University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences: Linguistics and Cognitive Science Assistant Professor in Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics

University of Delaware: College of Arts & 

Sciences: Linguistics and Cognitive Science


Assistant Professor in Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics


Location: Newark, DE 


Job Title: Neurolinguist/psycholinguist 

Job Rank: Assistant Professor 



Specialty Areas: Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics 



College of Arts & Sciences, 

Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science 


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics 


The University of Delaware Department of Linguistics and Cognitive 

Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in 

Neurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics at the rank of Assistant 

Professor. The position is expected to begin September 1, 2016. The 

successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field, 

with a specialization in neurolinguistic or psycholinguistic research on 

language disorders and/or first language acquisition. The Ph.D. must be 

in hand prior to the start of the appointment. 



We seek individuals who demonstrate the drive and vision to develop an 

innovative, cutting-edge, and internationally recognized research 

program in neurolinguistics or psycholinguistics with a focus on 

language disorders and/or first language acquisition. Preference will be 

given to scholars who can contribute to our undergraduate preprofessional 

program in speech/language pathology. Applicants who can 

conduct fundable research at the new UD Multi-Modal Imaging Center 


scheduled to open in the spring of 2016, are also particularly encouraged 

to apply. This 11,600 square foot research facility will house a Siemens 

3T Magnetom Prisma scanner, and the suite will be equipped with state-

of-the-art MR-compatible visual and auditory stimulation equipment, 

eye-tracking, response devices, and physiological measurement 




The successful applicant will be expected to teach a subset of the 

following undergraduate courses: First Language Development, 

Introduction to Communication Disorders, Psycholinguistics, Second 

Language Acquisition and Bilingualism, and general courses in 

linguistics and cognitive science. They will also be expected to 

offer graduate courses in areas of their specialization. The teaching load 

is 2+2. Other duties include supervision of graduate students, 

undergraduate student advising, involvement in curricular development, 

and performance of University and Department service. 



The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science is housed in the 

University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Sciences. The department 

runs an internationally-renowned PhD program in Linguistics, a Master’s 

degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, a Bachelor of Science degree 

in Cognitive Science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. The 

Department also offers, via a university-wide Cognitive Science 

committee, an interdisciplinary Certificate in Cognitive Science as part of 

graduate degrees across schools and departments. The department has 

state-of-the-art laboratories in phonetics, phonology, and 

psycholinguistics, including a 128-channel ERP lab. The department is 

part of a university-wide cognitive science community, including a 

diverse set of researchers from various departments and colleges. The 

Department also has ties to a new Clinical Master’s Program in 

Communication Sciences and Disorders, anticipated to begin admitting 

students in academic year 2016-2017. This program includes a new 

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (, 

to open fall 2015. 


The University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a 

commitment to education and the latest in advanced technology. With 

external funding exceeding $200 million per year, the University ranks 

among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and 

engineering. Enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities, research is 

conducted across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary 

institutes and centers. Other relevant facilities on campus include the 

new 103,000 square foot Health Sciences Complex, a state-of-the-art 

facility that includes labs for human-based studies and an active 

outpatient clinic; a 194,000 square foot 

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory; and the Delaware 

Technology Park, where entrepreneurial and academic research labs are 

co-located. The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a 

partnership among the University of Delaware, Christiana Care Health 

System, Nemours / Al duPont Hospital for Children, and Thomas 

Jefferson University, provides infrastructure and opportunity for 

innovative clinical and translational collaborations. 




Application Instructions 

Applicants should apply online at and 

submit a cover letter, a statement of current and long-term research 

plans, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, three 

representative research publications, and three letters of 


Inquiries, but not application materials, should be emailed to Arild 

Hestvik, Chair of the Search Committee, Review of 

applications will begin on October 18, 2015, and will continue until the 

position is filled. Application Deadline: 18-Oct-2015 (Open until filled)