City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.
In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.
The Division of Language and Communication Science in the School of Health Sciences is the largest provider of speech and language therapy education in the UK. Its staff include experts in most domains of speech and language therapy and leaders from related academic subjects including phonetics, linguistics, psychology and audiology.
The Division wishes to appoint a full-time postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr Jo Verhoeven (Language and Communication Science) and Dr Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro (Biomedical Imaging). The appointed Fellow will contribute to the project ‘Measuring Asymmetry in the Articulation of English Speech Sounds’ funded by The Leverhulme Foundation. The work involves collection of speech data by means of electropalatography, the analysis of asymmetries in tongue-palate contact and the dissemination of research in journal articles and conference presentations.
The appointed Fellow will have a PhD in Speech Sciences or Phonetics, knowledge of articulatory phonetics, a keen interest in speech production processes and expertise in the instrumental analysis of speech (experience with electropalatography is desirable).
In addition, he or she will have published world-leading or internationally excellent research or have the potential to do so.
This is a continuous position, subject to research funding and currently has funding for three years.
Interviews are scheduled for 26 July 2017. The post is available from 15 September 2017 or earlier by negotiation.
To apply and for more information about the post please go to www.city.ac.uk/about/working-at-city