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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: http://apply.interfolio.com/47711
Any questions should be directed to cournane@nyu.edu

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).

*Eligibility:*

- 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
<skorb@bc.edu> 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, 
gameswithwords.org, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer 
researchers). 
 
 
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 http://l3atbc.org/PostBac.html

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

All questions can be directed to info@l3atbc.org.

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
htagerf@bu.edu
www.bu.edu/autism

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: www.cohenfellowship.org and www.simonsfellowship.org.

 

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

COMPUTATION/OPEN AREA SEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF
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

 

COGNITIVE OR AFFECTIVE SCIENCE – DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

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
<matt-goldrick@northwestern.edu>, 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 j-jukes@illinois.edu.

 

 

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
semantics.

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

Responsibilities:
• 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

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

Desirable:
• 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
administration).

Applications should be sent by e-mail until 3 July 2017 to
the following address: verena.arndt@fu-berlin.de (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
stored.
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.

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Verena Arndt
Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller
FU Berlin, FB Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, WE4
Labor für Gehirn- und Sprachforschung
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller
http://brainlang.fu-berlin.de/
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
Tel. 030-83858140
Fax 030-838458140
verena.arndt@fu-berlin.de <mailto:verena.arndt@fu-berlin.de>