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.

Summer 2023 Opportunities: Application Period Closed

Fall 2023: July, 2023 (Dates TBA)
Spring 2024: November, 2023 (Dates TBA)
Summer 2024: March, 2024 (Dates TBA)

The types of positions we advertise are either:
  • Volunteer: Unpaid; hours and length of commitment are variable;
  • Paid Research Assistantship: Paid from a research grant or department funds; hours and length of commitment are variable.

Note: Please read each posting carefully for specific requirements. A link to the application form will be added to this page once the application period for the upcoming semester opens. Please note that you will need an advising transcript and recent resume. You may apply to more than one project in your application.

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?
Margaret Grant
Semantics, Psycholinguistics
Research Assistant: The research assistant (RA) will help with scholarly literature searches and development of experimental materials. The RA will attend regular meetings (via Zoom or in person) with the supervisor.
Open to: Current undergraduate students: NEW RAs only (no previous paid RAships in LING)
No (closed): 1 RA (paid) in Summer 2023
5 hrs/week
  • • An undergraduate course in syntax, semantics or psycholinguistics would be an asset.
Ashley Farris-Trimble
Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Acquisition
Volunteers, Phonological Processing Lab: Seeking up to 4 volunteer RAs. RAs will engage with the PhonoLab research projects, including experimental work (eye-tracking, perception, production, artificial language learning) and typological work (research with primary sources and database creation). RAs will be matched with a primary project that matches their interests and expertise, but will have the chance to be involved with multiple projects. Tasks include experimental design, construction, and data collection; data analysis; review and analysis of primary literature; general lab duties like documenting RPS credits.
Open to: Current undergraduate students in LING, Cognitive Science, or related fields
Additional requirements:
  • • Must commit to at least two consecutive semesters (three preferred; paid RAships may be available for later semesters)
  • • Please provide the names of two instructors in the Linguistics Department (faculty or TA) who could comment on your qualifications.
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No (closed): up to 4 volunteers in Summer 2023
6 hrs/week (includes weekly 1-hr lab meeting)
  • • Completion of LING 321 is a preferred pre- or co-requisite
  • • Responsible and reliable, interested in linguistic research, and willing to learn new skills

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