Join as a Researcher

Graduate Students

MA and PhD candidates interested in language learning and development are welcome to apply. Please see the site for prospective graduate students in the Department of Linguistics at SFU.

Post-doctoral Fellows

Post-doctoral fellows are also considered, and interested candidates should contact the lab director directly.

Join as a Visitor

Visiting Researcher

If you have overlapping research interests with the LangDev Lab, and wish to visit for a fixed time period, please contact the lab director.

Interns

There are several opportunities to come to the LangDev Lab as an undergraduate or graduate intern to do research in the lab, even if you are not affiliated with SFU. Here are just two ideas to start your search:

Join as an Undergrad

Research Assistants

Research assistants typically start in the lab as a volunteer. Features of this position include:

  • Substantial responsibility for a research project
  • A minimum of a two semester commitment
  • A schedule of ~10 hours per week (including 1-hour lab meetings)
  • Awarded a small stipend, depending on funding availability

Volunteers

To become a volunteer, submit an application online. New applications are considered only a few times a year, typically 3-4 weeks before the beginning of a new SFU semester.

Familiarity with language learning and development research is desired. SFU undergraduates who have high marks in language acquisition, applied linguistics, developmental psychology, and/or education courses will be given priority. Features of this position include:

  • Opportunity to work on a research project
  • A minimum of a two semester commitment
  • A schedule of ~5 hours per week (including 1-hour lab meetings)