Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The projected start date is July 12, 2024, but this is negotiable and subject to change.  The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent on funding and performance. We seek an exceptionally talented scholar in sign linguistics, with a focus on experimental and/or theoretical approaches and interests in language acquisition.


The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be an active member of UConn's Sign Linguistics and Language Acquisition Laboratory, and will:

  • Conduct research in connection with current projects of the lab, particularly the Family ASL project.
  • Conduct research in areas of the scholar's interests.
  • Participate in UConn's sign linguistics research community.


  1. Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field by the start date of employment.
  2. Active research interests in sign linguistics.
  3. Evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory.


  1. Evidence of excellence in research.
  2. A strong commitment to research in the areas of sign language acquisition and/or bimodal bilingualism.
  3. Communicative fluency in ASL or another natural sign language.
  4. Ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


This is a full-time, end-dated position with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and funding. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.  For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA). The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics at the Storrs campus.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498288 to upload a cover letter, research statement, CV, one or two samples of scholarly writing,  and contact information for three (3)  reference writers who can submit letters of reference on your behalf if requested.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2024. This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 15, 2024. 

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