The Center for the Language Sciences at the University of Rochester seeks one or more outstanding postdoctoral fellows for a NIH-funded training grant. The Center brings together faculty and students with interests in spoken and signed languages from the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy, as well as the interdepartmental program in Neuroscience. We encourage applicants from any of these disciplines who have expertise in any area of natural language. The training faculty has combined expertise in formal, behavioral, computational and brain-imaging approaches to understanding the structure, processing and acquisition of natural language, and we encourage applicants who work in any of these areas. We are particularly interested in postdoctoral fellows who want to contribute to an interdisciplinary community.
A CLS graduate student may earn the doctoral degree in a single discipline, or may pursue an interdepartmental, joint Ph.D. program, with a major and a minor from two of these fields: Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. CLS has a special fund to support graduate students working toward a joint degree that includes Linguistics.
Coursework is provided by faculty in their home departments (see Related Departments).