27.3705, Jobs: Morphology; Phonology; Post Doc, New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour

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Subject: 27.3705, Jobs: Morphology; Phonology; Post Doc, New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour

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Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:45:13
From: Michelle Davies [michelle.davies at canterbury.ac.nz]
Subject: Morphology; Phonology; Post Doc, New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour, Christchurch, NZ

 
University or Organization: University of Canterbury 
Department: New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB)
Job Location: Christchurch, New Zealand 
Web Address: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellows
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Phonology 


Description:

New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB)

College of Arts

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
-Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
-Two fixed-term positions for 2 years and 4 months

The NZILBB is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to join the team of researchers
working on the "Wordovators" project, which is a project funded by the John
Templeton Foundation and the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund. The
project conducts large-scale experiments designed to probe the factors
underpinning morphological and phonological knowledge. The Postdoctoral
Fellows will contribute to two projects in particular. The first project looks
at patterns of morphological learning and convergence, the mechanisms though
which these occur, and the degree to which they are mediated by social
factors. The second project looks at the statistical phonotactic information
that listeners infer from passive exposure to a language, in the absence of an
active lexicon (with a particular focus on monolingual New Zealand English
listeners' phonotactic knowledge of Maori).

Applications are invited from researchers interested in models of
productivity, word creation, phonotactics, statistical learning and/or how
social factors drive learning and directions of change. The Postdoctoral
fellows will collaborate with the research team on devising and running a
series of experiments relating to the goals of the overall program.

This project is a collaboration between the University of Canterbury, New
Zealand and Oxford University, UK. The Postdoctoral Fellows will be employed
by the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour, at the
University of Canterbury, and will be primarily supervised by Professor Jen
Hay. The other academic members of the research team are Jeanette King,
Christoph Bartneck, and Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford University / Adjunct
Professor NZILBB).

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant field, such as
linguistics, psychology, or computer science. Applicants with strong technical
skills (such as experimental design and implementation skills, scripting and
programming, statistical analysis in R, corpus analysis) will be at an
advantage. A background in, or demonstrable interest in, the Maori language
will also be an advantage, but is not essential.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning
environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision
statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the
opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and
enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us
online at the application URL below.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 9 October 2016.

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume, the
names of three referees, and any additional attachments combined into one
document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in
relation this role, please forward these to our Recruitment Coordinator at the
email below.

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee
Self-Service.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its
obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.



Application Deadline: 09-Oct-2016 
	  
Web Address for Applications: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus 
Contact Information:
	Recruitment Coordinator Michelle Davies 
	Email: michelle.davies at canterbury.ac.nz 


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