[CogSci] PhD positions in Psycholinguistics / Cognitive Science

Roberto G. de Almeida Roberto.DeAlmeida at concordia.ca
Mon Oct 29 23:38:21 PDT 2018

The Psycholinguistics and Cognition lab in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University, in Montreal, has up to two openings for MA/PhD students beginning Fall 2019 (deadline: December 15, 2018). The positions are funded by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Funded projects include topics such as (1) The nature of semantic composition, involving psycholinguistic, and neuroimaging (fMRI) studies of sentence interpretation; (2) The nature of reference, at the interface between linguistic and visual processes, using techniques that involve the monitoring of eye movements in sentence processing with static and dynamic scenes; (3) Linguistic/conceptual impairment in patients with aphasia or Alzheimer’s disease. More details about projects, publications, and lab facilities can be found in the lab website  (http://alcor.concordia.ca/~coglab/  or https://psycholinguistics.weebly.com).

The positions are for students with background in cognitive psychology, linguistics, or other cognitive science area. A BA or MA in Psychology is not required for acceptance into the Psychology program. Although usually students would be enrolled in the Psychology program, the Individualized Program in Cognitive Science is an alternative, specially if a more interdisciplinary coursework path is desired. Students at Concordia can also benefit from close proximity with the other three universities in Montreal, where students can also take courses for credit. The lab is also affiliated with a network of clinical settings (CRIR) which facilitates access to special populations.

Opportunities for research within the "Words in the World" major SSHRC Partnership Grant are also available—with focus on morphological and semantic processes involved in word recognition and lexical access.

The Department of Psychology at Concordia University also guarantees a minimal support package (from research grants, TA-ships, awards, etc.) to all students during normal residency (usually 2 years for the MA plus 3 for the PhD).  Applicants are also highly encouraged to apply for external funding such as SSHRC and NSERC. See more details in the Department of Psychology page (https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/psychology.html) and the graduate program in Psychology page (https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/psychology/programs/graduate.html). The Department does not offer a terminal MA program. Students admitted at the MA level are expected to continue into the PhD program.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact roberto.dealmeida at concordia.ca prior to applying. Please do not send application materials with your inquiry. All application materials should be uploaded to the Concordia platform (see instructions in the main Psychology page).

Roberto G. de Almeida
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Concordia University
Montreal, QC, Canada H4B 1R6

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