Thursday, September 30, 2010

Center for Language Science Visiting Professor/ Sabbatical Fellowship in the Neuroscience of Language

The Penn State Center for Language Science (CLS; is seeking a visiting scholar with a distinguished record of research in the neuroscience of language, particularly researchers who use fMRI methods, to spend 2-3 months in residence during the academic year. A stipend of up to $45,000 will be provided, depending on the duration of the visit. The visiting professor will be expected to interact with CLS faculty and students and the larger Penn State neuroscience community (see and and to play a key role in developing fMRI expertise among students and faculty and creating potential collaborative projects. We anticipate making a visiting scholar appointment for each of the next five years. For the academic year 2010-2011, the visiting scholar may be in residence any time between January-August 2011. Interested applicants should send their inquiries and applications to The application should include a current CV, a set of representative and recent papers, the period of availability, and a statement indicating interest in contributing to the development of language neuroscience community at Penn State. Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2010 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

The Center for Language Science has just been awarded a PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) grant from NSF and the visiting scholar position is an institutional match to increase the presence of neuroscience on campus (

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