Job Opportunities

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7/2: Postdoc position General/Neuro-cognitive Psychology, Halle, Germany

Postdoc position (Job Ref. No.  4-6377/19-H)
In the group of Torsten Schubert, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Psychology, a position has been advertised for a TV-L 13 salary of a post-doc or at least near to finishing PhD researcher for a time period of up to 3 years (current funding till 30 September 2020, with prolongation).

We are looking for a person:

  •  with a finished or nearly to finished PhD in psychology or other areas such as biology, informatics, etc.
  • who has good knowledge in the fields of general and neuro-cognitive psychology and is interested in neuro-scientific research; knowledge and skills in neurophysiological methods like EEG, eye tracking, tDCS will be advantageous but not required
  • who has experience with the teaching of General Psychology B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels (perception, attention, memory, motivation)


  • Teaching duties with a load of 4 hours per week in General Psychology and Neuro-cognitive Psychology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.
  • Research related to the work of the research group, which is aimed at understanding mechanisms of action and cognitive control, the impact of training, age, motivational state and other modulating factors on cognition and neural mechanisms

If you are interested, please send your application till 12 July 2019 (but applications will be accepted until the position is filled) to Prof. Dr. Torsten Schubert, Institut für Psychologie der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26-27, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany, or by email to:; for questions, please call T. Schubert: +49 345 55-24350.

2/7: Postdoctoral Position in Computational Modeling of Language at the University of Maryland

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational modeling of language at the University of Maryland, co-advised by Naomi Feldman and Jan Edwards. The starting date is flexible, but would ideally be in summer 2019. 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 Developmental Language Disorder 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 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 are committed 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 February 22 and will continue until the position is filled.

12/12: Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University, Department of Psychology Position Announcement, Assistant Professor (2)

The Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University has openings for two full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty positions in (1) cognitive neuroscience and (2) biopsychology or behavioral neuroscience. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in psychology (in areas of expertise, as well as areas of general need), maintaining an active research program, and participating in service to the department and university. Individuals should also demonstrate commitment to diversity an experience with promoting inclusive excellence. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2019. Individuals applying for the first position should hold a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related area. Individuals applying for the second position should hold a Ph.D. in biopsychology, behavioral neuroscience, or closely related area. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) at the time of appointment. Other requirements include demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the college/university level and a commitment to research and scholarly activity. To apply, please submit the following: letter of application, vita, three confidential letters of reference, and available reprints. For position 1 (cognitive neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at For position 2 (biopsychology/behavioral neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions regarding this search, please contact Jeffrey Stowell, Screening Committee Chair, at The Department of Psychology serves over 400 undergraduate and graduate students, having undergraduate programs in psychology (BA) and neuroscience (BS), as well as graduate programs in clinical psychology (MA) and school psychology (MA, SSP). The Department also has an undergraduate honors program, and serves approximately 200 minors in psychology and neuroscience. Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

11/28: Postdoc in Language Acquisition at Leibniz-Center General Linguistics, Berlin

The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS,<>) is accepting applications for a full-time post-doctoral research position in Research Area 2 “Language Development and Multilingualism” (Head Natalia Gagarina). The position is to be filled starting in January 2019 until December 31st, 2020. The salary is according to E13 of the German TVOeD pay-scale. Limited financial support for conference travel, experimental work and/or linguistic fieldwork is available.
The Leibniz-Center for General Linguistics is an independent research institute in Berlin, Germany; it is part of the Leibniz Association ( It offers on-site experimental facilities for acoustic phonetics, motion capture, and eye-tracking.
The successful candidate will have a background in general linguistics research as well as experience in carrying out eye-tracking experiments with children (and adults). The main themes of the Research Area 2 „Language Development and Multilingualism“ contain, but are not restricted to:
- Acquisition of dual languages in bilingual children with L2 German
- Heritage languages
- Comprehension and production of coherent texts
- Environmental and cognitive factors in multilingual acquisition

The duties of the position are primarily research-oriented, with some administrative tasks. A certain time contingent can be allotted to the acquisition of external funding. In addition, the position comes with a teaching requirement of one class (90 min. per week) for 2 terms, to be held at any university in the Berlin area.
Successful applicants must have defended their PhD by the time of the appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong background in experimental linguistics, language acquisition research and proven research experience with an active research agenda. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research integrates well with, or complements, the existing strengths of the ZAS and its core research programs (

Applications must be submitted via electronic mail, as one PDF attachment, containing 1) a letter of intent specifying in detail research experience and plans; 2) curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications; and 3) the names and email addresses of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation. Please provide additionally electronic copies of up to three representative publications.

Application Deadline: 10-Dec-2018 (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications:<>

11/28: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning and Language

We are seeking applicants for apostdoctoral position in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience to work in the lab of Dr. Christopher Conway at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. The postdoc will help develop and implement research focusing on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language learning abilities in adults, typically developing children, and children with a language or communication disorder. The postdoc will be expected to contribute to the overall design, implementation, analysis, and presentation/publication(s) of this research, under supervision of Dr. Conway, with opportunities available to initiate additional projects and collaborations as appropriate.

The successful candidate will have expertise or experience with event-related potential (ERP) or related neuroimaging techniques – ideally with pediatric populations -- as well as experience and/or interest in one or more of the following areas: learning & memory; language/cognitive development; deafness or hearing loss; language & communication disorders. A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related field is required by the starting date of employment. Postdoctoral research fellows work under the same general guidelines and receive the same compensation as NIH-funded postdoctoral trainees.

The anticipated start of this position is Spring 2019, with the specific start date negotiable. Please contact Dr. Conway at for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.