[lg policy] jobs: Bilingualism; Cognitive Neuroscience; Cognitive Psychology: Post Doc, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 6 14:23:48 UTC 2010

 Bilingualism; Cognitive Neuroscience; Cognitive Psychology: Post Doc,
Pennsylvania State University, USA

University or Organization: Pennsylvania State University
Department: Center for Language Science
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.cls.psu.edu
Job Rank: Post Doc



The Center for Language Science at Pennsylvania State University invites
applications for an anticipated postdoctoral position associated with a new
NSF training program, Partnerships for International Research and Education
(PIRE): Bilingualism, mind, and brain: An interdisciplinary program in
cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The program
seeks to provide training in research on bilingualism that will include an
international perspective and that will take advantage of opportunities for
collaborative research conducted with one of our international partner
sites in the UK (Bangor, Wales), Germany (Leipzig), Spain (Granada and
Barcelona), The Netherlands (Nijmegen), and China (Hong Kong and Beijing)
and in conjunction with our two domestic partner sites at Haskins Labs and
the VL2 Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University. The successful
candidate will benefit from a highly interactive group of faculty whose
interests include bilingual language processing, second language
acquisition in children and adults, and language contact. Applicants with
experience and interests in these topics and with an interest in extending
their expertise within experimental psycholinguistics, cognitive
neuroscience, or linguistic field research are particularly welcome to
apply. The time that a candidate will spend abroad will be determined by
the nature of their research project and by ongoing collaborative
arrangements between Penn State and the partner sites.

Questions about faculty research interests may be directed to relevant core
training faculty: Psychology: Judith Kroll, Ping Li, Janet van Hell, and
Dan Weiss; Spanish: Giuli Dussias, Chip Gerfen, and John Lipski; German:
Richard Page and Carrie Jackson. Administrative questions can be directed
to Director of the Center for Language Science, Judith Kroll: jfk7psu.edu.
More information about the Center for Language Science (CLS) and faculty
research programs can be found at http://www.cls.psu.edu.

The position is subject to final NSF budget approval and will be for one
year, with a good possibility of renewal for the next year. Salary and
benefits are set by NSF guidelines. Provisions of the training program
limit funding to US citizens and permanent residents.

Applicants should send a CV, several reprints or preprints, and a statement
of research interests. This statement should indicate two or more core PIRE
faculty members as likely primary and secondary mentors and should describe
the candidate's goals for research and training during a postdoctoral
position, including directions in which the candidate would like to expand
his/her theoretical and methodological expertise in the language science of
bilingualism and ways in which the opportunity to conduct research abroad
with different bilingual populations would enhance those goals. Applicants
should also provide names of three recommenders and arrange for letters of
recommendation to be sent separately.

Application materials should be sent electronically to
pirepostdocgmail.com. For fullest consideration, all materials should be
received by June 15, 2010, however we will consider applications until the
position is filled. The appointment date is August 15, 2010. We encourage
applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Penn State is
committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2010

Email Address for Applications: pirepostdocgmail.com
Contact Information:
Professor Judith Kroll
Email: jfk7psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-0126
Fax: 814-863-7002


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