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Postdoctoral Position, University of Alberta - Language and Literacy Development in Refugee Children

February 13, 2018

The following announcement is a job posting from the Language Acquisition Lab at the University of Alberta, dir. Dr. Johanne Paradis, Department of Linguistics.

Dr. Johanne Paradis, Director of the Language Acquisition Lab in the Linguistics Department  at the University of Alberta is seeking to hire a post-doctoral fellow interested in an on-going project on the language and literacy development of Syrian refugee children that is being conducted across Canada and in collaboration with colleagues in Germany. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity of working on other lab projects and will have access to research resources in the Linguistics Department, including the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics. Candidates need not be Canadian citizens to apply. The salary for this position will be in the range of $41,000 to $43,000 CAD/year plus supplemental health benefits, in keeping with university post-doctoral fellowship guidelines. The position start date is July 1, 2018 (negotiable) and is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Applications will be reviewed starting March 15, 2018.


Data management and analysis Assisting in coordination of research project
Co-authoring manuscripts and conference presentations
Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
Conducting independent studies within on-going lab projects


Completed PhD (within past five years and before start date/shortly after start date) in relevant discipline
Research experience with child language development, reading and/or bilingualism
Strong statistical and analytic skills (R); knowledge of longitudinal design and mixed regression modeling preferred
Emerging publication record

To Apply

Email 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV (including names of two references who have agreed to be contacted) and 3) a recent publication to Dr. Johanne Paradis at

Closing date

June 1, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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