A Postdoctoral Researcher position using EEG/ERP in Heritage Language Bilingualism is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway. The position is affiliated with the LAVA research group (Language Acquisition, Variation & Attrition) and is connected to a large research project HeLPiNG (Heritage-Bilingual Linguistic Proficiency in the Native Grammar: Charting and Explaining Differences), funded by the Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse 2019-2023. This is one of several postdoctoral researcher and Professor II positions associated with HeLPiNG.
The position will start no later than January 1st 2020.
– A PhD in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology or another relevant field.
– High command/competence of statistical modelling—Bayesian modelling is desirable—, EEG/ERP analysis and research design expertise (experience with time-frequency analytical approaches is highly desirable in addition to more typical methods in psycholinguistic research)
– Experience with experimental methods in language acquisition is desirable.
– Excellent command of spoken and written English.
The applicants must provide a contextualizing statement/proposal (3 pages maximum), indicating their background and experience with ERP/EEG research, knowledge of analysis inclusive of programs (and programming) they are familiar with, and how they see themselves fitting into HeLPiNG, especially in relation to WP2 and its goals of (i) introducing the EEG/ERP method to heritage language bilingualism studies and (ii) understanding how doing so could provide deeper insights into questions about heritage bilinguals’ competences in their heritage language. Please also indicate which languages and what domains of grammar you might wish to study and why, always in relation to the questions and aims of WP2. You can email the PI, Professor Jason Rothman for access to the grant to help contextualize your statement (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Personal suitability will be given special consideration in the evaluation process.
The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available at the application link and shall include:
– Letter of application
– Contextualizing statement/proposal
– CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
– Diplomas and references (a list of three to four references who can be contacted)
– List of works and description of these
The list of works shall contain the following information:
– Author(s), the work’s title
– For articles: the journal’s name and volume, the first and last page of the article, year of publication
– For publications: publisher, printer, year of publication, number of pages
Please contact the PI of the project, Prof. Jason Rothman, if you have any questions and especially to get a copy of the grant to help understand the context better.
Please pay close attention to the greater details on this position, procedures and requirements at the application link.
Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2019
Professor Jason Rothman