Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Open rank faculty position - Johns Hopkins

The Department of Cognitive Science in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University seek a faculty candidate, at any level, with an exceptional record of conducting and directing research in the broad area of the Science of Learning.  The appointment will be joint between these two units, with the expectation of responsibilities in both, but will have tenure-track and/or tenured status within the Cognitive Science Department. Research approaches and content areas that are of particular interest include plasticity, learning, and development in the areas of language, visual or speech perception or spatial representation. The ideal candidate should carry out research that makes substantive contact with theory, uses experimental, developmental, neuroscience and/or computational approaches, and has implications for application within the broad field of learning. Candidates should be strongly interdisciplinary, prepared to carry out effective teaching, student supervision, and collaboration in a formally-oriented, highly interdisciplinary Cognitive Science department, and eager to take advantage of collaborations with the School of Education and its connection to diverse student populations in area public and private schools.Candidates should be capable of making significant contributions to a new research initiative in the Science of Learning involving the Cognitive Science Department, the School of Education, and other units; further faculty growth in this area is anticipated. The Cognitive Science Department and the School of Education have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. Applications are due by January 15, 2012. 

Johns Hopkins University actively encourages interest from minorities and women.

Please send cover letter, CV, research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Please send electronic submissions only. Submit to:   HYPERLINK""

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, Minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Post doc - Fridriksson lab Univ of S. Carolina

Three post-doctoral positions are available in the lab of Julius Fridriksson ( at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC, USA). The primary research foci of the lab are as follows: 1) neural basis of speech/language processing with special emphasis on brain plasticity; 2) neurophysiology of aphasia recovery; and 3) statistical analyses of neuroimaging data (primarily structural and functional MRI). This research relies on a range of methodologies such as functional and structural MRI, lesion-symptom mapping, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The University of South Carolina has a Siemens Trio MRI scanner that is primarily devoted to research and we have access to a state-of-the-art TMS setup. Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with several other investigators (e.g. Drs. Chris Rorden [], Leonardo Bonilha, and Marom Bikson). Columbia is centrally located in South Carolina, within a two-hour drive to the beach and the mountains. The weather in Columbia is marked by “Southern” summers, and a mild autumn, winter, and spring. The salary for these positions is very competitive but will be commensurate with experience and previous scholarship. The ideal applicant will work as a part of a research team as well as have the chance to initiate and carry out independent projects. If interested, please contact Julius Fridriksson at

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Neurobiology of Language Conference - Last Day for pre-registration is TODAY

Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day for pre-registration for the Neurobiology of Language Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, Nov. 10-11, 2011.  You can register here. See you in Annapolis!