3 Post-Bacc Research Positions, UMD

Posted: April 26, 2021

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, is looking to fill up to 3 full-time positions for post-baccalaureate researchers. All positions are subject to university approval, which may be impacted by the COVID-19 situation.

Starting date for all positions is Late Summer/Fall 2021. Salary is competitive, with benefits included. The positions would be ideal for individuals with a BA or BS degree who are interested in gaining significant research experience in a very active research group as preparation for a research career. Applicants must already have permission to work in the US, or be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and should have completed a BA or BS degree by the time of appointment. The ability to interact comfortably with a wide variety of people (and machines) is a distinct advantage. Applicants may request to be considered for all three positions.

Positions #1–#2: Baggett Research Fellowships
Baggett Fellowships are full-time positions. Fellows can pursue research in linguistics, cognitive (neuro-)science of language, language acquisition, or computational modeling. Up to 2 positions are available for 2021-2022. Positions are for one year and are not renewable. Further details for the Baggett Fellowships
Contact: Dr. Andrea Zukowski

Position #3: Research Assistant in Psycholinguistics/Cognitive Neuroscience
This person will be involved in all aspects of studies of language comprehension and production using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques, including electrophysiological brain recordings (training provided). The person will also contribute to Maryland’s Language Science program. Previous experience in (psycho)linguistics preferred. 1 year initial appointment, possibility of extension.
Contact: Dr. Colin Phillips

Application Dates: The positions are open until filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by May 3, 2021. However, review of applications will begin immediately, and candidates are encouraged to inquire as early as possible.

Application Requirements

Applicants for a Baggett Fellowship and/or a Baggett Summer Scholarship must submit:

  1. A cover letter. This should outline your background experience and identify faculty mentors of interest. Post-baccalaureate Fellowship applicants should feel free to indicate multiple mentors of interest, as co-mentorship is both possible and fruitful. Cover letters should be in pdf format (please name your file this way: lastname_cover.pdf).
  2. A current curriculum vitae. This should also be in pdf format (please name your file this way: lastname_cv.pdf)
  3. The names and email addresses of three potential referees (letters are not needed as part of the initial application). This information should be provided both on your CV and in the text of the email that contains these file attachments.
  4. A writing sample.