Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 46th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD46)
If you know anyone in the job market, feel free to share with them
Postdoctoral Scholar (Best consideration date: November 15th, 2021)
University of Delaware The Treatment Efficacy and Language Learning Lab, under the supervision of Amanda Owen Van Horne, PhD, CCC-SLP, at the University of Delaware is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to be part of two federally funded intervention studies focused on Developmental Language Disorder. One study compares parent coaching to clinician delivered intervention for syntax targets and the other compares vocabulary, and grammar intervention embedded in science instruction to science instruction alone. This position is an opportunity to learn about and contribute to research on clinical trials, sentence processing, and implementation science. The ideal candidate will be interested in questions of treatment efficacy, grammar learning, and Developmental Language Disorder, with both quantitative and qualitative research skills. This person should be capable of conducting diagnostic assessments via telehealth methods (e.g., PPVT-5, DELV-NR) and supporting tele-treatment administration within the two clinical trials. The successful candidate will have an interest in supporting undergraduate student participation in the laboratory, and a willingness to abide by both clinical and research ethics. Additional desired skills include demonstrated ability to document activities in a reliable and detail-oriented way to enhance reproducibility, ability to rapidly build and maintain rapport and engagement with children and parents, knowledge of human subjects protocol management, data structures and statistics, and qualitative research methods. Knowledge of grammatical forms targeted in the interventions and/or prior experience with providing focused stimulation is also a plus. Required credentials: a doctoral degree (ABD considered) in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, Education, or another allied field and certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP). This is a full-time benefited position for up to 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
2 PhD positions in Psycholinguistics/Bilingualism at the University of Mannheim, Germany
University of Mannheim The Department of English Linguistics at the University of Mannheim invites applications for two PhD positions within a new project that investigates priming in bilingual adolescents and adults across different language-contact settings. Both 65% positions are funded for up to four years (remuneration according to the German public pay scale TV-L E13) and are to be filled as soon as possible. This project is part of the new Research Unit “Structuring the Input in Language Processing, Acquisition, and Change” (SILPAC), funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (FOR 5157). The 2 advertised PhD positions focus on a comparative investigation of structural priming effects in bilingual speakers of Italian and German in the domain of motion event constructions, investigating the role of speakers’ age and language environment across different priming paradigms.
We are looking for highly motivated PhD students with a master’s degree (or equivalent) in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, or a related discipline with a strong background in psycholinguistics, solid statistical skills, and an interest in multilingualism, language contact and/or language acquisition. Native or near-native command of Italian and/or German is highly desirable. Experience with priming methods and/or with collecting, transcribing, and analysing linguistic data would be an advantage.
The application deadline is November 22, 2021, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org as a single PDF file attachment, comprising the following: (1) cover and motivation letter (2) academic CV (3) list of publications and presentations (if applicable) (4) description of relevant research experience (3) copies of academic degree certificates and transcript of records
Interviews will be held (via Zoom) in December 2021.
For further information, please contact Jun.-Prof. Dr. Helen Engemann (email@example.com).
PhD positions in Psycholinguistics / Bilingualism at University of Kaiserslautern
University of Kaiserslautern Two PhD positions are available within a new project that investigates cross-linguistic structural priming in bilingual children and adults across different language-contact settings. Both positions are funded for up to four years (65% on German public pay scale TV-L E13) and are to be filled as soon as possible. This project is part of the new Research Unit “Structuring the Input in Language Processing, Acquisition, and Change” (SILPAC), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, FOR 5157). The two PhD positions will focus on priming effects in bilingual speakers of French, English, and German in the domain of dative alternation structures and verb-particle structures, investigating the role of speakers’ age and language environment across grammatical and ungrammatical priming. The successful candidates will be responsible for designing experimental tasks; organizing and carrying out data collection in Germany and Canada; data processing and statistical analysis; and attending retreats and lab exchanges. We are looking for highly motivated PhD students with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, or a related discipline with a strong background in psycholinguistics, solid statistical skills, good communication skills, and an interest in multilingualism, language contact and/or language acquisition. Native or near-native command of French, English, and/or German is highly desirable. Experience with priming methods would be an advantage. The application deadline is November 30, 2021. Please e-mail your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “SILPAC position”. Applications should be sent as a single PDF and should include a motivation letter, an academic CV with list of publications and presentations (if applicable), a description of relevant research experience, and copies of academic degree certificates and transcript of records. For more information, please contact Dr. Shanley Allen .
