Job opportunity: Post-doctoral position at Institut Jean-Nicod (CNRS, Paris)

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The LINGUAE group of Institut Jean-Nicod (CNRS, Paris) expects to offer a position in sign language linguistics or psycholinguistics at the postdoctoral level in Spring or Fall 2013 (the starting date is flexible).

The postdoctoral position is for 1 year (it may be renewed for a 2nd year contingent on funding and achievement).

The following are expected of the applicant:

(i) s/he should provide evidence of strong abilities/achievements in either (a) formal methods and theoretical linguistics (especially syntax and semantics/pragmatics), or (b) experimental methods and psycholinguistics;

(ii) s/he should have strong knowledge of at least one sign language, and should have studied or conducted research on sign language linguistics or psycholinguistics;

(iii) s/he should be willing to learn some French sign language (LSF) quickly and to conduct fieldwork and/or experimental work on LSF, as well take an active role in the interaction with the Deaf community in Paris;

(iv) s/he should be willing to take an active part in developing multidisciplinary research within a group with a strong formal and experimental component, and broad interests in linguistics and cognitive science. (Institut Jean-Nicod is a member of the Institut d’Etude de la Cognition at École Normale Supérieure, which also includes dynamic groups in psycholinguistics and psychology (LSCP) and various fields cognitive science and neuroscience).

Details: The net salary will be of approximately 2,060 €/month. The postdoc’s primary responsibility will be to conduct independent and team research in formal approaches to sign language linguistics or experimental psycholinguistics within Institut Jean-Nicod’s sign language linguistics group. The postdoc will also have small organizational and teaching responsibilities.

For full consideration, please send an application and arrange to have letters of reference sent by March 31st. All materials should be sent by e-mail to the application email address below (letters of reference may be sent in scanned form). The file should include a CV, a very brief statement of research interests, a writing sample, as well as links to papers (or electronic versions thereof).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Carlo Geraci at the contact email address below.
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