Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Experimental Linguistics Laboratory (ELL)

Country: Norway;

City: Kristiansand S

Vacancy added: 09.01.2019

Employer: University of Agder (UiA)

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 15.02.2019


The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Experimental Linguistics Laboratory (ELL)

A temporary, full-time position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the University of Agder for a duration of two years. The position is affiliated with the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, Faculty of Humanities and Pedagogy. The position is located at the University of Agder’s Kristiansand campus. The starting date is 1 August 2019, or subject to agreement during the recruitment process.

The person hired will contribute to a research project within the Experimental Linguistics Laboratory (ELL) run by Prof. Linda Wheeldon and Prof. Allison Wetterlin. The project will be run in collaboration with Prof. Aditi Lahiri (Language and Brain Laboratory, Oxford University) and Dr. Steven Frisson (Language Research Group, University of Birmingham). The research will employ eye-tracking and EEG methodologies to examine morpho-phonological processes in second language English reading and speech comprehension in Norwegian-English bilinguals. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow (RF) will be fully involved in the design, running, analysis and dissemination of the research. The project will support the career development of the RF by enabling the development of their research expertise in a theoretically and methodologically demanding project.

Applicants must have a PhD in Experimental Linguistics or Psycholinguistics and expertise in the design, running of EEG experiments and in EEG data analysis. They must also have excellent spoken and written English. They must have obtained their doctorate within the last four years, and preferably within the last two. The dissertation must have been approved within the application deadline. Documented research publications beyond the doctoral thesis and experience from externally financed research projects (including writing applications and implementing projects) will be given priority.

Engagement as a postdoctoral research fellow is carried out in accordance with the Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the positions of post-doctoral research fellows, research fellows, research assistants and specialized residents as determined by the Ministry of Education and Research of 31.01.06, pursuant to the Act covering universities and colleges § 6-4, sixth paragraph, located at

Cooperative skills and personal suitability will be emphasised. In the ranking of the candidates. Emphasis will also be placed upon the applicants’ competence and academic specialisation in relation to the needs of the research project.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview for the position.

Appointments are made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Instruction and Research Positions.

The Norwegian public sector is committed to reflecting the diversity of society, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position, irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, Salary Plan 17.510, code 1352 Postdoctor, lr. 24, NOK 524 200 - 597 400. For especially well-qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

Applicants are requested to submit their application online. Please use the link “Send Application”.

  • Certified transcripts
  • List of publications
  • Up to 5 publications or academic articles (including the PhD thesis)


The applicant is also responsible for making sure that the appropriate number of documents are submitted by the application deadline. Be aware that incomplete applications will not be considered.

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application deadline: 15 March 2019.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Prof. Linda Wheeldonand Prof. Allison Wetterlin

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