Open Positions for Post-Baccalaureate Research

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

Starting date for all positions is Summer/Fall 2015. 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 be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents, 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 three positions.

The positions are open until filled, but review of applications will begin on April 10th, 2015.

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 2015-2016. Positions are for one year and are not renewable.
Contact: Dr. Andrea Zukowski (zukowski at
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
Application requirements

Application Requirements

Applicants may request to be considered for all three positions, or any subset. Applicants for any of these positions should submit a cover letter outlining relevant background and interests, including potential faculty mentors (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 Put 'Baggett Fellowship' in the subject line.
Position #3 - Colin Phillips (colin at 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 new Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC website).

The positions are open until filled, but review of applications will begin on April 10, 2015.