Job opportunity: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Connecticut

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Job Summary: 

The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a post-doctoral researcher, starting date negotiable.  This is a one year appointment subject to annual renewal pending satisfactory performance.
The post-doctoral researcher would mainly be working on the project, Development of Bimodal Bilingualism, investigating the acquisition of American Sign Language and English in young children.  The researcher would be expected to contribute to the overall goals of the project including developing his/her own independent works under the project umbrella.
The position also includes teaching one course per year as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Ph.D. in Linguistics or related field by the start date of employment; and evidence or promise of a strong research/publication record in generative approaches to language acquisition research.  Knowledge of American Sign Language or another sign language (at least conversational fluency) is preferred.

Appointment Terms: 

This is a full-time position.  Salary will be according to the NIH post-doc scale.

To Apply: 

Applicants should apply online using Husky Hire ( to upload their application materials.  Review of applications will begin December 31, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.
The application package should include: 1) cover letter; 2) statement of research interests; 3) CV; and 4) one or two samples of scholarly writing.  In addition three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referees to Professor Diane Lillo-Martin, Search # 2011269, University of Connecticut, Dept. of Linguistics, 337 Mansfield Road, Unit 1145, Storrs, CT 06269-1145 (USA).  Inquiries may be sent to Diane Lillo-Martin c/o  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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