Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park,

Dr. Rochelle Newman,  Professor    

Chair, Dept. of Hearing & Speech Sciences

Associate Director, Maryland Language Science Center


The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park,seeks a motivated post-doctoral research associate to work in the Language Development lab.

Dr. Rochelle Newman anticipates an opening on a new 5-year grant focused on children’s ability to learn from speech in noisy environments. This project explores the reasons why young children appear more affected by background noise than do adults, including issues relating to both attentional skills and auditory processing. The lab is closely affiliated with the Maryland Language Science Center (, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with a lively, supportive community of over 200 language scientists.

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology, hearing & speech science, cognitive science, or a closely related field, and experience conducting research with toddlers and young children. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: research project design/implementation/oversight, mentoring of undergraduate research assistants, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation.

For best consideration apply by May 15, 2015, but applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Interested applicants should complete the online application at (job position #118716). Required materials include a letter of application, CV, a statement of research interests (2 pages), up to two (2) publications uploaded as supplemental documents, and contact information (names, telephone, and email addresses) of three references. For questions, contact Dr. Rochelle Newman (301-405-4226) or

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position, minimum 12 months with the potential for continuation for several years.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.