New opening for a postdoctoral position in EPITHETS!

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We invite expressions of interest for one forthcoming postdoctoral position at the Department of Psychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca, working on the project “EPITHETS – Explaining Pejoratives In THeoretical and Experimental TermS”, under the supervision of Simone Sulpizio.

Duration: 12 months

Tentative starting date: February 2024

Project description:

EPITHETS investigates the role of expressives, also in relation to the linguistic context of use. The project focuses on two frequently used negative epithets, that are slurs and particularistic insults, and aims at investigating their expressive content in order to understand possible differences in the information they convey. EPITHETS is a multi-center project, which synergistically combines conceptual analysis with behavioural and neurolinguistic empirical methods.

The Department of Psychology at UniMiB:

The Department is extremely young and yet presents a great tradition: established in 1999 as part of a newly-instituted university, its roots lie in the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Milano, founded by the famous Italian psychoanalyst Cesare Musatti.

The Department combines basic and applied research, building on effective interactions between various disciplines, which all contribute to the knowledge of the mind. Today, it is one of Italy’s most prestigious and high-ranked departments of psychology, as well as being the largest, with its current 79 faculty members, dozens of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, and over 20 research laboratories.

Ideal candidates for the postdoc positions:

We welcome expressions of interest from researchers with PhD in psychology, cognitive (neuro)science, linguistics, and related disciplines. We aim for a good work-life balance and a friendly, inclusive research environment. Women and people of marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Desired areas of expertise:

  • collection and analysis of ERP data
  • best practices in open science
  • research in word and/or sentence processing

Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to simone.sulpizio@unimib.it and include:

  • a CV
  • names and contacts of one or two references

Please note that this is just an informal call of interest. Positions will still be subject to a formal hiring procedure, in compliance with institutional requirements.

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