc.)
- students who have experienced educational or economic disadvantages, or other personal circumstances that may have impeded their transition to the next stage of training towards a science career.

For any questions, please contact:

Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture NSF REU Site Program
Isabelle Barriere, PhD & Jonathan Nissenbaum, PhD, directors;
Syelle Graves, MA, MPhil, coordinator

2/18: Opportunities at Stanford Language and Cognition Lab

Stanford's Language and Cognition Lab is hiring a research assistant, two postdoctoral fellows, and a research scientist.

Research Assistant. The research assistant will be the lab manager for the Language and Cognition Lab, with responsibility for designing, creating, running, and analyzing experiments with infants, children, and adults (including experiments delivered using web-based platforms); coordinating and recruiting undergraduate research assistants; coordinating participant recruitment; and assisting in planning lab events and meetings. Apply through Stanford careers . Review begins 3/1.

Postdoctoral Fellow 1 (Data Science and Development). This position will involve the analysis of large datasets on language and cognitive development, including from wordbank, childes-db, MetaLab,and other partners. Some background in statistics / data analysis is an important qualification. *Send a CV, coverletter, names of 2-3 references, and two representative research products to with the subject line "DSD Postdoc Application." Review begins 3/15.

Postdoctoral Fellow 2 (ManyBabies Project).Follow the instructions
found through the full job ad. *Review begins 2/15 but will be ongoing until the position is filled. *

Research Scientist. This is a 3+-year position intended for a researcher with some postdoctoral experience who is interested in collaborating with and supervising students and research assistants on a range of projects. An ideal candidate will have an overlapping research program with ongoing work in the lab such that their portfolio can include some of the ongoing data-oriented, collaborative projects in the lab. In addition, the Research Scientist will coordinate a new project on children's vocabulary development in China. I imagine this position as a flexible platform to engage with the lab's research at the highest level while also pursuing a personal research agenda. If you are potentially interested, please send a message to me along with an up-to-date CV.

For questions please contact:
Michael C. Frank
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Stanford University

2/18: Postdoc and RA positions available at UCSF

The Brain Lens lab at UCSF is hiring postdocs and RAs to start immediately.

In addition to the active postings below, they are also most likely hiring several other postdocs and assessment RAs in the next 2-3 months.
Please contact them if generally interested in computational approaches, developmental cognitive neuroscience / neuroimaging in affect or language, ed-neuro, edtech broadly defined.
(There may be opportunities to work on the east coast as well in the CT area.)

The jobs currently advertised are the following:

1. Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Scholar (for a computational neuroimaging or neurolinguist)

2. Neuroscience & Education Research Assistant (to build and run a Brain-Mobile EEG lab in a school)

3. brainLENS Lab Research Assistant (for project management and data analysis)

4. Volunteer Research Assistants


Please direct any questions to

2/18: RA and Intern positions available at Yale

The Moms ‘n’ Kids Program at Yale University School of Medicine/APT Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time Research Assistant position starting in February or March 2018 and for part-time interns for the Summer of 2018.

The attached documents contain further details about the positions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Project Director, below:

Cindy DeCoste, M.S.

Project Director, Moms ‘n’ Kids Program

APT Foundation

1 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 310

New Haven, CT 06511

Substance Abuse and Family Research Team

Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Phone: 203-285-1475

Fax: 203-497-8064

12/17: Lab Manager/Jr. Lab Assoc., New York University


Lab Manager/Junior Laboratory Associate Position, New York University


2018-19 Academic Year

New York University, Department of Linguistics

Child Language Laboratory

Interfolio position URL

The Child Language Laboratory at New York University, directed by Dr. Ailís
Cournane, invites applications for a one-year full-time lab manager
position, starting Sept 1, 2018.


Our lab focuses on semantic and syntactic
development in typically developing children. We use a variety of corpus
and experimental methods both in the lab and at local daycares. Under
supervision of Dr. Cournane, the lab manager’s tasks will include aiding
with the development of research, administration and project management,
and recruiting and running participants. The weighting of tasks is subject
to expertise and to lab needs. This position is an excellent opportunity
for an interested and committed individual to get guidance and experience
with lab-based cognitive science research.

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in a relevant
field (Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Communication Disorders, Psychology,
Computer Science, or similar) in hand by start date. The candidate must
have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills and be a
proactive and engaged learner with a professional and developed work ethic.

