Post-doc Opening!

The SLLA Lab has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate! Please see the information below regarding expectations and application. Feel free to email with any questions.



Postdoctoral Research Associate – Sign Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position carries a teaching load of one course per year. We seek an exceptionally talented scholar in sign linguistics, with a focus on experimental and/or theoretical approaches and interests in language acquisition.


  • The post-doctoral research associate will be an active member of UConn’s Sign Linguistics and Language Acquisition Laboratory, and will
    • Conduct research in connection with current projects of the lab, including the Family ASL project and the project on Bimodal Bilingualism
    • Conduct research in areas of the scholar’s interests
    • Participate in UConn’s sign linguistics research community
    • Teach one course per year as determined by the needs of the Linguistics Department


  • Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Linguistics or a related field by the start date of employment
  • Active research interests in sign linguistics
  • Evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory
  • Ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate level


  • Evidence of excellence in research
  • A strong commitment to research in the areas of sign language acquisition and/or bimodal bilingualism
  • Communicative fluency in ASL or another natural sign language
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and advising
  • Ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience


This is a 12-month, annually renewable position, dependent on performance and funding. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Linguistics at the Storrs campus.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Faculty and Staff Positions, Search #496210 to upload a cover letter, research statement, CV, one or two samples of scholarly writing, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three reference writers who can submit letters of reference on your behalf if requested.  Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2022.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 28, 2022.

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