Post-doc position in Psycholinguistics at Maryland

Post-doc position in Psycholinguistics at Maryland

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Dr. Jared Novick of the University of Maryland (UMD) and Dr. Albert Kim of the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU) are seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to work on a collaborative initiative funded by the National Science Foundation entitled, Direct Impacts of Executive Functions on Language Comprehension: Evidence from Eye Movements and Electrophysiology. The project combines EEG and eye-tracking methods to provide a multi-modal characterization of the neurocognitive processes that serve language comprehension, focusing on how attention and cognitive control contribute to adult sentence processing.

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to take a lead role in designing and conducting experimental work and to participate fully in the intellectual life of both labs across institutions. The position will be based at Maryland but theoretical and methodological training will be provided by both PIs through frequent joint discussions, UMD-CU lab meetings, and travel to Boulder. The researcher is also expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary group of language scientists at Maryland ( including faculty, post-docs, and students in Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and related disciplines, which forms a large and vibrant community. Both Maryland and Colorado house state-of-the-art facilities for conducting EEG and eye-tracking research, which will serve as a centerpiece to this position.

The start date is flexible, but no later than July 1, 2021. It is for an initial period of one year with potential extension for an additional two years. One does NOT have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related field is required. Research experience within language processing is expected but not required. Familiarity with eye-tracking and/or EEG methods is advantageous but not required.

TO APPLY: Please complete an online application at (job position #118716). Required materials include a CV, cover letter, two (2) samples of written work, and the names and email addresses of three (3) reference providers, who will upload letters directly into the system. For best consideration, submit your application by December 1, 2020. For questions, contact Jared Novick via email at

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Oct 21 2020

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