Open Positions for Post-Baccalaureate Research

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill up to four full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers.

Starting date for all positions is Summer/Fall 2016. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must already have permission to work in the US, or be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. Applicants may request to be considered for all four positions.

The positions are open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 1st, 2016. However, review of applications will begin immediately.


Positions #1–#2: Baggett Research Fellowships

Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue research in linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science of language, language acquisition, or computational modeling. 1–2 positions are available for 2016-2017. Positions are for one year and are not renewable.
Contact: Dr. Andrea Zukowski (zukowski -at- umd -dot- edu)
Application requirements
Further details on just the Baggett positions


Position #3: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience

This person will be involved in all aspects of studies of language comprehension using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including electrophysiological brain recordings (training provided). The person will also contribute to Maryland's Language Science program. Previous experience in (psycho)linguistics preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension.
Contact: Dr. Colin Phillips (colin -at- umd -dot- edu)
Application requirements


Position #4: Research Assistant in Syntax and Morphology

This person will be involved in all aspects of syntactic analysis of several languages, some of which are new to the study of linguistics, using methods of morpho-syntactic analysis and corpus construction (training provided). The person will also assist in bibliographical research and website construction.The person will also contribute to Maryland's Language Science program. Previous experience in linguistics preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension.
Contact: Dr. Maria Polinsky (mpolinsky -at- gmail -dot- com)
Application requirements


Application Requirements

Applicants may request to be considered for all four positions, or any subset. Applicants for any of these positions should submit a cover letter outlining relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors, if applying for the Baggett Fellowships (multiple mentors are both possible and fruitful), a current CV, and names and contact information for 3 potential referees. Reference letters are not needed as part of the initial application. Applicants should also send a writing sample. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the following recipients:

Positions #1–#2 - Andrea Zukowski (zukowski -at- umd -dot- edu). Put 'Baggett Fellowship' in the subject line.
Position #3 - Colin Phillips (colin -at- umd -dot- edu). Put 'Research Assistantship' in the subject line.
Position #4 - Maria Polinsky (mpolinsky -at- gmail -dot- com). Put 'Research Assistantship' in the subject line.

The Department of Linguistics has shared facilities for testing of infants, children and adults, 2 eye-tracking labs, an ERP lab and a whole-head MEG facility. The department is part of a vibrant language science community that numbers 200 faculty, researchers, and graduate students across 17 departments and centers spanning 6 colleges, and is affiliated with the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC website).

The positions are open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by April 1st, 2016. However, review of applications will begin immediately.