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Postdoc in Computational Modeling of Language

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in computational modeling of language at the University of Maryland, co-advised by Naomi Feldman and Jan Edwards. The postdoc will be part of an NIH-funded project, in collaboration with Pat Shafto at Rutgers University-Newark, that uses models of pedagogical reasoning to predict which language interventions will be most effective for helping children with Specific Language Impairment learn grammatical morphemes. Experience with probabilistic models of language acquisition and interests in morphological processing and/or language disorders would be helpful, but anyone who is interested in the position is encouraged to apply.

The appointment can be made through either the Department of Linguistics, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, or the Language Science Center. The starting date is flexible. The initial appointment will be through summer 2019, with the possibility of extension.

The University of Maryland is home to an extensive interconnected network of over 200 language scientists that spans 22 different departments and centers. The person hired for this position will have opportunities to interact regularly with colleagues from linguistics, hearing and speech, computer science, and other units on campus, and will be a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Lab. The PIs are committed to supporting the success of trainees who belong to groups that are underrepresented in academia and in computing.

To apply, please send a CV, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references to nhf@umd.edu (letters are not needed as part of the initial application). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.