The University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders is accepting applications for a Callier Postdoctoral Fellowship
As part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Callier Center provides outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research into basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders, psychological sciences, and cognition and neuroscience. The Callier Center’s two locations (in Dallas adjacent to UT Southwestern Medical Center, and on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson) house research laboratories with cutting-edge equipment to integrate areas as diverse as neuroscience, speech processing and production, auditory and visual perception, functional brain imaging, electrophysiology, kinematics and behavioral sciences. In addition to an on-site preschool, the center houses outpatient clinics and programs that serve adults and children with a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders. Callier has ongoing collaborations with the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families, 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.
Research programs at the Callier Center address the broad themes of communication development, disorders, and technologies, as well as hearing loss and prevention. Research in communication development includes studies of electrophysiological and other correlates of child language acquisition (Maguire, Dollaghan); wireless assistive technology and speech perception (Thibodeau); preliteracy (van Kleeck); and bilingual child language development (Rojas). Research in communication disorders includes studies of children and adolescents with hearing loss and cochlear implants (Warner-Czyz): autism (Rollins, Stillman); neurologic deficits (Campbell, Katz, Wang, Ulatowska) and the neurological (Evans) and language-motor correlates of Specific Language Impairment and Speech Sound Disorders (Goffman). Research in hearing loss prevention is broadly based, including pre-clinical wet-lab research to understand effects of noise on hearing and processing of signals in noise, assessment of drugs that prevent hearing loss and tinnitus, and investigations into novel apps and outreach strategies for adolescents and young adults (Le Prell, Lobarinas). Other studies focus on neuromodulation of central nervous system activity to alleviate tinnitus (Vanneste). In addition, two new Callier initiatives address Autism Spectrum Disorders and the quality of scientific evidence for clinical decision-making. For more information visit our website at utdallas.edu/calliercenter/postdoc.
The Callier Postdoctoral Fellow will receive 2 years of full-time support to develop a program of independent research in a field related to communication sciences and disorders, including psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience in collaboration with one or more of the Callier Center faculty. The Fellow will be appointed as a UT Dallas Faculty-Research Scientist with an 11-month salary of approximately $48,000, and a standard benefits package, financial support for travel and research supplies.
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a record of scholarly productivity appropriate to his or her history. Preference will be given to applicants whose research will use the Callier Center’s unique resources to extend its research portfolio.
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.
For half a century, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas has been dedicated to helping children and adults with speech, language and hearing disorders connect with the world. At the Center’s heart is a time-honored commitment to our three-part mission: to provide outstanding, leading-edge clinical services, to conduct meaningful and innovative basic a...nd applied research in new treatments and technologies, and to train the next generation of caring clinical providers.
Each year, our clinical team serves more than 4,000 patients struggling with autism, hearing, speech and language disorders. The Callier Child Development Program provides developmentally-appropriate early education to children ages two months to five years and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This award-winning program serves children developing typically and allows for the inclusive education of children with severe hearing impairments. The Callier Center also provides advanced clinical training to graduate students in the UT Dallas audiology and speech-language pathology programs, each of which is ranked in the top 4% of programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Finally, internationally respected scientists conduct advanced research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders. Many of the ongoing research projects have been funded through the National Institutes of Health as well as the National Science Foundation.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.