Jobs: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Post Doc, University of Pennsylvania

University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.florianschwarz.net/
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Semantics / Pragmatics
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

Description:

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a project on ‘Presuppositions in Online Language Comprehension’ (PI: Florian Schwarz), slated to be supported by the NSF (subject to final approval of funding). Building on previous work in our lab and elsewhere, the project¬† will use both behavioral measures and eye tracking (reading and visual world) to investigate the interpretation of presuppositions in online processing, e.g., in comparison to other types of content and with respect to their properties in embedding environments. For general background and related previous results, see the references listed at the website below. The planned project start date is September 1st, 2014, and the project will run for a total of 3 years.

The Postdoc will initially be appointed for one year, with possible renewals throughout the remainder of the project period. International candidates are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate would have solid training in linguistic semantics and pragmatics, combined with experience in experimental work, and a PhD in Linguistics or a related discipline. Responsibilities of the postdoc will include taking charge of grant-related lab activities (including management of undergraduate RAs), contributing original research avenues, and collaborating in presenting and publishing results. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, there naturally will be opportunities for on-the-job training on the methods relevant to the grant.

Our lab, located in the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania, is part of a lively research environment in linguistics and related disciplines, providing the postdoc with ample opportunity for interdisciplinary engagement and projects related to the grant.

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to the application email address below:
- A cover letter explaining their qualifications most relevant to the project, as well as a possible start date (if different from the grant start date)
- A CV
- A research statement of up to 2 pages detailing their research interests
- 2-3 letters of recommendation (can be emailed directly to Florian Schwarz)
- Up to 3 publications (or manuscripts) that help to illustrate the candidate’s suitability for the project

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: florians@ling.upenn.edu
Web Address for Applications: http://lab.florianschwarz.net/Jobs/
Contact Information:
Florian Schwarz
Email: florians@ling.upenn.edu

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