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Employer: University of Michigan, Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI USA
Title:  Postdoctoral position in speech perception and production
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic fields: Phonetics, psycholinguistics

Job Description:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in phonetics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will work 50% of the time in the lab of Professor Jelena Krivokapic and 50% in the lab of Professors Patrice Beddor and Andries Coetzee.

Work will involve assisting with all aspects of conducting the experimental studies associated with both labs (participant recruitment, preparing and running experiments, post-processing, analysis, and write-up). Professors Beddor's and Coetzee's research, which is funded in part by an NSF grant, investigates the relation between speech production and perception using ultrasound, airflow, and eye-tracking technologies. The primary responsibility in Professor Krivokapic's lab will be to assist with all aspects of conducting electromagnetic articulometry (EMA) experiments, and managing the EMA lab. The department has dual Carstens EMA systems for studying conversational interaction and speech production in general.  In addition to this work, the researcher may also oversee graduate and undergraduate students working on projects related to the two labs. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work on their own research and will more generally be part of a vibrant research environment that includes faculty and students in Linguistics, Psychology, and the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science.

A Ph.D. in Linguistics or related discipline is required. Applicants with expertise in the following laboratory techniques are particularly encouraged to apply: speech production (preferably with EMA) and perception, high levels of computational proficiency, and programming expertise. Specific experience with MATLAB, R, Python, statistical modeling and functional data analysis, signal processing, and with eye tracking and ultrasound, would be particularly useful but is not a prerequisite for the position.

A cover letter explaining qualifications for the position, a CV, a research statement, and one or more representative publications, manuscripts, or dissertation chapters should be sent to the email address below. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to that address.  Review of dossiers will begin on April 24th. The (flexible) start date of the postdoctoral position is July 1st.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application deadline:              April 23rd or until position is filled.

Application email:         

Contact information:         Patrice Speeter Beddor, Jelena Krivokapic, Andries Coetzee