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The department invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics. 

The candidate is expected to develop a research program in psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics that uses quantitative approaches (e.g. experimental, clinical, modeling, etc.) to investigate language use in real-world contexts. S/he should have expertise in research methodologies that reveal insights about the biological basis of language. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to) perceptual linguistic adaptation, speech recognition, dynamic models of language interaction, lexical planning and language production, language dissolution and rehabilitation, multilingualism, first/second language acquisition, signed language, lexical meaning and semantic interpretation. 

Strong background in linguistics is required. The successful candidate should be able to work collaboratively in a department that attends to traditional areas of linguistic research (e.g. Phonetics, Morphological and Syntactic Theory, Language Typology and Sociolinguistics). UC Davis boasts an active group of renowned Language Science Faculty, many of whom have expertise in sentence processing  (see here). We seek a candidate that will expand their research scope by adding expertise in additional research areas. 

The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in general topics in linguistics, and in areas of specialization. Mentoring of undergraduate students interested in clinical applications of linguistics, supervision of graduate students, involvement in curricular development, and performance of university service are expected. 

A Ph.D. in Linguistics, or a closely related field, such as Psychology, Cognitive Science must be completed by the beginning of instruction. 

Applicants should submit: curriculum vitae, a cover letter that clearly states research and teaching interests and background, official graduate transcripts, one writing sample (publication, submitted manuscript, or dissertation chapter), a summary or abstract of the Ph.D. dissertation, and three letters of recommendation through the online application system found at the application URL below. This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. 

The position will remain open until filled. Applications received by October 16, 2016 will receive full initial consideration. 

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. 

Application Deadline: 16-Oct-2016 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01103 
Contact Information: Angus Chang       Email: aychangnullucdavis.edu 

 
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