The Graduate Center, City University of New York Are you interested in earning your PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center?
The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York invites students to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year. Attached you will find an informational flyer about our program. The application deadline is January 1st, 2021. The doctoral program is designed to prepare scholars and researchers to contribute to the field of human communication and its disorders. Program requirements include coursework, laboratory experience, and research activities under the supervision of our internationally recognized faculty. We offer our students various 5-year fellowship packages. More information is available on our website: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/SLHSciences
The Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Ph.D. program at CUNY’s Graduate Center will be having an Information Session via Zoom on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 from 12:30pm-1:00pm.
Interested students should register using this link by Wednesday, December 1st, 2021.
Lookit / MIT SOFTWARE ENGINEER, Brain and Cognitive Sciences-MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab, to join the development team of the open-source online platform Lookit. Lookit is an experiment platform that allows researchers to design webcam-based research studies, which families can participate from their home computers at their convenience, rather than coming to a lab.
This position will hold primary responsibility for the experiment runner (implemented in Ember.js), a library of experimental components that researchers use to specify study protocols. User engagement and UX/UI design are critical components of this role; Lookit users include both researchers debugging study specifications and parents with squirming babies on their laps. The position also offers opportunities to mentor undergraduate student contributors.
Lookit is used by universities around the world to collect larger and more representative samples and to address questions that are impractical for a lab environment. The project is open-source; code, documentation, and planned features are available via https://github.com/lookit/. Frontend, backend, and even deployment infrastructure are managed entirely within the Lookit code base.
Responsibilities include: Strategic feature prioritization and planning, working with collaborators across multiple labs Developing scalable tools to support research workflows and improve the participant experience Managing usability & accessibility of Lookit interface for both families and researchers Managing contractors for a periodic security risk assessment Evaluating and building architecture to support the use of common open source experiment libraries within Lookit infrastructure Writing documentation, incorporating unit tests, and conducting code reviews for other codebase contributors Ensuring the security of personally-identifiable data (See link for the rest)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication
University of Connecticut THE COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF COMMUNICATION — CT program is funded by a T32 Institutional National Research Service Award from the NIH (Inge-Marie Eigsti & Emily Myers, Program Directors). The goal of this program is to provide targeted training in the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. We invite applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships. Postdoctoral trainees will work under the supervision of one or more mentors on the CNC-CT team. These mentors are: Richard Aslin (Haskins Labs and University of Connecticut), Inge-Marie Eigsti, Deborah Fein, Roeland Hancock, Fumiko Hoeft, Nicole Landi, James Magnuson, Jay Rueckl (Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut), and Emily Myers, Erika Skoe, and Rachel Theodore (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Connecticut). The successful candidate will join the intellectually rich community at the University of Connecticut and will have opportunities to collaborate with an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians and to build an independent research program. Note that applicants must be US citizens or green card holders.
Predoctoral Fellowship in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication
Univ. of Connecticut THE COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF COMMUNICATION —CT program is funded by a T32 Institutional National Research Service Award from the NIH (Inge-Marie Eigsti & Emily Myers, Program Directors). The goal of this program is to provide targeted training in the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders to predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. We invite applications for two- year predoctoral fellowships.
The development of assessment and treatment strategies for communication disorders requires that the next generation of researchers understand the mechanisms underlying these communication disorders, but progress has been hampered by a shortage of clinically knowledgeable communication scientists with the methodological skills required to study these underlying mechanisms. This program will prepare predoctoral trainees to address the challenges of communication disorders by training in methods expertise as well as in the challenges faced by clinical populations. Our core faculty mentors are Inge-Marie Eigsti, Emily Myers, Richard Aslin, Deborah Fein, Roeland Hancock, Fumiko Hoeft, Nicole Landi, James Magnuson, Jay Rueckl, Erika Skoe and Rachel Theodore.