The ideal candidate has basic (or better) computer programming and
statistical skills (R), has experience working with toddlers and preschool
aged children, is proactive and comfortable interacting with families,
teachers, and preschool directors, and has advanced undergraduate cognitive
development, syntax and/or semantics background. Valuable skills and
experiences include: prior research experience (especially with
eye-tracking and/or behavioural tasks), training in linguistic theory, and
experience with science outreach and public engagement.

*New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University
is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect
of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition),
sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or
expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status,
national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or
military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics,
domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally
protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority
sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.*

Required Documents: 2 page statement of interest; 3 letters of
recommendation; CV; transcript(s); writing sample
Application Deadline: Jan 22nd (midnight EST), letters from recommenders
due by Jan 22nd.(changed from the original notice of Jan 15)

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio: Interfolio
position URL:
Any questions should be directed to

11/17: Boston College, Internship at Language Learning Lab

*Summer Internship at the Language Learning Lab*

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua
Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018.
Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to
contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to
apply here.

Application deadline is February 1, 2018.


*Internship details:*

- The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 - August 17).
- The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
- The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows
full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.
- This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the
summer ($11/hour).


- Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in
Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
- Preference will be given to applicants with previous research
experience and experience with children.


You can find more information about the position here.
Please contact the lab manager
<> with any questions.

11/17: Boston College, Lab Manager at Language Learning Lab


Boston College

Lab Manager Position

Language Learning Lab 
The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College, directed by Dr. Joshua 
Hartshorne, invites applications for full-time research assistants. Our 
research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, 
artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new 
and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific 
questions. This includes massive crowdsourcing efforts (our website,, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer 
The only requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree or 
equivalent (in hand by start date), diligence, and the ability to work in 
teams. However, valuable skills and experiences include: prior research 
experience, training in linguistics, knowledge of non-English languages, 
computer programming or statistical skills, and experience with science 
outreach and public engagement. Lab managers will be engaged primarily in 
research or in administration and project management, depending on 
interests and abilities.
You can learn more about this position at

Review will begin on 11/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled.

All questions can be directed to

11/17: Boston University, T32 Fellowship Program


Boston University is accepting applications for an immediate opening in their T32 Fellowship Program. Please contact Professor Tager-Flusberg (below) for information and application procedures.


Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Director, Center for Autism Research Excellence

10/17: Paid, 2 year Fellowship Oppty for Seniors and Recent Graduates


The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering three fellowships. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2018 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2018, and they are 2 years in duration.


Students can find further details at: and


The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.

The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

9/17: UCSD Asst. Professor, Computation/Open Area, Department of Psy


Assistant Professor, Computation/Open Area, Department of Psychology

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO. The Psychology Department
within the Division of Social Sciences at UC, San Diego is committed to
academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student
body. The Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant
Professor position from candidates who take a computational approach to
study any of the areas represented in the department (Cognitive Psychology,
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Social
Psychology). Candidates must have a Ph.D., advancement to Ph.D. or ABD, and
have a record of publishable research demonstrating a computational
approach to understanding behavior or links between the brain and behavior.
Candidates with a track record of interdisciplinary and collaborative work
and excellence in teaching will be given preference. We are especially
interested in candidates who can demonstrably contribute to diversity,
inclusion, and equity within an academic setting.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of
California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until
the position is filled.

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, teaching statement, up to 4 selected reprints, names of 3 to 5
referees, and a personal statement that summarizes their past or potential
contributions to diversity .

Please apply electronically via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT :
Assistant Professor (JPF01542) – Computation/Open Area, Department of Psychology.


9/17: UPenn Psych – Cognitive or Affective Science



The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania intends to make multiple appointments in the areas of Cognitive Science and Affective Science over the next several years. Our primary focus is at the junior, Assistant Professor level, but in exceptional circumstances a more senior hire may be considered.

We are interested in candidates with research interests in the areas, broadly defined, of cognitive science (e.g., learning and memory, perception, attention, language, or decision making) or affective science (e.g., clinical or health psychology; social, moral, or political psychology; positive psychology; or the psychology of individual differences), and who use any number of approaches, including but not limited to computational, neuroscientific (behavioral, systems, or cognitive), or developmental.

