Université de Strasbourg

PhD Position Announcement

26 août 2015

PhD position on Developmental dyslexia and late second language learning

The Cognitive development and learning Group (from LPC Lab) at the University of Strasbourg invites applications for one PhD position in the area of developmental dyslexia and second language learning.

Current research in the group includes developmental dyslexia, visual word recognition in L1/L2 in adults and children (orthographic and morphological processing), using both on-line and off-line methods. Our lab is also equipped with a EEG platform.

The PhD project aims to investigate second language learning (English vs. German) in French- speaking dyslexic students from varying grade levels (ranging from grades 6 to 12) compared to typical readers matched on grade. The goal will be to better understand dyslexics’ difficulties when reading in a L2 by assessing reading processes within the L2 – and the impact on lexicon development- and the learning dynamics of L1 and L2 cognitive reading- related processes (especially metacognitive processes).

Duration: 3 years (2015-2018)

Grant : 1684,93€ gross/month

To be eligible, the candidate must fulfill the following criteria:

-          To hold a Master degree from a non-French university

-          For French applicants: to hold a Master degree from a foreign university

-          Candidates must be highly proficient in English

-          Mastery of French is desired but not required. German is not required.

The application file must contain :

-          the completed application form (to be downloaded below)

-          a detailed CV with a list of publications (if any)

-          titles or diplomas certifications (with translation)

-          contacts of the last institution you enrolled in (address, phone number, e-mail address)

-          a copy of your publications and/or your master dissertation, as well as a summary of the dissertation

-          a birth certificate

-          one or more recommendation letters for a scientific guarantor (teacher, responsible, researcher…)

-          a motivation letter


Deadline for the submission of the application file: September, 25th 2015.


Contact  Elisabeth DEMONT - Elisabeth.Demont@unistra.fr

Laboratoire de Psychologie des Cognitions – Faculté de psychologie – Université de Strasbourg - 12 rue Goethe – 67000 Strasbourg

Application Form