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
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Joe Toscano, PhD
Asst Prof, Psychology Dept
Mendel Science Experience Post-Doctoral Fellow
Word Recognition & Auditory Perception Lab
Department of Psychology
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.