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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 https://apply.interfolio.com/54761. For position 2 (biopsychology/behavioral neuroscience), send application materials via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54784. 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 jrstowell@eiu.edu. 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, www.leibniz-zas.de<http://www.leibniz-zas.de>) 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 (https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/home/). 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 (http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/index.php?id=41&L=1).

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: gagarina@leibniz-zas.de<mailto:gagarina@leibniz-zas.de>

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 christopher.conway@boystown.org for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.