Interested candidates should submit materials online  and include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Candidates will contribute to the teaching mission of the university with introductory courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology, as well as advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in specific areas of interest. References will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a recommendation letter to the website.
Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Psychology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information, see our Diversity Plan). The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

9/17: Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics, Brown University

Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics, Brown University

Location: Providence, R.I. 02912

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2018, from individuals focusing on psycholinguistics at or above the word level in adults or children. Approaches could include - but are not limited to - computational modeling, laboratory experimentation, and/or neuroscientific methods. Candidates whose research and teaching addresses variation across individuals or communities, within or across languages are especially welcome. We seek applicants whose research informs and is informed by allied areas in cognitive science, linguistics, or psychology. Successful candidates are expected to have (1) a track record of excellence in research, (2) a well-specified research plan that is likely to lead to research funding, and (3) a readiness to contribute to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Brown has a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the study of mind, brain, behavior, and language; the Department is located in a recently renovated state-of-the-art building in the heart of campus.

QUALIFICATIONS All Ph.D. requirements must be completed before July 1, 2018.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Curriculum vitae, reprints and preprints of publications, statements of research and teaching interests noting potential contributions to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference should be submitted on-line as PDFs .

Applications received by November 1, 2017 are assured of full review.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


9/17: Assistant Professor Position in Linguistics at Northwestern University


The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a
tenure-line assistant professor position with a start date of September 1,
2018. We are looking for candidates with research and teaching interests in
meaning, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in candidates
whose research program includes cognitive, computational, and/or social
approaches. The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary
community of researchers in the science of language, including computer
science, philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and speech science.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should be uploaded by *December
1, 2017*. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Cognitive Science,
Computer Science, Psychology, or a related field by the start date. Please
include a CV (including contact information), statements of research and
teaching interests, reprints or other written work, teaching evaluations
(if available), and the names of three references (with their contact
information). References will separately receive upload instructions after
you have submitted your application (letters of reference should arrive as
close as December 1st as possible).

The Department is strongly committed to enhancing diversity, equity and
inclusion in all aspects – including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity,
and gender, as well as disability, sexual orientation, and gender
expression and identity. We encourage applications from candidates that
share this vision.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to Matt Goldrick
<>, Chair.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with
disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent
upon eligibility to work in the United States.


8/17: Assistant Professor in Brain and Cognitive Science, Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Psychology invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Brain and Cognitive Science at the rank of assistant professor. We seek brain or cognitive scientists with experience using computational approaches (broadly defined). Special consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in language/psycholinguistics and/or developmental science. Additional experience working with human brain data would be considered a strength. The successful candidate will show potential to publish in the top disciplinary journals and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Linguistics, or a related field required. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2018; the starting salary is competitive. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

To apply, create your candidate profile through our website and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 7, 2017; letters of reference must be received no later than October 14, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made before October 7, 2017. For further information regarding application procedures or to submit nominations, you may contact Jane Jukes at



6/17: Post-doctoral scientist and 65% position for a PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin



These positions are part of a new research project supported
by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which addresses the
functional interaction between action sounds and action

The neurobiological mechanisms of semantic
processing will be investigated with neuro- and
psycholinguistic methods.

• Research on the biological basis of language and
communication with neuro- and psycholinguistic methods using
neuroimaging procedures (EEG/MEG, ECoG, fMRI, MS) and
behavioral experiments.
• Planning, execution, evaluation and publication of
experiments on semantic processing

• MA, MSc or comparable university degree in a relevant area
(linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine)
• For the postdoc position: PhD in a relevant field

• Research experience in the neuroscience of language
• Very good English skills
• In addition, for the postdoc position: readiness to take
on university teaching in neurolinguistics and semantics;
experience in university administration (e.g., grant

Applications should be sent by e-mail until 3 July 2017 to
the following address: (PA Prof.
Friedemann Pulvermüller) or by post to:

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin, Germany

By submitting an online application, you as an applicant
agree that your data will be electronically processed and
Please note that in the case of unprotected electronic
transmission of your application the Freie Universität
Berlin can give no guarantee for the security of transmitted
personal data.

Verena Arndt
Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller
FU Berlin, FB Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, WE4
Labor für Gehirn- und Sprachforschung
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
Tel. 030-83858140
Fax 030-838458140 <>