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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science DISCIPLINE Audiology DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Post-Doctoral TYPE Post-Doctoral Research

The University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) (www.memphis.edu/csd/) invites applicants for a postdoctoral position.The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary team including Speech-Language-Hearing Scientists, Clinicians, and Cognitive Psychologists to spearhead collaborative research with one of the School’s primary faculty members. Training opportunities include experimental techniques in EEG/ERPs, eye-tracking, psychoacoustics, computational modeling, acoustic and speech/voice signal analysis, linguistic analysis, and other psychophysiological approaches. Opportunities also include state-of-the-art ethological observational methods to investigate the origin and development of human communication and interaction.


The School houses 9 labs covering a breadth of research on human communication and related disorders:

 Auditory Processing Laboratory (PI: Deborah Moncrieff; http://www.memphis.edu/apl)

Cochlear Implant Research Laboratory (PI: Sarah Warren) https://www.memphis.edu/ci/

Hearing Aid Research Laboratory (PI: Jani Johnson; http://harlmemphis.org/)

Speech Perception Assessment Laboratory (PI: Lisa Lucks Mendel; www.memphis.edu/spal/index.php)

Social Interaction Laboratory (PI: Eugene Buder) https://www.memphis.edu/csd/research/speechresearch.php

Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders Lab (PI: Lynda Feenaughty; www.memphis.edu/ancd/)

Cognition, Language, and Speech Laboratory (PI: Naomi Eichorn; https://www.memphis.edu/clas/)

Origin of Language Laboratory (PI: D. Kimbrough Oller; https://www.memphis.edu/ivoc/)

Voice, Emotion, and Cognition Lab (PI: Miriam van Mersbergen; www.memphis.edu/vecl/index.php)


More information on research and description of the laboratory opportunities in the department can be found on our website: http://www.memphis.edu/csd/research/index.php


SCSD is housed in the Community Health Building on the Park Avenue Campus of the University of Memphis. The new facility, opened in 2015, features state-of-the-art teaching, research, and clinical facilities. In addition to dedicated laboratory space, the School houses a 1.5 story IAC anechoic chamber with a 36-speaker array as well as a fully operational speech/hearing clinic (Memphis Speech and Hearing Center). It also houses advanced facilities for multichannel recording and ethological analysis of human interaction from infancy through adulthood.


The candidate will be expected to contribute to all stages of research in the lab of their choosing including designing research and methodological approaches, either experimental or observational, supervising students in data collection, analyzing data, and disseminating results. Teaching opportunities are negotiable depending on the candidate’s interests. Please also see the UofM Institute for Intelligent Systems. https://www.memphis.edu/iis/


Candidates should have a PhD in speech/hearing science, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. Interdisciplinary candidates (e.g., engineering or those with programming experience) are also encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with the NIH pay schedule. The appointment is subject to final budget approval and is a one-year appointment.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Linda Jarmulowicz

Contact Address : Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Linda Jarmulowicz ljrmlwcz@memphis.edu. Inquiries about individual labs and their respective training opportunities can be directed to the PIs named above (PI contacts: www.memphis.edu/csd/people/index.php).

Contact Email : ljrmlwcz@memphis.edu

Instructions : To apply, complete an online application at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/32246
or search for position 32246. Applications should include a (1) cover letter describing research experience/interests and desired laboratory for training (2) CV, (3) representative publication reprints, and (4) contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed starting August 12, 2022, until filled. EE/AA Employer.

Application Deadline : 8/12/2022

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