Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Please find below projects seeking research assistants in the Department of Linguistics. Available positions are limited each semester. This page is under ongoing development. Please check back regularly for updates.

APPLICATION PERIOD for SUMMER 2024: March 18-31, 2024 (CLOSED)

Fall 2024: July, 2024
Spring 2025: November, 2024

The types of positions we advertise are either:
  • Volunteer: Unpaid; hours and length of commitment are variable (often entry stage to a paid RAship);
  • Paid Research Assistant: Paid from a research grant or department funds; hours and length of commitment are variable.

Note: Opportunities for Fall 2024 will be posted prior to the application period. A link to the application form will be added to this page once the application period opens.

Applications are assessed on the basis of academic excellence and stated qualifications. All applicants will be informed by email regarding the outcome of their submission.

Professor, Project Information Seeking Students?
Yue Wang
Experimental Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Computational Linguistics
Language and Brain Lab: Seeking 2 volunteer RAs to work on the project Adaptations in conversation: Engaging voices, faces, brains and AI. Paid position may be available after a semester's involvement. Duties may include:
  • • Development of experiments
  • • Data collection
  • • Data analysis
Open to: Current undergraduate students in LING, Cognitive Science, or related fields
No (closed): 2 volunteer RAs for Summer 2024
6 hrs/wk
Preferred experience:
  • • Completion of an undergraduate course in phonetics
  • • 3rd year student at SFU
  • • Experience with acoustic analysis of speech sounds
Optional experience:
  • • Computing Science, audio/video editing, and/or statistics

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Research Grants and Projects Coordinator.