Post-doctoral position in psycholinguistics at Ghent University


Reference:  PP02 2013/02/1 

See: for the Dutch-language version of the announcement.

The Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium, is offering a post-doctoral position in psycholinguistics. The earliest possible start date is 1 December 2013. Assignments are for a fixed term of three years. This post can be filled in on a part-time basis.

We expect the successful candidates to conduct research in the domain of psycholinguistics.  We also expect the candidate to make a contribution to teaching, but the research component of the post is minimally 70%. Proficiency in the Dutch language is not essential at the time of appointment, but Ghent University expects you to reach B2-level Dutch (European Reference Framework for languages) over the course of the appointment. For teaching in English, Ghent University requires C1-level English.


  • You hold the title of Doctor. You need to have defended before you can start the post;
  • You have conducted behavioral and/or neuroscientific research on language processing;
  • Experience with computational (psycho)linguistics (ideally in the domain of semantics), and/or neuroimaging (fMRI or ERP), and/or eye-tracking, and/or advanced data analysis methods (LME/R) is considered an asset;
  • You have published in widely distributed, international peer-reviewed journals that are relevant to the field;
  • You have presented your work at international conferences that are relevant to the field;
  • You are able and willing to participate in the department's teaching program 

Please contact Rob Hartsuiker ( +32 9 264 6436) for informal inquiries. Information about the department can be found here: ; Information about working at Ghent University can be found here:

Application procedure

Deadline for submission of applications is 10  October 2013. They need to be sent by e-mail to in the form of a single document containing:  (a) cover letter that clearly mentions the reference number (see above); (b) your Curriculum Vitae; ( c) a copy of your PhD diploma or proof of your defence date.