[FieldTrip] Postdoc position in the Experimental Linguistics Laboratory (ELL)

Ali Mazaheri ali.mazah at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 16:46:18 CET 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Experimental Linguistics Laboratory

A temporary, full-time position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is
available at the University of Agder for a duration of two years. The
position is affiliated with the Department of Foreign Languages and
Translation, Faculty of Humanities and Pedagogy. The position is located at
the University of Agder’s Kristiansand campus. The starting date is *1
August 2019,* or subject to agreement during the recruitment process.

The person hired will contribute to a research project within the
Experimental Linguistics Laboratory (ELL) run by Prof. Linda Wheeldon and
Prof. Allison Wetterlin. The project will be run in collaboration with
Prof. Aditi Lahiri (Language and Brain Laboratory, Oxford University) and
Dr. Steven Frisson (Language Research Group, University of Birmingham). The
research will employ eye-tracking and EEG methodologies to examine
morpho-phonological processes in second language English reading and speech
comprehension in Norwegian-English bilinguals. The Postdoctoral Research
Fellow (RF) will be fully involved in the design, running, analysis and
dissemination of the research. The project will support the career
development of the RF by enabling the development of their research
expertise in a theoretically and methodologically demanding project.

Applicants must have a PhD in Experimental Linguistics or Psycholinguistics
and expertise in the design, running of EEG experiments and in EEG data
analysis. They must also have excellent spoken and written English. They
must have obtained their doctorate within the last four years, and
preferably within the last two. The dissertation must have been approved
within the application deadline. Documented research publications beyond
the doctoral thesis and experience from externally financed research
projects (including writing applications and implementing projects) will be
given priority.

Engagement as a postdoctoral research fellow is carried out in accordance
with the *Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the
positions of post-doctoral research fellows, research fellows, research
assistants and specialized residents* as determined by the Ministry of
Education and Research of 31.01.06, pursuant to the Act covering
universities and colleges § 6-4, sixth paragraph, located at

Cooperative skills and personal suitability will be emphasised. In the
ranking of the candidates. Emphasis will also be placed upon the
applicants’ competence and academic specialisation in relation to the needs
of the research project.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance
with the current regulations for the public service.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview for the

Appointments are made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee
for Instruction and Research Positions.

The Norwegian public sector is committed to reflecting the diversity of
society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to
achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore
encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background,
gender, age or disability.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, Salary
Plan 17.510, code 1352 Postdoctor, lr. 24, NOK 524 200 - 597 400. For
especially well-qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A
2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension
Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

Applicants are requested to submit their application online. Please use the
link “Send Application”.

   - Certified transcripts
   - List of publications
   - Up to 5 publications or academic articles (including the PhD thesis)

The applicant is also responsible for making sure that the appropriate
number of documents are submitted by the application deadline. Be aware
that incomplete applications will not be considered.

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may
request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The
University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants.
Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this

*Application deadline: 15 March 2019.*

Further information about the position may be obtained from Prof. Linda
Wheeldonand Prof. Allison Wetterlin

Dr Ali Mazaheri, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Psychology
3.03 Hills Building
University of Birmingham
+44(0)121 414 2863
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