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Callier Center for Communication Disorders, The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow (pbm090811)

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The Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks applications for a Callier Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarly productivity appropriate to his or her history. Preference will be given to applicants whose research will use the Callier Center’s unique resources to extend its research portfolio.

As part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Callier Center provides outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research into basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders, psychological sciences, and cognition and neuroscience. The Callier Center’s two locations house research laboratories with cutting-edge equipment to integrate areas as diverse as neuroscience, speech processing, auditory and visual perception, functional braining imaging, electrophysiology, kinematics and behavioral sciences. In addition to an on-site preschool, the center houses outpatient clinics and programs that serve adults and children with a variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Callier has ongoing collaborations with the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and hospitals, clinics, schools, and rehabilitation facilities in the north Texas area.

Research programs at the Callier Center address the broad themes of communication development, disorders, and technologies. Research in communication development includes studies of processing in adults (Dr. Assmann), children (Dr. S. Jerger), and infants (Dr. Spence); electrophysiological and other correlates of language acquisition (Dr. Maguire and Dr. Dollaghan); psychoacoustic processing and speech perception (Dr. J. Jerger, Dr. Thibodeau, Dr. Martin); and pre-literacy (Dr. Van Kleeck). Research in communication disorders includes studies of individuals with hearing impairments and cochlear implants (Dr. Tobey), autism (Dr. Rollins, Dr. Stillman), and neurologic deficits (Dr. Campbell, Dr. Katz, Dr. Ulatowska). Communication technologies under investigation include amplification devices (Dr. Roeser). In addition, two new Callier initiatives address Autism Spectrum Disorders and the quality of scientific evidence for clinical decision making. For more information about the current research, visit the Callier web site at www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter.

The Callier Postdoctoral Fellow will receive two years of full-time support to develop a program of independent research in a field related to communication sciences and disorders, including psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience in collaboration with one or more Callier Center faculty. Researchers in the hearing sciences are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellow will be appointed as a UT Dallas Faculty-Research Scientist with an 11-month salary of approximately $45,000, and a standard benefits package and financial support for travel and research supplies.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action University and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty and administration. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application but is not required for consideration.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, up to three scholarly publications, and a minimum of three letters of reference via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below. Questions about the position may be directed to mandy.maguire@utdallas.edu, but all applications must be filed electronically.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009

This position is closed and no longer accepting applications. This page is still available for reference.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.