Monday, October 5, 2015

Faculty position: Assistant Professor -- University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Arts &
Sciences: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Assistant Professor in Neurolinguistics or
Location: Newark, DE
Job Title: Neurolinguist/psycholinguist
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics
College of Arts & Sciences,
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics
The University of Delaware Department of Linguistics and Cognitive
Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in
Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics at the rank of Assistant
Professor. The position is expected to begin September 1, 2016. The
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field,
with a specialization in neurolinguistic or psycholinguistic research on
language disorders and/or first language acquisition. The Ph.D. must be
in hand prior to the start of the appointment.
We seek individuals who demonstrate the drive and vision to develop an
innovative, cutting-edge, and internationally recognized research
program in neurolinguistics or psycholinguistics with a focus on
language disorders and/or first language acquisition. Preference will be
given to scholars who can contribute to our undergraduate preprofessional
program in speech/language pathology. Applicants who can
conduct fundable research at the new UD Multi-Modal Imaging Center
scheduled to open in the spring of 2016, are also particularly encouraged
to apply. This 11,600 square foot research facility will house a Siemens
3T Magnetom Prisma scanner, and the suite will be equipped with stateof-
the-art MR-compatible visual and auditory stimulation equipment,
eye-tracking, response devices, and physiological measurement
The successful applicant will be expected to teach a subset of the
following undergraduate courses: First Language Development,
Introduction to Communication Disorders, Psycholinguistics, Second
Language Acquisition and Bilingualism, and general courses in
linguistics and cognitive science. They will also be expected to
offer graduate courses in areas of their specialization. The teaching load
is 2+2. Other duties include supervision of graduate students,
undergraduate student advising, involvement in curricular development,
and performance of University and Department service.
The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science is housed in the
University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Sciences. The department
runs an internationally-renowned PhD program in Linguistics, a Master’s
degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, a Bachelor of Science degree
in Cognitive Science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. The
Department also offers, via a university-wide Cognitive Science
committee, an interdisciplinary Certificate in Cognitive Science as part of
graduate degrees across schools and departments. The department has
state-of-the-art laboratories in phonetics, phonology, and
psycholinguistics, including a 128-channel ERP lab. The department is
part of a university-wide cognitive science community, including a
diverse set of researchers from various departments and colleges. The
Department also has ties to a new Clinical Master’s Program in
Communication Sciences and Disorders, anticipated to begin admitting
students in academic year 2016-2017. This program includes a new
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (,
to open fall 2015.
The University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a
commitment to education and the latest in advanced technology. With
external funding exceeding $200 million per year, the University ranks
among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and
engineering. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is
conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary
institutes and centers. Other relevant facilities on campus include the
new 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex, a state-of-the-art
facility that includes labs for human-based studies and an active
outpatient clinic; a 194,000 square foot
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory; and the Delaware
Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs are
co-located. The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a
partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health
System, Nemours / Al duPont Hospital for Children, and Thomas
Jefferson University, provides infrastructure and opportunity for
innovative clinical and translational collaborations.
Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online at and
submit a cover letter, a statement of current and long-term research
plans, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, three
representative research publications, and three letters of
Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Arild
Hestvik, Chair of the Search Committee, Review of
applications will begin on October 18, 2015, and will continue until the

position is filled. Application Deadline: 18-Oct-2015 (Open until filled)

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