Predoctoral trainees will participate in a two-year training program integrated with their home doctoral training program, consisting of a combination of core coursework in cognitive neuroscience theories and methods, (including methodological training), and coursework in typical and atypical communication. This program will emphasize the mutual relationship between basic science and outcomes for clinical populations such as dyslexia, aphasia, hearing loss, autism, and others. Trainees will work directly with people with communication disorders. Benefits include: • Two years of tuition and stipend support; subsequent support via typical departmental funding • Tuition & health insurance covered • $800 annual travel allowance • Access to MRI scantime and other methods • Funding for specialized methodological training
TWO ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
Purdue University The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is seeking applications for two assistant or associate level tenure-track faculty positions, one in speech fluency, fluency disorders, or developmental speech motor disorders and one in adult neurogenic disorders with primary focus on language and cognition. Researchers incorporating diverse methodologies to understand disorders related to these areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Ph.D. in Speech, Language, or Hearing Science or a related field is required. Essential duties include performing primary research in one of the desired focus areas, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and contributing to the climate of inclusion and equity. The positions are 9-month appointments with an anticipated start date of August 2022.
IASCL Media Coordinator
IASCL: International Association for the Study of Child Language The International Association for the Study of Child Language IASCL is looking for a junior child language researcher who is savvy about using digital tools and who can communicate well through social media. The goals would be to increase the IASCL's visibility worldwide to (1) increase communication amongst IASCL members, (2) stimulate younger people to join our field and (3) spread the word to young parents about how children develop language. In collaboration with the other IASCL Officers (especially the IASCL President) the Media Coordinator would initiate and oversee a new IASCL webpage and assorted social media channels. An embryonic IASCL YouTube channel and an IASCL Facebook page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uVwYr66zRZtjilsnTq57g and https://www.facebook.com/InternationalAssociationForTheStudyOfChildLanguage) already exist - please subscribe/follow! The IASCL Media Coordinator would not have to be webmaster themselves but would need to oversee a webmaster's work and could involve graduate students to help with smaller tasks. Though not remunerated, the position is an opportunity to develop or extend leadership skills, network at an international level, and move our field forward.
Department Head, Communication Sciences and Disorders
James Madison University The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University (JMU; Harrisonburg, VA) is seeking a Department Head. We are looking for a leader (at the Associate/Full rank) who can work with faculty to set a strategic direction for the department, and who can help support, integrate, and promote our program. Full job description in attached link.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AMERICAN AND OTHER SIGN LANGUAGES - CLUSTER HIRE
University of Wisconsin - Madison This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2022. The search is for a job candidate who understands linguistic disparities and addresses the diversity of human language. The candidate should have a primary focus on American Sign Language research and its applications in Deaf cultures. Areas of research specialization can be in multilingualism, language acquisition, multimodality, and/or cognitive linguistics.
The main tenure home for this position is likely to be Language Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders, or Psychology, with potential joint appointments in other departments as indicated by the candidates' background and interests. The position will involve a teaching load consistent with the tenure home, which will involve both undergraduate and graduate instruction.
This position is part of the Opening Doors Through Language: Access and Equity faculty hiring cluster. The goal of the cluster is to build on existing strengths in language research on campus by recruiting three new assistant professors whose research programs and teaching expertise addresses language-related issues that influence societal access, disparities, and/or equity. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster faculty and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus.
Polish Student-Assistent at Utrecht University
Utrecht University We are looking for a Polish student-assistent at Utrecht University for the Children and Language Mixing: developmental, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic aspects (CALM) project.
The tasks would include translating recruitment documents, aiding in the recruitment of Polish families (with children aged 3-5) and helping with the data collection.
The position would be a 0-hours contract and the hours of work needed will differ per week/month. The requirements are that you are a native speaker of Polish.
If you have any questions, please email us at: email@example.com