The Callier Center for Communication Disorders, in affiliation with the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, provides outstanding opportunities for research in clinical and associated basic aspects of communication sciences and disorders. The Callier Center’s two locations (in Dallas adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center, and on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson) house state-of-the-art research laboratories where interdisciplinary translational research is performed. The Callier Center also houses outpatient clinics and programs that serve adults and children with a variety of speech, language, and hearing disorders. A research participant registry facilitates seamless interactions between clinical and research arms.
Research programs housed at the Callier Center broadly investigate speech and language development and disorders, as well as hearing loss and its prevention. Callier post-docs have the flexibility to design individually-tailored programmatic research training plans that leverage multi-disciplinary collaborations. Example opportunities involve study of neurological and behavioral correlates of typical and atypical language development, including bilingualism and effects of poverty (Evans, Maguire, Lee, Su), neurologically based language and psychiatric disorders in adults (Behroozmand, Hart, Lee), neuroscience of speech and voice, including sensorimotor biomarkers (Behroozmand, Shembel), and understanding and treating neurodevelopmental language disorders, including autism and developmental language disorder (Evans, Lee, Rollins, Stillman, Su). In the hearing domain, areas of opportunity encompass the neurobiology of hearing and hearing disorders (Jahn, Lobarinas, Le Prell, Shoup) and auditory rehabilitation (Thibodeau, Warner-Czyz). For more information visit our website at https://calliercenter.utdallas.edu/
Callier Postdoctoral Fellows are invited to collaborate with Neuroscience and Psychology faculty located at the UT Dallas Center for Brain Health, the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families, the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity, as well as those at the UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and hospitals, clinics, schools, and rehabilitation facilities in the North Texas area.
Callier Postdoctoral Fellows receive two years of full‐time support to develop a program of independent research in communication sciences and disorders. The successful candidate will identify one or more SLH faculty mentors affiliated with the Callier Center and will collaboratively establish a research and training plan to guide their experience. Fellows are appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a 12-month salary of approximately $56,500, a comprehensive benefits package, and financial support for travel and research supplies. Expected start date is August 1, 2024.
Requirements include a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to applicants whose research has translational potential and that will benefit from the Callier Center’s unique resources. The position is predominantly research, but Callier Postdoctoral Fellows have some responsibilities associated with the interdisciplinary translational Callier Clinical Research Center.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter that specifies the applicant’s research plan and a potential mentor, up to three scholarly publications, and three letters of recommendation to: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/24529. For more information, please contact Angela Shoup, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to calliercenter.utdallas.edu/research/. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
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