Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)
Doctoral Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Linguistics. Experience designing and conducting research. Experience in successfully managing multiple projects and priorities. High levels of proficiency in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods social science or educational research or program assessment. Experience in teaching and developing programming or academic courses for an audience that includes graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars.
Experience planning and coordinating events. Experience with grant writing and/or grant administration. Excellent writing, interpersonal and oral presentation skills, as well as experience in the classroom.
Brief Description of Duties:
The incumbent will support the implementation and assessment of the Graduate School's PhD Career Ladder Program (PCLP), an innovative peer-mentoring program fostering the career development of PhD students and postdoctoral scholars at Stony Brook. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this project will expand and assess PCLP, refine the program's curriculum, as well as develop and teach a training program for PCLP's student leaders.
The postdoctoral associate will conduct research in cognitive science in the understanding of narrative and specifically, the syntax-semantics interface. Topics of research in Linguistics will include negation, argument structure, narrative structure and information structure in natural languages. Methods include lab work, fieldwork and quantitative/computational analysis. Languages of research must include English, Spanish, and an indigenous language.
The incumbent will conduct data collection, analysis, and synthesis of findings for both projects, and will write manuscripts and disseminating findings through presentations and publications. The incumbent should have experience in successfully managing multiple projects and priorities, as well as, excellent writing, interpersonal and oral presentation skills.
Data Collection and Analysis: Conduct fieldwork and lab work relating to the syntax-semantics interface. Support PCLP Project Director and evaluator in the collection and analysis of PCLP assessment data. Methods will include: survey administration, focus groups, quantitative, computational and qualitative data analysis, and data visualization.
PCLP Program Coordination: Coordination of PhD Career Ladder Program activities, including convening peer-leader mentorship program, overseeing postdoc PCLP groups, and liaising with student leaders.
Develop and Implement PhD Career Ladder Program Curriculum: Incumbent will develop and refine PCLP curricula based on findings from program assessment. Duties include instructing non-credit-bearing courses, workshops and peer-mentoring groups, curricular development to ensure programs attain learning objectives, mentoring student-centered leadership skills, and oversight of student leaders.
Dissemination and Publication: Develop manuscripts, presentations, and online materials relating to project findings. Assist PCLP Project Director with promotion and outreach about the PCLP program to graduate programs and faculty, broader campus community, and external institutions and organizations. Write manuscripts and relevant reports for publication.
Other duties or projects as assigned.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Department/Hiring Area: Graduate School-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Sep 11, 2019
Posting End Date: Sep 26, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 1903344
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