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[AUDITORY] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Speech Perception/Language Processing

Dear list,

I am looking for a postdoc with research interests in speech perception, hearing loss, and/or language processing to join my lab this fall (August 2016). We use a range of techniques to study these processes (EEG/ERP approaches, computational modeling, eye-tracking and behavioral methods), and candidates from a variety of backgrounds would potentially be a good fit. More info about our work can be found here: http://wraplab.co

A description of the position is below. Additional details and application instructions are here: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/8835

Please share this with anyone who may be interested, and feel free to contact me with any questions.


Joe Toscano, PhD
Asst Prof, Psychology Dept
Villanova University


Mendel Science Experience Post-Doctoral Fellow

Word Recognition & Auditory Perception Lab
Department of Psychology
Villanova University

Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellowship within the Department of Psychology in the area of speech perception and language processing. The position has a starting date of August 2016. Applicants should submit their application package online at https://jobs.villanova.edu/. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2016; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College’s teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to faculty positions. Positions are 50:50 research and teaching. Fellows will conduct research in collaboration with the faculty mentor (Dr. Joe Toscano) and will have opportunities to supervise undergraduate research. In addition, fellows will team-teach a laboratory science course for non-science-majors and develop and teach an upper level undergraduate course. Initial appointment is for two years, with a third year possible by mutual agreement between the postdoctoral fellow and faculty mentor.

Candidates with a background in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, speech and hearing, or a related field, whose research focuses on speech perception, hearing, and/or language processing are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who use or who have plans to use computational modeling, eye-tracking, and/or cognitive neuroscience methods (particularly, event-related potential techniques). The successful candidate will join the Word Recognition and Auditory Perception Lab (PI: Toscano), investigating questions about hearing function, speech recognition, and spoken language processing (more info: http://wraplab.co/). The post-doctoral fellow will work with graduate and undergraduate students in the lab, which is equipped with two testing rooms, an audiometric booth, 64-channel active electrode EEG system, auditory brainstem response equipment, and an eye-tracker, and he or she will be provided with a research budget ($4,000/year) to supplement resources available in the lab and Psychology Department. The fellow will also co-teach a Mendel Science Experience laboratory course on acoustic phonetics in the fall of 2016, and teach Cognitive Psychology in the spring of 2017. Fellows are expected to design and teach a new upper-level psychological science course in their research area during the second year of the fellowship.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, transcripts of all graduate work, cover letter that includes a statement of career goals, research statement that indicates collaboration with the faculty mentor, sample publications, and a proposal for teaching that includes an upper level psychological science elective.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.