Monday, November 2, 2009

Faculty Positions: University of Maryland

The Linguistics Department at the University of Maryland seeks outstanding applicants for two tenure-track positions in the cognitive science of language. The first position is an Assistant or Associate Professor position in computational psycholinguistics, with a focus on models of human language processing and/or language learning. The second position is a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the cognitive neuroscience of language. Candidates for both positions should contribute to a vibrant interdisciplinary language and cognitive science community that spans Linguistics and many other departments, programs, and institutes (e.g., Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, Hearing and Speech, Second Language Acquisition, Human Development, Center for Advanced Study of Language), and should contribute to the university's NSF-IGERT graduate training program in Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity. The cognitive neuroscientist should ideally be able to take advantage of the university's multi-modal neuroimaging resources, which include ERP and MEG facilities and a new NSF-sponsored 3T fMRI facility (opening in 2010). Candidates for both positions should demonstrate the ability to lead an innovative and collaborative program of research and teaching that integrates computational and experimental approaches with linguistics and should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or another Cognitive Science-related field.

For best consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, including a research statement, a CV, and representative samples of scholarship by December 1, 2009 (by email if possible). Three letters of recommendation should be submitted separately (also by email if possible). Please indicate whether you plan to attend the LSA meeting in Baltimore. The position is open until filled.

Applications should be submitted to: or to: Search Committee, Linguistics Department, 1401 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged
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